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I am looking for movies that are about climbing or have climbing scenes in them?
Alien vs. Predetor
Cliff Hanger
K2
Vertical Limit
Seven Years in Tibet
Eiger Sanction
Failure to Launch
For your Eyes Only (James Bond)
Third Man on the Mountain

I know there are a ton out there and I need MP'ers Help finding them.
Sunny-D
From SLC, Utah
Joined Aug 2, 2006
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Administrator
Dec 1, 2009
The Descent has some climbing in it. Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
3,715 points
Dec 1, 2009
Take It To The Limit. Possibly the worst movie I have watched, this cinematic excretion redefines cheesy, and takes toproping to new heights of ridiculous.

imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi14...
Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Joined May 18, 2002
215 points
Dec 1, 2009
The Mountain. Cool movie to watch... much better than the standard crap about climbing. Although Eiger Sanction was cool too. Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
115 points
Dec 1, 2009
Mission Impossible 2 has a (free-solo) climbing scene at the beginning. Daniel Trugman
From La Jolla, CA
Joined Oct 14, 2007
1,205 points
Dec 1, 2009
Star Trek!! Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Dec 1, 2009
Jeremy Monahan wrote:
Take It To The Limit. Possibly the worst movie I have watched, this cinematic excretion redefines cheesy, and takes toproping to new heights of ridiculous. imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi14...



Seriously, that's a real movie? WTF!

"Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro."

My guess would be because of your post!
Adam Block
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jul 5, 2008
1,155 points
Dec 1, 2009
Scrapple has some great scenes of climbing on the Ophir Wall outside Telluride. One of the best mountain culture movies ever. Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 6, 2005
10 points
Dec 1, 2009
Double Jeopardy....several movies took that name, but this one has I think a Judd sister in it. Opening scenes with a dumbass climbing disaster again....and then they stole the same idea for Vertical Limit a couple years later. Must be hard to find original material when it comes to a hollywood climbing movie.
AND you can't forget the awesome episode of Seinfeld where George and Kramer go rock climbing. Kramer in lycra, that's worth it alone.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Dec 1, 2009
Axe
The Descent
Wrong Turn
North by Northwest
The Princess Bride
The Good Son
Deliverance
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Touching the Void
The White Tower
High Conquest
The Challenge
Scream of Stone
Tristan und Isolde
The Golden Compass
Storm and Sorrow
Summer of Storms
The Bat
A breed Apart
Shoot to Kill
Saftey Last
The Mission
The Mountain
Guns of Navarone
Seven Years in Tibet
John Bradbury
Joined Mar 16, 2007
55 points
Dec 1, 2009
Deliverance

Mr. and Mrs. Smith - Angelina Jolie shows how EXTREEM she is by rock climbing on her "vacation"
Mark Cushman
From Cumming, GA
Joined Sep 4, 2006
805 points
Dec 1, 2009
Pretty sweet climbing by Matthew Mcconaughey in Failure to Launch. Lol. Aimee Bates
Joined Sep 13, 2008
30 points
Dec 1, 2009
nobody mentioned "Everest"
(not the documentary, the one with William Shatner and the guy from 90210)
James Beissel
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 8, 2004
495 points
Dec 1, 2009
One other bond movie when he is buildering in Vegas with a gun that shoots pitons. Forgot the title. Jim Gloeckler
From Denver, Colo.
Joined Jul 7, 2004
20 points
Dec 1, 2009
"Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein", by Herzog no less.

Strange movie; not great. If it hadn't been 11:00 pm in Nipigon in March I probably would have tried to find something better to do. Lots of great footage of Stefan Glowacz soloing though. imdb.com/title/tt0102855/plots...
Jerry W
From Rapid City, SD
Joined May 3, 2006
35 points
Dec 1, 2009
The White Hell of Pitz Palu

The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
Chris Wenker
From Santa Fe
Joined Dec 21, 2007
1,855 points
Dec 1, 2009
'Five Days One Summer'

imdb.com/title/tt0083947/

The only one i could think of that hasn't been listed. (Which Bond movie has the climbing scenes on the conglomerate towers in Greece?)

...except for maybe 'Alive' and 'Seven Years in Tibet' and 'Nordwand'

'The Mountain' is a classic (and it teaches you to use gloves while hip belaying).
KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
Joined Mar 22, 2006
55 points
Dec 1, 2009
The Cave - Trad leading underground, and I can't remember, but there might even be ice climbing, too. Oh, and mutated Spetznaz devil creatures. cjdrover Drover
From Watertown, MA
Joined Feb 18, 2009
240 points
Dec 1, 2009
300

I saw an episode of MacGyver where he uses tent stakes for petons! Awesome.
J mac
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 8, 2008
15 points
Dec 1, 2009
Fever Pitch

imdb.com/title/tt0332047/
Jeremy H
Joined Jul 25, 2007
250 points
Dec 1, 2009
Anything with Ron Jeremy. I have climbed sport routes shorter than that. R. Moran
From Moab , UT
Joined Mar 18, 2009
0 points
Dec 1, 2009
K2 is the only movie I have seen where the climbing is really well done. If you haven't seen it go watch it now. It is about the first two americans to climb K2. Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Jul 3, 2007
90 points
Dec 1, 2009
Sunny,

Does it need to be humans? Cause Frodo and Gollum do some climbing in the Lord of the Rings. The second installment if I remember correctly.
It looked mostly like 4th class stuff, but I've heard that Gollum could pull down some numbers when he roped up.
Rock Climbing Photo: gollum on lead
gollum on lead
Jim Sweeney
Joined Aug 27, 2006
0 points
Dec 1, 2009
Dave Cummings wrote:
K2 is the only movie I have seen where the climbing is really well done. If you haven't seen it go watch it now. It is about the first two americans to climb K2.

?? K2 the well known hollywood movie, or some climbing film/ documentary? The hollywood one is well known, and based on a 2 man one act play from about 3 years before the film. It mainly focused on the inner thoughts, lives of the 2 climbers in their struggle to survive afer a fall and injury. Even the on stage version had realism, where they created a 40 ft. high awesome styro 'ice wall to climb and the actors did real climbing with real gear. Often they called in local climbers to check for realism or gear loans to create the scene. I helped in such a way with a local Jr.college who presented K2 in their programs one year.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Dec 1, 2009
White Water Summer imdb.com/title/tt0094318/ Chase Roskos
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 3, 2008
35 points
Dec 1, 2009
Chris Drover wrote:
The Cave - Trad leading underground, and I can't remember, but there might even be ice climbing, too. Oh, and mutated Spetznaz devil creatures.


That was The Descent, already mentioned. The trad climb scene looks to me as an actual "pitch", albeit in a cave over an abyss. Best depiction of rock climbing in a commercial flick.

The cave demons are a metaphor for sport climbers, btw.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
210 points


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