Climbing El Cap


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Daniel the German · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 21 days ago · Points: 0

I'm considering free soloing el cap after seeing Alex what's his name on jimmy kimmel. How many liters of water should I carry? Does anyone have a good playlist I can listen to while I climb? Figure it may take a while.

Andrew Krajnik · · Plainfield, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 50

Water is aid, if you want to mimic Alex's style, you need to leave it behind.

As for a playlist, you need about 4 hours of something inspiring. Maybe some Yanni?

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 5

one yeti mug of water and the first taylor swift CD (all the OGs listen to this one)

Daniel the German · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 21 days ago · Points: 0

Makes sense about water. Is chalk an aid?

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 0

Everything is aid. The only way to climb free is to let it all go free, but if you jam your nuts in a crack it would be considered French freeing. Climbing shoes are cheating as well. Length of toe and fingernails are still being debated.

Kyle Elliott · · Everett, WA · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 360

downclimb the nose.  the  crux moves come much sooner that way. 

s.price · · PS,CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,038

You don't carry water, your film crew carries it for you. They also carry the boom box cranked all the way up so everyone within earshot knows how bad ass you are.

Daniel the German · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 21 days ago · Points: 0

I think there is water that comes out the rock cracks no?

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,040
Daniel the German wrote:

I think there is water that comes out the rock cracks no?

Dude, that is USED water, IYGMD.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

Do it like that picture of the guy hanging one handed with a beer. See if you can do the entire thing with an open can of beer in one hand and not spill any of it.

Kevin DeWeese 1 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0
ViperScale wrote:

Do it like that picture of the guy hanging one handed with a beer. See if you can do the entire thing with an open can of beer in one hand and not spill any of it.

It'll be hard to progress upwards with a draw clipped to a bolt at your waist like Verm had for that photo. 

Daniel the German · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 21 days ago · Points: 0

I think maybe I need to see how long I can climb with no water. Thank you for your help. I love climbing in this country. 

Kevin DeWeese 1 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

Some people have survived up to 8-10 days without water so you should be fine unless you climb very slow. My advice is to leave the hardback books at home and just bring your kindle for your freesolo attempt. 

Glenn Schuler · · Monument, Co. · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,070
Kevin DeWeese 1 wrote:

It'll be hard to progress upwards with a draw clipped to a bolt at your waist like Verm had for that photo. 

He's talking about the Kurt Albert picture, not the Verm one.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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