the type "Mountain Hardwear presents: LETTING GO OF THE GRADE" overlaid on a rock wall side by side of a close up of Miranda Oakley's gaze looking into the distance.
Directed by Jules Jimreivat and Lizzy VanPatten, LETTING GO OF THE GRADE
is a film about climbers, not the climbing, following four women as they make
their way up Las Agujas (The Spires) of El Potrero Chico.
Candid of Miranda Oakley while belaying in El Potrero Chico.
MIRANDA OAKLEY is a MHW Team athlete,
a rock guide through the Yosemite Mountaineering
School, and mother. She is known for becoming
the first woman to rope-solo The Nose of
El Capitan in less than 24 hours.
Genevive Walker, MHW althete, climbs in El Potrero Chico.
GENEVIVE WALKER is also a MHW Team athlete,
a Single Pitch Instructor certified by the American
Mountain Guides Association, Rock Guide Apprentice,
and contestant on Race to Survive: Alaska.
Candid of Kat Grandel climbing in El Potrero Chico.
KAT GRANDEL is a climber that got her
start from a free clinic hosted in part by
She Moves Mountains, then served in their
mentorship program, and soon to be
backpacking guide with the organization.
Lizzy Vanpatten all smiles while climbing in El Potrero Chico.
LIZZY VANPATTEN, who co-directed this film,
is a rock climbing guide, and co-founder of She
Moves Mountains, a guiding service that aims
tocreate a space for women in the outdoors.