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The first "free-solo-onsight" ascent via Mich Kemeter on the Lost Arrow Spire Highline
Tuesday September 13, 2011 8:22pm
The first "free-solo-onsight" ascent via Mich Kemeter on the Lost Arrow Spire Highline in Yosemite.

Credit: Mich Kemeter

Portrait about Mich Kemeter: http://fiveten.com/community/4162-michael-kemeter/videos/video/739-Mich+Kemeter+Slacklife

more infos and a video from the Lost Arrow is coming soon.

http://www.michael-kemeter.com

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Mich Kemeter
About the Author
Mich Kemeter is a climber /Slackliner from Austria / California.

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Prod

Trad climber
  Sep 13, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
Wow.

Prod.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Sep 13, 2011 - 08:41pm PT
It seems like it would be pretty scary doing that straight off without having some time to get used to that exposure!

And who carried the black cat out to the spire? I think it's stuck under the rope....
Griff

Social climber
A decent motel not too far from the action.
  Sep 13, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
Yeah but did he toss a baseball over the spire to get his rope out there?

Hope this dude has good sponsors. He could do a Vegas act for a living and make bank. I did the Tyrolean Traverse but I won't do the Austrian traverse.
eKat

Trad climber
  Sep 13, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
And who carried the black cat out to the spire? I think it's stuck under the rope....

You ARE a nutjob!

LOVE IT!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
  Sep 13, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
Well done! How do you train for something like that (where else is there similar exposure, length, etc)
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
  Sep 13, 2011 - 11:09pm PT
Moab is one of the great highline centers, with all sorts
of really airy high lines across canyons. They are, of course,
cropping up everywhere. I have some footage of some of these
crossings, if I can figure out how to post a short clip.... My
friend here in Fruita, Terry Acomb, has wires between high
cottonwoods in his yard, an amazing slackline circus paradise
right at his home.
Silver

Gym climber
  Sep 13, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Check out the guy at the last belay getting the front row seat to make or.....

Pretty amazing how some can just go to a place in there head and find the calm to do such things. Rad stuff!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Sep 14, 2011 - 01:28am PT
nice, Mich
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
  Sep 14, 2011 - 08:24am PT
okay the bit in the video with him naked with the rope on his ankle makes you think of how f*#ked those consequences would be. i guess that is one way he trained. bad ass.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Sep 14, 2011 - 09:06am PT
Nice, free and onsight are proud but aren't all highlines solo?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
  Sep 14, 2011 - 09:18am PT
Slacklining in dress slacks....a new standard?

Bold.
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
  Sep 14, 2011 - 11:12am PT
He did a 525 foot slackline? Thats proud!
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
  Sep 21, 2011 - 11:36am PT
Highline play must be one of the scariest things I've ever tried! I could never get more than about 10 steps out there.

Serious Jedi stuff.

Very cool.
chiindi

Big Wall climber
Lakeview, OR
  Sep 27, 2011 - 01:28pm PT
Cirque du Yosemite?
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
  Sep 27, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
Nice Mich!

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
  Sep 27, 2011 - 03:41pm PT
Donini, all highlines are solo but for those where more people
than one get on the line. It does happen. By solo, though,
there are different kinds. Most slackliners now use a harness
and a leash (trail a sling clipped to the highline, to catch
them). Free solo would be without the leash.
deuce4

climber
Hobart, Australia
  Sep 27, 2011 - 08:06pm PT
500+ foot slacklines is amazing. Would like to see how they get rigged, and an analysis of the forces involved. Wouldn't have thought it possible.
Gene

climber
  Sep 27, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
Did he go from the rim to the Arrow and back untethered or just one way. Amazing either way. Handling that kind of risk/reward equation is beyond my imagination.

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