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Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution: HD digital download available at Vimeo on Demand now!



Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution

HD digital download available at Vimeo on Demand now!

Fresh off winning Grand Prizes at both the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Valley Uprising is now available as a DVD, BluRay or digital download.

Valley Uprising is the epic history of the Yosemite rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite Valley’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination. 

Valley Uprising is Sender Films’ magnum opus in the vertical realm, telling the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.

Starring Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, Tommy Caldwell and more…

The download comes loaded with 53 minutes of great bonus content, including:

  • Alex Honnold free soloing in Yosemite
  • Dean Potter free soloing in Yosemite
  • Jack Kerouac’s influence on climbing
  • Deleted Scene — The Golden Age of Big Wall exploration
  • Deleted Scene — Tommy Caldwell and the Dawn Wall

 … and much more!

The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. REEL ROCK shows are high-energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings to include prize giveaways, athlete and filmmaker appearances, non-profit fundraising, and a festival atmosphere. 

REEL ROCK is presented by THE NORTH FACE along with GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER in collaboration with Big UP Productions. Petzl is the official REEL ROCK gear sponsor, Evolv the official climbing shoe sponsor, Clif Bar the official energy food sponsor, GoalZero the official solar power sponsor, and Sterling Rope the official rope sponsor. Media sponsors include Climbing Magazine, National Geographic Adventure and the Sierra Club.

About Sender Films: 

Sender Films is a leading producer of climbing and outdoor adventure films. We balance action with storytelling, passion with humor, and spectacular footage with compelling characters to create critically acclaimed films and TV programs. With each new production, we aim to inspire, enlighten and entertain. 

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