Cheyne Lempe, Mikey Schaefer (Director), Monika McClure (Producer) | 2020 | 71 min.
2021 Official Selection
Climbing has always been more than just a sport. It’s provided a way of life and a makeshift family to misfits who share a calling. But recently the sport has breached the mainstream. State-of-the-art gyms are popping up in major cities all over the world, crags are more crowded than ever, and a climbing film won an Oscar. As the sport grapples with its growing popularity, the people who anchor its core and community have more responsibility than ever. They’re the people who mentor, support and inspire others, listening and learning as much as they teach. This film tells the stories of five of these anchors, the Stone Locals who keep the soul of climbing and nurture it as the sport evolves.