Honnold Solos the Triple Crown in 18 hours

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PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 6, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
Just came across this:

Wow! Just finished covering one of Alex Honnold's most epic adventures for REEL ROCK 7 - The Solo Triple Crown in about 18 hours. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 90% free solo with a little bit of aid. Yesterday he started up Watkins at 4PM and topped out in 2:20, a speed record in itself. Next was The Nose, in 6 hours, in the dark. He forgot his chalk bag and had to borrow one from aid climbers half way up. Topped out Half Dome at 10:45 this morning. Here he is looking worked on the summit an hour ago. "OK," he finally admitted, "that was a big deal."

https://www.facebook.com/REELROCK
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Incomparable and unfathomable!!!!!!!!
avid

Trad climber
sacramento, ca
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Beast!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
I am kind of tired of saying WOW every time I hear about this guy, but WOWWOWOWOWOWOW. He is a gifted climber, wish him health and luck for years to come. He shows what is possible for our human body with proper training and well set mind.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
Half way up El Cap is a long time to realize you don't have a chalk bag. Lol
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
I just met him at the Bridge this past Saturday. Such a cool, nice guy. He has my utmost respect.

Big Congrats to him!
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
golf clap.... lol jk, amazing Alex.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
holy phuq what a beast.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
Watch out, the season is young...
























































As in: HOLY F*#K!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Hey Joe I really could use some of that chalk you gave Alex right about now...

Damn! Thats on a level far beyond..
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
AMAZING
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
this guy dilutes the absolute.
Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:54pm PT
Whoa. What's left for him to do?
Michael Nicholson

Big Wall climber
Thousand Oaks
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Grats Alex! Very impressive!
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
I think I remember Werner saying that El Cap won't get free soloed.

We should get Russ to make book and hold the cash on all bets. I bet it happens within 2 years.

He climbs El Cap as fast as most of us take to hike the Falls trail. Unreal strong. Hope he lives a long time! Dean has survival down pretty well and was the previous magic man.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 6, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
I just met him at the Bridge

Did you tell him there is his poster above your bed?
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
Best comment that I stole from the Reel Rock Facebook page.

"does north face customize his pants to accommodate balls that big?"

Wow!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
Still cannot wrap my head around this feat.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:08pm PT
this guy dilutes the absolute.

Great line, Norwegian!

I've been around long enough to remember when Madsen and and Schmitz doing the Dihedral in 2 1/2 days astounded me. How can I describe my reaction to, and admiration for, this?

John
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jun 6, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
So 18 hours eh. That means he has 6 hours left to cram in the Salathe. Then we could have the WNHDSIAD. Bet it get's done this season.

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