great read, thanks for posting
there was a great documentary on Netflix about the history of climbing walls in Yosemite.
(I think I posted the name in some previous thread, no time to look it up just now.)
Its a fun watch and gives context to a climb like this.
Meaning, instead of seeming crazy, a free climb like this fits into a history and trend, and someone was going to do it.
Cant recall if this climber was in that movie or not, but I think so.
Didn't he already free climb half dome?
I think I have seen that, it is great. Even though I am not a climber, I started reading about him a while back when that famous picture of him stranding on a ledge on half dome was published.
In the end, I just find these people interesting. Someone like Alex Honold, those Russian dudes that do pull-ups on crains, etc. I know others put themselves in equally precarious situations; military, test pilots, etc. but stuff that has to do with heights just gets to me. Maybe because I am not the biggest fan of them myself...