to the new web site for the newly restored El Capitan film. Widely regarded as one of the best climbing films ever made, El Capitan has been unavailable for years. The original 16 mm film, faded and scratched over 40 years, was no longer good enough to project, to show and to share…


But a major digital restoration and remastering effort has resulted in a "new" version—not merely as good as the original film—but much better. You can learn more about how this film was made; see several samples of individual frames from the film before and after restoration; and order the DVD or Blu-Ray versions on this web site.

El Capitan, the film

Produced by Fred Padula Photography + Film



Distributed by Western Eye Press