Brad Gobright biography | Brad Gobright: Brad Gobright biography, Brad Gobright was born on June 16th, 1988. Brad Gobright was an american free solo climber. Gobright was born in Orange County, California, and began climbing when he was six. He dropped out of college in 2009, working odd jobs during winter and climbing during the rest of the year. Gobright and Mason Earle made the first free ascent of The Heart Route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2015. In 2016, he and Scott Bennett climbed three routes — Zodiac, The Nose and Lurking Fear — on El Capitan in 24 hours. He and Jim Reynolds set a speed record of two hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds for The Nose on El Capitan in 2017. With Alex Honnold in June 2019, he made the second free ascent of El Niño on El Capitan in fourteen-and-a-half hours.
On November 27, 2019, Gobright fell about 300 meters to his death on the El Sendero Luminoso climb at El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico. The accident happened while rappelling down the face of Sendero Luminoso on Potrero Chico with his partner Aidan Jacobson, after the pair had completed a quick climb of the face. Jacobson fell a shorter distance and survived with injuries. It was reported that the two men were simul-rappelling, a technique in which two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope, with their bodies acting as counterweights to each other.