Seattle is full of climbers like me who perhaps once dreamed of ascending the fabled Nose route on Yosemite’s El Capitan, but that requires years of big-wall training, superb athleticism, much planning, many vacation days, considerable courage, and the ability to lead well past 5.10. How much easier, then, to watch a movie about it. Bavarian brothers Thomas and Alexander Hüber have all those requirements on their alpine résumés and then some, though this documentary never quite addresses why—other than as a gimmick and a convenient, condensed subject for the doc itself—they opted into Yosemite’s recent speed-climbing fad, which makes the Nose into a vertical racetrack. (Purists may scoff, though local guides do the same on Mt. Rainier.) Rehearsing their moves in 2005, on a route that typically takes three to five days, the Hübers prepare for a sub-three-hour effort and ruminate on risk around a campfire. Speaking in German (with subtitles), they are not the most gregarious souls, and director Pepe Danquart does a remarkably poor job of supplying biographical details. (And a dream sequence? Dude needs to be slapped.) These sibs are taciturn superstars in their sport, long-haired, well-muscled granite gods who look like twins (again, Danquart offers no help in distinguishing them). Seattle filmgoers fresh from Vertical World or Stone Gardens will try to study their simul-climbing and multi-“block” approach to pitches (instead of swapping each lead). There too the film frustrates. But as an often gorgeous travelogue, with some awesome footage of the Hübers’ speedy, steel-fingered confidence on the sheer stone face, To the Limit may inspire a road trip to Yosemite. Or, given the price of gas, the Snow Creek Wall.