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Trailer – Take it to the Limit

The recent trailer release for Gripped—and the sheer, unadulterated joy it brought us—got us wondering what other gems and misfit climbing films have come and gone over the years. Sure there are Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger... but what else?  And then we found this.

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Released in 2000, Take it to the Limit was a watershed moment in climbing cinema, as it really tried to show the outside world what rock climbing culture was all about: “A troubled teen (Leo Fitzpatrick) has been sent to his uncle’s wilderness home to be straightened out. But he only gets into more trouble when a pretty local girl (Gretel Roenfeldt) entices him into joining a group of death-defying rock climbers, who force him to Take it to the Limit!

In the years since its initial release, Take it to the Limit has wowed audiences near and far. One reviewer on IMDB.com called it “The Fast and the Furious III of rock climbing,” while another gushed, “This movie has it all: Top-roping outside, Top-roping in the gym, Cut-off shorts and sleeveless flannel shirts, Awesome climbing footage (some so good, you see it 2 or 3 times!), Bear and snake attacks.”