VALLEY UPRISING

  • The North Face Clif Bar
  • 103 minutes | Released 2014

Photos from VALLEY UPRISING

  • ROYAL ROBBINS ON EL CAPITAN'S NORTH AMERICAN WALL, 1964
  • CAMP 4, 1968
  • DAVE DIEGELMAN CLIMBS SEPARATE REALITY, CIRCA 1970S
  • LYNN HILL ON HALF DOME, CIRCA 1970S
  • ALEX HONNOLD FREE SOLO CLIMBS THE SENTINEL, 2011
  • TOMMY CALDWELL ON EL CAPITAN'S DAWN WALL, 2013
VALLEY UPRISING

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’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...

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The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’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 down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land. 

 

Subtitles available in Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Hungarian and English.

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