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A documentary remembering the birth place of steep, hard sport climbing in the US and the people who made climbing the way it is now.
A documentary remembering the birth place of steep, hard sport climbing in the US and the people who made climbing the way it is now.
48 backers pledged $2,494 to help bring this project to life.

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In the late 80's and early 90's the United State climbing community hadn't been introduced to steep, hard sport climbing.  Utah locals Boone Speed, Jeff Pederson, Bill Boyle and others became fascinated with rock climbing at a young age and as their skills progressed they wanted to have harder climbing closer to home.  Rumors around Utah had declared American Fork Canyon as pure "choss", or basically un-climbable, until a friend showed them a line he found and bolted up American Fork. That route, now called “Black Magic”, was on bullet-proof limestone, previously thought not to exist up the canyon. This route was, and still is, a solid classic test piece which motivated them to develop the rest of American Fork Canyon and change the mind set of climbers everywhere.  

We want to document this story, as well as the countless others, to showcase these great climbing legends who introduced a movement which made sport climbing the way it is today.  We will be interviewing them as they recount their stories of developing the entire canyon.  We will share their epic experience by filming the locals who enjoy these climbs today.  We will also show newer areas/climbs that aren't in the current guidebook to promote the growth of our local crag.  We want to showcase the canyon and give the respect that these and all developers deserve.  

The funds that you donate will go to film festival fees, proper safety gear to capture the climbs, producing the final product, sound equipment, media storage, and promoting the film. 

The film won't come out till later this fall.  That is when you can get your downloads or copies of the DVD, but the other rewards can be sent out sooner. 

The movie will be available for digital download and DVD.  A portion of every sale will go to the Access Fund as well to Salt Lake Climbers Alliance.  These organizations help protect the climbing areas we all enjoy.

Film supported by:

Cairn Water Bottles
Cairn Water Bottles
Sterling Rope
Sterling Rope
Petzl
Petzl
Metolius Climbing
Metolius Climbing
Haven Climbing
Haven Climbing
The Access Fund
The Access Fund
Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

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    You will get a digital download of the film, your name in the credits as a backer of the movie, a personal thank you letter for your support and a Tamrac Zipshot pop out tripod! retails for $50.(Its perfect for hiking and backpacking, weights 9 oz)

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    New, Haven Climbing tear drop model chalk bags. They are the perfect depth and width and with vibrant color designs! Plus you will receive the previous rewards such as a download of the film, thank you letter, a sticker from our sponsors and your name in the credits as a backer of the film! Look on updates page to see the Haven chalk bag!

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    FOR BUSINESSES. You will get a product photo/video to use for your viral or commercial advertising. You can use it how you please on your social media site, website, or however you wish. We can also put your product in the film.

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    You name will be listed as Executive Producer. Your choice of one hour photo/video shoot (lifestyle portrait e.g. photos of you climbing, portrait, product, family etc.) Your product/business in the film (if you have a business), copy of film, plus a climbing T-shirt, climbing shoes, harness, chalk bag. locking beaner with belay device.

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