The legendary Dan Osman free climbing Lover’s Leap via the Bear’s Reach route (5.7, 400+ feet) in 4 min 25 sec. Osman tragically died in 1998 at the age of 35 after his rope failed while performing a “controlled free-fall” jump in Yosemite National Park.
This clip was originally featured in the movie Masters of Stone IV, released in 1997.
ABOUT DAN OSMAN:
Daniel Eugene Osman (February 11, 1963 – November 23, 1998) was a Japanese-American extreme sport practitioner, known for the dangerous sports of free-soloing, rock climbing without ropes or other safety gear. He also participated in rope free-flying or rope jumping, falling several hundred feet from a cliff then being caught by a safety rope, for which his record was over 1,000 feet (300 m). He was known for living a bohemian lifestyle, working as a part-time carpenter and living inLake Tahoe, California. He was the subject of several rock climbing videos, which brought free-soloing to a wider audience. Dan had one daughter, Emma Osman. – wikipedia