What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Chris Sharma climbing a bridge! 3 months ago   10:12

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In 2017, when Alex Honnold made his stunning free-solo ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan, he was taking an unimaginable risk: nearly three thousand feet of climbing without any ropes or safety equipment. But was the climb made even riskier by the filmmakers who accompanied him?

In “What if He Falls?” filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin take us inside the process of documenting Honnold’s quest for climbing glory — and the ethical calculus of filming a friend who could, with the slip of a finger, plummet to his death.

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zaphkiel lol
I'm the most sweaty I have ever been
željko šimić
It is not matter of will he fall or not, but when will it happen. And it will happen. Like it happened to every other extremist.
ya00007
What does he do if he wants to go toilet?
Andy Wang
take my knees lol
lozzymagoo
I'll never understand how climbers become "professional" climbers. How do you practice climbing cliffs?! 🙈
Astitva Shrivastava
That definitely takes balls of iron
Xion Temoc
These ppl filming are Soo annoying!!!!! They make it more about them then him!!!
Jasten Isaiah Cabacungan
Oh god the anxiety
Nic C
GRIPPING
Touche' Corona
For someone like me, who suffers from acrophobia, I’m amazed how stressed out I got just watching this. It never ceases to amaze me how people can do this. I envy them.
bush Wookiee
one day..
Tim Lee
watched his interview on Joe Rogan podcast
T S
I cant even climb a rock climbing wall WITH a harness on, I get way too anxious lol
cavemandancer
"Free Solo" is an awesome Documentary
Francisco Diaz
I'm not sure it's about risking his life. He always told himself he could do it but time and time he couldn't bring himself to do it. He then studied and planned tons of hours until he felt he can undoubtedly dominate el Capitan. Dominated he did. What other story can humanity get when it comes to perserverance and human will dominating over obstacles?
Tom Tee
Not the least bit impressed...... My old Man was an 'Iron worker' ok...... He did this for his living and for his family and not for kicks and for narcissism. I stress 'Was' as in the past tense.
gmaneis
I watched the 1st minute of this and had to stop. My palms were making a puddle on the computer table!
israel lion
Straight up Edomite
Kau Ph'aart
The only thing in this documentary that is more massive than Alex Honnold's skill is Jimmy Chin's ego.
shishtar ra
I’m watching this and I can’t help but cry and I don’t know why
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Chris Sharma climbing a bridge! What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality 3 months ago   05:45

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Chris Sharma won the first edition of the Red Bull Creepers, a deep water soloing (aka psicobloc) competition held in Puente la Reina, Spain.

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14 climbers participated:
Chris Sharma
Daniel Woods
Dave Graham
Iker Pou
Pablo Ochoa
Gelu Castro
Dani Fuertes
Nacho Sánchez
Emiliyan Kolevsi
Markel Mendieta
Ander Mendieta
Rustam Gelmanov
Carlos Ruano
Nalle Hukkataival

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