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 is a Staff Writer at GearJunkie.

Austin has been writing about climbing, hiking, and snow sports for 5 years.

Prior to that, Austin worked as a rock climbing guide for an adaptive recreation organization.

Based in Wyoming, Austin enjoys hiking in quiet areas, recording observations as drawings, and looking for new (old) rocks to climb.

 

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