Wall climbing

A Biased Brief History of Big Wall Climbing

The short film ‘A Brief, Biased History of Big Wall Climbing’ hosted by Jeremy Collins and narrated by Timmy O’Neill.

This is, as the name suggests, a short and biased (i.e. not exhaustive) analysis of big wall climbing, but in any case, it is worth a look. be watched. Hosted by award-winning artist Jeremy Collins and narrated by highly talented rock climber Timmy O’Neill (who set a speed record on The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite with Dean Potter in 2001), this short film tackles some of the greatest important moments in big wall climbing around the world.

1865: Matterhorn, Edward Whymper
1938: Eiger North Face, Heinrich Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, Fritz Kasparek, Ludwig Vörg
1958: El Capitan, The Nose, Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, George Whitmore
1964: El Capitan North America Wall Yvon Chouinard, Tom Frost, Chuck Pratt, Royal Robbins
1968: Fitz Roy, Patagonia, California route, Yvon Chouinard, Richard Dorworth, Lito Tejada Flores, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins
1975: El Capitan Le Nez en giornata, Jim Bridwell, John Long, Billy Westbay
1992: Great Trango Tower, Pakistan John Middendorf, Xaver Bongard
1994: El Capitan The Nose first free ascent, Lynn Hill
2002: Speed ​​record El Capitan The Nose, Yuji Hirayama, Hans Florine