You should be roped in. If you slip you die then your free soloing. Can't you just wear a harness and repel down? In any case if you must scramble down steep faces DO it SLOW and do not kill yourself because it makes it worse for every climber when someone dies.
If you have "friends who tell me I'm gonna die doing this” Then you need to re-evaluate what you’re doing.
I think climbing is a fun SAFE sport but free soloing is a dumb risk and the deaths that occur from it are a blemish to the sport of rock climbing.
Forget Free solo just do really tall boulders, Fall from a high ball and your getting messed up but won't die, most likely.
(This post was edited by freezorburn on Apr 25, 2013, 8:44 AM)