in its third year Posing Productions' Brit Rock Film Tour is fast becoming one
of the main adventure film programmes to screen in venues around the UK and the
rest of the world. Brit Rock is set apart from the other tours as it focuses
solely on climbing, and features home talent on British rock.
UK has arguably the richest climbing history and one of the strongest ethical
codes of conduct in the world; Brit Rock is quite literally a no-nonsense
celebration of this richness.
on November the 18th at Kendal Mountain Festival, the biggest adventure film
festival of them all, you are invited to host a screening of this year's tour
at your own venue any time after the 18th Nov.
Brit Rock Tour’s main feature for 2016 is the cinematic spectacular revelling
in the UK’s golden age of bouldering ‘Blocheads’ premiering at the Kendal
Mountain Festival, 18th Nov.
before have there been so many indoor walls; so many climbers obsessed with
training; so many beasts of superhuman strength. That talent is not going to
waste. We follow the fearsomely strong Blocheads as they quest for new
lines and push the limits of human ability. It’s a story of
adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for
history too – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of
fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first
recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of bouldering as a
sport, something happened while the traditional climbers weren’t
watching. There has been a movement in the force.
tell the story of the UK’s first outdoor boulder comp, an up-yours to the
establishment organised by 70’s developer Jerry Peel. We learn about the
Godfather John Gill, and how he influenced a young Jerry Moffatt, the first of
a new wave of rockstars who helped shape the modern world of bouldering.
includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-erasing
highballs. Sumptuous production. Historical garnish. Anarchy. Daft bits.
Awesome bits. Watch it.
superstar line-up includes:
Varian, Ned Feehally, Jerry Moffat, Michaela Tracy, Alex Waterhouse and many
takes us on a tour around some of the UK's finest bouldering venues. There are
classic locations in the South-West, the Lakes, North Wales, Scotland, The Peak
District, Yorkshire and the North-East. And there’s a look at some of the
country's newest areas with Murlough Bay at Fairhead in Northern Ireland.
and filmed by Alastair Lee
Coxsey goes Crack Climbing
Coxsey’s iron grip has seen her demolish the competition to become IFSC
Bouldering World Cup Champion, power up 8b+ outside, join the Redbull Team,
become a BMC ambassador and – incredibly – be awarded an MBE for services
to crushing. But what happens when the queen of British bouldering is
faced with a brutal gritstone crack? We teamed her up with Wide Boy Pete
Whittaker to find out.
BMC TV production by Nick Brown.
superb short climbing film exploring James Pearson’s recent ascent of the
infamous ‘Quarryman’. 30 years after the first ascent why is this route still
such a coveted tick? Included interviews with Johnny Dawes and archive footage
of the original ascent and the actual quarrymen who formed the route.
Film by Neil Hart.