Heads up - Free Solo

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Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Leisure » Tue May 21, 2019 1:32 pm

C4 9pm this Thursday (tonight). A great watch if you haven't seen it before. The first free solo climb of 3200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without ropes or any safety gear. Not for the fainthearted or for people who don't like heights! Enjoy.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Bosscat » Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 pm

Hanss up who else thought this was a Star Wars thread
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue May 21, 2019 1:46 pm

Not on my listings.
You got your channel wrong. It’s C4.
Thanks for posting as I’ll be saving that. Hope it comes near to “the dawn wall”.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby ClaretDiver » Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm

This guy is a complete legend...nutter as well...I have watched this already and it really does take your breath away.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Wokingclaret » Tue May 21, 2019 2:03 pm

Captain Kirk did it in Star Trek V

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby theroyaldyche » Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm

Its a great watch
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Wile E Coyote » Tue May 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:Not on my listings.
You got your channel wrong. It’s C4.
Thanks for posting as I’ll be saving that. Hope it comes near to “the dawn wall”.


dawn wall was good, but they were roped on.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue May 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:dawn wall was good, but they were roped on.

With some of the degrees of difficulty they took on they’d want to be.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby The Enclosure » Tue May 21, 2019 3:24 pm

Brilliant film...such a talented free climber...absolute nerves of steel...made me sick just watching him.
Also does great charitable work with the cash he has made from climbing.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Rileybobs » Tue May 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Great documentary. If you enjoy this then give The Dawn Wall and Valley Uprising a watch. In fact I’d recommend watching them in the following order; Valley Uprising, The Dawn Wall and Free Solo.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby ZizkovClaret » Tue May 21, 2019 3:29 pm

Decent Women's keeper tbf
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby kentonclaret » Tue May 21, 2019 5:06 pm

I only buy the Daily Mail on a Saturday simply for the TV guide.

Given 5 stars so already hit the record button.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Leisure » Tue May 21, 2019 5:32 pm

Don't think that I'd even be able to just stand on the top and look down, nevermind climbing it with no ropes, helmet etc!

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby FactualFrank » Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm

Bosscat wrote:Hanss up who else thought this was a Star Wars thread


That only applies, if you're single.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby bfccrazy » Tue May 21, 2019 5:42 pm

Watched this last night and it is brilliant.

There have been a few quality climbing films recently.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby South West Claret. » Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 pm

kentonclaret wrote:I only buy the Daily Mail on a Saturday simply for the TV guide.

Given 5 stars so already hit the record button.


That's one day to many then, newspapers do one though as well as that Right Wing Political rag.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Wile E Coyote » Tue May 21, 2019 6:04 pm

touching cloth or whatever it was called wasn't a good climbing film, book was decent though, the one about the two lads climbing and one cut his mates rope to survive.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby ClaretDiver » Tue May 21, 2019 6:06 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:touching cloth or whatever it was called wasn't a good climbing film, book was decent though, the one about the two lads climbing and one cut his mates rope to survive.


Touching the Void I think....

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby kentonclaret » Tue May 21, 2019 6:49 pm

South West Claret

Which Left Wing Political rag did you have in mind :?:

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Hipper » Tue May 21, 2019 8:12 pm

Napoleon Solo.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby South West Claret. » Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 pm

KC.

So you except that the Mail is a Right Wing Political Rag then? I also didn’t say anything about a Left Wing Political Rag.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Clarinetclaret » Wed May 22, 2019 7:05 pm

South West Claret. wrote:KC.

So you except that the Mail is a Right Wing Political Rag then? I also didn’t say anything about a Left Wing Political Rag.

Christ a thread about an excellent documentary and you try to derail it. Bellend.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Leisure » Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 pm

Clarinetclaret wrote: Christ a thread about an excellent documentary and you try to derail it. Bellend.


Well said!

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Bosscat » Wed May 22, 2019 8:12 pm

South West Claret. wrote:That's one day to many then, newspapers do one though as well as that Right Wing Political rag.

Why turn it into a politicsl thread ffs :(

#letskeeppoliticsoutofUTC

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Leisure » Thu May 23, 2019 7:53 pm

Final bump. If you haven't already seen it get it watched.
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby tim_noone » Thu May 23, 2019 8:28 pm

Leisure wrote:Final bump. If you haven't already seen it get it watched.

:D

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu May 23, 2019 8:43 pm

ClaretDiver wrote:Touching the Void I think....


Isnt that a porno?

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 pm

Leisure wrote:Final bump. If you haven't already seen it get it watched.


Isnt that a porno?

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Joe14 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 pm

Hipper wrote:Napoleon Solo.


Isn’t that a porno?

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby tim_noone » Thu May 23, 2019 11:13 pm

Leisure wrote:Don't think that I'd even be able to just stand on the top and look down, nevermind climbing it with no ropes, helmet etc!

Very Disappointing he didn't even climb back Down... :roll:

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Funkydrummer » Fri May 24, 2019 8:47 am

I thought he came across as a rather strange bloke. didn't seem a happy chappy whatever he was up to.

There's a fine line between brave and stupid and I think, personally, that he crossed that line.

A good watch non-the-less.

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Leisure » Fri May 24, 2019 10:37 am

Funkydrummer wrote:I thought he came across as a rather strange bloke. didn't seem a happy chappy whatever he was up to.

There's a fine line between brave and stupid and I think, personally, that he crossed that line.

A good watch non-the-less.



Guess that you've got to be a bit strange to do what he does!

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby ClaretDiver » Fri May 24, 2019 11:40 am

Leisure wrote:Guess that you've got to be a bit strange to do what he does!


You could also say that about Guy Martin, Jacques Cousteau or any other person who has pushed boundaries and made a mark!

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Wile E Coyote » Fri May 24, 2019 12:07 pm

i think it was mentioned in the film he has autistic characteristics

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby tim_noone » Fri May 24, 2019 12:15 pm

So did Rembrandt .

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby ClaretDiver » Fri May 24, 2019 4:53 pm

I still fail to understand why some posters had to politicise this thread!!!
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Tricky Trevor » Fri May 24, 2019 7:06 pm

Worth watching for one line.
“That’s the most magnificent crack on planet Earth”.
That guy needs to get out more!
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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Loyalclaret » Fri May 24, 2019 8:57 pm

Commenting on the climbers who had died free climbing ‘they were doing crazy things’. I had sweaty palms watching it!

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Re: Heads up - Free Solo

Postby Spijed » Fri May 24, 2019 9:08 pm

James Kingston climbs cranes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_hFo88x4s


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