The Continuum Project: Zion

Posted on: June 1, 2010


Long-time climbing partners Rob Pizem and Mike Anderson are the most prolific free climbers in the history of Zion National Park. This film documents their latest free climb—Shake That Bear (5.12+ R, 11 pitches) on Mt. Kinesava, which involves seven pitches of 5.12 climbing—all just in time for the sun to set. The route climbs through a near-impossible roof and two 5.12 pitches of runout offwidth and chimney climbing.

This video short is part of The Continuum Project, a new film by Chris Alstrin. Download the film or buy the DVD for the full story of Mike and Rob's antics on Shake That Bear.

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The Continuum Project follows some of the world's best climbing talent around the globe. Check out the full trailer here.

The film extends the focus of Higher Ground to gain new perspective on the motivations and courage of some of the world's top climbers.

This Zion short is the last installment of six shorts by filmmaker Chris Alstrin—available only on Alpinist.com—that give a taste of his new film. Check out the other five short films that include a new route on Kwangde Shar (6093m) in Nepal's Khumbu Himal, Guy Lacelle on a 180-meter WI6 free solo, Jon Walsh and Ian Welsted's adventures at Icefall Brook, a locals' tour of sport climbing at Lion's Head in Ontario and a trip up Elephant's Perch with Sarah Watson and Majka Burhardt.

Still looking for more? Watch more of Alstrin's work by visiting Alpinist TV or the links below. Alstrin's films can be purchased at www.alstrinfilms.com. For a limited time, get a free copy of Luxury Liner when you buy The Continuum Project.

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