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Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 25, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Croft? Schultz?

Also, first free solo of Blues Riff?

Bachar? Croft? Schultz? Dano?

Thanks for your help if you have info.
cup

Social climber
ca
Jul 25, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
I think it was Croft and then Bachar.
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Joe..
Skip Guerin??
Sounds like his M.O.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 25, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
I'm surprised I don't know this. Potter?
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
How many solos has it seen via regular route?
8-10?
Croft
Schultz
Bachar
Potter
Honnold
Singer?
???

scooter

climber
fist clamp
Jul 25, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Surfer Bob has soloed it.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
My buddy Mike Rael Armas soloed it last year, he works at the housekeeping store. Probably gets done a lot more than we mortals think.
Johnny K.

climber
Jul 25, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/566549/Amazing-solo-stories
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 26, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I don't think Bachar ever soloed it.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Donini soloed it in '69 but didn't tell anyone about it.
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:16am PT
I have a friend who soloed it about 2 years ago.

john hansen

climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:19am PT
I don't remember ever hearing of Bacher soloing it either..

Is that true about Donini?

Edit: is it fact or fiction...hard to tell on super T these days..
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:22am PT
Actually M Hudon first free soloed it in 1974.

It was a longer route for him than most others because he had to do twice as many moves due to his scant vertical height.

Irregardless, he sent it anyways and made it into the Guinness Stout Book of World Records.

Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:34am PT
solo, what does that mean?
red solo cup, full of beer before you start?

that was John Long Dong, with a worn out rope, back in 68,
specialistclimber

climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:08am PT
As i remember Bachar told me Croft. and he never free solo'd it.
Al_Smith

climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Peter Croft - Free Solo on the Rostrum. Credit: John Bachar
Peter Croft - Free Solo on the Rostrum. Credit: John Bachar
Credit: Al_Smith

Croft soloed it three times in one day and down-climbed the gully to the base each time rather than rapping. Holy cow!

Also, has anyone else heard the story about Dave Schultz sitting at the top when a party pulls the lip and tells him they got a cam stuck on the final pitch? I don't know if its true or not (obviously) but Schultz then decides to free solo down-climb the super steep twin finger cracks on the Alien Finish, removes the stuck cam, climbs back up, and announces the booty to be most obviously his.

If true, it makes me nearly vomit to think about what it must have felt like to swing his legs over the edge to begin the down-climb...YIKES!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:14am PT
All I know is that Blanchard and I were the last ones to nail it before Kauk, Dale, and Yabo asked for possible beta in the Mountain Room that night.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:21am PT
That Schultz story about soloing (down and up) is not true.
Al_Smith

climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:31am PT
I figured it was too outrageous to be true...kind of wish it was though...
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:43am PT
I wish we had more threads like this on Supertopo.
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