The Dawn Wall Screening
Thursday, November 29th – 7:30 to 10:00 @ Outdoor Gear Exchange
More than just a climbing movie, THE DAWN WALL is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all.
Join us at Outdoor Gear Exchange on Thursday, November 29th to see the epic journey up the world’s hardest big wall unfold. Beer and a raffle will be held and all proceeds go to CRAG-VT!
In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?
WINNER OF THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST. ACCEPTED TO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. DESCRIBED BY VARIETY MAGAZINE AS A “MUST SEE”. 100% ON ROTTEN TOMATOES. CHECK IT OUT NOW!
CLICK TO WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edfw9ip9sCQ
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December Board Meeting
Tuesday December 11th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm @ Vermont Land Trust/Richmond
Join us at the Vermont Land Trust at 226 Bridge St. in Richmond for the December Board Meeting. We will be discussing the state of climbing access in Vermont and our current projects; including updates on the purchase of the Bolton Dome, exciting upcoming events, and more. We will also be holding our elections for the CRAG-VT Board. Please remember to park at the town offices across the street from the Vermont Land Trust on bridge street.