Cedar Wright is a Professional Climber and Filmmaker living in Boulder Colorado. As a member of The North Face Team, Cedar has traveled the world establishing adventurous and daring first ascents, often documenting these exploits through his writing and cinematography.
Cedar is a National Geographic Explorer, a Contributing Editor at Climbing Magazine, and has won numerous awards for his films, including the popular Sufferfest franchise, which he also stars in along with his good friend Alex Honnold. For over five years Cedar was a member of the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team
Today, Cedar is one of the most recognized professional climbers in the United States, and continues to push himself as a climber and creative. Cedar has climbed El Capitan free in a day, established traditional 5.13 first ascents in Yosemite and Indian Creek, and pioneered difficult new Alpine Rock Routes in places like Pakistan, the Bugaboos, and Alaska. Cedar measures his net worth in experience, and continues to be a driven, passionate and prolific climber and storyteller.
In private Cedar is a humble and approachable person, known for his goofy sense of humor and infectious lust for life, and he is always game for an outrageous adventure.
During this year’s Festival you’ll have an opportunity to see both Cedar himself and his newest movie.
Photo Andy Bardon