Last Thursday, some 1,800 people came out for the premiere of the sixth annual Reel Rock Tour at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado. The tour is always popular, but this year, the atmosphere outside the premiere was more like a rock concert than a rock climbing show, complete with ticket scalpers and a round-the-block line.
This year's lineup consists of six standalone shorts on subjects ranging from ice climbing (Ice Revolution) to big walls (Race for the Nose and Project Dawn Wall). It's also the first to feature a film produced by an outside company, Cold, a raw, moody chronicle of the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II. Notably absent is Chris Sharma, who, for the first time in Reel Rock's history, doesn't appear in any of the films.