http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
https://www.climbing.com/news/jason-wel ... freeblast/
https://gripped.com/news/two-climbers-f ... l-capitan/
by Cy Kaicener » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:21 pm
by Josh Houser » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:10 am
The pair, experienced climbers in their 40s, had climbed El Capitan many times before and were reported to have been training for a speed ascent of it...
“I’ve been worrying about this speed game for a while. The faster you go the more dangerous it is,” Ken Yager said... “I understand the attraction of it, but [speed climbing is] a lot different than what we did here 30 or 40 years ago, and what we did then was plenty dangerous. With speed climbing you don’t have time to double-check your systems. It’s all fun and games until you lose a party like this. It’s horrible.”
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