Without a Rope: Lessons of Risk and Reward

Without a Rope: Lessons From Climbing El Capitan
Recording: Without a Rope: Lessons of Risk and Reward, Mar 10, 2018

Speakers

Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin Photography

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold Foundation

In May 2016, Alex Honnold became the first person to climb Yosemite's El Capitan without a rope, and teammate/filmaker Jimmy Chin was there to document it. Ahead of the documentary's release, Alex and Jimmy recount what it takes to achieve a seemingly impossible feat, how they filmed such an inherently solo act especially, and what it is like to watch silently while your friend literally clings to life by only his fingertips.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Beginner