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Dean Potter Wanted to Free-Solo El Capitan, Here’s the Story

In 2017, Alex Honnold became the first climber to climb El Capitan without a rope

Before Alex Honnold free-soloed Freerider on El Capitan, the late Dean Potter, who pushed limits in Yosemite, had planned on attempting it.

In this episode from Climbers Crag, we hear about how Honnold free-soloed the West Face before Potter, therefore raising that bar of what an El Capitan free-solo would be.

El Capitan Free-Solo History