The First Documented Free-Solo Of This Yosemite Ice Route | Climbing Daily, Ep. 644

19th January 2016
19th Jan 2016

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Today on Climbing Daily we catch up with Ukrainian-born, San Fran based climber Vitaliy Musiyenko, and talk about his New Year’s Day ice send of Widow’s Tears in Yosemite Valley. According to Vitaliy it’s the first documented free-solo ascent of the rarely in condition route, which has seen as few as 20 repeats since it was established. First climbed over three days in 1975 by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worral, the over 1000ft falls goes at WI5, with its length and lack of protection make it a challenging route. Check out Vitaliy's blog for more of his adventures here. The First Documented Free-Solo On This Yosemite Ice Route | Climbing Daily, Ep. 644