As climbing videos go, this is beautiful: the character, the plot, the setting, the music, all contributing to a visual feast. Alex Honnold, free soloist extraordinaire, is always compelling to watch. Jimmy Chin, photographer and director, excels at providing the right amount of fear and awe and astonishment and wonder. (He’s also posted a behind-the-scenes peek on his blog.)
I won’t detract from the film by discussing Alex Honnold; he’s happiest off the ground and on the rock. There aren’t very many climbers who can do what he does…. so well.