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Jacob Cook and Robbie Phillips Free Climb El Nino on El Cap

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Most climbers don’t bring a large, pink stuffed animals on their big wall free climbing attempts. But most climbers probably don’t have as much fun as Jacob Cook and Robbie Philips. Watch the self-proclaimed “world’s biggest goofballs” humorous first and second attempts to free El Niño (5.13c) on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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