Will Stanhope’s Soulful Free Solo


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“You might even live if you fell off of it,” says Squamish pioneer Perry Beckham. But that doesn't make this gorgeously-edited film of 25-year-old Canadian climber Will Stanhope free-soloing British Columbia's Zombie Roof (5.12d) any less gripping to watch. While the tone of the video is more soulful than scary, it's still got a few nerve-wracking moments (check out Stanhope hanging by one arm at 7:15).

He makes the solo look easy, but Stanhope knows plenty about how much can go wrong on even small routes like Zombie Roof. Last year, Stanhope spent several months convalescing after taking a ground fall on Parthian Shot in England's Peak District.

H/T: Climbing Narc

—Adam Roy