Last year saw two movies released about rock climbing El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. They were Free Solo, which profiled free soloist Alex Honnold, and The Dawn Wall, which focused on professional rock climber Tommy Caldwell’s quest to put up a new route on El Capitan.
Both films were released in theaters around the same time, which had the side effect that Free Solo kind of drowned out The Dawn Wall.
Now though, The Dawn Wall is available to watch on Netflix, which hopefully means more people will soon see it. It’s a better pure climbing film than Free Solo, although both movies are clearly trying to be different things.
Watch the Dawn Wall on Netflix, or read Tommy Caldwell’s memoir, The Push, here.