A great throwback clip from the film 'Stone Free'. Climber, Julian Lines decided he wanted to solo the intimidating E9/E10 7a climb 'Hold Fast, Hold True' in Scotland, Glen Nevis. His first attempt at the route nearly ended in disaster when he slipped and fell from 30-feet up.
You've seen Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright's incredible cycling journey to climb all of California's 14,000ft peaks in installments on EpicTV. Now, for the first time ever, watch the full movie in all its wretched glory.
Squamish, BC. World-famous climber Alex Honnold celebrates his 29th birthday by doing the thing he loves most: climbing. Most climbers would settle for a numerically appropriate 29 routes to celebrate their 29th birthday, but not Alex.
In 2006, Dean Potter made the first ever free solo ascent of Ron Kauk's amazing route Heaven (5.12d/5.13a) on Glacier Point Apron in Yosemite. Filmed by Brad Lynch and Eric Perlman. Produced by Dean Potter. For more of Potter's incredible Yosemite feats, watch the feature documentary, Valley Uprising.
Zugegeben - es handelt sich um eine Werbung für Squarespace, aber dafür ist es mal wenigstens eine richtig gute Werbung. Alex Honnold, der beste Free Solo Kletterer den die Welt bislang gesehen hat, klettert ohne Seil und doppelten Boden die Route "Heaven" (5.12d) im Yosemite Valley, die Ron Kauk in den 90er Jahren erstbegehen konnte. Gleiches gelang übrigens auch schon vor fast 10 Jahren seinem Landsmann Dean Potter...
To some the grit is a winters day huddled around in down jackets working on a rubix cube, to others it's a summers day ticking off classic routes or seeking out obscure ones. To me it's rushing back from work and out of breath jumping in a mates car, bouncing down ringinglow road watching the trappings of city life fade away building by building, the sun looks low but you know you'll get a couple in before time is called.
On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less climb in history.