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Dawn Wall 2015

Rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are nearing completion of an attempt to free climb the Dawn Wall (pic, route map) of El Cap in Yosemite. Over 3000' tall and consisting of 30 pitches (14 rated above 5.13), this will become the hardest free climb in the world.
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posted by stobor on Jan 10, 2015 - 48 comments


Are your palms nice and dry? Is your stomach failing to churn? Watch Don't Look Down, a Channel 4 profile of freerunner James Kingston that follows him to the Ukraine to fulfill his need to make other people nervous by climbing (and doing backflips on) cranes, bridges, and buildings.
posted by item on Aug 21, 2014 - 23 comments

Dean Potter walks the line (and then jumps off)

"He had learned this extreme form of tightrope walking from a homeless man who wrote books on quantum physics." Iconoclastic rockclimber Dean Potter combines highlining, a form of tightrope walking, with BASE-jumping. This jaw-dropping video of Potter "baselining" 900' above a canyon in Utah provides a taste of what to expect from The Aerialist, a recent documentary profiling this insane lunatic innovative athlete. [more inside]
posted by donovan on Mar 16, 2008 - 37 comments

Spoider Bloke

Birmingham’s iconic, 200 foot high Selfridge’s building has been scaled by an anonymous teenage equivalent of Alain Robert (previously). A friend filmed the feat and posted it to YouTube, although local (text) news (YouTube) claims it has now been removed. But has it?
posted by MrMustard on Jun 25, 2007 - 43 comments

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