We went to the 2009 Reel Rock Film Tour here in Jackson on Wednesday night.
Reel Rock is an annual film contest for the climbing community and the tour presents the winning films each year. "Progression" was the big film and it's just unbelievable. The featured climber in the movie is a guy named Chris Sharma. The movie follows him (and his incredibly-hot Spanish girlfriend who's also a great climber) around the world as he prepares to attempt a climb that is rated 5.15b - which in the ski world would equate to something about a hundred (or thousand?) times harder than Corbet's Couloir.
The scenery is incredible, but the strength, athleticism, determination, and passion of these climbers is something you have to see to believe. You watch as these guys and women make moves that are simply unworldly. Here's a link to the trailer (if I could figure out how to embed it, I would):
This film tour is hitting cities and towns all over the US and the rest of the world. I was gripped in my seat the entire time. I'd go see it again tonight if it was still playing. Just unbelievable.
Here's the tour schedule link.
If you see it, you will not regret it.