Rock/Creek Outfitters and Marmot are proud to present Tommy Caldwell & Beth Rodden Caldwell’s “The First Couple of Rock.” The movie and slideshow will take place at Rock/Creek Outfitters’ Tremont Street location in Downtown Chattanooga, TN. The show starts 7:30 PM, Friday, December 1, 2006.
Come join us for this exciting movie; there will be a poster signing after the show. Here’s what Beth & Tommy’s Web site has to say about the film:
“From stories of ‘first dates’ while sleeping on El Capitan, to learning about the sacrifice and dedication it takes to complete one of the hardest rock climbing rouetes in the world, ‘The First Couple of Rock’ is a one-of-a-kind show profiling the lives of Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell. Using a mixture of stunning video and dramatic still images, the show follows the recently married couple over the course of a few months for a glimpse into the life of professional climibng.
With extensive interviews from Beth and Tommy as well as family and friends, we learn what it takes to push the limits of climbing (including Tommy’s secret ingredient) and are inspired by the incredible story they tell along the way. Whether working their latest free route on El Capitan, training on 5.13 and 5.14 routes, or simply taking care of business and relaxing at home, ‘The First Couple of Rock’ offers an intimate look into the lives of this amazing pair of climbers.
The newest addition to video takes place at Smith Rock, OR. Watch Beth establisht the hardest climb by an American woman, The Optimist 5.14b, and Tommy quickly finish up some Smith Rock projects. Big Up Productions was there to capture the historical ascents.”
To read more and see preview clips from the movie, check out Beth & Tommy’s Web site.
Latest updates on the Triple Crown:
- Indoor Difficulty & Dyno Comp (Benefits Habitat for Humanity): December 3, 2006.
- 2006 Hound Ears Results & Report from Chad Wykle.
- Hound Ears Photos from Daniel Bryack on Flickr.
- New to bouldering? Check out our Bouldering Gear Guide.
- Read more climbing articles & information on RockCreek.com.
Triple Crown Mission Statement:
The goal of the Triple Crown is twofold. First and foremost, the mission is to raise funds for two organizations dedicated to maintaining climbers’ access: the Southeastern Climbers’ Coalition and The Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. These two organizations have been instrumental in the acquisition of land for the climbing community, in a region that is riddled with access issues. Secondly, this unique event will once again provide a tremendous opportunity for vendors to promote the sport of bouldering, which has quickly become the focus of the ever growing climbing community.
ClimbingGear.com has been a proud sponsor of the Triple Crown for several years and looks forward to helping making this the best competition yet. Participants can register for the event as a series or for any of the individual comps. For detailed information the event and registration, visit the Triple Crown Web site. Register as early as possible, as space is limited and this event fills up fast!
To support climbing access directly, visit the Access Fund Web site.