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First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 03, 2017 03:03PM
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 03, 2017 06:56PM
Just thinking out loud here:

I wonder where this ranks among the greatest athletic feats of all time...
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 03, 2017 07:50PM
Absolutely astonishing!



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June 03, 2017 10:04PM
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Absolutely astonishing!

Absolutely stupid.
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 03, 2017 09:08PM
Wow. Unbelievable to do it with ropes, etc. But doing like that is beyond my words.
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 04, 2017 10:42AM
While there are some that will say this was stupid, you need to keep in mind that Alex prepared, planned and trained for this for years. Free soloing El Cap was a very calculated project and I applaud both his physical and mental strength. This was an amazing feat!
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 04, 2017 02:33PM
But to Eeek's point, someone will want to copy this, and someone will die. And that seems inevitable.



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Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 04, 2017 08:09PM
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 04, 2017 08:53PM
Can someone please explain the climber on the ledge in a Chick-on suit???





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avatar Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 05, 2017 10:45AM
Too much Cool Grape Goodness.



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Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 05, 2017 02:40AM
Perhaps he should retire on this landmark achievement. Pushing the envelope too far doesn't necessarily enhance the profession. For him, individually, yes. It's incredible. But does this belittle other achievements, rendering them inferior unfairly?
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June 10, 2017 02:13PM
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Perhaps he should retire on this landmark achievement. Pushing the envelope too far doesn't necessarily enhance the profession. For him, individually, yes. It's incredible. But does this belittle other achievements, rendering them inferior unfairly?

Dean Potter seemed to just go for the next thrill, and that didn't end so well.
Re: First rope-free ascent of El Cap eye popping smiley
June 13, 2017 07:52AM
Man! My palms got sweaty just READING about it!!!!
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