RuMR Posted August 5, 2009 Share Posted August 5, 2009 Kimmo, I don't think that kind of climbing is dead, its just not spewed about on the internet. There's a lot of wild adventure climbing first ascents out there in the world still, its just not in the old familiar places. Hell, look at John Frieh's FA on Burkett Needle, does 5.7 get any more out there than that? Even in the cragging world, I bet there are still lots of places to go to have an unscripted adventure on whatever you want, and you don't even have to go far afield, I wager you can find it in the Castle Crags of Northern California or Hells Canyon on the Idaho/Oregon border. Eastern Washington is full of secrets so closely held they might as well be new discoveries for whoever finds them. The issue is not that that sort of climbing is dead, its that an individual's willingness to toss all to the winds and pursue it has passed. also take a look at Jens' free ascent of dragons of eden...that guy is living his passion... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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