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Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 8, 2018 - 09:52pm PT
Hello, I'm a bit shy so I usually just read and don't add anything. This was too cool not to share. There are a lot of cool tales from the olden days of crazy runouts and solos in places like Joshua Tree (my favorite) and other spots. There are still guys out there doing this stuff quietly, but nobody ever hears about them. I found this guy doing CRAZY solos on some really good Joshua Tree climbs and others. Definitely inpsiring and it makes my hands sweat really bad just watching. He's probably shy too so he wouldn't brag but I wanted to share these cool finds. Enjoy! I'm not good at this stuff, can't seem to get the videos to show up here. I put a couple screenshots instead so you get the idea - totally worth spending some time getting inspired!

https://vimeo.com/user54272253


joshua tree
joshua tree
Credit: Connelly




mound woodson
mound woodson
Credit: Connelly

Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Mar 9, 2018 - 05:39am PT
Good stuff!
He posts here as Jon Clark.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Mar 9, 2018 - 06:21am PT
Wow. Great stuff. Jon is a master. I really dug watching him lead "The Condor". Sweaty hands at the keyboard. Heh.

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EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Mar 9, 2018 - 07:13am PT
Good stuff! Thanks Connelly.

Watched Snake Book and Perpetual Motion.

Sweaty palms, both times.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Mar 9, 2018 - 09:34am PT
I wish I could make 5.10 look like 5.7
Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2018 - 10:39am PT
You guys are welcome! Itís pretty cool the amount of work that probably went into making each video too, all the camera angles and that. I wonder if he brings along people to help?

The warbler, is that a picture of Jon Clark? He looks different there to me, looks like good rock there behind too!
Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2018 - 11:24am PT
Oh okay, Iíve heard of Rick before heís definitely the real deal. Weíre many guys soloing hard stuff like this back in the day? I know Jon Bachar is famous for that for sure. Itís a shame we donít have more video recordings of him doing his thing
JLyons

Sport climber
Cali
Mar 9, 2018 - 02:33pm PT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions

Mar 9, 2018 - 06:21am PT
Wow. Great stuff. Jon is a master. I really dug watching him lead "The Condor". Sweaty hands at the keyboard. Heh.

Those desperate stem climbs give me nightmares! Iíd swear the guy belaying him in some of these is that strong bald guy, guy that has all those bouldering videos too. I think theyíre working together lol!
nathanael

climber
CA
Mar 9, 2018 - 03:10pm PT
Those desperate stem climbs give me nightmares! Iíd swear the guy belaying him in some of these is that strong bald guy, guy that has all those bouldering videos too. I think theyíre working together lol!

Oh yea, didn't that guy also have a vimeo with a bunch of solos around Woodson and Josh? I used to watch those a lot, but now I can't find any of them. Wonder if he took them down?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 9, 2018 - 03:25pm PT
^^^
I believe he goes by Friend on ST.
Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2018 - 11:36am PT
That guy was great too I remember seeing those videos posted someplace here, I hope he didnít take them down. Does anybody have a link to them? Solos are the best to watch, i think
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 12, 2018 - 02:27pm PT
I wish I could make 5.10 look like 5.7

I wish I could make 5.7 look like 5.7. Nice OP, by the way.
Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
Hey all I found our other guy I think, but I canít find all the other cool videos, enjoy

https://vimeo.com/150756842

nathanael

climber
CA
Mar 14, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
Now how about this for some inspiring climbing, wow! Real stonemaster.



Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2018 - 11:10pm PT
Wow Nathanel great finds! Iíve not heard of this guy before, itís seems like there are more bold and brave climbers pushing the limits every day. I mean back years ago there were a couple guys really risking it all, but it seems like they are everywhere today. Now we have modern videos to capture and prove that all these crazy climbs are being soloed instead of just trusting like before. Way better in my humble opinion. Cheers to mr. Bush and mr. Clark and to the strong bald guy!
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Mar 15, 2018 - 09:08am PT
Credit: jeff constine
The General at it.
Matteo M

climber
San Diego
Mar 15, 2018 - 10:38am PT
Looks like even the stone masters get friendly belays.
JLyons

Sport climber
Cali
Mar 15, 2018 - 10:34pm PT
Whoís your buddy, Constine?
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Mar 16, 2018 - 10:37am PT
Always looking to buy Stone Masters gear from BITD for my collection...
Connelly

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2018 - 10:18pm PT
Hey all it looks like a false alarm the strong bald guy is still in business! I found it over on mountainproject forums. Cheers and enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJL3Hr76eBj-T7IWWrzGqCA/videos
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