What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality Chris Sharma climbing a bridge! 6 months ago   10:12

The New York Times
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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Perfectly Average Parkour
Bruh u gotta see the movie, it's REALLY good!
I was free solo-ing bigger and badder routes as well, then my girlfriend asked me to get off her....
Alshow ali
wow amazing
Meh. Ten year old girl just did it. Next.
Dolly Cau
S.O.S.!!!! :)
Why didnt they just use drones
XxWolfie WierdoxX •F i s h q w e r t•
I watched the video last night because my family and I needed some pictures of Yosemite, so everyone watched the movie for that.

*I watched because of he was cute* jk jk I liked the movie too lol
Aahana Roy
I swear my heart was racing.
Utkarsha Singh
First time in my life I am experiencing fear of heights
Sofia Blackwelder
My hands are sweating
Rue Stevenson
Can we please talk about one thing here... 3 hours? *only* 3 hours... I thought it would be like an all day thing wtf???
Alex is the BEST CLIMBER that has ever lived. The fact that he is the FIRST PERSON to EVER climb this gigantic vertical rock formation that is El Capitan, WITHOUT the help of a harness or ropes was an unimaginable feat before him.
Marky Wu
We need Alain Robert vs Alex Honnold asap!!!
OnlyMyRailgun Unknown
is he still alive?
Stuart Morrison
although I knew the outcome I was sweating the whole way through
Taylor Covington
Him sitting on the edge at the end made me more anxious than him actually climbing
MAGA 625
Why....why why why would anyone want to do this? My hands are sweaty just watching this video
This is the kind of guy, he takes a bullet to the ball sack and the bullet ricochets off every time like a wall of lead.
Alexander Sillan
What a mental dude...
And that’s to everyone
Brain Sample
you just know its gonna end in tears one day
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Chris Sharma climbing a bridge! What if He Falls? The Terrifying Reality 6 months ago   05:45

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


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

The background music can be downloaded for free here: https://www.freestockmusic.com/corporate-production-music/free-corporate-stock-music-new-frontiers/