/ Hazel Findlay makes a free ascent of Salathe

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stp - on 02 Dec 2017
Impressive stuff...

4 days working it and then an 8 day push

https://gripped.com/news/hazel-findlay-frees-salathe-wall-5-13-el-cap/
John Clinch (Ampthill) - on 03 Dec 2017
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pasbury on 03 Dec 2017
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She’s a crack beast. Salathe does not see many free repeats.
stp - on 03 Dec 2017
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Yeah I wonder how many free ascents it's had. Less than 10 ?
pasbury on 03 Dec 2017
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Dunno, but they’re not routine.
Ian Parsons - on 04 Dec 2017
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Twelve up to 2009, according to Mr Cummins:

http://web.stanford.edu/~clint/yos/longhf.htm#salathe

Which is still very few considering its accessibility and appeal - and the preponderance of very good crack climbers in Yosemite.
stp - on 04 Dec 2017
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Interesting link. Thanks.

I note that some of those ascents were done by the same people: Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold both did the route free twice. So the number of climbers up till then is even fewer: only 10.
Babika - on 04 Dec 2017
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Superb.
Chris Craggs - on 04 Dec 2017
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Amazing,


Chris
Ian Parsons - on 04 Dec 2017
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> I note that some of those ascents were done by the same people: Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold both did the route free twice. So the number of climbers up till then is even fewer: only 10.

Indeed; it's clearly a pretty select club.
ashtond6 - on 04 Dec 2017
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> Interesting link. Thanks.

> I note that some of those ascents were done by the same people: Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold both did the route free twice. So the number of climbers up till then is even fewer: only 10.

Also, some of those 10 were not big wall style from the floor.
Shani - on 04 Dec 2017
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A motivational ascent! Well done.
1poundSOCKS - on 04 Dec 2017
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> Twelve up to 2009, according to Mr Cummins:

Hasn't Caff done it? And Mayan Smith-Gobat? Didn't see them on the list.
Ian Parsons - on 04 Dec 2017
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Yes. The list goes up to 2009. I think Smith-Gobat was 2011, and McHaffie/McManus 2014.
1poundSOCKS - on 04 Dec 2017
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> and McHaffie/McManus 2014.

I think Dan came really close, but didn't quite manage a free ascent.

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