Solo Ascent – Chris Lomax Documentary

Long before Alex Honnold starred in Free Solo, scaling El Cap, there were climbers pushing the bounds.

Here’s an interesting documentary about South African free solo climber Chris Lomax. Chris was an important figure of 80’s climbing in South of Africa. A few short scenes with other important South African climbers such as Andrew de Klerk, Edmund February and Tony Dick. A little over-dramatic at some points, but a great peak into the South African 80’s climbing scene.

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7 Responses to Solo Ascent – Chris Lomax Documentary

  1. Ebert Nel Sep 30, 2019 at 8:50 am #


  2. Danie Sep 30, 2019 at 9:52 am #

    I had never seen this movie before and always heard of it, frikkin awesome. Just awesome, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  3. crigs Sep 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    Thank you so much for posting this legendary documentary!

  4. Keith james Sep 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

    Long overdue posting of this! 1983!

    Even the filming technology of that era needs appreciation…

  5. Albert Oct 1, 2019 at 4:03 am #


    Legendary characters & footage.

    Honnold wasn’t even born when these scenes played out..

  6. Roxanna Nov 30, 2019 at 8:49 am #

    Sadly, this video has been removed from YouTube. Are there any other sites I can view it from?

    • Chris Dec 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

      I can email you a copy if you would like 🤔

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