Alex Honnold and new Half Dome / Nose Link Record

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Randisi

Boulder climber
PA
Jun 24, 2010 - 04:30pm PT
Playing devil's advocate here, but Peter Croft, Henry Barber, and John Bachar made their names on existing routes, ignoring for the sake of discussion the Bachar-Yerian, an all time classic FA.

Yeah, those lazy slackers never put up anything new!

I would think the Devil would have a more informed advocate.
Gene

Social climber
Jun 24, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
LOL.

Yeah, they put up a ton. But they are mostly known for their free solo repeats of existing routes.

Devil

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Double D

climber
Jun 24, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Wow, that's impressive. I don't even think I could hike the 8,000 verticle feet and cruise down the valley in that time.

canyonrat

Trad climber
Armstrong BC
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
Congratulations Alex! Thanks for the post Chris
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
Peter Croft did a lot of new routes and first free ascents, some quite significant, at Squamish and then Leavenworth before making a mark in Yosemite and the Sierra.
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 26, 2010 - 09:50pm PT
incomprehensible...

one proud day






on a side note, anyone else find this a bit humorous:

>My generation never climbed to make a name for themselves....

>.... All the climbers of my day who didnīt establish new climbs are for the most part forgotten.


hmmm.... wonder why we're concerned about being forgotten since we climbed in such a Zen state. Makes me wonder where all those articles and pics came from since the FAs had no interest in self promotion....
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Jun 26, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
Watch your heels.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 26, 2010 - 10:53pm PT
"Watch your Achilles...and don't be a heel."
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Jun 26, 2010 - 11:35pm PT
Alex claimed that "the whole timing thing is not a strong point for me...I stopped to look at two amazing birds on the way down from Half Dome. I'd hate to have to hurry." Still, he admits that he "was hoping to break the speed record on [Half Dome], which is 1:50 or something."

From the Alpinist article. I just think that is such a great quote.
bmacd

climber
Relic Hominid
Sep 8, 2010 - 03:05pm PT
Honnolds own account of the link up posted here:

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/athletes/bd-athlete-alex-honnold-reports-on-his-recordsetting-half-domeel-cap-link-up

I hiked up to Half Dome with a minimal rack, personal climbing gear, my bivy gear, and a 30-foot line that I use to tow my van
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 8, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
thx for the link...


"I spent easily 10 minutes sitting on Thank God Ledge trying to booty a brand new fixed #4 Camalot."


ah, good to know he's a dirt bag too. :)


all is right with the world.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 8, 2010 - 06:04pm PT
Such a down to earth trip report for an out of this world day. So cool to read his account.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 8, 2010 - 06:12pm PT
Such craziness is beyond my imagination. Thanks for helping me stretch my powers of visualization Alex, but please: this is some sick hard scary stuff, listen to your gut and pull the plug anytime you think you need too. Don't be doing this sh#t for us, cause we're, collectively and totally, not worth it.
bmacd

climber
Relic Hominid
Sep 8, 2010 - 06:32pm PT
Alexs ascent and from the heart account of it, truly makes a mockery of Edwin Drummonds troll, "Open letter to Alex". Edwins thread was nothing more than an attempt to draw attention to Edwin.
Brian

climber
California
Sep 8, 2010 - 07:33pm PT
Great trip report: a massive accomplishment (total understatement), described straightforwardly without spray, and clear description of the style of ascent. Fecking brilliant, and way inspirational.

Brian
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