The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.
The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.
Valley Uprising is Sender Films' magnum opus in the vertical realm, telling the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.
Starring Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, Tommy Caldwell and more...
The Complete Sender Films Collection:
Buy the entire Sender Films library -- all 10 films on DVD!
The First Ascent Box Set, REEL ROCK 8 DVD, REEL ROCK 7 DVD, 2011 REEL ROCK DVD, 2010 REEL ROCK DVD, The Sharp End, King Lines, First Ascent Movie, Return2Sender and Front Range Freaks.
REEL ROCK Specials
Sender Films and Big UP Productions bring you the REEL ROCK and First Ascent Series DVDs, chock full of mind-blowing, palm-sweating climbing flicks from around the globe. Take advantage of these DVD bundles and save big!
REEL ROCK 8
The latest from Big UP Productions and Sender Films, showcasing action, humor, controversy, and inspiration in the most breathtaking places on earth. REEL ROCK 8 includes feature films from the tour and more: The Sensei starring Yuji Hirayama and Daniel Woods, Spice Girl starring Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington, and High Tension featuring Ueli Steck, Simone Moro and Melissa Arnot. REEL ROCK 8 bonus content includes: La Dura Complete, a follow-up to REEL ROCK 7's La Dura Dura, with Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra climbing the hardest route in the world; A New Vision with Ueli Steck climbing and flying in the Alps; Adam Ondra climbing two V16s; plus more outtakes and bonus footage.
Please note The Stonemasters preview featured on the tour is not part of this program, as it will be included in Valley Uprising, coming 2014.
Run Time: 90 min + bonus. Subtitles: Closed Captioning, 日本語.
REEL ROCK 7
The biggest stories from the climbing world, told with humor, heart, and mind-bending action. Featuring Alex Honnold in Honnold 3.0, Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra in La Dura Dura, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk in Shark's Fin, The Wide Boyz, Sasha DiGiulian, Daila Ojeda and more.
Run Time: 105 minutes Subtitles: Spanish, Korean (Subtitles available on DVD and Blu-ray only).
Extras: Bonus Action, Behind the Scenes, Outtakes and more.
REEL ROCK 2011 DVD
The complete DVD of the acclaimed 2011 REEL ROCK Film Tour. Starring Tommy Caldwell, Dean Potter, "Sketchy" Andy Lewis, Ashima Shiraishi, Will Gadd, Kevin Jorgeson, Corey Richards, Obe Carrion, Sean Leary, Tim Emmett, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko, Hans Florine, The Huber Brothers, and more. The REEL ROCK DVD extras feature action-packed bonus footage, hilarious outtakes, and special product offers from REEL ROCK sponsors.
REEL ROCK 2010 DVD
The complete DVD of the acclaimed 2010 REEL ROCK Film Tour. Starring Ueli Steck, Chris Sharma, Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Peter Croft, Lisa Rands, Dean Potter, Cedar Wright, Matt Segal and more. The REEL ROCK DVD extras feature the unreleased short film Grand Canyon Walls + a bonus short on the 2010 Teva Mountain Games, outtakes, past RR +winning films and more.
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First Ascent: The Series (2010)
The 3-disc Box Set of our groundbreaking series co-produced with National Geographic.
Includes the 6 films that make up the series, plus over an hour of making-of, bonus scenes and more.
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From acclaimed directors Paul Diffley and Chris Alstrin comes a wild journey through the strange sub-culture of offwidth crack climbing.¬† Join two brave British lads, Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall, as they take on the decidedly American sport of climbing bloody, painful and often dangerous cracks that require wedging body parts into places they weren't meant to be.¬† Randall and Whittaker's ultimate goal is to make the first ascent of a renowned offwidth test-piece known as Century Crack, which looms above the forgotten lands deep in the Utah desert.¬† If they can achieve this unlikely climb from under the noses of the competitive Americans, it will be a coup for these young up-starts, but the odds are stacked against them.
Cold (2011) (Full Version + Making Of)
Created by Forge Motion Pictures and Directed by Anson Fogel, Cold is Cory Richards' harrowing first-person account of his winter ascent of 8000m Gasherbrum II, with partners Simone Moro and Denis Urubko. Richards' gorgeous cinematography in the harshest conditions, along with his deeply personal narrative of this dangerous climb have made Cold the break-out adventure film of the year, winning multiple awards including the Grand Prize at Banff, and earning Richards' a nomination as National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year.
A shorter version of Cold played to great acclaim on the 2011 REEL ROCK Tour, and is featured on that DVD here. Due to popular demand, we are offering an exclusive download of the full-length original cut of Cold, along with an insightful behind the scenes with Richards, Director Anson Fogel and others who brought this once-in-a-lifetime film together. Run Time: 19 minutes plus 8 minutes of Extras.
The Sharp End (2008)
Enter the danger zone with the worlds' best climbers, including Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Lisa Rands, Chris McNamara, Ammon McNeely, Renan Ozturk, Cedar Wright and others, as they push the barriers of free soloing, high-ball bouldering, hard trad climbing, extreme big-wall aid, wingsuit BASE flying, high lining and tower jumping in the wildest spots on earth. The Sharp End has won more awards than any of our films.
King Lines (2007)
The best-selling climbing film of all time. Follow Chris Sharma on his ultimate global quest to redefine the possible in the vertical world. Includes his first ascent of Es Pontas, the still-unrepeated Mediterranean deep-sea arch. Co-produced by Sender Films and Big UP Productions.
First Ascent (2006)
The classic film that inspired the National Geographic Series. Join a global quest with world-class climbers in pursuit of the ultimate goal: the first ascent. Featuring Dean Potter, Timmy O'Neill, Sonnie Trotter, and the amazing Didier Berthod on his quest for the first ascent of the Cobra Crack.
Front Range Freaks (2003)
Join the bold, cutting-edge and completely out there climbers who haunt Colorado's Front Range. From the late, great free-solo guru Derek Hersey, to the climbing canine Biskit and the urban ape Timmy O'Neill, Front Range Freaks showcases climbing like you have never seen it before.
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