Student Union Theatre, University of Akron
303 Carroll St.
Akron, OH United States
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to the Ohio Climber's Coalition (OCC). Ticket prices include one entry in the prize raffle, additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the event.
Running time is 90 minutes with the gear raffle to follow. Show will start at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 so arrive early to get a good seat.
In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.” The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.
The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth.
The torch has been
passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and
triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.
Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century
of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.
After the film we will be raffling off some amazing prizes from our sponsors. Be sure to bring some cash to buy extra raffle tickets!