/ Best climbing films?

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ERH - on 16 May 2013
Wondering what everyone's favorite climbing films are.

Personally I love Hard XS, I'd love it just for the Great White Fear part, but then you get everything else too :)

Also, Hard Grit (obviously) - Seb Grieve on Megusha...
Blue Straggler - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:


I like The Sharp End
punj - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH: Au Dela des Cimes - Cathrine Destiville
tom.e - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH: Asgard Jamming
papashango - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

Blood Sweat and Bagels is so awesome!
rocky57 - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

I don't think I'm alone in my choice of Vertical Limit.
Dom Cordner on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

Real rock Tour (2011 Onwards)
getandy - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH: Suprised im the first one to suggest one of the johnny dawes movies. Stone monkey has to be one of my favorites won over by the epic piece with johnny on the quarryman closely followed by monkey see monkey do.
ERH - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

I'm quite surprised no trolls appeared to pick cliffhanger over vertical limit :)
ERH - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

then again, you really can't beat that dynamic cam placement, even with bolting a helicopter to a stack
Cameron94 on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH: Dude you just ruined my chance, I was going to go with vertical limits...

I really like The Pinnacle dvd (the hot aches one, nothing else) it's got some cool history, the footage is awesome and the interviews with Jimmy Marshall are great.
Jacob k-d - on 16 May 2013
In reply to ERH: Welsh Connections!! cracking soundtrack and a bunch of great local climbers
pauldr - on 17 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

Has to be

Best Forgotten Art/ Cliffhanger/ The sharp end/ Hard grit

King lines was ok apart from all the Whhooooping and hippy talk
andymac - on 17 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

Carry on Up The Khyber.

Bernard Bresslaw steals it for me as the menacing mountain infidel.
benallan on 17 May 2013
In reply to ERH:

the first time I saw anyone climbing was Bond in For Your Eyes Only. The Eiger Sanction is pretty good.

My favourite though is K2, awesome, it's the film that made me want to be a climber.

Favourite 'proper' climbing film is Higher Ground, closely followed by Stone Monkey, E11, The Real Thing and Hard Grit
dutybooty - on 17 May 2013
In reply to ERH: I love cold haul.....
TheDrunkenBakers - on 17 May 2013
In reply to ERH: OK all, take your rose tints off for a second, they're all a bit crap really, aren't they?
Richiehill - on 21 May 2013
In reply to rocky57: Vertical Limit For The Win!

I watched it with my girlfriend and the look of shock and horror on her face at the end was hilarious. "You're not ever doing any of that climbing stuff ever again." It was then that I had to explain that you don't often climb with explosives and that climbing as a whole, really isn't like that. Still, her face and expression made the film worth it.
rocky57 - on 21 May 2013
In reply to Richiehill:

Richie. If you watched Vertical Limit, then you'll need to see the training film that was a spin-off from the original. If you haven't seen it here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtg7raPDYo

Everything I learnt about climbing I learnt from Hollywood.
Richiehill - on 21 May 2013
In reply to rocky57: Having a watch now, can't wait for it to load!

With a name like Rocky I'm really not surprised! Haha.
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Dominic Green - on 22 May 2013
nufkin - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Cameron94:
> (In reply to ERH) Dude you just ruined my chance, I was going to go with vertical limits...
>
> I really like The Pinnacle dvd (the hot aches one, nothing else) it's got some cool history, the footage is awesome and the interviews with Jimmy Marshall are great.

Seconded - and the 'sequel', The Long Hope is good too.

For something a bit less thoughtful and a bit more whoopy, I think the original First Ascent is still worth a look
pebbles - on 23 May 2013
In reply to ERH: its only a short clip, but I love the kaldakinn ice climbing section in On Sight, it looks wild and awesome. Makes me want to go there. Plus neil gresham's eyes absolutely on stalks at the steepness all the way up his route, then at the bottom announcing it was "a bit of a married mans clip up really".

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