Friday, October 7th through Sunday October 9th
The 18th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival
Friday, October 7
6:00 -8:00 pm Free Climbers
Reception and Slideshow, Mohonk
Preserve, Visitor Center.
Silas Rossi, IFMGA
mountain guide and owner of guiding operation Alpine Logic, will present: Calling the Shots and Making Them Count: Sustainability in the
Mountain. Complementary food and beverages will be served.
Saturday, October 8
4:30pm "Getting Down" safe climbing clinic with Alan Kline of Alpine Endeavors. Register here.
4:30pm "Anchoring Tips and Techniques" safe climbing clinic with Eric Ratkowski of Alpine Endeavors. Register here.
4:30pm "Top Rope Anchor Fundamentals" safe climbing clinic with Eric Waldron of Eastern Mountain Sports. Register here.
5:30pm "Self Rescue Basics" safe climbing clinic with Joe Vitti of Vitti Mountain Guides. Register here.
5:30pm "General Climbing Safety" afe climbing clinic with Bobby Ferrari of High Xposure Adventures. Register here.
7:30 pm The 18th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Screening
FRANK AND THE
by Fitz Cahall & Brendan Leonard; 2015, USA, 12 minutes
Frank Sanders first climbed
Devils Tower in 1970 which was the beginning of his long climbing odyssey
through North America. Over the past 47 years, the Tower has remained a
constant through addiction and sobriety. The 63-year-old has climbed the formation
more than 2,000 times.
Directed by Jon Glassberg; 2015, USA, 17 minutes
She’s been trad climbing for
only three years, but Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the
magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). 6 days and 40 pitches
later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles and a smile
that stretched across Yosemite Valley. Here Emily shows us that it’s just as
much about the journey as it is the destination.
Directed by Claire Carter
& Jen Randall; 2015, UK, 20 minutes
Operation Moffat takes
inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britian’s First Female
Mountain Guide, Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and Filmmaker Jen Randall
scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen’s most cherished British
landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure
over security, wilderness over tick lists.
THE ENCHANTING TRIPLE
Directed by Shane Wilder; 2015,
USA, 14 minutes
The Enchanting Triple
documents a climbing journey through the Stuart Range, a jagged collection of
peaks in the center of Washington state. A decade of dedication to these
mountains laid the groundwork for this three-peak enchainment by climbers Jens
Holsten and Blake Herrington.
Directed by Chris Prescott
and Paul Diffley; 2015, UK, 45 minutes
UK competition and sport
climber Natalie Berry makes the move into traditional and winter climbing.
Acting as mentor along the way is Scottish all round climber Dave MacLeod. The
film follows Natalie over the course of two years as she attempts to pursue a
life in the mountains.
Directed by Chris
Alstrin;2015, USA, 5 minutes
Some records are just meant
to be broken. Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter just knew that the women`s
speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National
Park, California was their`s for the taking. Crushing the old record and
standing atop El Capitan at 5 hours 02 minutes after their first test run and 4
hours 43 minutes after the final attempt just a few days later.
Sunday, October 9
10:00am "Anything You Want to Learn" safe climbing clinic with Dave Gates of High Xposure Adventures. Register here.
5:00pm "Pitoncraft: Mechanics, Placement & Evaluation" safe climbing clinic with Dustin Portzline of Mountain Skills. Register here.
5:30pm "Anchor Building" safe climbing clinic with Chuck Boyd of Mountain Skills Climbing School. Register here.
Friday, October 21st. 8:00pm
Colin Haley Slide Show
More events may be posted so check back soon.
as climbers are a community of people that travel to all ends of this
earth to pursue our love of the rock. If any of you would like to share
your experiences with us please call Andrew or email him.