About the Film
The Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup, known by Salt Lake City locals as simply “The WURL,” can hold its own against some of the most classic ridge-line traverses in the world. Yet it wasn’t until recently that the mountain sports community started to pay attention. With a route this grueling, (36 miles and over 20k feet of elevation gain) it took over a decade for less than 20 people to complete it. But now, The WURL has become a Wasatch rite of passage. “Rite of Passage” interviews several people who have completed the WURL (Jared Campbell, Alex Honnold, Jason & Stacey Dorais and more) while following local athlete Mali Noyes on her attempt to complete the route.
Post-film Q&A with director Tim Jones and athletes Mali Noyes, Alexis Crellin (previous FKT), Stacey Dorais (previous FKT), Jason Dorais (current FKT), Noah Howell and Jared Campbell, “creator” of The WURL. Part of the Made in Utah Film Series. Screening with the short film “Home Lines” – a low-carbon freeski adventure in the French Alps.
COVID Policies for film screenings at the Jim Santy Auditorium:
HOME LINES and RITE OF PASSAGE are sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door. We will be operating at 40% capacity at the Jim Santy Auditorium and masks will be required for all patrons without exception. Complete details on our Cinema Safe protocols can be accessed here.