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Rock Climbing Photo: John Long, 1977, free-solo.  Photo captured by Off...
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By Russ Walling
Dec 4, 2013
Free solo? Hmmmmmmm..... don't think so.
By C Miller
Dec 4, 2013
A rope is clearly visible in the photo.
By Russ Walling
Dec 4, 2013
And the pic is dated a year before the FA. That would be bold.... sneaking in a free solo before the route is done free.

Something is funny here.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
May 30, 2014
that would be pretty epic if this was free solo'ed
By rmuir
Oct 24, 2015
Yeah. This is just photographic evidence that Johnny "worked" the route (several times) with a top rope before he got us to go try the thing as a FFA. ……never told any of us about the pre-inspections. ;-) Surprisingly, four of us got this dyno on the first tries.

No one in their right mind would EVER consider doing this as a "free solo"!
By Adam Stackhouse
Oct 25, 2015
I asked John about this a couple of years ago. A solo was never done much less considered.
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John Long, 1977, free-solo.

Photo captured by Off White from somewhere near the top of El Camino

Submitted By: TimB on Dec 3, 2013
On this route:
The Hangover (5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c )
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