Vertical Life 3

Special Screening
Sunday April 23rd @ 2:30pm
Doors and concessions open at 2pm

Documentary Shorts | 105 min
Not Rated
Presented in collaboration with BIG ISLAND CLIMBING

Tickets Available Now:
$10 General Admission;
$9 Seniors, Students, Veterans (with ID)
Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Series Synopsis: Vertical Life Climbing Film Tour (VLFT3) is in its third year and again brings the best of Australian vertical adventures to the globe while showcasing the best of the globe back home in Australia. From untold stories, unsung heroes and the faces we’ve come to know and love in climbing – the Vertical Life Film Tour has something for everyone.

From its humble beginnings created by the team behind Vertical Life Magazine, the tour was conceived to bring inspiration to worldwide climbing communities while outdoor adventure was limited – growing into a globally successful film tour since. In 2022 we will again showcase incredible climbing and phenomenal storytelling in settings that inspire the adventure community to connect. Driven by the passion to tell the stories of climbers across the world and our love for the global climbing community, the tour will commence in November 2022 with a premiere at the Beta22′ Climbing Festival in Australia.

2022 Film Line Up


In scaling rocks by the hardest routes, boulderers seek to escape gravity in an endless quest to achieve
weightlessness and momentarily leave the world behind. MIDAIR is a metaphysical bouldering film
starring the UK’s best all-round climber, Jim Pope. Filmed in iconic Lake District locations and set to a
pumping techno soundtrack.
Director: Louis-Jack

Everyday Climbers – Pablo

Pablo, a young Belgian climber, is biking through France in the winter, looking for the best 8A route of the
Director: Florent Quint


Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus,
dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of
vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor
advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a
Director: Palmer Morse

Seven 7 Seven

Seven hundred and seventy seven meters. The bizarre number that measures a gap between two cliffs.
In March 2021, a group of dirty and like minded individuals came together to break the Australian record
for longest line rigged and bridge this 777m gap. Heartfelt and soulful, Divya Gordon and Ali Vann give
you a glimpse into what it is like to be part of the Australian highlining community and what it means to
Director: Divya Gordon, Ali Vann

The Process

Tom Randall is a world class crack climber. He is also a terrible runner, which is why his latest challenge
seems like an odd choice. He decided to link up two of the Lake District’s biggest and toughest endurance
challenges, the Bob Graham Round and The Classic Rock challenge into one hellish 24 hour mad dash.
A funny, honest, genuine and heartfelt story.
Director: Matt Pycroft


Having spent her teenage years in hospital, Grace finds healing in the climbing community.
Director: Sandro Gromen-Hayes

Route Setters

Short sport documentary film about route settings in Hong Kong’s indoor climbing gym
Director: Tony Cheung


Australian Climber Zac Vertrees is at home on the Dogface climbing Gigantor, a route first aid climbed in
1967. Zac freed the route in 2005, yet it has not seen a second free ascent since. 15 years later he
returns to re-climb it and finds it tougher than ever before. The Dogface is notoriously scary, gear can
pop, rusty bolts snap by hand and the climbing is always a sandy affair.
Director: Ben Sanford