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 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 12 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?




  • Incredible

    By Oceanside2013
    This movie is truly incredible. Through all the hardships, he fought and was determined to make his mark. Both are amazing athletes!
  • Outstanding

    By Ordinary citzen
    A wonderful story of commitment and resilience that happens to involve climbing. You dont have to be a climber to appreciate the dedication and focus required to accomplish what Tommy and Kevin did. Great cinematography from some of the best film makers in the industry.
  • Fantastic

    By RickdeV
    Such awe for these guys
  • High Climber!

    By Disgruntled Fox Fan
    Fantastic documentary! The storyline and cinematography will keep even the toughest audiences entertained. Invest your time here.
  • Good stuff

    By Pottsburg
    Great story, the cinematography set the bar high. Hits on all the emotions.
  • Best, most complete climbing documentary I’ve seen in a while

    By m_cheung_
    It’s tough for climbing documentaries to make it into the mainstream. This one gets it right. It provides enough context and background for non-climbers to understand Tommy’s life, and also includes enough technical details to satisfy climbers. Great camera work, explanatory graphics, and just an excellent story overall.
  • You can't make this stuff up

    By Abbottsford
    I can sort of recall this climb being in the news, but had no idea about the kidnapping. The drama, and humor, here aren't only in the athletic feat. The twist at the very end is a zinger.
  • amazing

    By Tractorboy89
    these 2 guys are freaking amazing great job idk how anyone does this i can barely stand being 20 feet above the ground and these guys are 1000 ft chilling like its nothing fantastic film
  • Great ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    By madi patty pants
    Well this is the best movie I’ve ever seen other than a adrift you guys should watch that movie really good but they really are incredible the people who are climbing to Rock wall must be scared out of their minds
  • Outstanding

    By Schwanh26
    Must watch for any adventure enthusiast!