Parallelojams showcases the best in crack climbing at Indian Creek, Utah


Debut at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market will benefit the Access FundWhen: Sunday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.Where: Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 WestHosts: Montrail and Timmy O’NeillDonation: Freewill donation at the door benefits the Access Fund Montrail is pleased to announce the debut of Parallelojams, a new film that showcases the elevated accomplishments of crack climbing addicts in legendary Indian Creek, Utah. The film will preview at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market on Sunday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema Pub, located at 677 South 200 West. The screening of Parallelojams, with guest host Timmy O’Neill, will benefit the Access Fund. A freewill donation will be collected at the door. The event is open to audience members age 21 and older. A free promotional DVD, provided by Lenticular Pictures, will be available at the event and at Montrail’s booth (1727) at Outdoor Retailer. Produced by Peter Mortimer, the director of Front Range Freaks, Parallelojams is a 30-minute film about crack climbing in Indian Creek, Utah – an American rock climbing mecca, famous for its sustained and parallel cracks. In the film, Timmy O'Neill is joined by some of the world's best crack climbers, including Topher Donahue and Vera Schultze Pelkhum, legendary Jim Donini, Swiss climbing star Didier Berthod, and long-time Indian Creek climber Eric Decaria. The film, freshly filmed in October 2004, bears witness to ascents of Indian Creek's most classic and most incredible climbs, including Berthod's first ascent of God Bless Everyone (5.13+) -- likely the hardest crack at Indian Creek. O'Neill adds irreverent humor and outrageous antics, including a traverse ascent of the Bridger Jacks Highline hundreds of feet off the ground. Parallelojams is just one of the films that will be featured in a new DVD called Return to Sender, produced by Mortimer’s Axolotl Productions and presented by Montrail. Return to Sender, which is scheduled for release in April 2005, will also include: a 5-minute piece on 10-year old Cicada Jenerik, the first person to boulder her age on Lowrider V10; Michael Reardon, one of America’s top soloists, soloing in his stomping grounds of Malibu Creek and Joshua Tree; Timmy O’Neill and Nathan Martin’s unruly expedition and first free ascent of a 3,000-foot granite wall in Greenland; and Biscuit the climbing canine, superstar of Front Range Freaks, who now returns to the crags to show her puppy Felix the ways of the rock. Producer Peter Mortimer has directed and produced two documentaries that profile the rock and mountain climbers of Colorado. His Front Range Freaks (2003) won awards at numerous film festivals and was featured on Good Morning America, SportsCenter and Inside Edition. Mortimer’s films have been acclaimed in Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers and magazines. For more information on Peter Mortimer and Axolotl Productions, visit Lenticular Pictures is a new film distribution company committed to bringing the highest quality climbing, skiing, and adventure sports films to theatrical audiences and on DVD. More information can be found starting January 15, 2005 at including descriptions, trailers and sales of each release currently available on DVD. Timmy O’Neill is America's funniest climber and he is also one of it's fastest. With Dean Potter, he set the record speed ascent record of El Capitan's Nose in under 3-1/2 hours. Timmy is the quintessential climber and can be found in just about any vertical environment -- sport climbing in Cuba, ‘buildering’ at home in Boulder, Colorado (as shown in Front Range Freaks), or on the distant spires of Patagonia where he became the sixth person to climb all three of the Cerro Torre Massif towers. O’Neill tours frequently, entertaining audiences with comical tales of his global climbing escapades. The Access Fund ( is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and to conserving the climbing environment. For more information, contact Robb Shurr at or (303) 545-6772 x100.