Eleven years ago, the British Dave MacLeod succeeded with Darwin Dixit (then rated 8c), probably the most difficult free-solo ascent. Now the 41 year old publishes the video of the ascent in Margalef.

Dave MacLeod 2008 was in the Spanish sports climbing area Margalef, After the successful redpoint ascent of the then 8c rated route Darwin Dixit, he put it on top. The next day he boarded the route without a backup partner and got one Free solo-Going the route. In the following video shows Dave in the second video (below), why he climbs free solo and how he assesses the risk.

Dave MacLeod commits the route Darwin Dixit free solo

Dave MacLeod on the question "Why climb Free Solo"

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Credits: Cover Picture Dave MacLeod