2009 New Paltz Climbing Film Festival




The 11th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival, featuring the Reel Rock Tour, will be 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 10 (Columbus Day Weekend), at SUNY Lecture Center. This year’s program will include the latest releases from Sender Films and Big Up Productions, short selections from the top climbing films of the year, and an exciting filmmaking competition.

  • Progression by Big Up Productions features Chris Sharma on one of the world’s hardest sport routes, Jumbo Love. Kevin Jorgeson pushes bouldering to dangerous new heights on Ambrosia. Patxi Usobiaga and Johanna Ernst train for the World Cup and Tommy Caldwell ups the ante on Yosemite’s big walls.

  • First Ascent by Sender Films features top athletes attempting unclimbed walls and peaks around the world from Patagonia and Brazil to Yosemite and beyond.

Visit www.reelrocktour.com for more info

Visit www.reelrocktour.com for more info


Special presentations include:

  • The Eleventh Annual Thom Scheuer Award for Land Stewardship Previous Winners: 2007– Rich McNally 2006 - Richard Gottlieb 2005 - Dr. Heinz Meng 2004 - Gardiner Fire and Rescue Department 2003 - The Access Fund 2002 - John Stannard 2001 - Dick Williams 2000 - Dr. Ed Reppert 1999 - Joe Bridges

  • A raffle will be held to support the programs of the New Paltz Outing Club and the Mohonk Preserve

  • The Gunks Grunt Pull-up Contest will be held to test the mettle of attendees

The 11th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival will be the keystone of a number of climbing events to be held throughout the weekend: Friday, October 9 Climbers Reception and Slide Show ~ Mohonk Preserve, Visitor Center. The Preserve will host a reception at 7 PM and at 8 PM there will be a slide show … program to be announced Saturday, October 10 Safe Climbing Clinics: Local guide services will present a series of Safe Climbing Clinics. Space is extremely limited, sign-up in person at Rock & Snow after October 2, 44 Main Street, New Paltz; 845.255.1311

Tickets at Rock & Snow, 44 Main Street, New Paltz, 845.255.1311, Hours: M-Th 9-6; F 9-8; Sat, 8-8; Sun, 8-7 or online at www.rockandsnow.com

Tickets, if still available, may be purchased at the Lecture Center, after 6:30 PM, October 10. We strongly recommend that you buy in advance and save.

The 11th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival T-shirts are (100% cotton) and will be available at Rock & Snow after Sept 15 and at the Film Festival.

For additional information, directions, parking, hours etc visit:. chestnutmtnproductions.com