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I've seen the documentary Free Solo several times already, once in IMAX, and never got around to watching making of videos or interviews, now that it won the Oscar, going through all the "bonus" stuff to see if I can learn more about him and climbing. I always thought it was interesting he chose to wear a red shirt (Hmmm, who does that remind you of?) to do the big climb.

 

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Well it’s been a while but it’s still a solid video. When you climb El Cap, there is frequently a retired gentleman, Tom Evans, 


ElCap Report by Tom Evans Reports of rock climbers ascending El Capitan in Yosemite.

down by the bridge with some pretty impressive camera equipment. He’ll take some photos of you when you climb then you give him a few $$’s and he’ll give you a dvd full of your images. Before you take off he will encourage you to wear bright colors of which red is perfect. Greys, brown do not pick up well on a sea  of granite. Alex took what a few hours? Took my buddy and I 23 hrs, and I was beat. Also Jimmy Chin is quite an incredible guy. 

Aloha,

iSank

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On 6/19/2019 at 5:21 AM, colin007 said:

Psshhhh big deal

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Selah Schneiter just might be the best 10-year-old rock climber in the world...

 

Pretty cool story. You know Mom must trust her husband and friend to keep the young one tied in. 5 days is about average pace, I just wouldn’t like to get stuck behind them. Vertical camping is overrated, do everything in a push.

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20 hours ago, iSank said:

Pretty cool story. You know Mom must trust her husband and friend to keep the young one tied in. 5 days is about average pace, I just wouldn’t like to get stuck behind them. Vertical camping is overrated, do everything in a push.

Vertical camping is overrated? Hell, returning my shopping cart is overrated.. .

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3 hours ago, colin007 said:

Vertical camping is overrated? Hell, returning my shopping cart is overrated.. .

Are you going thru Taco-stand withdrawal? Returning your shopping cart is appreciated by your peer shoppers. Last time vertical camping, absent of solo on WFLT, we had to rappel 1200 ft to get more beer.  Since then I just like to keep moving.

Hey I’m playing Turning Stone in a couple weeks, your welcome to join us, just a 2 ball my wife and I. 

 

Aloha,

iSank

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16 hours ago, colin007 said:

Vertical camping is overrated? Hell, returning my shopping cart is overrated.. .

 

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On 6/28/2019 at 8:13 PM, iSank said:

Are you going thru Taco-stand withdrawal? Returning your shopping cart is appreciated by your peer shoppers. Last time vertical camping, absent of solo on WFLT, we had to rappel 1200 ft to get more beer.  Since then I just like to keep moving.

Hey I’m playing Turning Stone in a couple weeks, your welcome to join us, just a 2 ball my wife and I. 

 

Aloha,

iSank

Lol I do always return my cart, no worries. I'm just averse to extreme physical challenges like walking up sheer rock faces 😁

Pm me when you're making plans for turning stone, I might be able to swing it

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