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Free Solo

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by michael roberts, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Mar 3, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    michael roberts

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    Elite climber Alex Honnold free climbs Yosemite National Parks El Capitan (3,600'), National Geographic aired the epic climb on 3/3/19. Any climbers out there free climb? Or have an opinion of this most dangerous sport?
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    I literally just wat he’d this. Amazing and nauseating. I have climbed Pinnacles and Strawberry and this sick. Very cool
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    I’m not in to trying to prove Sir Isaac Newton right with me as the apple. But that was an amazing documentary.
     
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    I’m not a climber but watched this not to long ago. Great documentary, gonna watch it again.
     
  6. May 15, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Insane movie - was sweatin' by the end of it. I've had friends that climbed, but nothing too crazy. Would be fun to get into bouldering or something as we're usually in decent areas for it.
     
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    Free climbing is different than free soloing. Free climbing still uses a rope for safety but nothing is used to assist the climber (just your own hands and feet). This differs from aid climbing which involves special equipment to help ascend the rock. Free soloing (as you've seen) is climbing without any safety backups.
     
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  8. May 15, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Saw the movie and loved it. My friends son climbs in Yosemite and knows Alex. He told me that a couple of weeks after they filmed the documentary, Alex without telling anyone beforehand went back and repeated the climb.
     
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  9. May 15, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     

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