In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall.
Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?
Slidell Rocks will be closing at 7:30pm on January 12th for Movie Night. We will be accepting donations to benefit our friends at Aqua Share, a non-profit organization that drills fresh water wells for the villages in Cambodia. Please visit www.everydropcounts.us to see all the awesome work they have been doing.
Our hope is to get our great climbing community together for a day of climbing, and another epic movie and to raise money for a great cause. Chill's - Slidell is on board for this fundraiser and this is how they are going to help. On Monday, January 14, eat at the Chili's in Slidell, mention the Slidell Rocks fundraiser or Aqua Share and 10% of your ticket will be donated. It's that simple...
So here is how it works: Come in to climb January 12th until 7:30pm and stay for the movie - The Dawn Wall. We will be closed for climbing so if you are of age, BYOB. Our concession stand will also be open for some refreshments.
Date:: January 12th
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