This is the first DVD I’ve ever bought for myself. I’d only seen the trailer, but it hooked me. I don’t regret it. The movie is well filmed, and pulls off a remarkable trick: it manages to scorn sport climbing without being at all pretentious. Make no mistake, this is about first ascents of TRAD and SOLO routes – the only bolts featured are those that have been chopped. I don’t care, I don’t aspire to first ascents of any kind of route at any level of difficulty, but it sure is fun to watch these guys groping up the gnarliest 5.14 cracks imaginable, placing their own gear as they go. It’s gut wrenching to observe, especially the falls, but also supremely beautiful and satisfying.