June 3

The Alpinist
Friday, June 3, 2022

7:00 p.m.
Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main Street, Concrete WA

The Alpinist takes cinema-goers to new heights. The new documentary will bring you to some of the highest points the globe has to offer, following a young and free-spirited climber as he treks on some of his most ambitious journeys yet. It’s best to watch The Alpinist with someone who will let you squeeze their arm the whole time.

Fans of Free Solo, this movie was made for you. The Alpinist follows 23-year-old mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc, who enjoys completing treks alone and completely out of the limelight. That is until he’s picked up by two documentary filmmakers who finally get the inside scoop. Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen set out to track the young record-setter as he makes some of the boldest solo ascents in climbing history.

Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

Silos Climbing Wall Coming to Concrete
Watch KING TV story
Presentation by Jeremy Akers • Friday, June 3
• 7:00 p.m.
The cement plant silos have sat dormant in Concrete since the 1960s, but a father and daughter climbing duo are hoping to bring them back. “We’ve been climbing together for about six years,” said Jeremy Akers, Gwyneth’s father. “You have a pretty strong relationship when you’re on rock together.” At 12-years-old, Gwyneth is already a rather accomplished climber – having scaled the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall at 168 feet. She and her dad have been climbing since Gwyneth was 6 years old. When she saw the silos, Gwyneth had an idea to “elevate” the old structure. “Just looking at the silos and thinking they can be climbable is really awesome,” she said. The two, with approval from the Town of Concrete, and along with fellow climber Rafael O’Connor, plan to turn the 100-foot-tall silos into a climbing wall with up to 17 different routes.