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Two tragic accidents and eight very preventable deaths.
The most difficult 14'er in Colorado, Capitol Peak is a magnet for experienced and inexperienced climbers alike. When Brandon Wilhelm and Zackaria White took a "shortcut" on the descent, in the dark, the situation got away from them fast.
RI's editor Francis Sanzaro thinks about the effects on everyday climbing culture as free soloing has trickled into the mainstream and become more normalized.
A climber goes off route on the Bastille in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado and takes a 40-plus foot fall.
A poor spot on Bishop, California highball Saigon Direct (V9) leads to a shattered leg.