Reel Rock Film Nights
Escape the weather by visiting the crags from an armchair.
Posted: 12 November 2008
As the rain pours down outside, we have news of some more extreme climbing possibilities, all without setting foot outside your own door.
Matt Heason and the team at Heason Events have put together a series of climbing film evenings, with plenty of drama - and good weather – guaranteed. OK, so they won't burn many calories or give you much of a workout, but if you can't enjoy a sunny evening at the crag, what could be better than watching Dean Potter free climbing Utah sandstone?
That's just one of the options at the Reel Rock Film Nights – more highlights below - and if you live in one of these towns then they'll soon be arriving on your doorstep ...
Where and when?
Glasgow - Thursday 13th November
Durham - Sunday 16th November
Leicester - Sunday 23rd November
And in case you belong to the international contingent of OMers, there's even a Reel Rock film night in Eindhoven on Saturday November 15th.
What's on the menu? Well, there should be something to keep everyone happy whether you have a taste for boulder problems, scary solo ascents, or winter ice climbs. There's even something on offer for those of us who like our water in liquid state, with a film about rafting in the Grand Canyon.
The Aerialist – An excerpt from last year's prize-winning film at Kendal about Dean Potter's rope-free exploits – not one for the faint hearted.
On Sight by Alastair Lee - An excerpt from Al's new film about the purity of on-sight climbing. It's going to Kendal in a few weeks' time and, if Al's previous films are anything to go by, it's going to be popular!
Grand Canyon Walls, by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer - Follow a descent of the Grand Canyon in a raft, in search of first ascents on the canyon walls. There's nothing like being an all-rounder.
See the Heason Events website for full details of the programme.
Tickets cost £6.50, or £6 for concessions.
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