Video: Free Soloing El Capitan with Pete Whittaker

Back in November of 2016, climber Pete Whittaker made the first free solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite in under 24 hours. In fact, it took Pete just 20 hours and 6 minutes to complete this iconic route. In this video, we join him on the wall and learn exactly what it takes to make such a daring ascent, which requires not only nerves of steel, but plenty of strength and endurance too. 

Kraig Becker