Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.
Onsight Rock Gym and REI Knoxville is psyched to co-host this year's Reel Rock 12. Come hang out and watch these awesome climbing films with the best climbing community ever! Tickets include a not-to-be-missed pre-show party from 5-7pm with climbing, games, contests, raffles, food, and beer (generously donated by our friends at Elkmont Exchange). 100% of all beer and raffle ticket sales will be donated to the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition and Southeastern Climbers Coalition, who are always working hard to protect our beloved local climbing areas.
This event is BYOS – Bring Your Own Seating. We are encouraging everyone to bring pillows, blankets, folding camp chairs (i.e. crazy creeks), hammocks to hang up on the walls, crash pads, and other creative seating ideas! Please do not bring any chairs that have narrow feet – they will injure our mats. We will have some, but limited seating available to use (thanks to our friends at REI Knoxville), but there will be PLENTY of space for everyone to bring their own seating.
FRIDAY • NOVEMBER 17, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 PM FOR PRE-show ACTIVITIES + CLIMBING
FILM BEGINS at 7:00 PM
Location: Onsight rock gym | 5335 Western Avenue
FOOD TRUCK ONSITE:
ADVANCE TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 | COLLEGE Students: $12
DAY OF TICKETS: $20 (for everyone)
- College students, bring valid student ID to be verified upon check-in. Student discount applied ONLY to Advance Tickets.
- Advance Ticket sales will CLOSE at midnight on November 17th.
- Price INCLUDES climbing and all pre-show activities from 5:00-7:00 PM and one raffle ticket. Rental gear NOT included.
- The gym will be closed to public use starting at 5pm.
BREAK ON THROUGH
In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 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 19-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.
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.
For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled 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 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, 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.”