The Dawn Wall

The Dawn Wall

By Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2018-09-19
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Director: Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer
  • Production Company: Red Bull Media House
  • Production Country: Austria
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 6 Ratings


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?




  • Outstanding

    By Schwanh26
    Must watch for any adventure enthusiast!
  • Hmmmmm

    By 23602
  • Real Life Heroes

    By AndrewBisharat
    Love this film. These guys embody everything I love about climbing.
  • Snorefest...

    By tv com
    Time would be better spent watching paint dry. Whole story could have been told in two minutes. Ugggggghhhhh....soooooooo boring.
  • Well done

    By mikeOfTheYurt
    My wife (non-climber) and I (climber) both really enjoyed this. Storyline was well done and shots were awesome. Tommy and Kevin are always fun to watch. John Long provided some hilarious commentary. I will be rewatching this many times with my daughters.
  • Boring

    By Sleeepeepy
    This movie becomes tedious and boring. That is not to say the accomplishment is nothing but remarkable.
  • Great

    By TyrannosaurusC
    Great film.
  • Really Good Watch

    By Me ohhhh me ohhh
    Inspiring, surprising, suspenseful.
  • Amazing story and personalities

    By Leo Cuong Ngo
    Loved every minute of the movie. Can’t recommend this enough.
  • The Dawn Wall

    By Cinewear