Filmography

Royal Robbins

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Alone on the wall Vod

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

    USA / 24 min

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Dirtbag Vod

    Dirtbag

    Dave O'Leske (2017)

    Fred Beckey is the legendary American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer whose name has evoked mystery, sarcasm and adulation since the 1940s. His stubborn determination to climb one peak after another was translated into a solitary life on the road, where he left a trail of furious climbing partners and abandoned lovers. At the age of 94 he is still obsessed by the mountains and plans ambitious expeditions, but the man who once cavorted over the rock and ice now has to come to terms with everyday life. The story of this athletic rebel, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and impassioned books, is recounted for the first time.

    USA / 96 min

    Dirtbag

    Dave O'Leske

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 96 min
    Fred Beckey is the legendary American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer whose name has evoked mystery, sarcasm and adulation since the 1940s. His stubborn determination to climb one peak after another was translated into a solitary life on the road, where he left a trail of furious climbing partners and abandoned lovers. At the age of 94 he is still obsessed by the mountains and plans ambitious expeditions, but the man who once cavorted over the rock and ice now has to come to terms with everyday life. The story of this athletic rebel, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and impassioned books, is recounted for the first time.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Vertical frontier Vod

    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen (2002)

    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

    USA / 90 min

    Vertical frontier

    Kristi Denton Cohen

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 90 min
    From John Muir in the 1860s to the super athletes of today, "Vertical Frontier" tells the saga of the free-spirited climbers who were inspired by the big walls of Yosemite. This comprehensive history of Yosemite climbing includes footage from classics such as El Capitan and interviews with dozens of Yosemite personalities such as Long, Bridwell, Steck, Hill, Croft, Robbins, Kauk, Chouinard and Potter. A formidable film -- a great piece of history.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Messner

    Les Guthman (2002)

    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

    USA / 47 min

    Messner

    Les Guthman

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 47 min
    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell (2014)

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

    USA / 99 min

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Climb of Red Wall

    Climb of Red Wall

    Alan Chivers (1966)

    In April 1966, the BBC broadcast a live program showing Joe Brown, Tom Patey, Ian McNaught-Davis, Chris Bonington, Tom Patey, and the American Royal Robbins climbing of the awesome sea-cliffs of Gogarth on Anglesey. The climb was transmitted live through 3 connections over the course of 9th of April as part of the long-running Saturday afternoon sports strand, Grandstand. The vertical wall, composed of unreliably loose rock and guarded by guillemots and seagulls, proved to be a true test for the climbers. The cliff plunges directly into the sea and to climb up it required descending a rope, finding footholds near the bottom and then locating a viable route up the face.

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    Climb of Red Wall

    Alan Chivers

    • 1966
    • UK
    In April 1966, the BBC broadcast a live program showing Joe Brown, Tom Patey, Ian McNaught-Davis, Chris Bonington, Tom Patey, and the American Royal Robbins climbing of the awesome sea-cliffs of Gogarth on Anglesey. The climb was transmitted live through 3 connections over the course of 9th of April as part of the long-running Saturday afternoon sports strand, Grandstand. The vertical wall, composed of unreliably loose rock and guarded by guillemots and seagulls, proved to be a true test for the climbers. The cliff plunges directly into the sea and to climb up it required descending a rope, finding footholds near the bottom and then locating a viable route up the face.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    John Gill across time Vod

    John Gill across time

    Pat Ament (2012)

    This is a gorgeous ode about rock climbing and time passing, with John Gill, the spiritual genius, at its center. Remarkable voices emerge to paint the picture of the great master boulderer, John Gill. Individuals who have been part of it all, such as Ron Kauk, Rich Goldstone, Tom Higgins, Royal Robbins, John Sherman, and filmmaker Pat Ament himself. New footage uncovered of Gill enriches these images, and his voice too comes alive with detailed analysis of some of his iconic climbs. As deep and touching as the first film, 'The disciples of Gill', this second incarnation continues but stands alone as well, as a work of art itself.

    USA / 59 min

    John Gill across time

    Pat Ament

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 59 min
    This is a gorgeous ode about rock climbing and time passing, with John Gill, the spiritual genius, at its center. Remarkable voices emerge to paint the picture of the great master boulderer, John Gill. Individuals who have been part of it all, such as Ron Kauk, Rich Goldstone, Tom Higgins, Royal Robbins, John Sherman, and filmmaker Pat Ament himself. New footage uncovered of Gill enriches these images, and his voice too comes alive with detailed analysis of some of his iconic climbs. As deep and touching as the first film, 'The disciples of Gill', this second incarnation continues but stands alone as well, as a work of art itself.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Les Amants des Drus DVD

    Les Amants des Drus

    Bertrand Delapierre (2006)

    Les Amants des Drus is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Les Drus and El Capitan. It was directed by Bertrand Delapierre in 2007 and produced by Seven Doc. It features Christophe Dumarest, Guillaume Avrisiani, Philippe Batoux, Guido Magnone, Catherine Destivelle, Christophe Profit and others.

    France / 52 min

    Les Amants des Drus

    Bertrand Delapierre

    • 2006
    • France
    • 52 min
    Les Amants des Drus is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Les Drus and El Capitan. It was directed by Bertrand Delapierre in 2007 and produced by Seven Doc. It features Christophe Dumarest, Guillaume Avrisiani, Philippe Batoux, Guido Magnone, Catherine Destivelle, Christophe Profit and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Free at last

    Free at last

    Wernher Krutein (1988)

    Free at last is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Wernher Krutein in 1988 and produced by Wernher Krutein Productions. It features Todd Skinner and Paul Piana.

    USA / 16 min

    Free at last

    Wernher Krutein

    • 1988
    • USA
    • 16 min
    Free at last is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Wernher Krutein in 1988 and produced by Wernher Krutein Productions. It features Todd Skinner and Paul Piana.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Brave new wild Vod

    Brave new wild

    Oakley Anderson-Moore (2014)

    Stumbling upon her father's hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing.

    USA / 76 min

    Brave new wild

    Oakley Anderson-Moore

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 76 min
    Stumbling upon her father's hi8 tapes, a daughter discovers a world of delinquent oddballs and wino nomad-poets who dedicated their life to an absurdist art form: rock climbing.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Historical

    Stoney Point

    Cole Gibson (2012)

    Stoney Point is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Stoney Point. It was directed by Cole Gibson in 2012 and produced by Half Circle G Productions. It features Paul Anderson, Brian Belleau, Mike Brown, Steph Cronshaw, Royal Robbins, Razi Alon and others.

    USA / 53 min

    Stoney Point

    Cole Gibson

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 53 min
    Stoney Point is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Stoney Point. It was directed by Cole Gibson in 2012 and produced by Half Circle G Productions. It features Paul Anderson, Brian Belleau, Mike Brown, Steph Cronshaw, Royal Robbins, Razi Alon and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Sentinel - The West face

    Sentinel - The West face

    Roger C. Brown (1963)

    Sentinel - The West face is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Sentinel Rock. It was directed by Roger C. Brown in 1963 and produced by Summit Films. It features Yvon Chouinard and Royal Robbins.

    USA / 29 min

    Sentinel - The West face

    Roger C. Brown

    • 1963
    • USA
    • 29 min
    Sentinel - The West face is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Sentinel Rock. It was directed by Roger C. Brown in 1963 and produced by Summit Films. It features Yvon Chouinard and Royal Robbins.

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