Dirk free-soloing the class 4...

Dirk free-soloing the class 4 to easy 5 slabby section in the last pitch of Snake Dike. There is another 1000 vertical feet from here to the summit. June 2005.


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marcminish - Aug 9, 2005 3:30 pm - Hasn't voted


Was there a forest fire in the background? You guys are nuts highballing like that. Ouch. Hurts just to look.


gordonye - Aug 9, 2005 5:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ?

No forest fire, just haze. It was a bit sketchy, you have to be really careful (have the crawling technique down). We wanted to save time since clouds were approaching.


wetsponge007 - Apr 2, 2006 8:37 am - Voted 10/10

That's nuts

I'm glad you're still alive.


gordonye - Apr 3, 2006 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That's nuts

Thanks for noticing this pic! On that stretch I was more like crawling along than walking. I started walking only when the terrain flattened significantly.


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 22, 2007 11:32 pm - Voted 10/10


This is a great shot! Paolo


pcirani@tiscali.it - Mar 27, 2007 12:30 am - Voted 10/10

Re: WOW!!

...but, don not forget your rope! :-)


JoelSkok - Jan 16, 2017 12:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Quite the counterweight

he's wearing for a free solo venture! Love it though, just hope there was no absolute vertical pitches, maybe some lanky ribbon routes would have been more suitable. Excellent pic 10/10

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