Friction Addiction came out in 2000. It is a film produced by Chuck Fryberger, Kurt Smith and Ben Scott. It details the bouldering at mount baldy / old baldy. The film follows local climbers as well as a group of strong climbers from Colorado. It was Chuck Fryberger and Ben Scotts second film after A Colorado Day Dream. Following in the classic Gill problems they also develop new problems at Rushmore and also feature two classic routes from the Needles.
Cast Includes: Chuck Fryberger, Kurt Smith, John Gill, Ben Scott, John Sherman, Elaina Arenz Smith, Amanda Tagloli , Brandon Tagloli, Mikel Cronin, Blake Workman, Heather Heynen, Sarah Marvez.
Areas Covered: Old Baldy / Mount Baldy, The Needles, Sylvan Lake, Iron Mountain, Wayward Valley, The Black Jack Pots, and Irie Heights.
THE SWITCH a film by Dan Dewell
The Switch was an unreleased bouldering video by Dan Dewell. It is a great film for the time and is one of the better films ever filmed on the black hills bouldering scene. With many difficult lines filmed and many new first ascents. The film follows the “Minnesota-Colorado” group as they go on a rampage of hard bouldering at Mount Rushmore. Unfortunately, this film again was never released to the general public and only a handful of people have access. I have had the pleasure of watching the full movie via Dan.
Climbers: Jim Merli, Justin Jaeger, Chuck Fryberger, Dan Dewell, Blake Workman, Matt Tschol, Andy Raether, Brian Camp, Alex Johnson
AREAS COVERED: Mount Baldy / Old Baldy , Breezy Point, Sawmill? Minnesota
Jim Merli sends Prow SDS V10 at Baldy video footage and all rights reserved @ Dan Dewell Productions
I Know Tecate V8 Mount Baldy video footage and all rights reserved @ Dan Dewell
Black Roughy V8 Mount Baldy video footage and all rights reserved @ Dan Dewell