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    Yosemite Climb

    I don't know much about climbing, but I do know that to climb The Dawn Wall of El Capitan, WITHOUT climbing equipment is just superhuman.
    What some people can by effort and perseverance, is just insane. Totally blown away. Anything is possible.
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    Been following this too.

    To be fair, they were always roped up on the Dawn wall, but still damn impressive.

    I can't even watch this guy though, try as I might, I cannot make it though the video:

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    Indeed.. I am in awe of these people. I get vertigo just looking up... 55

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    I also saw some photos of this that were mind blowing..

    As a mid teen I did some rock climbing.. Not that I had skills just the basic learner stuff, enough to understand how a 2 man team remain relatively safe etc..

    Was fun, kind of thing I can understand people getting really into.

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    pretty fuckin impressive, WOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhio View Post
    Been following this too.

    To be fair, they were always roped up on the Dawn wall, but still damn impressive.

    I can't even watch this guy though, try as I might, I cannot make it though the video:

    OK that was pretty amazing.. Super human some of those transitions and inversions..

    Plus solo night climbing ?? Mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    OK that was pretty amazing.. Super human some of those transitions and inversions..

    Plus solo night climbing ?? Mental.
    Yeah, he did the regular northwest face of half dome, The Nose El Cap, and Mt. Watkins in a single 24 hour period. 90% of it was free solo. He did the El Cap route at night. Most people take 5 days and drag hundreds of pounds of gear up the wall to climb just the Nose portion of that trio. That clip at was when he was more than 3/4 of the way up and a suddenly a base jumper screeches by. Nuts. I don't know how he is able to climb up those things weighed down by his enormous balls.

    While the Dawn wall stuff is really cool, putting up a new route and all. There is some weird in group, out group stuff in the somewhat cultish climbing community. If your ever bored, look up the "wings of steel" controversy. Kinda interesting.

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    THey must have to have special pants to make room for their balls.

    Almost inhuman to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhio View Post
    I don't know how he is able to climb up those things weighed down by his enormous balls.
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    5555 superb..

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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    THey must have to have special pants to make room for their balls.

    Almost inhuman to me.
    Since it took them days I also hope they had place in their pants for the shit. Otherwise it must be quite messy at the feet of that rock.
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