Tom's EL CAP REPORT of Alex's Solo


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Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 4, 2017 - 02:10pm PT
I saw this linked on the other thread and thought it might deserve a thread of its own. Thank you Tom for all your efforts over the years and for this beautiful report of a historic ascent.

My favorite quote from the report:
He stopped for a moment to wake up a camera man who had fallen asleep on the little triangular ledge on pitch 6. That seemed to break the tension for a time!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jun 4, 2017 - 02:18pm PT
My favorite "fun" one was of Honnold passing through that couple's bedroom so early in the morning. :)

The conversation? "You might not want to stand up just yet, we're being filmed."

Thanks, Tom. Beautiful, majestic photos.

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jun 4, 2017 - 02:19pm PT
Thank You ,that is a great report.

Social climber
Jun 4, 2017 - 03:04pm PT
THAT, Tom, was an awesome photo report. Thanks for still being there.
Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Jun 4, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Despite reading the other threads, my palms didn't actually sweat until I looked at Tom's report. Hard to fathom what he just did
Retirement? ...please
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Jun 4, 2017 - 04:35pm PT
I'm just speechless,
Alex is a mutant, and an inspiration.
Way to go Honlove ;)
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 4, 2017 - 04:52pm PT
Tom has done some great photography, but this has got to be one of the best series yet. The Boulder Problem shot made me want to puke thinking about that move. Most have been tough to watch. Thanks Tom

Trad climber
Bend, OR
Jun 4, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
At some point I hope Tom and Jimmy will write something up about what it was like to watch this amazing feat from behind a camera. These pics are so great Tom, thank you to all who were there to give us a sense of what it was like. I feel like I'm in a special club that understands the magnitude of this achievement while the rest of the world just moves along like nothing is going on.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2017 - 07:12pm PT

Thanks, Tom!!!!

Trad climber
San Diego, Ca
Jun 4, 2017 - 08:55pm PT
Bump for one of the best threads ever!

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 4, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
Nice work Tom . . . glad you were chosen to be there for this historic achievement.

Alex Honnold has broken through yet another barrier in the modern human consciousness . . . in doing so he has effectively transformed the world around him.

Congratulations Mr. Honnold! Your dedication and mindfulness are a powerful example to your fellow travelers on this planet. Thank you for being a such a positive climbing ambassador.

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jun 4, 2017 - 09:01pm PT
Beautiful, Tom! Thanks.

Jun 4, 2017 - 09:03pm PT
He stopped for a moment to wake up a camera man who had fallen asleep

Might not have been asleep but trying to stay out of the view from the ground cameras. .....

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Jun 4, 2017 - 09:05pm PT
Happy to see your part of the "News Team" once again.
Beautiful pictures of an amazing event!

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 4, 2017 - 10:10pm PT
I'm interested to know the workings of the remotely controlled cameras, as my kite-photo pals and I have systems to remotely control our cameras.

Great work, Mr Evans! This has to be right up there with the all time best El Cap Reports.

Jun 4, 2017 - 11:40pm PT
Hoo man, that made my hands sweat!

Social climber
joshua tree
Jun 4, 2017 - 11:55pm PT

Too Tom:👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏼👋🏽👋🏾👋🏿
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 5, 2017 - 12:14am PT
Oh well, what'd you expect?

Good show, Alex. Freaking amazing!

Trad climber
Jun 5, 2017 - 02:02am PT
He is the best!
Just curious: he bypassed the ear to get in the monster?
In the picture he seems very low.

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jun 5, 2017 - 04:50am PT
Wow. That's all I have.
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