Will Stanhope talks about the difference between roped climbing and free soloing in the short film below.
In the summer of 2015 under cover strongmen @monkeyalltime and @jorgeackermann established the Daily Universe through the middle of the Sheriffs Badge on the Squamish Chief. I made three ground-up day trips trying to repeat it, without any luck. I found the climbing difficult and spooky. Here's to trying again next year. I dare say this is our backyard Cima Grande, though admittedly I've never been to Italy. 📷 by the talented photographer and wall ninja @browniephoto @arcteryx @fiveten_official @metoliusclimbing @maximropes
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Stanhope talks about how soloing is not about pushing your abilities to the limit, but more climbing within your means to enjoy the freedom on the rock.
The top Squamish-based climber narrates the film that follows him as he solos High Plains Drifter 5.11c to the top of The Chief.