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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
PostPosted: Fri January 25, 2019 5:25 pm 
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How do you pee when you’re up there?


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Thanks for this thread, tree. Sent me down a rabbit hole that led me to a Jimmy Chin doc called Meru, which in turn made me want to pick up the phone and talk to my brother-in-law about climbing. He’s taking me to a rock gym next week. :thumbsup:

You watch Meru? Good soundtrack, including some Into The Wild tracks.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Thanks for this thread, tree. Sent me down a rabbit hole that led me to a Jimmy Chin doc called Meru, which in turn made me want to pick up the phone and talk to my brother-in-law about climbing. He’s taking me to a rock gym next week. :thumbsup:

You watch Meru? Good soundtrack, including some Into The Wild tracks.
You're welcome. I posted it cause I couldn't stop watching these videos. I had to stop because I started watching videos of people actually falling... and dying...

That's cool.. just don't get hooked on the thrill. It can rewire your brain so that it's the only thing that thrills you anymore and next thing you know you're dead.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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I just want to do be able to do pull-ups and have a reason to buy cool rock gym gear at Whole Earth Provisions.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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seems like a cool/relaxing/fun lifestyle to adopt for sure


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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What other free soloings are there? I know there's at least free soiling where people walk wires or ropes or whatever . What else?


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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I think I read about buildering, which is like bouldering but with buildings. Honnold has done some of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Yeah that's in some of his videos.. seems much easier


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Eruhmmmmm... Does 2

Grips are much more predictable and sturdy

Alex compared it to playing Mario


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Eruhmmmmm... Does 2

Grips are much more predictable and sturdy

Alex compared it to playing Mario

I mean, maybe.

It seems like the sheer verticality of a building coupled with the fragility of a window (even doubled paned) would make finding a route way less obvious.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Tree, have you watched Valley Uprising on Netflix?

There’s a definite parallel between generations of RMers and the different factions and waves of Yosemite climbers over the decades.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Everyone knows I’ve always been the biggest tree fan on the board, so that sounds about right.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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So I’m going for a climbing session with my BiL Friday morning. Gotta channel my inner Honnold pretty quick.


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