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Impaler

Gym climber
Vancouver
Jun 14, 2011 - 06:13pm PT
They? Was it the HonSolo and Stanhope pair? Mason Earle?
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Jun 14, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
it was Illmer

(this guy)
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1528418/Runout-Saxony-1922-pic
WBraun

climber
Jun 14, 2011 - 06:58pm PT
The "Phoenix" free soled?

Now that is radical and insane.

Most people have never tried it to realize how technical those jams at the crux are.
jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Jun 14, 2011 - 07:08pm PT
Gnarbones.
nature

climber
WTF?
Jun 14, 2011 - 07:17pm PT
Ok ok... I admit....


it was me.


the elbow has been feeling better. what better way than to celebrate by soloing a 5.8d+ off the couch?
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Jun 14, 2011 - 07:22pm PT
Only two people come to mind who are living in a mental universe where this would be conceivable. Long live the bold!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jun 14, 2011 - 07:31pm PT
tucker tech
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 14, 2011 - 10:26pm PT
Hondo is a Bad Ass Mutherf*#ker . . . it says so on his wallet.
yo

climber
Mudcat Spire
Jun 14, 2011 - 10:36pm PT
Yawn.

I mean yikes!
john hansen

climber
Jun 14, 2011 - 10:38pm PT
On sight?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2011 - 11:18pm PT
It was Alex. He did it yesterday morning for breakfast.

Ken
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 14, 2011 - 11:22pm PT
Filthy.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jun 14, 2011 - 11:29pm PT
and done while a guy who did it many moons ago is rope soloing ZM on El Cap. Seems somehow.....fitting
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klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 14, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
rapping into solos is the new normal.

that strikes me as a huge deviation. but it's become common. that, rather than the technical difficulty, is what i find remarkable.

i suppose it isn't that far off-- soloing out of aiders seemed psycho to me, but if you really think about it, that's basically what yr doing in a lot of alpine situations. then soloing for cameras. soloing out of raps has become a feature of recent major solos in which folks recreate key pitches for the media-- AR in Verdon, MR on RW, HJA on eP --

a long ways away from older approaches to soloing.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:37am PT
interesting and amazing news...
stunning display of mastery and control
simply amazing
MBrown

Big Wall climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 15, 2011 - 02:15am PT
wow, What a beautiful feat!
Johnny K.

climber
Southern,California
Jun 15, 2011 - 02:48am PT
That "kid" is beyond "dialed in".Wow.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jun 15, 2011 - 06:50am PT
KLK: "AR in Verdon, MR on RW, HJA on eP"

Cld I gt sm vwls pls?

AR: Alain Robert?
HJA: Auer, eP= the fish route on Marmolada?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Jun 15, 2011 - 09:24am PT
Wow. that's all I got to say about that
Peter

Trad climber
San Francisco
Jun 15, 2011 - 10:21am PT
Astonishing ... and kinda morbid.

I'm leaning toward Drummond's view (http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1122068);. Anyone else concerned about whether Alex will still be with us in 5 years? When cameras, sponsorship and fame are the rewards for risking your life, the end result seems almost inevitable.
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