Seventeen mountains, 35 miles and 20,000 ft of achieve in Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park feels like a enjoyable journey for a rare week, however two well-known climbers accomplished the route in only a day and a half, and their journey is a part of a movie tour premiering on the finish of the month.
In case you’re in any respect conversant in the climbing world, and even in case you aren’t, you most likely acknowledge the names Alex Honnold, of Las Vegas, and Tommy Caldwell, of Estes Park. In July 2020, the duo accomplished what Caldwell dubbed the Continental Divide Final Linkup in RMNP. The CDUL — “pronounced cuddle for the way we warmed up in the midst of the evening,” Caldwell wrote on Instagram — is a large linkup of 17 iconic peaks within the park.
The documentary, appropriately known as “CUDDLE,” is a part of a climbing movie tour known as Reel Rock 16, which debuts on March 24-27. It options 4 movies. The go prices $25 to see all 4 or $95 for an annual bundle. As soon as bought, you possibly can watch on Apple TV, Roku or your cellphone.
Reel Rock presents new climbing movies yearly in additional than 40 international locations.
“We produce movies that commemorate the human facet behind our sport’s nice adventures,” its web site reads.
You’ll be able to watch the trailer for “CUDDLE” under.
Honnold and Caldwell’s journey began at Mount Meeker (13,911 ft) and went on to Longs Peak (14,255 ft), Pagoda (13,497 ft), Spearhead (12,575 ft), Chiefs Head (13,597 ft), Mount Alice (13,310 ft), Arrowhead (12,645 ft), McHenry’s Peak (13,327 ft), Powell Peak (13,208 ft), Taylor Peak (13,153 ft), Petit Grepon (12,000 ft), Sharkstooth (12,630 ft), The Saber (12,000 ft), Otis Peak (12,486 ft), Hallett Peak (12,713 ft), Flattop Mountain (12,223 ft) and ended at Notchtop Mountain (12,129 ft).
In his Instagram account, Caldwell admitted they made a couple of errors alongside the best way. They missed a help drop-off and ended up touring by the evening in shorts, utilizing their telephones beneath their hats as headlamps as they climbed at 13,000 ft amid howling winds.
“No meals, no headlamps, no pants,” Honnold stated within the documentary trailer.
“I assume my want for a character-building expertise paid off,” Caldwell wrote on Instagram.
Within the trailer, Honnold notes that he and Caldwell have had many climbing adventures earlier than.
“Tommy and I’ve executed sufficient issues collectively. They’re all horrible or they’re all superb, relying on the way you have a look at it,” he stated, smiling.
Honnold and Caldwell stated the concept to climb and run CUDL got here from Adam Stack, Caldwell’s childhood finest good friend. Stack helped the duo climbers with resupplying after they missed the help drop-off.