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Education :: Presentations
Reel Rock 12 (4 new film shorts)
7:00 PM
Bitterroot Public Library
Join us for an evening of 4 film shorts of outstanding athletes, 90 minutes, 7:00 pm, meeting room
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 has moved to Europe, where she trains and
climbs with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and
Spain. But pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and
failure in her quest to be the first.
Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water
soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his generationdefining
ascent of a majestic arch, Chris 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 the sea, he will establish what may
be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.
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.
Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent
yet — a first-ever free solo of a heart-stoppingly exposed and difficult route.
“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I
just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing
her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes
whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning
beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a onearmed
climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had any
excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to crush the gnar — with one
bloody stump helping her get to the top.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Bitterroot Public Library
Address: 306 State Street Hamilton, Montana 59840
Phone: 406-363-1670

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