Free Solo

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Re: Free Solo

Postby Will Hunt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 pm

As I cry tears of loneliness into my beautiful dinner, my heart will be lifted by the thought of other LMCers in other cities having fun without me.
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Re: Free Solo

Postby Dave C » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:49 pm

A tongue-in-cheek review from Climbing Magazine:

"For the uninitiated, “free soloing” is a form of solo lead climbing done with only hook-and-toehold installations; the rope might or might not be there to catch you in a fall (it’s your call, brutha—not sure who makes up the rules). You’re not allowed to use pitons in crevasses or pound construction bolts into holds, but if a mountaineer came before you and put them in the rock you can stand on them or even use them to repel back to a ledge and rest before the next “pitch,” which is usually 1,000 feet long. Honnold practices his own type of “extreme free climbing" that doesn’t use the rope, ever, which is what we learn over the course of the film as he prepares for the ultimate wall, Free Riding, the world’s toughest mountain. Some 3,000 feet long and without a single handhold or foothold, Free Riding has killed 90 percent of the people who try it—even its first ascentionist, Warren Harding, eventually died after the climb."


The whole thing is here:
https://www.climbing.com/people/free-solo-one-mans-quest-for-the-ultimate-abs-by-rex-dangerman/
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Re: Free Solo

Postby Marq » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:41 am

Tickets for Leeds purchased.
Thinking of going to the German markets in Leeds afterwards as well for a night out.

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Re: Free Solo

Postby Neil R » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:17 pm

Looking forward to this. See you at the Leeds showing!
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Re: Free Solo

Postby CathS » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:43 am

I highly recommend seeing the excellent Dawn Wall as well if you get a chance. Very inspiring and uplifting!

I'm going to wait until Free Solo goes on general release on the 14th December and hopefully pick up a showing at a more convenient time and location than the 11th December special screenings.
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Re: Free Solo

Postby SteveM » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:41 pm

Marqy Marq wrote:German markets in Leeds afterwards as well for a night out.

Great idea
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Re: Free Solo

Postby Kharrison23 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:18 pm

Lisa and I have managed to get a couple of tickets, it looked like there was only one left after us.

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Re: Free Solo

Postby Marq » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:28 pm

Should be a good atmosphere then!

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Re: Free Solo

Postby Marq » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:42 pm

Hi all,

For those going to the Leeds showing given the start time I think I'll turn up around 6pm.

Afterwards I was planning to head to the German markets in Millenium Square. I suggest either meet up in the cinema foyer or down at the square for beer, mulled wine and sausages!

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Re: Free Solo

Postby Sherpa Kenzing » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:03 pm

What a good film showing last night in York, wow what a route, it had me at one point clinging on to my seat.
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Re: Free Solo

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:13 pm

I thought it was a superb film.

Really sorry we didn't see you at all Ken. We bumped into a few other climbing friends unexpectedly, but were sorry not to see you too.

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