The Disciples of Gill - Bouldering Film Retrospective at Neptune Mountaineering


A presentation brought to you by Pat Ament - In the 1960’s there was a small sub-culture of climbers who went against the traditional mountaineering mentality. Headed by John Gill, a few climbers devoted themselves to bouldering and turned it into a kind of gymnastic art. Pat Ament’s film tells the story of those beginnings, that golden age of bouldering, yet in a tender, nostalgic way. He looks back but also delves into the current lives of the individuals, now that they have aged, a film that deals more with matters of the heart than with matters of muscle and machismo.

Don't miss it! Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. $10 at the door (includes Neptune coupon)

About Neptune MountaineeringWe are a single - store mountain shop, located in the shadow of Boulder's Flatirons. We strive to provide excellent customer service and the most reliable advice possible, without spin or trendy hype. Our staff are all active enthusiasts, who use what we sell. There's no substitute for hands-on experience! On April 1, 1973: Gary Neptune first opened the doors to his little shop in the university town of Boulder, Colorado. In the beginning, the shop primarily repaired climbing and ski boots, and also installed edges on wooden skis and re-shafted ice axes. Today, he no longer repairs footwear, but he still does what he loves the most - ski and climb. Gary surrounded himself with a staff of fellow adventurers fueled by the same passions and set about creating a shop run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Gary has also filled his shop with artifacts of his related passion for climbing and skiing history. The museum began to take shape in the late 1970's and, through the efforts of Gary and numerous friends, has become one of the most extensive collections of its kind in the country. The adventures have never ceased. Gary and his staff continue to seek out perfect rock, fresh snow and dizzying heights all around the world.

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For more about Pat Ament Click here for Climbing's 14 page interviewWhen Climbing asked the legendary Colorado climber Pat Ament to help us with a Perspective piece, he gave us such deep, thoughtful, well-reasoned answers that we decided to post this interview with him in its entirety. Ament ( also provided us with these shots of him, past and present. "I am deeply touched by the world, suffer melancholy on one level while on another the elation of artistic sensitivity and passion. I have endless energy for the various artistic endeavors I pursue, a kind of Renaissance man, as people call me. I am keen and caring with family and friends but have little hope for the world in general."