Summit Roundtable Podcast: The Difference Between Highballs and Free Solos

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For the third episode of our Roundtable podcast, the Climbing Magazine staff discuss the first ascent of Too Tall to Fall (V10) on the 55-foot-tall Grandma Peabody Boulder in Bishop’s Buttermilks. The problem, which was done by Canadian Miles Adamson, is the first line that’s been bouldered on the bloc’s slab face. The Climbing staff talk about the safety tactics employed by climbers like Adamson on such huge problems, and try to find the line that separates high balls from free solos. Also, another game of Guess That Gram.

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