Text Box: The author of “Master of Rock,” Pat Ament, will be in the NY/NJ area to show his new film about John Gill ! 
Thursday, April 29, at 8pm—$10 admission
The Gravity Vault in Chatham, NJ.
Friday, April 30, 8pm—$10 admission
The Cliffs at Valhalla in Valhalla, NY.
Saturday, May 1, 8pm—free admission
the classic Rock And Snow in New Paltz, NY.
Monday, May 3rd, 8pm—$10 admission
Brooklyn Boulders in Brooklyn, NY.

Text Box: American Alpine Club President emeritus, Jim McCarthy, calls Pat Ament “The Poet Laureate of American climbing.”
Text Box: Jim Perrin, the leading British mountaineering writer, calls Pat, “One of American climbing’s great literary stylists. Multi-talented, in fact – Ament’s output as climber, musician, film-maker, writer, and poet has been distinguished and prodigious over four decades. At his best, Ament seems to me one of the most delicately gifted of all writers on the sport.” (Perrin’s biography of Don Whillans, ‘the Villain’)
Text Box: Dr. Jan Sacherer calls Pat’s new movie,  The Disciples of Gill, “A masterpiece!”
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John Gill was so far ahead of his time the best climbers of the day didn’t believe the stories they heard. Rumors had a man able to fly through air from one finger-hold to another. People came across small white chalk arrows drawn below impossible-looking faces of rock. The mysterious Gill moved through the forest of various climbing areas, leaving not only the chalk arrow but chalked holds up rock no one else could begin to ascend.

A competitive rope climber at the University of Georgia Tech, Gill could climb a rope to the top of a tall gym in 3.8 seconds. That’s faster than a normal person can pull a rope of that length through the hands. Gill taught himself the one-arm, one-finger pull-up and invented the one-arm front lever. He was not simply a show of strength, however. Along with balance and technique, Gill has always been a man of virtue and humility.

When Pat Ament, a university gymnast and pioneer boulderer himself, wrote the book “Master of Rock,” Gill’s Biography, the climbing community learned what it would take to reach the highest echelons of pure rock climbing and, at the same time, aspire to being – as Gill – the highest quality of person.  DON’T MISS THIS FILM !!!

THE EASTERN PREMIER OF PAT AMENT’S NEW FILM,
THE DISCIPLES OF GILL”


ARE YOU EDUCATED? DO YOU KNOW WHO JOHN GILL IS? HAVE YOU READ THE CLASSIC BOOK “MASTER OF ROCK?”

DO YOU KNOW WHO MORE OR LESS INVENTED AMERICAN BOULDERING AND WAS YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME?

… J O H N … G I L L

Click here for more about Pat Ament’s film, “The Disciples of Gill”


 

Later this May, the Gunks Climbers’ Coalition hopes that you will attend our big fundraising party for the management of the Rosendale Waterworks Bouldering Area acquisitionMay 22nd at Williams Lake, in Rosendale, NY.  Click here for party info.

 

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