Watch A Day On Leaning Tower
Last September, Andrew Cherry and Stefan Morris were lucky enough to team up with Andy Kirkpatrick for a one day ascent of the West Face of Leaning Tower.
“This was our last ‘Big Wall’ at the end of the month in Yosemite, and I think its fair to say that it was totally beyond our expectations,” wrote Cherry and Morris on their blog The Frictitious Adventures. “When we sat on the coach that drove through the valley floor and stared up at the countless towering walls, we both considered the many possibilities and opportunities that stood before us. We could go aid climbing, free climbing, bouldering or big walling. Yosemite Valley is about big-climbing and it makes you consider your ambitions and your limits every day.
“The walls are so gargantuan, grand and clean that they can look intimidating and impossible – they remind you how small you are and how hard you’ll have to try. But the climbers in the valley are so endlessly psyched and mindlessly optimistic that they’ll make you believe you can do anything, they’ll tell you to jump over that gap that you never though you could jump.”
A Day on Leaning Tower from StefanandCherry on Vimeo.