The Brit Rock Film Tour is back for 2021 with a stunning lineup of films representing the best of UK climbing and adventure stories. The world premiere is in Sheffield on the 21st October. The full program of four incredible films featuring the likes of Pete Whittaker and Leo Houlding can be found here.
Outside of the UK we will be streaming to the rest of the world on the 22/23/24 Oct exclusively here.
21st Oct: Nelson Mandela Auditorium , University of Sheffield - WORLD PREMIERE
22nd Oct: Blocfit Brixton, London
26th Oct: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
29th Oct: The Beacon, Caernarfon
29th Oct: Land & Wave, Swanage
5th Nov: Parthian Climbing, Reading
6th Nov 7th Nov: Nottingham Climbing Centre, Nottingham
6th Nov: Sherpafest, Prague
12th Nov: Parthian Climbing, Southampton
12th Nov: The Project Climbing Centre, Poole
19th Nov 20th Nov: The Tide, Wadebridge
19th Nov: CityROCK, Cape Town
19th Nov: CityROCK, Johannesburg
25th Nov: Highland Cinema, Fort William
26th Nov: City Bloc, Leeds
27th Nov: Volume 1 Climbing, East Grinstead
Host a Show
Thanks for your interest in hosting the Brit Rock Film Tour.
Putting on a show is easy all you need is a suitable venue (with seating, projection and sound equipment), you pay a licence fee, promote and sell tickets then get ready to rock the crowd with the amazing line up of Brit Rock films.
Typical venues include climbing walls, outdoor retailers, community halls & theatres as well as mountaineering clubs, fundraising events and students unions. All grass roots locations linked with the outdoor world as well as traditional cinemas.
We'll supply you with the master files/disks to play the films as well as provide stunning high-resolution artwork to help you promote your event.
Local sponsors are a great way to help cover the licence fee as long as they don't clash with our lead sponsors.
Accomplished all-round climber Neil Gresham seems to be the fine wine of UK climbing; at 50 he realises his hardest traditional project Lexicon. The steep and blank headwall of Pavey Ark’s East Gully in the Lake District has a smattering of tiny holds and notably no protection. A successful ascent would rank it as one of the most significant.
Such a stunning line has not gone unnoticed from the UK’s other trad masters as entertaining cameos from Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure bring additional depth and credibility. We also witness one of the biggest lead falls ever captured, scary stuff!
The hardest moves wait at the very top of the line: dropping these low percentage moves means a potential 80ft fall into the lower vertical section. Strap in for the ride in a film that packs a classic cocktail of big lobs, hard climbing and the moment of truth as Neil completes ‘the climb of his life’.
‘E11 Lexicon’ - 20mins
Join Britain’s top adventure climber Leo Houlding on an exploratory climbing mission to the unclimbed desert towers of Saudi Arabia, in the outstanding Wadi Al Disah region.
Accompanied by tree climber Waldo Etherington this stunning journey is as entertaining as it is revealing where our duo encounter loose rock and deep sand during the first ascents of freestanding towers; ‘if this was Moab it would have been climbed in the 60s’.
We are treated to the obligatory camel ride, perplexed locals and some good old fashioned dirt bagging as the voyage culminates with an audacious ascent of A’Atir, possibly the world’s tallest sandstone tower (330m).
A film that glows with the stark beauty of the Arabian desert and the sincerity of a climber in his element. (30mins).
A climber that needs no introduction Pete Whittaker renowned for his world class crack climbing and roped solo ascents. In this film we see Pete take a new direction with a free solo ascent of the imposing Kjerag (1082m) big wall in Norway.
Pete has turned his attention to his now native big walls drawing on his life long passion for soloing to test not only his own climbing skills, searching to answer the omnipresent question; ‘Can I actually climb?’. But also align the difficulties of wet and dirty rock that often come with the inclement conditions. A successful ascent would be the first free solo of Kjerag, as well as, the first big wall ascent for Pete without the safety backup of a rope.
Take a front seat ride in this innovatively filmed mini-epic as we join Pete fully committed move for move up the increasingly difficult and exposed line; all accompanied with a running commentary in Pete’s inimitable style. (15mins).
Franco Cookson burst onto the climbing scene over 10 years ago and has been leaving an indelible mark ever since. His early career in particular played out in an unusually public manner on the UK’s climbing forums, where his hard and bold first ascents on his home ground of the North York Moors would often receive much skeptical analysis.
In 2017 Franco made the first ascent of ‘Nothing Lasts’ in Northumberland, an almost unfathomably dangerous route. The film follows the notorious Franco on his latest journey to climb an even harder line where the weight of previous successes hangs heavily on Franco’s mind, that and the laughable protection combined with moves he can’t yet do.
This feature documentary takes an in-depth look into Franco’s past and the workings of his fascinating mind. Featuring understudy 15-year-old Tom Pearce who looks to repeat some of Franco’s routes adding another layer of intrigue. Tapping into Franco’s extensive archive we relive some truly jaw-dropping moments during Franco’s prolific career.
Madman or genius? Decide for yourself with this enthralling watch, spare trousers recommended. (45mins).
Total running time - 115mins
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