When people talk about climbing, things can easily get confusing. There's sport climbing, trad climbing, aid climbing, free soloing, bouldering... Need a way to tell your non-climber friends that you're not free soloing El Cap when you say you go climbing? Show 'em this.
While making the second ascent of the difficult aid climb, Zabrok---who barely escaped scot-free from the massive rockfall on El Capitan in 2017---noticed what he thinks are signs that the Big Stone is ready to slough off another huge hunk of rock.
Brandon Adams and Kristoffer Wickstrom establish a hard new aid climb on the central face of El Cap in a ten-day push.
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The first ascent of the Great Slab on El Cap sparked climbing’s biggest character assassination, a fit that began with chopped ropes and now, nearly 30 years later continues with online vitriol that is piled nearly as high as the Big Stone itself. With the second ascent of the wall completed just this summer after countless days and some 500 feet of falls, redemption for the FA team may finally be at hand.