Freesoloing….could you watch?

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by graham » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:46 pm

Resized it for you Squishy. What route is this :?:
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by graham » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:57 pm

ksolem wrote:… When Michael was swept out to sea off the Irish coast by a rogue wave climbing lost a great one, that's for sure.
So true. Although I’ve only met him once, some guys I climb with had the pleasure of meeting Michael as he cruised by on a FS about 2/3 up Whodunit at TahQ. He stopped and chatted with them for ~15 mins and then head off on his FS. Very personable guy. RIP

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by ksolem » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:46 pm

Reardon in action at The Needles...

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by Zzyzx » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:21 am

Here's another classic free solo shot:

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by ksolem » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:50 am

To really appreciate Dan Osmans' amazing athleticism, try that body lever on the side of your pickup truck, lower hand on the base of the tire, upper hand holding the edge of the bed.

Good luck. Most people couldn't do it with a gun to their head.

Now take it to the 5.10d first pitch of Atlantis, in The Needles.

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by Guyzo » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:16 pm

ksolem wrote:Whoa. You're saying the 16 year old kid on sight soloed Illusion Dweller?


Yea, I would like to know. It would be one for the record books, 4 sure. :wink:

Do tell... got any names?

Major props are due. :wink:

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by ksolem » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:25 pm

Guyzo, I got a pm revealing the identity of the young man. Apparently the messenger wants to keep it on the low-low, his priveledge for sure. I'll tell you when I see you. It all fits...

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by Guyzo » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:29 pm

OK....

Did they ever find the Photos of Dano fireing the crux of Atlantis? I always found it curious that the editors of the video cut out that little part.

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by MarthaP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:48 pm

Absolutely. I used to watch Mike Reardon freesolo when he'd come to Colorado. He was in a league all his own...and the confidence, strength and gracefulness with which he climbed was like watching a Michelangelo come to life.

I knew it was far and above anything I'd ever be able to do so watching him was enough for me. He is still greatly missed.

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