Free Solo

Lake loves to talk about Free Solo. Last month when he was on grandparent-holiday Lake went with his NanaBaba to see Free Solo in the movie theatre in Olympia (ironically and unknowingly Michael and I saw Free Solo at the Crest that same day). Free Solo (2018) is the story of Alex Honnold’s preparation and flawless execution of free climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. That means rock climbing ~3,000′ up a granite monolith without any ropes. Ever since watching this film co-directed by Jimmy Chin (Meru 2015), Lake talks about Alex, the “boy on the rock”. He thought it was very cool!

Well, Lake is back on grandparent-holiday again this week. They’re having a blast of course. Today Lake went to Damon Point at Ocean Shores with NanaBaba and did some rock climbing of his own (sandy) El Capitan.

The boy on the rock. My boy on the rock! A perfect day, I’m glad you spent it at the ocean free climbing in the sunshine with NanaBaba, sweetheart!

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