Babsi Zangrel and Jacopo Larcher on the Great Roof pitch of the Nose, El Capitan.

The black void is 2,000 feet of air above the floor of Yosemite Valley, California.

This was an incredible moment for me personally because a few days after this they made history as the 8th and 9th people ever to free this route - the most iconically superlative rock climb on the planet. Also because, to get these photos I rappelled 3,000 feet of granite, completely solo. In retrospect, it was not the safest way to approach this - I'll use fixed lines next time. But, just putting this out there, has anyone else ever rapped the whole route? Probably? Maybe not? Please email me if you know of anyone who has.

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