3rd Ascent of Southern Belle

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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 2, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Wow!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 2, 2010 - 01:33pm PT
Thanks, James - awesome news! And congratulations to Will and Alex!

Now about that Yosemite's next idol thing....
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:14pm PT
The kids are all right!

"It's just like Snake Dike but more extreme."

That quote leaves me speechless.

Fantastic work!

John
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
This tale of The Honnold and Will going up there is much like the ancient epics and fairytales of yore recounting the arrival of some splendid young heros who then slay the mythical dragon that has been living up in the hills terrorizing the villagers below for generations.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:43pm PT
True that Peter


As a slab lover, I think this ranks up there with the greats!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:49pm PT
It has to, Munge. 2,000 ft of that granite; it's the best rock the Valley has to offer. I so want to hear more about their experience up there.
Barbarian

Trad climber
The great white north, eh?
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
These lads inspire me to no end! Bravo! Well done!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 2, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
Great stuff. Nice work, lads.
Fletcher

Trad climber
from the place of breath
Nov 2, 2010 - 03:42pm PT
Hummana, hummana, hummana.... very impressive. Love Alex's advice!

That boy is not of this earth.

Eric
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 2, 2010 - 03:43pm PT
I'm proud of them for going after the Belle rather than that sport route next door....:)
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 2, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
Kind of interesting how repeat ascents are so awe inspiring. Huge kudos, of course!

But, something brand new would be pretty nifty...

atchafalaya

climber
Babylon
Nov 2, 2010 - 04:31pm PT
Super cool for these guys to trash yesterdays hyped testpieces. Out with the old...
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Nov 2, 2010 - 04:38pm PT
Thats what we like to see here Awesome climbing.
Gordon

Trad climber
South Florida
Nov 2, 2010 - 04:49pm PT
Some background reading for those of us not of the Valley:

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Hey-Coz-Sure-would-like-to-hear-the-story-of-Southern-Belle/t271n.html
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Nov 2, 2010 - 05:23pm PT
A super fine effort. Nice effort lads. Ya done us proud!

editmore news here***

http://climbingnarc.com/2010/11/alex-honnold-will-stanhope-team-up-to-repeat-southern-belle/

http://rockandice.com/news/1227-honnold-and-stanhope-send-half-domes-spooky-southern-belle
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Nov 2, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
solid..
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 2, 2010 - 06:55pm PT
Glad to see these two strong climbers send this line.

Three ascents in 22 years says a lot about the route, regardless of Alex down-playing it.

Thanks for the report, James.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 2, 2010 - 06:59pm PT
Good send from two great climbers. Notice how climbs with relatively (by today's standards) low technical ratings that have a sting in the tail stand the test of time.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 2, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
maybe the guys will give the route next door a shot and see if they could have established it ground up onsight. Now there's a topic that all us armchair climbers can get behind spewing on the internetz about! heh :)

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Nov 2, 2010 - 07:03pm PT
I've never climbed an armchair - is it harder than the regular chair traverse?
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