posted by dpm on 05/04/2009

For the last several years, Brian Solano has been jet setting around the world in his quest to capture the world's top climbing athletes. The fruits of his labor has culminated in his newest release, The Players.


The Players are the best American athletes of the modern rock-climbing era.  Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington, Daniel Woods, Lisa Rands, Joe Kinder, Alex Puccio, Chris Lindner, and Ethan Pringle each embody the progression of their sport.  This showcase of action-packed HD footage reveals each player's ability to make climbing at the pinnacle of their sport a daily routine.  Featuring all disciplines of climbing, this is your chance to witness the swagger behind each players' style and explore the lifestyles they are pioneering all across the globe. 

Highlights include...

  • Ethan Pringle on a 5.14 trad climbing spree in across Colorado's front range
  • Chris Lindner on a deep water soloing adventure in Vietnam
  • Emily Harrington sending 5.14 sport in China
  • Lisa Rands bouldering in South Africa
  • Chris Sharma tackling the Red River and New River Gorges
  • Dave Graham bouldering around the world, including his new V15 The Island in Fontainebleau
  • Alex Puccio pushing the limits of female bouldering in Colorado and Hueco Tanks
  • Daniel Woods circuiting the sandstone boulders of Moe's Valley, Utah
  • Joe Kinder exemplifies consistent performance at 5.14 on Kryptonite, Girl Talk, Zulu, and more

Check out the full screen HD trailer exclusively on DPM's HDTV, and check out to pre-order your copy of the DVD at 20% off.

The World Premier of The Players will be at the Dirty South Climbers Film Fest in Atlanta, Ga on May 15th!  This event is a fundraiser to purchase a portion of the cliffline at Steele, Alabama.

Date: Friday, May 15th

Time: 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Location: Wall Crawlers Gym, 1522 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga