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NMR

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 12, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
Saw this pic on Alex Honnold's public Facebook page, thought it was worth sharing.

Caption from Facebook: "Soloing a neat little tower in Oman!! Less tha...
Caption from Facebook: "Soloing a neat little tower in Oman!! Less than a week to go on this awesome trip."
this just in

climber
north fork
Nov 12, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
Thanks for climbing info, it took me a second to spot him.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Nov 12, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
NIce!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 12, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
gorgeous pic. that looks like some serious choss.

followed by a down solo.
WatchSteveClimb

Trad climber
Dallas, Texas
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
you think he downclimbed too ?

i would hate to downclimb sandy choss
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
that's a really big boulder problem
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 12, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
My kinda choss
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:18am PT
Probably limestone and not choss.

He's not in the habit of freesoloing junk.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:24am PT
Most likely limestone.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP19/newswire-oman-jabal-hornby-knott-walsh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Oman

http://matadornetwork.com/sports/7-spots-to-rock-climb-in-oman/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 13, 2012 - 06:50am PT
Down climb or running leap into the sea, it's all the same to SuperSolo.

He's in his fortress of solo-tude futurizing as we gaze in awe.

Today, SuperOman, tomorrow SuperCouloirMan.

Gene

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 07:31am PT
Ho Man!
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Nov 13, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
That's a sweet pic!!! Wow.

how much longer before Hondo gets hip to BASE?


the idea of down climbing what looks like to be a chossy formation would convince me.
NMR

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
Another good one, pic by Renan Ozturk. (Not sure how to embed pics from Instagram?)
http://instagram.com/p/R9PoTJFUwm/
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:19pm PT
Lol NMR, I was gonna post that earlier, but ran into the same issue you did probably, where it made two files on my desktop.

I gave up.
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
you need a jpg at the end to use the img tags

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
sweet!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Yeow!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:54am PT
cool stuff
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:04am PT
Alex Honnold....he's just so... dreamy

>sigh<
thesiger

climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
ah ... missed this thread. The TNF team with Honnold, Hazel Findlay, Mark Synott, etc were on the coast of Musandam, the northern enclave of Oman just north and east of Dubai. Musandam has been developed by UAE based climbers so is described in the "UAE Rock Climbing" guidebook. There's plenty of big limestone chossaneering on that coast (as well as inland) but it's better suited to DWS. Lots of recent activity http://www.redarmadapublishing.com/blog/?tag=dws
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