Upcoming Film ‘The Wall – Climb for Gold’ Documents Climbing’s Olympic Debut

‘The Wall – Climb for Gold’ follows Janja Garnbret, Shauna Coxsey, Brooke Raboutou, and Miho Nonaka for 2 full years as they prepared to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Though spectators experienced climbing’s Olympic debut in the form of a brief televised segment, the competitors navigated a long and complex route to get there.

For the athletes highlighted in “The Wall,” qualifying for the Olympics required a grueling, multiyear cycle of training and competition. The pandemic threw an additional wrench into the process, postponing the games for a full year.

Windfall Films produced the adidas-backed film, and Nick Hardie (of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive“) directed.

“The Wall” is expected to premiere online on January 18, 2022.

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Austin Beck-Doss has been writing about climbing, hiking, and snowsports for five years. Prior to that, Austin worked as a rock climbing guide for an adaptive recreation organization. Now based in Wyoming, Austin enjoys hiking through the limestone hills, recording observations as drawings, and looking for new (old) rocks to climb.

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