[VIDEO] Without a partner: Pete Whittaker rope solos El Capitan in under 24 hours

In November 2016, Pete Whittaker became the first person to solo - all free - El Capitan in under 24 hours, finishing in 20 hours and 6 minutes. Rope Solo Free climbing is a sport that few people know about and even fewer people do.

YouTube Text

We hear from Pete Whittaker, his long time climbing partner Tom Randall and Big wall solo climbing expert Andy Kirkpatrick as they take us through the paces of what it really means to make a rope-solo-free ascent of El Cap.

“The Problem is if Pete pulled it off, nobody would even get it, nobody would understand how hard it was”… “and to do it in a day, is totally insane” – Andy Kirkpatrick

“The ascent made by Pete on Freerider to me is hopefully the dawn of a new style of big wall solo climbing, big wall solo climbing on El Capitan for many years was just aid climbing. Now Pete has proven that it’s possible to do that free climbing, but relatively fast” – Tom Randall

A TWO MUPPETS production

Directed and edited by Adam Bailes
Produced by Pete Whittaker and Adam Bailes
Camera and graphics by Dustin Moore
Additional camera: Jen Randall, Pete Whittaker, Dustin Moore,
Adam Bailes

Thanks to Wild Country and Five Ten

Music (in order of appearance)
Chris Zabriskie – Oxygen Garden
Chris Zabriskie – Divider
Tours – Enthusiast
Chris Zabriskie – Wonder Cycle
Chris Zabriskie – Stories About the World That Once Was
Chris Zabriskie – There’s a Special Place for Some People

We’re the BMC. Climb walls, rock, hills, ice or mountains? Join us. https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join

QuelleteamBMC (YouTube User)