Alex Honnold and new Half Dome / Nose Link Record


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Trad climber
Armstrong BC
Jun 25, 2010 - 02:10am PT
Congratulations Alex! Thanks for the post Chris
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 25, 2010 - 02:11am 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.

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jun 27, 2010 - 12:50am PT

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 27, 2010 - 01:28am PT
Watch your heels.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 27, 2010 - 01:53am PT
"Watch your Achilles...and don't be a heel."

Trad climber
Jun 27, 2010 - 02:35am 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.

Relic Hominid
Sep 8, 2010 - 06:05pm PT
Honnolds own account of the link up posted here:

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

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 8, 2010 - 07:09pm 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.

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 8, 2010 - 09:04pm PT
Such a down to earth trip report for an out of this world day. So cool to read his account.

Sep 8, 2010 - 09:12pm 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.

Relic Hominid
Sep 8, 2010 - 09:32pm 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.

Sep 8, 2010 - 10:33pm 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.

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