Rock Climbing - Cascadia Adventure Film Festival

Climb On - Cascadia Adventure Film Festival

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CLIMB ON! Opening night.

Four great films highlighting the exciting and diverse world of rock climbing. | Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. | Event Starts: 7:00 p.m.

The Films:


Filmmaker Tara Kerzhner (Bend, OR) travels to China with professional climber Jonathan Siegrist to explore the unique culture, jaw dropping landscapes and world class climbing. READ MORE

In the mountains behind the sleepy coastal town of Powell River, BC, a small group of rock climbers has spent decades quietly pioneering routes on some of the largest granite walls in Canada. As the last stands of old-growth trees harboured in these valleys come under threat of logging, the climbing community faces the uncertain future of a place that has come to define their lives and legacies. READ MORE

Climbers love to talk about exposure, about vertical rock faces and sheer ridgelines and the experience of hundreds of feet of air underfoot. But what of the exposure that happens within? The inner dialogue and the battle with fear, expectations, and self? “Speak Softly to Me” is a short film and case study into the emotional and mental side of climbing. Akin to reading someone else’s journal or sneakily looking over their shoulder, the film invites you to take an honest and intimate peek into the headspace of climber having a not-so-sendy day. READ MORE

Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list… READ MORE

To bring you films and experiences from the Cascades and beyond, to enhance your appreciation for outdoor adventures, help you discover new places to explore, and inspire a sense of community for those who love to share and preserve the outdoors. For more information, email

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