Weekend Whipper: When Soloing Goes Wrong!

27-Mar-2014


A hiker overestimates his climbing ability and attempts to free solo a 25-foot cliff at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina, only to experience the dangerous consequences. He walks away with no injuries, just the fear of falling, but demonstrates that it is wise to consider your skills, the quality of rock and the risks when soloing a high cliff. 

 

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Weekend Whipper: One Foot From the Deck

 

 

 

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