Jeff's World

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 62 min
  • Director Brenda Piekarski


Follow Jeff Engel, an accomplished route developer, and his friends as they seek, find, develop and climb Jeff’s World, a wild and remote climbing area ten miles beyond the Minnesota border into Canada.

Jeff’s World is a climbing film unique to the genre because the focus is not on sending hard projects or following well-known athletes, but instead highlights the behind-the-scenes of rock climbing. The film showcases route development, bolting and the grit it takes to create and maintain a climbing area. It does this by featuring a hidden and remote climbing destination that was discovered by air and developed over the course of 15 years, mostly by one individual, Jeff Engel, an accomplished route developer from Minnesota.

The intention of Jeff’s World is to give climbers and non-climbers alike a glimpse into the dedication, details and tenacity required to build a climbing area. The goal is to educate the community and beyond through entertainment, promote stewardship for our climbing lands, and support the many individuals that give so much to make climbing areas accessible to all of us.