Nathan Bancroft, 24, wanted to make a different kind of climbing film. It took about seven months, and he called it ‘Reach’. Bancroft’s feature-length climbing debut is as much about hard bouldering as it is about the visual landscapes climbers often get to experience. With a fresh and creative eye, Bancroft follows climbing pioneers like Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Zach Lerner and Jon Cardwell as they travel to bouldering destinations in Colorado, New Mexico, and Brazil and develop some of the the world’s hardest climbs. “I wanted to move away from the typical storyline and focus on the movement and excitement and landscape of rock climbing,” says Bancroft, a New Mexico native who studied photography at the University of New Mexico and has been climbing since he was 11 years old.