Wampler's Ascent
Wampler's Ascent (2013)

Wampler's Ascent documents Steve Wampler as he attempts to become the first person with a disability to climb the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in Yosemite National Park. 20,000 pull-ups, 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 30, 2013
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David DeWitt
New York Times

At ... moments, the tension and pressure are palpable. It's then, as nature documentary and inspirational device, that "Wampler's Ascent" finds its power.

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tt stern-enzi
Cincinnati CityBeat

Wampler's Ascent dares to show us a life well-lived in the hope that it might take us higher. Climb aboard.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

A stirring film that's part documentary, and part promotional tool.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

Stephen is often authentically moving, but on the ground, a manufactured awareness that this is all being filmed - along with a treacly score - mars the feel-good atmosphere.

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