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REEL ROCK Film Tour 2018 – Melbourne, Victoria

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  • WHEN Tuesday 20 November 2018
  • 6PM Bars open
  • 7PM (sharp!) Film starts
  • WHERE The Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne


REEL ROCK Film Tour 2018 – 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. All four will be screened for the first time ever at REEL ROCK.


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

About REEL ROCK Film Tour

Founded in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell (Big UP Productions) and Peter Mortimer (Sender Films), the REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. REEL ROCK shows are high energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings prize giveaways, non-profit fundraising and a fun atmosphere.

The Films

REEL ROCK 2018 Melbourne is proud to present this year's four films: Featuring leading alpinist Conrad Anker; Alex Honnold – fast becoming the world's greatest soloist; Jordan's vast desert sandstone landscape; Olympic sub-discipline speed climbing; and, of course, the one and only Adam Ondra.

  Queen Maud Land Queen Maud Land
A 'dream team' takes on one of the last frontiers: the icy wilderness of Queen Maud Land. Here, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Savannah Cummins, Anna Pfaff, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright take on the remote, frozen towers of Antarctica.
  Valley of the Moon Valley of the Moon
In the desert of Jordan, a vast landscape of sandstone walls known as Valley of the Moon, or Wadi Rum, two climbers team up with a local Bedouin guide and eventually American climber Madaleine Sorkin to establish a 550-metre route.
  speed climbing Up to Speed
The sub-discipline of speed climbing was announced as one of the three combined events required to compete for a medal at the 2020 Olympics. Here's a look into the little-known, seldom practiced sport and the role it will play in shaping climbing's future.
  Adam Ondra Age of Ondra
A rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers. Adam Ondra is redefining climbing. Last year, he established a new benchmark: grade 5.15d. Shortly after, he attempts to become the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Follow Ondra, as this film explores his inner workings and new training methods.



REEL ROCK 2018 Athletes

  Madaleine Sorkin MADALEINE SORKIN
Madaleine Sorkin travels to beautiful places to climb long, difficult rock walls. She’s done first or early free ascents up to 5.13+ (grade 28+) on Grade VI walls (two or more days of hard climbing), often in female teams and in remote areas. In her REEL ROCK debut, Madaleine stays true to form as she ventures to Wadi Rum, a desert land home to 600-metre sandstone walls.
  Conrad Anker CONRAD ANKER
When Conrad Anker appeared in REEL ROCK 7, starring in The Shark’s Fin, his legendary status was already well cemented. Conrad, now feeling his age and mortality, returns to REEL ROCK leading a team of young bucks to the frozen landscape of Antarctica. His big-wall skills and well-honed tolerance for suffering are put to the test on the frigid north face of Antarctica’s iconic Ulvetanna spire.
  speed climbing ADAM ONDRA
As a young teenager, the Czech wunderkid was already in the discussion for best climber in the world. Since then, Adam has seized the crown, muscling contenders aside and taking the sport to levels once thought impossible. His battle with Chris Sharma to claim the first ascent of La Dura Dura (5.15b/grade 35) is immortalised in one of the most viewed and beloved climbing films of all time. In his return to REEL ROCK, Adam zeroes in on unique challenges and establishing even higher standards.
  Alex Honnold ALEX HONNOLD
The Sharp End. Alone On The Wall. Honnold 3.0. Showdown at Horseshoe Hell. A Line Across the Sky. Valley Uprising. The world’s most famous climber’s home turf may be free-soloing on rock, but his second home is REEL ROCK. In this year’s edition, Queen Maud Land, Alex’s masterful skills and mind control are tested by his kryptonite: the cold.
  Savannah Cummins SAVANNAH CUMMINS
Travelling to Antarctica on a dream expedition gave Savannah the chance to exercise both of her loves: climbing and photography. As one of climbing’s brightest new talents, she aims to capture the moment while experiencing the adventure.
  Jimmy Chin JIMMY CHIN
Jimmy Chin is as comfortable skiing off Everest’s summit, claiming the first ascent of Meru’s Shark Fin, shooting magazine covers for National Geographic, directing award-winning documentaries, walking across Tibet, big-walling in Yosemite... you get the idea. Jimmy is the man.
  Anna Pfaff ANNA PFAFF
Growing up in Ohio, Anna Pfaff didn’t get a lot of exposure to the mountains. Now she spends most of her days travelling the world to quench her thirst for adventure. Anna is in her zone when tackling big walls and mixed climbing routes in the farthest reaches of the backcountry.
  Cedar Wright CEDAR WRIGHT
Not too long ago, Cedar was living in the dirt in Yosemite’s Camp 4 gathering his dinner from dumpsters and putting up bold routes on the valley walls. After his goofy exploits appeared in years of REEL ROCK films, Cedar acquired a camera and became a great climbing filmmaker in his own right. Queen Maud Land is his third film for REEL ROCK, following Safety Third and Stumped.
  Reza Alipour REZA ALIPOUR
Reza Alipour is an Iranian speed climber. In a sport dominated by tall men, Reza checks in at only 165cm, but he more than makes up for it with his muscles. Nicknamed “The Asiatic Cheetah,” he is the sport’s world record holder at 5.48 seconds.
  Claire Buhrfeind CLAIRE BUHRFEIND
Growing up in Plano, Texas, Claire got hooked on climbing at the age of 10 in her local gym. She’s the rare competition climber who, on any given day, can podium at any of the three disciplines: lead, bouldering and speed. She’s also sent numerous hard lines outside. Claire’s currently focused on training for World Cup events and is angling for a chance to compete in the 2020 Olympics.



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