/ VIDEO - Free climbing El Cap with Jacob Cook and Robbie Phillips

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UKC News - on 20 Mar 2017
Robbie Phillips - El Nino, 3 kbIn May last year, Jacob Cook and Robbie Phillips repeated El Niño 5.13c (8a+) on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The self-confessed 'goofballs' both freed every pitch and took six days in total to climb the route. The line was first freed by the Huber Brothers in 1998...

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Robert Durran - on 20 Mar 2017
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The most entertaining climbing video I've seen for quite a while.
jon on 20 Mar 2017
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Yes excellent. I'm so glad I've never been brave enough to try Astroman...
Christheclimber on 20 Mar 2017
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Really enjoyed that but don't fancy doing the Harding Slot
geo4r2d - on 22 Mar 2017
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Highlight was definitely Jacob pissing himself at Robbie getting hailed on
Thelittlesthobo - on 22 Mar 2017
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Really enjoyed that. Is that hail?

To a newcomer to climbing what does free climbed indicate?
JLS on 22 Mar 2017
In reply to Thelittlesthobo:

"Free climbing"... It can get complicated to define but basically indicates that at the climber climbs the rock and doesn't "cheat" by pulling on the rope and equipment which it used only to catch a fall. If a climber does fall he should return to the start of the section or "pitch" of the climb and try to do it without falling.
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Thelittlesthobo - on 22 Mar 2017
In reply to JLS:
Thanks for that. I had it in my head that free climb was without ropes. I must admit I wasn't expecting it on this climb
Just read the soloing article. My mistake.

Is there a name for doing it without having multiple goes at the section? Has it been done? Is that a ridiculous question
Post edited at 13:40
JLS on 22 Mar 2017
In reply to Thelittlesthobo:
That's a common assumption often made in mainstream media too.
Doing it first time is a FLASH.
Better than that is ONSIGHT which is doing first time without any prior knowledge (i.e not watching how your mate does the tricky bits before you try it).
Post edited at 14:09
BrainoverBrawn on 22 Mar 2017
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What the heck is that runout at the end.!
Aye gud. Some top movement footage.
Post edited at 17:58
220bpm on 24 Mar 2017
In reply to UKC News: Excellent effort lads, really enjoyed that.

Massive Attack on 09 Apr 2017
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Any information on the music used in this video - at 2:43 and 6:29?
Thank you!

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