Filmography

Keith Ladzinski

21 FILMS

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Verdon Gorge

    Andy Mann (2016)

    Climbing in the Verdon Gorge, France to explore the roots of French sport climbing. A film by Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec and Andy Mann featuring Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Jonathan Segrist, François Guillot, Alan Carne, Bruno Clement and Nina Caprez. The canyon, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, is not far from the French Riviera and is popular with tourists—and rock climbers.

    USA / 9 min

    The Verdon Gorge

    Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Climbing in the Verdon Gorge, France to explore the roots of French sport climbing. A film by Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec and Andy Mann featuring Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Jonathan Segrist, François Guillot, Alan Carne, Bruno Clement and Nina Caprez. The canyon, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, is not far from the French Riviera and is popular with tourists—and rock climbers.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Poumaka Tower

    Poumaka Tower

    Keith Ladzinski (2016)

    After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing.

    USA / 15 min

    Poumaka Tower

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 15 min
    After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Poumaka - Behind the scenes

    Keith Ladzinski (2015)

    The making of Poumaka. After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing.

    USA / 5 min

    Poumaka - Behind the scenes

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 5 min
    The making of Poumaka. After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Superior Ice Climbing

    Keith Ladzinski (2018)

    Angela VanWiemeersch and Sasha DiGiliuan, two athletes at the top of their respective climbing disciplines, explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in search for new ice climbing routes on the shoreline of Lake Superior. Frozen waterfalls on the side of massive sandstone cliffs in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offer a variety of climbing possibilities that only a small, but dedicated community regularly visits. Ice climbing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is relatively unknown, but the climate, landscape, and geological features make it home to some of the USA’s best. The waterfalls freeze into spectacular ice formations, creating countless climbing routes.

    USA / 14 min

    Superior Ice Climbing

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 14 min
    Angela VanWiemeersch and Sasha DiGiliuan, two athletes at the top of their respective climbing disciplines, explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in search for new ice climbing routes on the shoreline of Lake Superior. Frozen waterfalls on the side of massive sandstone cliffs in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offer a variety of climbing possibilities that only a small, but dedicated community regularly visits. Ice climbing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is relatively unknown, but the climate, landscape, and geological features make it home to some of the USA’s best. The waterfalls freeze into spectacular ice formations, creating countless climbing routes.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Rolihlahla

    Keith Ladzinski (2014)

    In the summer of 2013, Sasha DiGiulian climbed Rolihlahla (5.14c) in South Africa. The climb is considered the hardest route at Waterfall Boven, one of South Africa’s sport climbing destinations. The line was formally dubbed the Overlord Project when it was bolted in 2008 by South African climber Andrew Pedley. Rolihlahla is Nelson Mandela’s birth name, and colloquially means troublemaker.

    USA / 6 min

    Rolihlahla

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 6 min
    In the summer of 2013, Sasha DiGiulian climbed Rolihlahla (5.14c) in South Africa. The climb is considered the hardest route at Waterfall Boven, one of South Africa’s sport climbing destinations. The line was formally dubbed the Overlord Project when it was bolted in 2008 by South African climber Andrew Pedley. Rolihlahla is Nelson Mandela’s birth name, and colloquially means troublemaker.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Poumaka

    Keith Ladzinski (2015)

    Angie Payne and National Geographic explorer-climber Mike Libecki battle the jungle to make the first ascent of the south face of Poumaka, a remote 3,264-foot spire on Ua Pou, an island in French Polynesia. After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing. Shorten version of the original 15 minutes film, titled Poumaka Tower.

    USA / 7 min

    Poumaka

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 7 min
    Angie Payne and National Geographic explorer-climber Mike Libecki battle the jungle to make the first ascent of the south face of Poumaka, a remote 3,264-foot spire on Ua Pou, an island in French Polynesia. After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing. Shorten version of the original 15 minutes film, titled Poumaka Tower.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Intrinsic

    Keith Ladzinski (2012)

    Chris Sharma shares his motivation for climbing and insights gained through struggle and the commitment to his craft. Chris finds 'purpose' in his big projects and through the process, has learned when to push and when to let go. With unlimited, steep limestone cliffs near his home in Catalunya, Spain he thrives on the adventure, exploration and discovery of new routes.

    USA / 6 min

    Intrinsic

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 6 min
    Chris Sharma shares his motivation for climbing and insights gained through struggle and the commitment to his craft. Chris finds 'purpose' in his big projects and through the process, has learned when to push and when to let go. With unlimited, steep limestone cliffs near his home in Catalunya, Spain he thrives on the adventure, exploration and discovery of new routes.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Impossible invitation

    Keith Ladzinski (2014)

    A look into Kevin Jorgeson’s Dawn Wall Attempts, an impossible invitation to free the hardest unclimbed big wall route in the world. A challenge that he started in 2010, when after three years of planning and months of pitch-by-pitch reconnaissance work, together with Tommy Caldwell they begun their official bid to free climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. Caldwell and Jorgeson’s 33-pitch line will be arguably the hardest of its kind in the Yosemite Valley.

    USA / 6 min

    Impossible invitation

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 6 min
    A look into Kevin Jorgeson’s Dawn Wall Attempts, an impossible invitation to free the hardest unclimbed big wall route in the world. A challenge that he started in 2010, when after three years of planning and months of pitch-by-pitch reconnaissance work, together with Tommy Caldwell they begun their official bid to free climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. Caldwell and Jorgeson’s 33-pitch line will be arguably the hardest of its kind in the Yosemite Valley.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Era Vella

    Andy Mann (2012)

    Nineteen year old Sasha DiGiulian made the first female ascent of Chris Sharma's route Era Vella (9a or 5.14d) in Margalef, Spain. 9a is the hardest grade ever climbed by a woman. DiGiulian became the first American woman to climb 5.14d in October 2011 with an ascent of Pure Imagination in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. (It's been downgraded to 5.14c since Adam Ondra flashed it in November 2012.) She went on to climb Era Vella (5.14d) in March 2012; here's the full story.

    USA / 8 min

    Era Vella

    Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 8 min
    Nineteen year old Sasha DiGiulian made the first female ascent of Chris Sharma's route Era Vella (9a or 5.14d) in Margalef, Spain. 9a is the hardest grade ever climbed by a woman. DiGiulian became the first American woman to climb 5.14d in October 2011 with an ascent of Pure Imagination in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky. (It's been downgraded to 5.14c since Adam Ondra flashed it in November 2012.) She went on to climb Era Vella (5.14d) in March 2012; here's the full story.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Algorithm

    Keith Ladzinski (2013)

    A short film documenting Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Idaho's hardest route, 'Algorithm' 5.14d (9a), on September 8th 2012. 'I could not fall. I think by the end I was screaming at every move - more nervous than tired - but definitely tired. I clipped the chains with swollen forearms and bleeding tips. 'Algorithm' 14d was born. Idaho's hardest pitch, and one of the proudest first ascents of my career.' - Jonathan Siegrist

    USA / 6 min

    Algorithm

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 6 min
    A short film documenting Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Idaho's hardest route, 'Algorithm' 5.14d (9a), on September 8th 2012. 'I could not fall. I think by the end I was screaming at every move - more nervous than tired - but definitely tired. I clipped the chains with swollen forearms and bleeding tips. 'Algorithm' 14d was born. Idaho's hardest pitch, and one of the proudest first ascents of my career.' - Jonathan Siegrist

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    3 days with Ethan Pringle

    Keith Ladzinski (2012)

    A short film highlighting 3 days with Ethan Pringle and a look into his comical personality and extraordinary climbing ability. The film highlights Ethan's ongoing project to climb the hardest route in North America at Clark Mountain, California, his quick wit, and a successful ascent of a very difficult and long standing project at Robber's Roost on Mt. Charleston outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

    USA / 11 min

    3 days with Ethan Pringle

    Keith Ladzinski, Andy Mann

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 11 min
    A short film highlighting 3 days with Ethan Pringle and a look into his comical personality and extraordinary climbing ability. The film highlights Ethan's ongoing project to climb the hardest route in North America at Clark Mountain, California, his quick wit, and a successful ascent of a very difficult and long standing project at Robber's Roost on Mt. Charleston outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Viaje de los locos

    Keith Ladzinski (2014)

    Viaje de los locos is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Gorropu Gorge and Wendenstöcke. It was directed by Keith Ladzinski in 2014 and produced by 3 Strings Productions. It features Sasha DiGiulian and Eduard Marín Garcia.

    USA / 9 min

    Viaje de los locos

    Keith Ladzinski

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Viaje de los locos is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Gorropu Gorge and Wendenstöcke. It was directed by Keith Ladzinski in 2014 and produced by 3 Strings Productions. It features Sasha DiGiulian and Eduard Marín Garcia.

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