This year Bower Climbing Coalition is hosting Reel Rock 12 December 6 at the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane), a new and bigger venue for this popular climbing film festival that has sold out in recent years. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All proceeds support the Bower Climbing Coalition’s efforts to maintain, preserve, and expand Inland Northwest climbing. Food and beverages for this year’s event include Perry Street Brewing and Crate Street Food.
This jaw-dropping climbing film festival is one of the greatest climbing film series traveling across North America. This year, Reel Rock features four unbelievable films titled “Break On Through,” “Above The Sea,” “Safety Third,” and “Stumped.” Year after year, Reel Rock delivers heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. However, this year is extra special.
Reel Rock 12 features Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep-water soloing stage; and the film “Stumped.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. Only seeing is believing. //