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RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 12, 2018 - 10:43am PT
https://americanalpineclub.org/honn-solo

Really? Bad pun. Bad art.

Random Midnight Lightning bolt thrown in - why?

You couldn't pay me to wear this shirt.

Edit: The pack video was good!

https://www.climbing.com/videos/black-diamond-created-the-worlds-first-free-soloing-back-pack/
tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Jun 12, 2018 - 10:49am PT
Looks like a hobbit.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Jun 12, 2018 - 10:59am PT
I got the email from the AAC with that shirt promo and thought it was super weird. First, it's just plain ugly. And I don't understand what the old star wars guy has to do with climbing? Using the force?? Second, it just struck me as odd that anyone would want such a shirt. Like everyone else I'm in awe of the El Cap solo but I have no connection with it or Honnold like I might with other t-shirts I might wear. Plus it just seems like a weird thing to commercialize, but I guess that train has already left the station without asking my opinion!
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Jun 12, 2018 - 11:38am PT
Money going to a good cause?
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jun 12, 2018 - 11:49am PT
The old guy is Robbins, wielding a hammer is ironic

agreed, weird shirt, and questionable use of trademarked property
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Jun 12, 2018 - 11:52am PT
Thereís just something very peculiar about it.
I donít have a problem with commemorative T shirts but this is just strange. Very.
Two icons of the climbing world (3 if you include the Bachar reference) put into a totally alien (no pun intended) context.
I may be getting way too old to appreciate this graphic.


Susan
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Jun 12, 2018 - 11:53am PT
So who is the old Jedi next to Honn Solo?

Qui-Gon Robbins?

Obi-Wan-Donini?

Also, it looks like Honn Solo has his left hand in the old Jedi's robe...



Credit: cragnshag
RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2018 - 12:00pm PT
Also, it looks like Honn Solo has his left hand in the old Jedi's robe...

Aaaaaaaaa! Thanks for that - NOT.

Is Honnold gesturing he is #1 with the right? Seems out of character?

What a mess...
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:20pm PT
That is one ugly shirt
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:39pm PT
I canít unsee Honnold feeling up Royal.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:41pm PT
I think Robbins would have preferred to be remembered for climbing nuts, not pitons.

^^^ Now I regret clicking on this thread...
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:43pm PT
Why is his finger E.T. length and what is he pointing at?
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:47pm PT
I canít unsee Honnold feeling up Royal.

Me neither; it looks like Royal is going to hit him with the hammer if he doesn't remove his hand...

I agree with others, ugly and not representative of anything I know about those 2 and their achievements/endeavors.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:50pm PT
You still arenít required to buy something you donít want even if the same doesnít apply to leaders you donít want.
RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2018 - 01:43pm PT
You still arenít required to buy something you donít want

"Join or renew the American Alpine Club for a free limited t-shirt"
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Riverkern Annex)
Jun 12, 2018 - 01:46pm PT
USE THE TUNING FORK!

Obiwan Robbins diggin' the 'piton pump'......
BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Jun 12, 2018 - 01:53pm PT
I want to get the shirt now, just cause of the stir its causinÖ
honn grabbin robbins nuts is the best part
PaulC

Trad climber
Traffic Jam Ledge
Jun 12, 2018 - 04:13pm PT
Keep it simple---automatic renewal bypasses the annual promo items.
Don Paul

Social climber
Denver CO
Jun 12, 2018 - 04:20pm PT
The backpack had me concerned - had to read the fine print to see it was an April Fools joke lol.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 12, 2018 - 05:14pm PT
Seems wrong:
 Alex normally has no shirt, a short sleeve shirt, or the hoodie
 Royal is a lot shorter, and would rack more than one pin per biner...
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