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REEL ROCK Film Tour 2017 – Melbourne, Victoria

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Details

  • WHEN Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • 6PM Bars open
  • 7PM (sharp!) Film starts
  • WHERE The Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne


REEL ROCK Film Tour 2017 – Melbourne, Victoria – is hosted proudly by Bogong Equipment at The Astor Theatre, St Kilda.

For one night only, join Melbourne's climbing community in a social film night. Kick back and take in the year's best climbing films on the big screen.

Join us for climbers' biggest night out at REEL ROCK 2017 Melbourne.


Tickets

  • Tickets online: $20 (+ 30¢ booking fee)
  • Tickets on the night: $25 at the door.
  • Buy online, or in-store at Bogong Equipment.

The Films

REEL ROCK 2017 Melbourne is proud to present this year's four films: Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15 (Ewbank 36!); Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and Maureen "No-Excuses" Beck.


Margo Hayes climber

Break on Through

In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 (that's equivalent to about an Australian grade 36!) is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little-known 18-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that.

To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the single-minded goal of succeeding on one of the famous 5.15s in France and Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and burnout in her quest to be the first.



Chris Sharma climber

Above the Sea

Off the peak of his legendary climbing career, Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea.

Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, legendary climber Chris Sharma returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb to date.



Brad Gobright climber

Safety Third

For most climbers, it’s safety first.

But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers.

Fuelled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing in his backyard playground of Eldorado Canyon.

Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet — a first-ever free solo of one of Eldo’s most exposed and difficult routes.



Maureen Beck climber

Stumped

Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘look a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” And she is not making excuses for herself.

Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She pushes her “stump” to the limit, takes whippers on 5.12 (Ewbank 25), and crushes overhanging boulders, while shotgunning beers between burns. ”I don’t want to just be a good one armed climber,” says Beck. “I want to be a good climber.”




The Athletes

Margo Hayes. Photo by Greg Mionske

Margo Hayes

When 18-year-old Margo Hayes clipped the chains on the 5.15 La Rambla route in Spain, it was the hardest route ever climbed by a woman.

Trained as a gymnast, Margo made the leap to climbing when she was 10 years old and never looked back. In 2016 she became the US lead climbing champ, and also excelled on hard routes outside, climbing fourteen 5.14s in a single year.

REEL ROCK 12 documents her under-the-radar rise and looks ahead to what’s next.



Chris Sharma. Photo by Adam Clark

Chris Sharma

Back when REEL ROCK 5’s iconic King Lines film was released, Chris Sharma was already a legend. Wonder-kid prodigy. Globe-trotting hardman. The author of the world’s first 5.15.

But once he scaled the underbelly of a whimsical arch in the Mediterranean Sea, ropeless, he reserved his place on climbing’s theoretical Mt Rushmore without a doubt.

In his return to REEL ROCK 12, Chris revisits Mallorca and reminds us the king of climbing is still spelled S-H-A-R-M-A.



Brad Gobright. Photo by Dan Krauss

Brad Gobright

Nightshift busboy. Honda Civic devotee. Donut connoisseur. But starting this November, REEL ROCK audiences will know Brad Gobright as something much more: climbing’s wildest free soloist.

Brad has mastered his craft in sketchy Eldorado Springs Canyon, a scruffy climbing area where slippery rock and small holds don’t exactly inspire confidence.

Join us for big laughs and bold ascents as Brad shakes up the wall, while shaking up the climbing scene.



Maureen Beck. Photo by Nick Mott via @moinmountains

Maureen Beck

Maureen Beck, a lifelong climber, is poised to take down her latest project – without the use of her lower left arm, which has been missing since birth.

An ambassador for adaptive sports, she’s not here to strictly inspire you – she’s also here to crush your project and then drink all your beer.



2017 REEL ROCK Official Trailer