August 30, 2011
Outdoor Programs hosts the 6th annual REEL ROCK Film Tour

On Thursday, September 15 Lees-McRae College Outdoor Programs will host the sixth annual REEL ROCK Film Tour at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center at Lees-McRae College.

"We are so excited to be hosting this awesome film tour at Lees-McRae again this year!" said Dee Thomas, director of outdoor programs at Lees-McRae. "We encourage everyone to come early and visit the information booths for product demos."

The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. REEL ROCK shows are exciting events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Prize giveaways, appearances by top climbers, and fundraising for non-profit organizations always add to the fun and community of REEL ROCK events.

For the sixth annual film tour, co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions are taking audiences to the edge of what's possible. From climbing the world's most difficult frozen falls, to the hardest big wall free climb and crazed highline antics, these heart pounding tales of superhuman skills will leave audiences wanting more.

REEL ROCK founders Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer have been producing and directing climbing and adventure films for over a decade, with devoted audiences around the world. Their work has been featured on NBC, NPR, and The New York Times, and has won a Sports Emmy Award, plus dozens of awards at international film festivals.

After organizing small tours for their individual film releases, Lowell and Mortimer realized the huge demand for exciting live events in the outdoors community and combined forces to create The REEL ROCK Film Tour in 2006.

In 2010, REEL ROCK screened in over 200 locations world-wide, drew over 55,000 audience members, raised over $15,000 for non-profits, partnered with more than 150 retailers, university outing clubs and climbing gyms, and won copious media coverage and critical praise.

This event cost $7.00 at the door and will be a benefit for the Carolina Climbers Coalition and the Lees-McRae College Climbing Team. The doors open at 7:30 so come early for climbing information booth and equipment demos.

For more information please contact Dee Thomas at (828) 898-8810 or Learn more about the Reel Rock Film Tour at

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