On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the death of climber and extreme athlete Dean Potter, Reel Rock released recordings of a free solo ascent of The Rostrum and the Alien Roof.
Dean Potter was a passionate climber with a tendency to extreme action. He was a pioneer of what he called the dark arts. This included free solo climbing, speed climbing, Base jumping, Wingsuit flying and highlining.
Combination of climbing and base jumping
Dean combined the various disciplines even among other things Free solo climbing and base jumping, which resulted in Free Base.
He climbed steep multi-pitch routes with a base jump parachute and triggered it in the event of a fall. The following video shows Dean Potter while free base climbing the route The Rostrum with the Alien Roof.
Dean Potter parachutes rope-free
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Credits: Cover picture Reel rock