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Rated 4.3/5 based on 33 customer reviews.

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Rebecca K
January 15, 2020 11:48

Mission Cliffs is an interesting mix of old school and new school. There's a spin studio, sauna, modern clean locker room, modern holds, routes actually get re-set. The walls themselves remind me of rock climbing indoors in the 90s, and pieces of colored tape are even left on the walls from that era. Don't forget your warm layers when you climb here, it's a quite chilly rock climbing gym. Locker supply was pretty good, bring a lock. Towels, shampoo, body wash, and conditioner are provided. The boulder area is pretty small and TR/lead area is expansive and quite tall in some spots, it's worth trying to track down a belay partner when visiting here.

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Jessica Pfund
November 3, 2019 21:05

One of the best climbing gyms in the city, with areas to top climb, boulder and lead climb, weight rooms, yoga and spin classes and ability to rent gear. Definitely gets crowded after work and on weekends but when you see it (and given its proximity to the city) you see why. Also love that they let kids of any age join, provided they're supervised. Sweet spot.

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Anthony Cesnik
August 1, 2019 21:35

This is a beautiful climbing gym with a good, friendly culture and affordable membership fees. There is a wide range of top rope and bouldering runs. The bouldering walls have some creative routes, too, ending on top of the wall instead of dropping down. The top rope runs get pretty challenging pretty fast! And there are some very skilled other climbers with skills to aspire to.

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Justin Neustadter
July 13, 2019 22:10

Great if you enjoy top roping or lead. Slightly less great but still good if you want bouldering. There's also plenty of workout equipment, yoga classes and more.

This place is a bargain if you're climbing and working out here often!

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Matthew Dwyer
May 30, 2019 21:10

Awesome walls with great routes set. Uses a lot of underclings and high steps. Also has a great gym area for an overall workout experience.
Sean (Shaun?) was super helpful and was able to make my experience renting a harness and equipment quick and painless. Highly recommend going here for a good workout or warm up before going outside.

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Sam Solomon
September 15, 2018 12:56

Good setting, great for roped climbing, small bouldering area. Only issue is it gets super crowded in the evenings during the week.

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A Google User
August 31, 2018 01:11

Awesome for Top rope and lead. Small bouldering area. Weight lifting and cardio

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Marion Pavillet
August 31, 2018 01:11

Awesome for Top rope and lead. Small bouldering area. Weight lifting and cardio

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Marie Schwindler
August 3, 2018 11:05

Love this gym!! The walls a really tall in some sections so it's great for endurance and is just a beautiful gym all around

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A Google User
August 3, 2018 11:05

Love this gym!! The walls a really tall in some sections so it's great for endurance and is just a beautiful gym all around

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Daniel Jin
July 9, 2018 20:58

Love bouldering here. Cool staff, great route setting, awesome people.

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A Google User
May 31, 2018 04:12

Rude. Claire referred to me and my friend as "these people". Everyone acted as if the just could not be bothered with us. I used to climb at Mission Cliffs back in 13'. I was so excited to introduce my new friend to the gym but she wasn't impressed. As soon as they realized I had a belay card on file they held me completely responsible for teaching my friend the ropes. Literally. I insisted over and over again that I didn't feel comfortable doing that since I haven't climbed in awhile...after the "these people" comment I asked for my money back. Never going back.

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Chanae Pickett
May 31, 2018 04:12

Rude. Claire referred to me and my friend as "these people". Everyone acted as if the just could not be bothered with us. I used to climb at Mission Cliffs back in 13'. I was so excited to introduce my new friend to the gym but she wasn't impressed. As soon as they realized I had a belay card on file they held me completely responsible for teaching my friend the ropes. Literally. I insisted over and over again that I didn't feel comfortable doing that since I haven't climbed in awhile...after the "these people" comment I asked for my money back. Never going back.

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Julie Leong
April 26, 2018 16:27

Great climbing gym with good number and diversity of routes. Also has normal gym equipment / area for a non-climbing workout. Staff is generally helpful and friendly. Only downside is that it's been getting very, very crowded lately - especially on weeknights after work hours.

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A Google User
April 26, 2018 16:27

Great climbing gym with good number and diversity of routes. Also has normal gym equipment / area for a non-climbing workout. Staff is generally helpful and friendly. Only downside is that it's been getting very, very crowded lately - especially on weeknights after work hours.

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Giles Holbrow
April 20, 2018 16:17

Good gym, only problem is that on weeknights, it's not unusual for every single locker in the locker room to be taken, every single bike rack spot taken, etc. Bouldering area is particularly crowded and it always feels like someone is going to fall on someone. They need more space or another gym in SF! It's too crowded here. the staff and the routes are great, though.

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Rachelle Chau
April 13, 2018 19:51

Good place for top roping and lead climbing. Their bouldering section is pretty small so it's almost always very crowded and cramped. I feel like someones going to fall on me everywhere I step so gotta move fast to get out of the way. I like that they have a small stretching/rest area at the top above the yoga room. No parking lot. Street Parking can be a pain if you're unlucky but usually isn't too terrible.

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Nathanael Hoffman
April 1, 2018 16:27

A great many top rope routes, but ZERO slab climbing, very little crack, stem and chimney. The one staff I met was a sarcastic jerk to my friend which was lame, since my friend is a super nice guy. Other facilities were good, workout machines, sauna, showers, etc, but the interpersonal friction spoiled the visit, plus all the roof and negative gradient climbing is no good for big wall training, so not worth the trouble for me to come back here. Will stick to Planet Granite for sure, even with a longer drive.

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Ann Kazannik
March 23, 2018 17:43

The gym is awesome! They have all necessary equipment for climbing and for working out. There are a steaming room, shower with shampoo etc., they also provide with towels. Gets really full during rush hour, so the time using cardio section is limited (30min) during this hours.

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Giles Holbrow
March 22, 2018 23:09

Good gym, only problem is that on weeknights, it's not unusual for every single locker in the locker room to be taken, every single bike rack spot taken, etc. They need more space or another gym in SF! It's too crowded here. the staff and the walls are great, though.

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sharon huang
March 20, 2018 12:24

Love this place for providing me the chance to roughen and toughen up my hands and grow even manlier shoulders.

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Iain Macdonald
March 17, 2018 20:53

Mission Cliffs is awesome! Probably the biggest climbing gym in the Bay Area (I think?). Great variety of routes from bouldering to top roping to lead. Does get a bit crowded after work, but it's usually not an issue.

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Amanda Lukas
March 10, 2018 16:58

The gym is surprisingly large. I really like that the bouldering wall is separated from the harnessed rock climbing walls. I wish there were a few more lower level routes (like 0s and 1s) for novices like me, but there are still enough routes to choose from. There is plenty of equipment inside & the bathrooms/locker rooms are clean. The staff is pleasant enough and it is a close enough walk to Bart or the 22.

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Duane Kracke
February 13, 2018 12:21

MC is the granddaddy of Bay Area climbing gyms with a good mix of lead and top rope climbing over a massive amount of terrain on which to get pumped. Bouldering area is small by comparison. If you're not a member, go in the morning for a discount on the day pass price.

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nellie rajabi
February 11, 2018 21:31

The gym has great class options and top roping, but coming here during peak hours is the most claustrophobic gym experience I've ever had. The tiny bouldering section is not fun. Neither is free weights area. Total zoo.

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Joseph Bolling
January 7, 2018 14:12

Mission Cliffs is one of my favorite climbing gyms. Plenty of toprope space, a decent bouldering area and a good amount of workout/cardio equipment. The staff are friendly and the locker rooms are clean - they even have saunas. Great place for a regular climbing membership or a day pass.

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Jonatan Wentzel
December 28, 2017 02:23

Very nice climbing gym, with friendly and helpful staff! It was smooth to come in even without a belaying certificate, demonstrate my skills and then just start climbing.

The rope section is huge, and the only thing missing is some auto-belays. The boulder section is not so big, and even the easiest problems are quite tough on your finger joints, so maybe not the best for beginners. The gym seemed quite well equipped for being a climbing gym.

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Nick Kohut
November 21, 2017 16:44

Great facility, but in a busy part of town so expect it to be packed on evenings and weekends! Bouldering area is small and gets very crowded. Lots of strength equipment. Plenty of bike parking out front.

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James Pratt
October 20, 2017 11:24

Amazing place to climb! So many options to top rope. Not very big bouldering area though, so if you just want to boulder, go to Dogpatch boulders instead.

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Sean Alonso
October 20, 2017 11:24

Mission Cliffs is amazing for rope climbing as well as bouldering. Huge top rope and lead routes, and a good sized boulder section sets this gym apart. Touchstone Climbing Gyms are some of the finest indoor climbing + fitness facilities in the world. Killer routes, friendly staff, and awesome community!

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Steven Mah
October 20, 2017 11:24

Ridiculously crowded but the place to go top roping if you're in the part of the city. The bouldering section is also pretty pathetic. Planet granite has more space for top roping and better bouldering, and Dogpatch has much better bouldering.

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Heidi Duran
October 20, 2017 11:24

It's not only a great climbing gym, but also has some solid fitness classes and what looks like a decent weight room. At times it's a bit too crowded for my tastes, but I like that they keep later hours on certain nights. Also, the staff is friendly.

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Cheyenne Waldman
October 20, 2017 11:24

Pros: The rock wall portion of this gym is very extensive and there is a large variety in route difficulty, which is great for climbers of all skill levels. The sauna is new and very nice!
Cons: The gym gets very crowded on weeknights and weekends and it can be difficult to find an open route to climb without waiting a significant amount of time. The weights area is pretty small.

FAQs

Is there parking at Mission Cliffs? ›

Mission Cliffs Climbing & Fitness does not offer on-site parking. The closest parking is at 2300 Harrison Street, San Francisco.

How tall are the walls at Mission Cliffs? ›

Venturing up the 50-foot walls at Mission Cliffs requires a partner. Most people bring one, but the gym encourages members to meet others.

Does Mission Cliffs have auto belay? ›

Do you have auto belays? We do not have auto belays, however, if you do not have a partner we are always happy to try and find you one. Just ask the desk staff to make an announcement for you over the PA and you'll be climbing with a new friend in no time. Do you have free trial passes?

What is Boulder rock climbing? ›

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. Leaving behind ropes and harnesses and just using climbing shoes and a bag of chalk over safety mats, your challenge is to climb short but tricky bouldering "problems" (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, and your brain.

Is there free parking in Mission Bay? ›

Street parking near UCSF Mission Bay is the cheapest parking option; limited metered spots are available for $2 or less an hour, and there is plenty of free parking.

Is Mission Beach parking free? ›

Your best bet to find parking in Mission Beach is to circle the free public parking lots: on either side of Belmont Park. across the street from Belmont Park. off Santa Clara Place or El Carmel Place, both the north of Belmont Park.

Which mountain did Tom Cruise climb in Mission Impossible? ›

In this opening, Hunt - who is on vacation from the IMF - is scaling up a cliff at Utah's picturesque Dead Horse Point.

Is El Capitan the same as the Dawn Wall? ›

The Dawn Wall – or the Wall of the Early Morning Light as it was originally known – is a 5.14d, 32-pitch climb on the Southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Did Kevin climb the Dawn Wall? ›

Kevin Jorgeson (born October 7, 1984) is an American rock climber. He was one of the first two climbers, alongside his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell, to successfully complete a free climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

What do you say after on belay? ›

"Lower me."/"Lower." Said by the climber to indicate that they are finished with their climb and would like the belayer to lower them to the ground. "Lowering." Said by the belayer to confirm that they will lower the climber.

Do auto belays fail? ›

Botched clipping is a well-known pitfall of auto-belay systems. Reports and hearsay of climbers clipping their harnesses incorrectly, failing to properly secure the carabiner, or forgetting to clip in altogether are relatively common.

What is it called when you belay yourself? ›

Solo Toproping: Basic Self-Belay Techniques - Climbing.

What does bouldering do to your body? ›

Bouldering is a high-intensity exercise that, while strengthening all of the major muscles of the body, does overtime on your back, shoulders, arms, and core, says Kate Mullen, owner of The Stronghold Climbing Gym in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, it also hones balance, body awareness, and mental grit.

Can you wear sweatpants to boulder? ›

Bouldering and climbing don't require special clothes – the only thing that really matters is wearing clothes that don't restrict your freedom of movement. I will introduce you to a few climbing outfits and explain what's important.

Can beginners do bouldering? ›

It's easy to see why so many people are drawn to this type of climbing and why bouldering is great for beginners: It's relatively affordable, accessible and it's social—unlike climbing, it's easy to do with large groups of friends.

How long is the walk around Mission Bay? ›

Mission Bay is great for kids, couples, friends and families to walk, talk and forget the clock. This walk is approximately 7 miles long round trip, and should take around two and a half hours to complete.

What is Mission Bay known for? ›

Attractions at Mission Bay include SeaWorld San Diego, Aqua Adventures for kayaking and paddleboarding, the Mission Bay Cross Country Course, the Mission Bay Golf Course, and Belmont Park, which features the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and other rides.

Is Mission Bay a good neighborhood in SF? ›

Mission Bay is in San Francisco County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mission Bay offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Mission Bay there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Is it worth visiting Mission Beach? ›

It's a beautiful area to take things slowly. Don't be afraid just to explore the environment at your own pace. But Mission Beach is also a good spot to use as a base to visit some of the sights in the region, and for activities like rafting and diving.

Why is Mission Beach so popular? ›

With lush, ancient rainforest on one side, and the world's largest coral reef on the other, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast boast a spectacular hidden world. Donning some of the region's best accessible adventures, there's more than one way to explore this off-the-beaten-track slice of paradise.

What is the difference between Mission Bay and Mission Beach? ›

What is the difference between Mission Beach and Misson Bay? Mission Beach proper is a peninsula that is about a mile and half long by a quarter mile wide at its widest point. The beach side is knows as Mission Beach. The bay side is known as Mission Bay.

Did Tom Cruise do his own rock climbing? ›

The famous rock climbing sequence was filmed at Dead Horse Point in Utah. Tom Cruise was on cables which were then digitally removed. Ron Kauk was the climbing double and the overhang stunt was performed by main stunt double, Keith Campbell. Director John Woo was so scared each time but "Tom insisted on doing it".

How many skydive jumps has Tom Cruise done? ›

Tom Cruise Trained for 'Mission: Impossible 7' for a Year: 13,000 Motorbike Jumps, 500 Skydives.

Where was the cliff scene in Mission: Impossible filmed? ›

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

This is the place where Mission: Impossible - Fallout starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Ving Rhames was filmed at The Preikestolen cliff in Forsand Municipality, Norway.

How many people have fallen off El Capitan? ›

Over thirty fatalities have been recorded between 1905 and 2018 while climbing El Capitan, including seasoned climbers.

How many climbers have fallen off El Capitan? ›

Five people have died in climbing accidents on El Capitan since 2013. In all, Farabee said, 31 of the 120 climbers who have died in the park since 1905 have died on the famous granite monolith.

How do El Capitan climbers go to the bathroom? ›

Climbers are required by law to carry a “poop tube”, a section of plastic drain pipe with a removable end. The recommended technique is to poop into a grocery bag, seal it in a Ziploc bag and stuff it into the tube, which is then resealed.

How many people have completed the Dawn Wall? ›

The famous big wall line has only been free-climbed by three climbers: Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson and Adam Ondra. The Dawn Wall is one of the most famous and difficult big wall routes in the world. It climbs the sweeping southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite, a nearly 1,000-metre granite wall.

Is the Dawn Wall a true story? ›

The Dawn Wall, a documentary following Caldwell and Jorgeson on their free climb of the Dawn Wall, was released on September 19, 2018. The documentary was directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer.

How many days did it take to climb the Dawn Wall? ›

On 14 January 2015, after 19 days on the wall and years of efforts, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the historic first free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

What happens if you drop your belay device? ›

If you drop your belay or rappel device, use the Munter hitch. You can belay or rappel with this simple hitch, using only the rope and a locking carabiner. A large, pear-shaped carabiner allows more room for the knot to move and “flip” freely so it can engage or release braking power, but any locker will work.

Why is it called a belay? ›

Belay is a word that was derived from the Old English word "belecgan." The original literal meaning of the word was: to surround a thing with objects. It was commonly used figuratively to refer to an kind of encircling or coiling around something.

Why do you not tie into belay loop? ›

Tying in to the belay loop is reserved for mountaineering where falls are rare, as with the ALTITUDE and TOUR harnesses for example. Repeated falls on the belay loop when sport climbing will result in premature wear of the harness.

Do auto belays have a weight limit? ›

Autobelay climbing: The weight limit that these device can safely handle is around 315 pounds. Top rope climbing: you shouldn't be belaying someone more than 75% of their weight. Example: A 100 lbs belayer would be able to belay at most a 175lbs climber.

How long do belay devices last? ›

Most manufacturers state that, even if never used, slings, webbing and cord should be retired after 10 years. With moderate use and no major accidents, the lifespan may be closer to two to five years.

What do you say before rock climbing? ›

Climber: “On belay?” (Are you ready to belay me?) Belayer: “Belay on.” (Slack is gone and I'm ready.) Climber: “Climbing.” (I'm going to climb now.) Belayer: “Climb on.” (I'm ready for you to climb.)

What to say before climbing? ›

Calls for climbers and belayers
  • “On Belay?” — Is the belay ready?
  • “Belay on.” — Your belay is ready.
  • “Climbing.” — Here I come.
  • “Climb” or “Climb on.” — Come ahead.
  • “Slack.” — I need some slack in the rope.
  • “Up rope.” — Take in the loose rope.
  • “Falling!” — I'm falling! ...
  • “Tension.” — Hold the rope tightly in case I fall.

Can you belay people heavier than you? ›

The short answer to the question: Yes, you absolutely can belay someone heavier than you top rope. Read more about it in detail in this post. Top rope climbing is a lot safer than lead climbing when it comes to belaying, as you usually never take an uncontrolled fall.

What is the most frequently reported injury in bouldering? ›

An analysis of injury trends in sport climbing and bouldering over 4 year period found superior labral anterior-posterior tears and impingement of subacromial structures to be the common diagnosis in most of the climbers.

Can you get jacked from bouldering? ›

Rock climbing and bouldering is a brilliant sport for generally toning your muscles both for men and women, and with a little bit of persistence, you will quickly notice changes in your arms, legs, abs and glutes. Aside from pure strength, it's important for sport climbers to have a good level of aerobic fitness.

Is bouldering good for knees? ›

Injuries caused by bouldering activities account for almost 70% of all knee injuries sustained during climbing activities. One explanation is that bouldering routes normally consist of few but very hard moves which require strength and difficult body positioning, placing enormous stress on the medial knee.

Is it better to rock climb in shorts or leggings? ›

Spandex or other synthetic leggings can be the best choice for women rock climbers because they offer plenty of freedom of movement and fluidity with elastic waistband. Wearing casual everyday shorts for climbing may not the best choice but again it is all about how comfortable you feel.

Do you wear socks with rock climbing shoes? ›

If your shoes are causing you pain in some high-rubbing areas, a thin pair of socks can help reduce friction and will add a layer of protection. A pair of socks can help break in, and stretch, a pair of climbing shoes.

Can I wear jeans for rock climbing? ›

Beginner Rock Climbing Gear Essentials And Wardrobe Tips (Yes, You Can Wear Jeans) Rock climbing is a gear-intensive sport. If you're looking to learn swimming, you buy a bathing suit.

What should you not do while bouldering? ›

10 Bouldering Habits to Avoid, and What to Do Instead
  1. Relying Too Much on Arm Strength. ...
  2. Climbing With Bent Arms. ...
  3. Overgripping. ...
  4. Not Looking Where You Place Your Feet. ...
  5. Placing the Middle of the Foot on Holds. ...
  6. Too Much Readjusting of Hands and Feet on Holds. ...
  7. Ignoring Body Positioning. ...
  8. Only Doing Problems You Find Easy.

What should I wear for bouldering? ›

Your clothes should be loose-fitting and allow for non-restrict movement around your shoulders, hips and knees (shorts, tank tops and leggings are popular choices) You're about to get hotter than a Victoria Secret runway show. Make sure your clothes are breathable and don't overlayer.

Do you have to touch every hold in bouldering? ›

Both hands will have to be in direct contact with the hold until the judge signals that the finish is acceptable. A controlled finish counts even if only the fingertips are touching the finish hold.

How high is El Capitan wall? ›

El Capitan's iconic granite walls dominate the west end of Yosemite Valley. At more than 3,000 feet (900+ m) above the valley floor, it is 2.5 times as tall as the Empire State Building, or more than 3 times as high as the tip of the Eiffel Tower.

What wall is climbed in the dawn wall? ›

The Dawn Wall is one of the most famous and difficult big wall routes in the world. It climbs the sweeping southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite, a nearly 1,000-metre granite wall. It's graded 5.14d and climbs 32 pitches.

How high is the cliff free solo? ›

The climber is the first person to reach the top of Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan wall without ropes. Watch Alex Honnold's journey toward his rope-free climb of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan in Free Solo, the Oscar-winning film by E.

What is the hardest solo climb in the world? ›

The hardest climbing route to be free soloed is "Panem et Circenses", a 5.14b climb near Arco, Italy. The 15-m route was climbed without ropes by 52-year-old Alfredo Webber (Italy) in March 2021.

Is Dawn Wall or El Capitan harder? ›

The 5.14d, Dawn Wall is a route up the south-eastern face of El Capitan. It is by far the hardest route in Yosemite and the hardest big wall climb in the world. You can see our full Dawn Wall Route Topo here.

How long does it take to climb the Dawn Wall? ›

The first free ascent of Dawn Wall, a 31-pitch 5.14 on El Capitan, took American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson 19 days. Their historic ascent, which they completed in January 2015, became a media spectacle, even President Obama reached out with congratulations.

How do mountain climbers sleep? ›

To bed down, climbers deploy a portaledge — a collapsible platform that hangs off the wall, serving as a suspended cot. When it's time to make camp for the night, the aluminum and nylon contraption is taken out of its carrying bag, unrolled, and snapped together.

How do free rock climbers get down? ›

How do free climbers get down? Climbers who free solo usually either hike down back to the base via another path or rappel down from the anchor at the top with a rope. There are also cases of climbers down climbing, where they may climb back down the same or nearby wall face they got up by.

Who has successfully free soloed El Capitan? ›

Alex Honnold as a father: Switch from free solo to sport climbing possible. Alex Honnold is one of the best and most inspiring free climbers of the current generation of climbers. In June 2017, he climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA) via the "Freerider" route without a rope or belay.

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