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VIMFF: Reel Rock 12

VIMFF: Reel Rock 12

The Rio Theatre is happy be one of the hosting venues for The Vancouver International Mountain Festival again this year. Please note, all pre-sales are online and some tickets may become available on the day of the show itself. Come here early to get a great seat!

This November, get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres five new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.

Doors 6:30pm/ Show 7:30pm

Ticket Pricing

$17 advanced and $19 at door
2 Tickets to 2 different shows at $32
3 Tickets to 3 different shows at $45

Advanced tickets available through https://vimff.org/purchase-tickets

We require a minimum of 4 hours in advance to book this show online. After this time, any available tickets will be sold at the door.

Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
Groupons and passes not accepted for these events.


Films

Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.

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Break on Through

In high-end modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a grade achieved by only a few men and never by a woman. Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, is determined to change that. To be closer to the world’s hardest routes, she moved to Europe, where she trains and climbs with the single-minded goal of succeeding on one of the famous 5.15s in France and Spain….MORE ON FILM

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Above the Sea

 Off the peak of his legendary climbing career, Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generation-defining ascent of a majestic arch, legendary climber Chris Sharma returns to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into…

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Safety Third

For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing in his backyard playground of Eldorado Canyon. Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet — a first-ever free solo of one of Eldo’s most exposed…MORE ON FILM
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Stumped

Maureen Beck is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘look a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” And she is not making excuses for herself. Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She pushes her “stump” to the limit, takes whippers on 5.12, and crushes overhanging boulders,…MORE ON FILM

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