The Definitive Archive: From the Beginning

All the Reel Rock, Sender Films & Big Up Productions films, organized from oldest to newest

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  • Race for The Nose

    Welcome to the wildest competition known to man -- the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan. Yosemite legends Dean Potter and Hans Florine go head-to-head, racing up 3,000 feet of vertical rock in under three hours, risking life and limb.

  • Sketchy Andy

    'Sketchy' Andy Lewis takes the fledgling sport of slack-lining to new heights, performing aerial tricks like back-flips, BASEjumping off the line and even soloing highlines naked.

  • La Dura Dura

    Chris Sharma, the "king" of sport climbing battles with Czech wunderkind, Adam Ondra, to make the first ascent of the world's most difficult climb.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Honnold 3.0

    Upping the ante, Alex Honnold free solos The Phoenix (5.13) and the first ascent of Too Big to Flail (v11) before taking on the Yosemite Triple --Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome all by himself in a day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High Tension

    Mount Everest made headlines in 2013 when elite alpinists Ueli Steck and Simone Moro were reportedly attacked by an angry mob of Sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route. Amid the bizarre event, Reel Rock was embedded with the climbing team, and given an exclusive look at what ...

  • La Dura Complete

    Pure and simple, this is the real footage of Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma making the first and second ascents of the hardest route in the world, La Dura Dura. If you want to get psyched to yank hard, watch this film.

  • Ueli Steck: A New Vision

    Ueli Steck learns to fly a paraglider and uses it to enchain multiple peaks in record time.

  • Adam Ondra 2 V16s

    Adam Ondra sends two of the world's hardest boulder problems.

  • James Pearson

    James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini send fantasy routes at 13,000 feet in Borneo, and more.

  • Valley Uprising

    A tour de force through 50 years of Yosemite's climbing counterculture. Emmy award winner, and Grand Prize winner at Banff and over a dozen festivals.

  • 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.

  • High and Mighty

    Follow Daniel Woods' epic battle to conquer fear and climb the Bishop high ball test-piece, The Process (v16).

  • 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?

  • Young Guns

    15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan - the first of its grade by a woman.

  • 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.

  • Brette

    Follow rising talent Brette Harrington on a global journey from her hometown granite in Squamish to the big wall proving ground of Yosemite’s El Capitan and onto a landmark free solo in Patagonia.

  • Rad Dad

    Lone wolf Mike Libecki travels to the most remote corners of the globe to find unclimbed walls and establish first ascents. When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood, but he may also gain a new partner for his expeditions.

  • Dodo's Delight

    The beloved film that inspired our Reel Rock Unlimited series.

    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rol...

  • Operation Moffat

    Searching for direction, writer and climber Claire Carter finds inspiration in Gwen Moffat, who broke the mould for what women could achieve in the mountains 50 years earlier.