How to Survive a Free Solo

Uploaded by dpm

Mike in his young and reckless days, soloing a route in SW PA called Grab Your Balls. Just a quick background - Mike set up the toprope for the other climbers there that day, then decided to have another lap without the rope. Having never ever fallen on the route before, how could it go wrong? Afterwards he was unknowingly being filmed while he was talking about soloing to some inexperienced climbers.