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CityROCK Climbing Film Festival

Climbing Film Festival

Once in a while, a really great climbing film comes along that just has to be watched on big screen. So this year we have not just 1, but 4 mind-blowing, sweaty palms climbing films that are out there on the international circuit; and we’ll be showing them at South Africa’s first Climbing Film Festival!

Watch Free Solo, The Dawn Wall, Reel Rock 13 and Drama on Mt. Kenya on the big screen at Sterkinekor Sandton City and Cavendish Square!

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s

most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.


In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.


REEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the cutting edge of climbing with four new films. Featuring Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more.


Reinhold Messner submitted his first directorial work. “Still Alive” is a captivating documentary drama that reviews a legendary rescue operation in 1970 on Mount Kenya in Africa.


Tickets will go on sale at on Saturday, 20 October at 10 am. For screening times and details visit

See you at the big screen!

The CityROCK Team


  1. Hi Sherissa.

    Can you add to the web site somewhere:

    MCSA members get 50% discount off “Drama on Mt Kenya” and RRT13 film tickets!
    Purchase your discounted tickets at your Cape Town or Johannesburg CityROCK gym, please bring your MCSA card.

    Saturday Night Cavendish 8:15 pm screening totally sold out, Ster Kinekor just added a 2nd parallel screening (Cine 4), check their web site carefully. About 20 seats remaining.

    – Robert

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