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The Dawn Wall

2017 . Documentary, Adventure . 1h 41m

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Everyone

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About the movie

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In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit.

Actors:

Tommy Caldwell, John Branch, Kevin Jorgeson

Director:

Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer

Rated:

Not Rated

Language:

English

Release:

01 Nov 2017

Reviews

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Sam Howard

3 weeks ago

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I think Free Solo is better, just because I find Alex Honnold such a fascinating character. But I watched this prior to Free Solo and it is an incredible story.

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Ryan Liffey

3 weeks ago

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Tommy Caldwell is a different level. I’m not into climbing and only watched this because of the recommendations but honestly the guy is ridiculous. Definitely worth a watch.

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Karl Girling

3 weeks ago

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Great film. As films about climbing el capitan go, this is up there in the top two. Better than free solo

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Patrick Sharkey

3 weeks ago

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Amazing film. Tommy Caldwell’s life story is an incredible tale in itself and his attempt shown here on El Capitans Dawn Wall is compelling. Whereas Free Solo is about doing something very hard perfectly once this film is about attempting something near impossible again and again.

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Morten V Schroeder image

7 months ago

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What a fantastic documentary! Breathtaking scenery but most importantly, EXCELLENT storytelling that’s really easy to follow and build up the character gallery as the story progresses. I think I like this one more than Free Solo because it has a better morale and a really awesome surprise towards the end! Also prefer that you are not afraid of him falling off the cliff and into death every single minute 😬

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

11 months ago

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Beautiful documentary about the challenge of ascending The Cap. If you liked Free Solo, you will like this.

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Naomi Nickerson

11 months ago

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I loved this. Just as amazing as free solo, but much more of a story and journey that goes along with it.

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Annie Spencer image

1 year ago

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Really like free solo - with ropes this time but no less dramatic. Beautiful views and insight into climbing life, living on ledges. Great recommendation from @NaomiNickerson. Really recommend!!