Zion: Angels Landing Free Solo (Video)


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Trad climber
PDX, North Slope, The Open Road
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 10, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Don't know if this has been posted already, but I found this vid on youtube last night...

Looks like the dude solos the Northeast Buttress in under an hour.

My hands were sweating like crazy while watching this...

Apr 10, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
I just can't imagine soloing and trusting my life to plants....

Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Oh yeah!

Go-Pro sucks ;)

I just can't imagine soloing and trusting my life to plants....

Me neither!

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Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Apr 10, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
Is that any good?

Trad climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
I'm setting up a Paypal account for this guy, if anyone wants to donate money to help him get a new pair of pants and a shirt you can PayPal to leeflat1@yahoo.com
I'll make sure he gets some new duds.

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 10, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Watching this gives me a headache.

Apr 10, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
he's putting all his money into shoes and chalk, nothing's left over for pants...
Some Random Guy

In a chair, drinkin' a beer, watchin' the show
Apr 10, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
looks like he's wearing jeans under his jeans. perplexing?

edit: ahhhhhhhh...I just watched some on my phone and couldn't tell. will watch it all later at home.

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
he is wearing carhartts (or equivalent) that have two layers of fabric at the knee, and he has worn through one of the two layers.

Trad climber
the pitch above you
Apr 10, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
I pooped a little watching this.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 10, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Ah.... what I would give to be 19 and strong again..........

If you ain't free-soloing at 19 then you wasted your youth.

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Having used a GoPro to film climbing, and having watched this, I am convinced GPees do not
make good climbing videos. No DoF

Apr 11, 2013 - 03:01am PT
also, there's no overwrought voice-over using some fifty-cent words like "inspiring" and "vision" and "menudo".

he should have filmed himself at the base meditating, getting ready for the solo and comparing free-soloing to being free like a zion turkey vulture crossing the road.

Trad climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 03:27am PT
Maybe it just me..... but a Go Pro mounted to a helmet should not be used for climbing. It reminds me of being lost at sea in a dingy with 30 foot swells while looking through a toilet paper roll at a fun house mirror....God awful!

There are some good applications for Go Pro...wake boarding, free ski jumping, base jumping.....something where your heads stays relatively still.

Trad climber
Apr 11, 2013 - 04:25am PT

Trad climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Jaj maybe he's pants are kind of old and the video cuality is not the best, but I wonder if anyone of you, wearing the Arcteryxs newest colecction. Can solo, or just climb like that guy !!!

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:17am PT
Pretty cool, you ask me.

Trad climber
Crestone, CO
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
totally incredible!! well done

Social climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
I hate watching that perspective shift on the GoPro from feet to hands...endlessly.

Had to shut it off after a minute.
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