If you haven't seen the trailer for Chuck Fryberger's upcoming film, Pure, be sure to check it out:
The world premiere is this Friday at the Boulder Theatre, so if you are around Boulder, be sure to check it out.
Also, I will be hosting the California Premiere at the Rialto Theatre in Santa Rosa, CA on February 26th at 7:15. Doors open at 6:15. Tickets are 10 bucks and be purchased ahead of time at the Rialto or at the door.
Chuck flew out here to California in September and we shot all along the Sonoma coastline, capturing the unique landscape and some of the stunning lines this area has to offer. Having grown up climbing on the coast, I'm especially excited to see my home area on the big screen. A lot of the climbs featured in the film only became a reality for me after traveling. As a friend once told me, traveling allows you to see your home with new eyes. This has been very true for me. Lines that I once walked under many times before without so much as a glance now loom over me and cannot be mistaken. Local climber Marcos Nunez is responsible for the first ascent of many local testpieces. Many of the tall lines he established as top ropes. After climbing lots of highballs around the country, I began to see their potential to be done rope-less. Climbs like:
Stony White Boots Johnson, 5.13a solo, 1st Rope-less Ascent
Moby's Dick, 5.12 solo, 2nd Ascent
Also, on one particularly caffeinated day, I managed to stick the Charlie Barrett dyno, "Flying Monkey" at Fort Ross.
All of these climbs and more will be featured in Pure, along with my personal climbing hero, Fred Nicole!
Be sure to check out Pure wherever you are.
February 20: Boulder, CO: Boulder Theatre
February 26th: Santa Rosa, CA: Rialto Theatre
March 19th: Riverside, CA: Hanger 18
Or order it online at: www.chuckfryberger.com