FRI NIGHT VID: Dean Potter Free Solo - Separate Reality

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Feb/2011
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In this week's Friday night video we have a classic bit of climbing. Legendary US climber Dean Potter solo's the famous roof crack of Separate Reality.

Potter, a pioneer of FreeBASE (Climbing with out ropes, but with a BASE parachute on your back), has climbed many Yosemite big walls and BASE jumped across the world.

My favourite quote from Dean Potter is when explaining his philosophy behind soloing wearing a parachute he said simply:

"Instead of dying.... I'm flying."

There are no parachutes in this clip though, only horizontal jamming with the well known tricky top out above a death fall.

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