Winner of 5 international film festival awards
'Possibly the greatest climbing film of all time? Original, funny, breathtakingly exciting. Stone Monkey inspired a generation and defined a lifestyle.' – Leo Houlding
'The first one of its kind and still one of the best – truly inspiring.' – Jerry Moffatt
'Creative, fun and way ahead of its time.' – â€¨Lynn Hill
'Had my palms sweating, a powerful film, perhaps the best pure rock climbing film I've seen.' – Leo Dickinson
'...it describes the education of a bright and high-spirited but totally misguided and troublemaking young man into a man of knowledge and responsible action...'
Over 25 years after Stone Monkey was made, it is still widely regarded as possibly the best climbing film ever made.
Johnny Dawes is one of the most exciting climbers ever to emerge on to the British scene; a Nureyev of the rock, dynamic and balletic. In the 1980s when climbing standards were leaping forward, Johnny stood out for his understanding of the rock and his unique approach. This legendary and award-winning movie traces Johnny's boyhood influences and films him on his early gritstone masterpieces and on the spectacular Quarryman groove in the North Wales slate quarries.