Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rocky Mountain Highball

This Monday is the WORLD PREMIERE of Rocky Mountain Highball. This is a film I am very proud to be a part if. It is rare to find a cinematographer capable of doing proud lines JUSTICE on film. Making you say "WOW" just like you did the first time you walk up to a beautiful problem.  Scott Neel and crew has done this with over 70 different beautiful climbs and over 35 unique athletes. This film speaks to all climbers, not just the strong ones, the bold ones, or the young ones. Just look at the cast: 

Pat Ament
Tommy Caldwell
Aly Dorey
Adie Droley
Chuck Fryberger
John Gill
Laura Griffiths
Lynn Hill
Justin Jaeger
Jason Kehl
Melissa Lacasse
Sarah Marvez
Andy Raether
Paul Robinson
Andy Salo
Matt Samet
John Sherman
Jonathan Siegrist
Matt Wilder
Mark Wilford
Daniel Woods
Mike Banuelos
Phil Benningfield
Scott Blunk
Cam Cross
Herm Feissner
Mike Frieschlag
Naomi Guy
Ned Harris
TJ Kelly
Steve Mamme
Ben Scott 
Flan Shay-Nemirow
Kevin Smith
Justin Wood

Whew!!! See what I mean? All abilities, generations and flavors of highball bouldering will be discussed, shown, and admired. I haven't seen it yet, but don't expect your typical climbing porn flick from this FILM. This is going to be an in depth look into the world of highball bouldering, where your actions have consequences, however large or small. Check out the details from the director himself:

Yama Studio and The American Alpine Club present ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHBALL.

“Rocky Mountain Highball” is a new climbing film that presents an in depth look into why some climbers push themselves to boulder at the vertical limit. The film documents the many facets of bouldering by interweaving numerous classic climbs in Colorado with interview footage from the leading figures of the climbing world.

Director/Filmmaker Scott Neel, and Yama Studio have brought in a huge cast of world renowned climbers, like Paul Robinson, Mark Wilford, Kevin Jorgeson, Lynn Hill, Daniel Woods, John Sherman, John Gill, Steve Mammen, and Jason Kehl. Having filmed more than 70 climbs with more than 35 athletes, this film proves to be an exciting journey through the world of highball bouldering.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Rock Club and The Spot Bouldering Gym for $12. Tickets are $14 at the door and also available at Here is a direct link to the page -

Please visit for more info, the official trailer, and interactive cast line-up.

1 comment:

  1. i'm super psyched to have done the shortest and easiest lines in this film, because i know that those lines were classy and it only gets better from there.