Death Block

Uploaded by dpm

On Halloween, Nate and I rappelled El Capitan in preparation for a free attempt on Freerider, we removed the death block from the monster offwidth. Two friends, who were also rapping Freerider, cleared out everyone in the danger zone so we could safely cut the block loose. Nate cut a single strand of 8mm dyneema with the flick of a small pen knife, and the rest of the slings fell off. No one was injured during the operation.