Did you know the sport of rock climbing started out as a Fringe activity? Sender Films Valley Uprising – Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution gives us a first hand look at how the sport and culture of climbing came to be in the United States.
History of Rock Climbing in the US
“Climbing in those days was not a respectable activity to be doing, it was an outlaw activity”
Narrated by Peter Sarsgaard, Valley Uprising – Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution tells the story of climbing pioneers Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill and up and coming climbers like Dean Potter and Alex Honnold.