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Valley Uprising film tells story of Yosemite Valley rock climbers 

Reel Rock Tour 9 presents film at Cal Poly Spanos Theatre October 2

Valley UprisingTickets are on sale now for the Thursday, Oct. 2 showing of Valley Uprising at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre. Now in its ninth year, the Reel Rock Film Tour will feature a special presentation of this highly-anticipated feature-length film, with proceeds benefiting SLO Op Climbing.

Some say the greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past 50 years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers from all walks of life to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land. Tickets to this special film showing are available at www.slo-opclimbing.org/events; proceeds benefit SLO Op Climbing, a non-profit bouldering gym.

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About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.

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