Classic Buddy Films

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  • The Sensei

    Forty-three-year-old Yuji Hirayama is one of the great legends of modern climbing. For his ultimate climb, he recruits an unlikely partner in the goofy young American crusher Daniel Woods, who helps him achieve his dream route on the magical Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo.

  • Origins: Obe & Ashima

    The touching story of young climbing protege Ashima Shiraishi, and her passionate coach, Obe Carrion, who is overcoming his own obstacles in helping his apprentice reach the upper levels of the sport.

  • Wide Boyz

    Two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, cross the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the West, including their first ascent of the wild roof Century Crack (5.14).

  • Origins: The Hulk

    Peter Croft and Lisa Rands attempt a wild free ascent on the Incredible Hulk Wall in the Sierras - arguably America's best (and least filmed) alpine rock wall.

  • Boys in the Bugs

    Elite crack climbers and world-class goofballs, Will Stanhope and Matt Segal, go for broke on a multi-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos.

  • First Ascent / Last Ascent

    Best friends Hazel Findlay and Maddy Cope journey to the rocky outer reaches of Mongolia, on a quixotic search for new trad routes.

  • Brothers Wild

    Two brothers, Timmy O'Neill, a pro climber, and Sean O'Neill, who is paralyzed from the waist down, push the limits of adaptive climbing, conquering the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan. Then it's on to the Ruth Gorge of Alaska, where they cross a treacherous glacier to climb a remote rock wall. In ...

  • Rampage

    The classic film that helped launch the bouldering revolution. Chris Sharma, Obe Carrion and friends road trip across the West, exploring and developing burgeoning zones, with first ascents of dozens of now legendary "Sharma Problems." Features Castle Rock, Lake Tahoe, Priest Draw, Black Mountain...

  • The Shark's Fin

    Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk ascend Northern India's Meru Shark Fin, one of the last great unclimbed alpine rock walls in the world.

  • The Optimists

    Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell make the first ascents of two new routes in Smith Rock, OR. Beth works and sends The Optimist (5.14b), the hardest route ever established by a woman, while Tommy opens Spank the Monkey (5.13d).

  • A Line Across the Sky

    Alex Honnold joins forces with Tommy Caldwell to take on The Fitz Roy Traverse - a gnarly alpine journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing, a quest that earned them the Piolet d'Or.

  • The Nose Speed Record

    Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell team up to steal the coveted speed record on El Cap's Nose from two scrappy locals -- Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds. Their ultimate goal is to climb the entire 3,000+ feet in under 2 hours.

  • Showdown at Horsehoe Hell

    24 Hours Of Horseshoe Hell is the wildest event in the climbing world: a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man. But the competition is real: Can the team of Nik Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?

  • Ice Revolution

    Will Gadd and Tim Emmett discover the holy grail of ice climbing, Helmcken Falls, Canada where a cave features hundreds of feet of overhanging, barely climbable ice.

  • Spice Girl

    Hazel Findlay becomes the first woman to climb British E9 on a terrifying sea cliff, before heading to Morocco with Emily Harrington to big-wall climb.

  • Valley of the Moon

    Madaleine Sorkin joins an Israeli-Bedouin team to make the first ascent of a big wall in Wadi Rum, Jordan -- a place known as the Valley of the Moon because of its barren lands surrounded by massive sandstone walls.

  • The Obscurist

    Ivo Ninov and Cedar Wright climb a gnarly first ascent in Yosemite.

  • Origins: Joshua Tree

    Chris Lindner and Kurt Smith bridge generations climbing together in J-Tree.