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Jacopo Larcher and Babsi Zangerl despatched Zodiac (5.13d), one in every of El Capitan’s most formidable free climbs, again in 2016.
Nevertheless it seems the edit of that ascent, printed final week on the YouTube channel Louder Than Eleven, was value ready for.
That’s not solely as a result of Larcher and Zangerl’s camaraderie is each apparent and infectious. It’s additionally as a result of the movie crew made some inventive selections. Most fascinating is the side-by-side movies of the pair main the identical pitch, permitting viewers to check their climbing styles in actual time.
“With a few of the hardest climbing within the Valley crammed into 16 pitches, the Zodiac had solely seen two earlier ascents … till Babsi and Jacopo confirmed up,” the vid’s description says.
Runtime: 10 minutes