Right on. The dude is reckless and just showing off. Total BS. I would never climb with anyone that thinks being super solid and running it way out is cool. It's not people. Someone is going to get hurt or worse! I sure hope that belayer is using a tiblock or something.
Jesus. Why does everybody have to get angry? I was just making an observation. Kudos to the man for free soloing Astroman a lot. He could still make a mistake and die. As for everyone else, chill out for crying out loud, it doesn't matter.
It's quite a run out but the truth is the climbing is rock solid to that point. The stem is the rest before the real business begins. I always tried to get a rest there before venturing off into a couple of inch and a quarter moves then fall into the lay back for ten or fifteen feet. I did however always plug a couple of 2.5" friends in that lower section!
Yeah, and he is an older guy too. What if he strokes out or has a seizure or something?? What then? The old guy will probably die and the belayer will need a rescue. Bad deal all the way around. PUT IN SOME PRO MAN!!!
I would NEVER climb with him because he could have a heart attack and make me die and he has high cholesterol in his family tree and his tree is infected with beetles and will probably die since he climbed without drilling new bolts every 3 feet which he probably is not certified to do which will enrage certain PANSIES on this site because only THEY know the right way to do things without a run-on sentence. Maybe you should all tell him to LEARN HOW TO CLIMB!!! I'm sure we will all respect your opinion much more than we do now.
Great photo. Awesome dude by the sounds of it. I'm all for free soloing but even if I did a route which i had soloed before with a rope on I would some gear in like maybe at some part of the climb I thought was weird or didn't like. Mostly to keep my second happy, I think it's different when there is someone below you holding the rope because unlike soloing they are involved in the process but hey that's just me.