The Disciples of Gill, a film by Pat Ament about bouldering icon John Gill premiers tonight in Boulder, CO at 7 pm at Neptune Mountaineering. The film goes back nearly 40 years to document how climbers like Gill, Ament and Jim Holloway planted the seeds that would take the sport of bouldering from a “trivial divertissement” to the hugely popular activity it is today.
You can read more about the film, including many quotes from Ament and Gill, in this Daily Camera article. Of particular interest to me was this Gill quote about Jim Holloway:
“The film concentrated on my skills as a boulderer, but I told Pat that, more importantly, there was wonderful footage of Jim Holloway that modern climbers would find intriguing,” Gill said. “Some climbers today have a hard time accepting that someone like Holloway did the things he did so long ago.”
Anyone in Boulder going to go see this??