Metal framework with spikes attached to boots to increase safety on snow and ice. Cramponing Using crampons to ascend or descend on ice, preferably with maximum number of points of the crampon into the ice for weight distribution. Accidentally piercing something with a crampon spike. Crank To pull on a hold as hard as possible.
How Alex Honnold free solo climbed Yosemite's El Capitan
Fixed Ropes The Rules Property left unattended in Yosemite for longer than 24 hours is considered abandoned and may be impounded. However, the National Park Service recognizes that there are circumstances when it is impractical for climbers to return to fixed ropes within 24 hours. In such cases we ask that you leave ropes and equipment in place only as long as you are actively using the lines and tag your lines with your name, contact number, and date fixed. Fixing ropes to get a head start: if you decide to fix ropes partway up a route before beginning your ascent, do so only immediately before beginning your climb and remove them once you commit to the route. This does not include taking a week off to rest. Established fixed ropes: Ropes like those sometimes found below Heart Ledges on El Capitan are not maintained or condoned by the National Park Service. Mini Traxion Lines: Same rules apply; If you fix a line for training, remove it the same day.
Opinion: The Free Solo Documentary Addressed Some Uncomfortable Truths, But Ignored Others
Tommy Caldwell does not want Honnold to do it. The film shows that Honnold's continued pursuit of ropeless ascents puts significant stress on his loved ones, even when he succeeds. So the question becomes, whose side are you on? The film can be seen as an inspiring story of Honnold going against the odds and proving all the naysayers wrong to accomplish something incredible. Or it can be viewed as the story of a climber who went against all better judgement and got away with it.
A US rock climber regarded as one of the world's most accomplished free solo climbers has died in a fall while rappelling in Mexico. Key points: Brad Gobright was simul-rappelling with a partner at the ElPotrero Chico peak when they began to fall Officials say Gobright fell m in the accident Rappelling is a common cause of climbing fatalities Officials in northern Mexico confirmed California rock climber Brad Gobright died in a fall on Wednesday. The fall occurred at an almost sheer rock face known as Sendero Luminoso, which translates as "Shining Path", on the El Potrero Chico peak near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico. The Nuevo Leon state civil defence office said that Mr Gobright fell about metres. The publication Rock and Ice described the year-old as "one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world".