3rd Ascent of Southern Belle

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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Nov 3, 2010 - 04:45pm PT
Good job guys! I guess it's a trade route now.

Ken
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 7, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/honnold_and_stanhope_interview_southern_belle_512d_r/

Good interview posted on Climbing magazine's Hot Flashes site.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 7, 2010 - 06:03pm PT
Thanks Clint for that link. Of course we want to hear more!
2 l l

Sport climber
Rancho Verga, CA
Nov 17, 2010 - 09:38pm PT
FFA of Karma next?!?
As long as we're dreaming, how about Lost Again next.
supafly

climber
Nov 26, 2010 - 07:26pm PT
write-up on will's blog about southern belle:

http://www.willstanhope.blogspot.com/
MH2

climber
Nov 26, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
Nice to see that. Alex has a great smile.
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 26, 2010 - 09:49pm PT


Alex arrived at the belay bug-eyed, and said, "this route is a good adventure!" We rapped down, had pizza at Curry Village...

By far the best writeup yet. Good details.

Thanks Will!

I like his October blog too, swinging leads on Bachar-Yerian with his girlfriend. These are some wild young climbers, obviously having a great time.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 26, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Thanks Supa for the Will link. It has become clear that The Belle is still being looked at as quite technical and hard.
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Nov 27, 2010 - 12:31am PT
Down to earth guys, brimming with extreme talent , having grand adventures. Simply awesome. Thanks for the link
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 27, 2010 - 01:52am PT
Thanks for the link.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 27, 2010 - 02:00am PT
Will Stanhope: a better photo of him

BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles
Nov 27, 2010 - 02:12am PT
more proof that in his prime Coz was one of the best freeclimbers in the world.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 27, 2010 - 02:38am PT
Is this the ultimate slab route?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 27, 2010 - 11:04am PT
Munge, great question. I have been wondering that myself. I think it is, and we're talking "the world", too. If we consider length, placement, difficulty, history, quality of rock, nature of the climbing, drama.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 27, 2010 - 04:24pm PT
As for ultimate slab, Hall of Mirrors is another contender, especially in the smooth and edging departments. It has had only one repeat.
Southern Belle is harder, has the hard crack climbing start, and of course is notorious for being more runout than the Bachar-Yerian.
JakeW

Big Wall climber
CA
Nov 27, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
Yes, these guys are great climbers, but Will crashed into my car trying to back out of the driveway, and I once saw Alex unable to get a rope through his rappel device...right after saying "god doesn't rain on MY parade." Apparently competence doesn't always extend to all realms of life. ;)
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 25, 2011 - 03:51pm PT
http://willstanhope.blogspot.com/

Broken talus bone (ankle) and cracked vertebrae in neck, in March.
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