published Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Reel Rocks 7 Film Tour

The Reel Rock 7 film tour will stop Friday, Feb. 15, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center auditorium.

Reel Rock 7 features four films.

• “Dura, Dura” focuses on the “king” of sport climbing, Chris Sharma, who has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain, and his battle for dominance against a Czech wunderkind, 19-year-old Adam Ondra, who has come to Sharma’s home turf to take the torch.

• “Shark’s Fin” chronicles legendary alpinist Conrad Anker’s 20-year obsession with The Shark’s Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310-meter Mount Meru in Indian.

• “Wide Boys” examines the counter-culture of rough-and-tumble characters of American off-width climbing who aren’t afraid to bleed their way up a route.

• “Honnold 3.0” spotlights Alex Honnold, known as the boldest solo climber of his generation. In what may be his biggest adventure yet, he balances ambition with self-preservation as he climbs Mount Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in under 19 hours.

Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance online at www.imathlete.com/events/reelrock7.

Proceeds benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving climbing access in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas. For information, go to www.seclimbers.org.

For information about the event, contact promoter Garry Harrington at gharrington3165@hotmail.com or 603-209-5010.

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