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    Cool A manly climb~ The Dawn Wall

    From Nat Geo site-
    As we eagerly watch and wait to see what happens on the upper reaches of El Capitan as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson work through their attempt to make the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall........
    http://adventureblog.nationalgeograp...the-dawn-wall/

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    Wow... big brass ones fer sure.
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    This guy did the so called Fitz Traverse in Patagonia last year.Maori your way to the y tube clip- it's worth a watch doggone tapia talk header blocked my ability to actually search for this within you tube itself.

    http://www.patagonia.com/us/fitztraverse

    Here's a write up on it, featuring a detailed written account and a list of equipment taken along.

    http://alpinist.com/doc/web14w/newsw...ldwell-honnold
    Seriously bad @$$.

    Then there are those who climb for a living- a far less romanticized and less applauded crew of monkeys.

    http://industrialclimbers.com

    Here's the obligatory "tower climbing" video- via helmet cam. Not for the easily queasy, these guys take an elevator up to about 1600 feet then climb up to about 1700 some odd feet- the last few feet of which there is NO fall arrest or safety lines.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=INbKYq0G9nU
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    THEY MADE IT!

    Thanks for the Patagonia vid - "awesome" doesn't even begin to describe it... wow...

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