CLIMB and PUNISHMENT- An Open Telegram to Alex Honnold

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clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Nov 22, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Jebus Schist, I hope nothing breaks.

schist
SHist/Submit
nounGEOLOGY
a coarse-grained metamorphic rock that consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Nov 22, 2014 - 04:32pm PT
Always wondered why someone else wants to tell somebody how to live his life.

-Harry Houdini

nah000

climber
canuckistan
Nov 22, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
'Hubris:í the country of no old men...

quite the ironic quote embedded in the initial post.

pretty sure that writing a public letter to another human telling him/er what s/he is or isn't capable of, is one of the defining examples of hubris...

so more correctly it should have been:

'Hubris:' the country of at least one old man...
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Nov 22, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
when i was soloing a lot there was always this feeling of invincibility. i could do no wrong. there was also the deep down acceptance that i really didn't care, life or death.


yeah, that's the problem....if you are going to solo then make sure if you fall you are killed instantly


your relatives don't want to spend years gazing at you in a vegetative, brain-damaged condition, while you grow pus-filled bedsores, and eventually die of sepsis or double pneumonia
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