Big Wall Rock Climbing Without a Rope in Yosemite
IN YOSEMITE, a new generation of superclimbers are scaling routes ropeless, tightrope walking thousands of feet above waterfalls, living in “portaledges” 1,500 feet above the valley, and BASE jumping back down once they’re done.
The images and text below are featured in Yosemite Climbing, the cover story of the May issue of National Geographic Magazine. They are reprinted here with special permission from our friends at NGM. All rights reserved. Make sure to visit their site and check out the May issue for the full story and photo gallery.