Reel Rock 9: Valley Uprising

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We will be hosting Reel Rock 9: Valley Uprising on Tuesday, September 30th in Annenberg Auditorium. The show will start at 7:00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. Buy your tickets at the door first come, first serve. Free with renewal or purchase of Alpine Club membership for 2014/2015 school year ($20 annual membership rate), $10 for non-member Stanford affiliates (current Stanford ID required), $20 for all others. Come join us in watching an awesome documentary, and celebrating our local crag that is Yosemite National Park!



Here's what the producers at Reel Rock have to say about the film (more info at


In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.”

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 the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land. 


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