Video: Stone Locals — Rediscovering the Soul of Climbing

With a runtime of nearly one hour and 50 minutes, you’re going to want to settle in and get comfortable for this video. I promise it is worth it.

Presented by Patagonia, the film is called Stone Locals and it takes a look at the individuals who help keep the sport of rock climbing alive and well in the 21st century.

Over the years, the sport has evolved in some unique and unexpected ways (you can now train your finger grip by using a climbing hangboard!), but at its core, there have always been people on a grassroots level that have kept it alive and growing.

This wonderful documentary introduces us to some of those people, demonstrating why they are so important even as rock climbing grows to new levels of popularity.