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
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.