I had seen Dean Potter in the mags and on videos and he seemed like a true ancient spirit. I loved the whole thing he had about being the bird and how different he was from all the other climbers. I thought he was great, still do. He was obviously hot property here for he stood ridiculously tall in the center of a small group arranged around him protectively. He was like a big scruffy lighthouse with wave upon wave of hangers-on breaking onto his rocks. We were psyched.
The American climber pushed the boundaries of free soloing and speed soloing, and was a preeminent highliner and BASE jumper.
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What Does It Take To Impress Alex Honnold? Blitz Up El Cap, Half Dome and Mt. Watkins. That’s 71 pitches, 7,000 feet of Climbing, in a Single Day.
Oh, plus miles of approach and descent for Jordan Cannon and Scott Bennett, who also biked between the walls.