Alex Honnold and new Half Dome / Nose Link Record

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HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Jun 23, 2010 - 08:29am PT
Came here to post this but I guess I don't get up early enough. Crazyness.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:08am PT
Giving hope to goofy looking kids everywhere, he's our hero!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:08am PT
OK, forget what I said back on the "Honnold, please don't solo the Nose" thread some months back. Got to give it to the guy.

Personally I'm hoping to drag my sorry ass up Half Dome one more time this summer. Giving myself 3 days. lol But don't worry, I'll let free soloists pass.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:12am PT
He brought about a 30 ft cord on Half Dome and he brought a full 60 meter rope on The Nose, only used it getting to boot, for the king swing, and on the great roof.

I guess that means he was unroped on the changing corners pitch?

A tiny shiver of fear goes through me just thinking about it......

That dude is mind blowing!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:23am PT
My mind is blown!

50 pitches. . . is that like 10 minutes a pitch?

WHOA!

YAY!

That's keepin' the magic alive, for ALL OF US!

oxox

eKat
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:30am PT
Bad f'ing ass. Cutting Dean and Hans' solo link up times by what 50%!!!???

If you can do something in half the time it took Hans and Dean, well, that's insane.
tonesfrommars

Trad climber
California
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:34am PT
W.O.W. wow wow
that's fantastic.

(i'm guessing some french free on the changing corners..? having seen the video of T.C. grunting up it seems like a pretty desperate pitch. And with the pack and rack, etc?)

I'm really glad to see this kind of effort from Alex as it puts less emphasis on the "big free solo" and brings him closer into the realm of the kind of feats croft potter flourine et al. are known for. Slightly less sensational to the casual observer, but no less serious. A little more room for flexibility and just plain badass.

Proud stuff Alex. keep it up.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 23, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Very cool ascents Alex. I am curious about the details of unroped French freeing. The pictures I have seen of Changing Corners didn't seem to have much protection to pull on.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 23, 2010 - 10:10am PT
Yeah man, I'm really wondering about some of those upper pitches without a rope.....and shaking my head.

Details CMac? Anyone?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jun 23, 2010 - 10:34am PT
Way cool!

Be safe, Alex!
luggi

Trad climber
from the backseat of Jake& Elwood Blues car
Jun 23, 2010 - 10:47am PT
Congrats!!
Congrats!!
Credit: luggi
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:02am PT
Check it out, starting at 37 seconds.
I remember that spot, from my aiders.
Unroped?
Lordy mercy.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KlA77j6xAc
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:03am PT
Just amazing is all I can say!
Gene

Social climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:06am PT
Perhaps the lad had a daisy belay at the CC pitch(?) Astounding what he's done. A walk in the park.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:08am PT
gee, what's left to do? a NSEW linkup? The Nose, Steck Salathe, NWFHD and the Rostrum...


amazing beyond imagining... Karl's right, I'm wrong, there is a god...
AlexReinhard

climber
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:12am PT
wowwwww!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:13am PT
How about RNWF, Growing Up, and Southern Belle, back to back?

Maybe throw in Karma for an appetizer.....
Randisi

Boulder climber
PA
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:16am PT
Did he do the sit start?
WandaFuca

Social climber
From the gettin place
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:19am PT
Wow! What an amazing day for Alex!






As to the Changing Corners pitch--and not meant in anyway to detract from his amazing speed ascent--it looks to me like he is aiding it unroped. In the photo below Alex seems to be standing on an aider attached to the bolt.



Credit: Tom Evans (cropped and enlarged)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 23, 2010 - 11:29am PT
Whew....that's actually a bit of a relief!


Did he do the sit start?

BWA HA Hhahaaaa! That's a great one Randisi.
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