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Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 12:38am PT
S.Leeper...this is who I am, nothing more intended. This is only my reply to, "what else is there?" for The Man Who Can Fly - Dean Potter:

Ephesians 3:17-21 KJV

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."


My response is no different in that it expresses how I feel, as in others responses. Although some will take it that way, there is no offense intended. It's who I am. Peace.

Glory to God
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 12:56am PT
"Right now there are some lessons that I haven't quite learned, and the answers are on the walls or in the mountains, and I think that's why I keep going back is to try to figure it out, try to have some higher meaning in life" - Dean Potter

Even Dean is searching for, "what else is there?"!
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:45am PT
There are 5.9 pitches that will spank many people who can climb many grades harder

Agreed. I've failed on such 5.9 pitches--- with a toprope. And I wouldn't solo 5.4 up there. I have great respect for Dean Potters abilities.

Just tryin' to understand exactly what he did...
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
Ah, I see you missed the point, for"its not about me/you." Now that Christ has paid the ultimate price, it's about God and others, Matthew 22:37-40 KJV...

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

This is a commandment that I, as one that is written in the Book of Life, am to be obedient to. God's love is to willingly sacrifice yourself, for the benefit of others, with no thought of return. Believe you me, my suffering (love) for others continues everyday that I'm alive on this earth by exhibiting a fruit of the Spirit, longsuffering, an enduring temperament that expresses itself in patience with the shortcomings of others. I'd say I chose to take on quite a responsibility and far from, to " give up seeking."

2 Peter 3:9 KJV

" Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,"

...including you.

Man, God is good!


Edit: first sentence was a bit abrupt.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 12, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Tonight, 8 pm., National Geographic Channel.
YoungGun

climber
North
Feb 12, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Dean Potter on ABC News Nightline on Friday:

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/flying-man-bounds-15561018
slobmonster

Trad climber
OAK (nee NH)
Feb 12, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
ALERT: DOG OFF PAVEMENT IN YNP
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 12, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
All I gotta say is I'm super happy to see Dean getting the recognition he deserves. He has had more than his share of resistance from small minded people that have none of the talent, vision or balls that he does. He's one of the best examples of the spirit of climbing I can think of.

Dean has walked a thin line with unmatched cool and focus for years, and it's awesome that National Geographic can see through the petty slander and show Dean for what he is - an exceptional example of the things humans can do when they ignore the noise and negativity around them and move forward in their calling.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 12, 2012 - 09:49pm PT
sick!!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 13, 2012 - 12:11am PT
ALERT: DOG OFF PAVEMENT IN YNP


LMAO.

And from one of the only dogs I've ever accompanied off pavement in YNP. (Annie, I mean. Respectfully.)
kennyt

climber
California
Feb 13, 2012 - 12:17am PT
BADASSS
Route Loser

Trad climber
Lake Almanor/Chico, CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 03:19am PT
Awesome feature. I love watching earthy people burn fuel and increase their carbon footprint to contrive a flight that the mountain wasn't naturally shaped for. Makes me feel better about myself.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 13, 2012 - 03:51am PT
Like I said

He has had more than his share of resistance from small minded people that have none of the talent, vision or balls that he does.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Feb 13, 2012 - 05:53am PT
...He's one of the best examples of the spirit of climbing I can think of....


Amen, brother...

From a climber's perspective.

Interesting aside, though, how the mainstream media seems to have suddenly embraced free soloing. National Geographic, 60 Minutes, etc. They've discovered(rediscovered?) mass spectator appeal that other forms of climbing cannot offer.

Hard to say if this enhances the image of rock climbing in the eyes of the general public, though. When I mention my climbing to non-climbers these days they immediately want to know if I "free climb", usually followed up by "that guy on TV is crazy".

(Edits)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 13, 2012 - 10:29am PT
Whereas BITD soloing was done more for personal reasons, or for the climbing community...

Interesting perspective. Of course when Bachar was soloing on "That's Incredible" TV show (wildly popular show at the time btw, which was the case when you had a total of about 4 channels to chose from) or when Bachar was in Gilette commericials, that was more for "personal" reasons...like the balance in his personal checkbook. This is almost a direct 1:1 correlation with Honnold's recent media...a popular general interest show and a commercial for a giant corporation.

People like having this romantic view of the old days, that bears little resemblence to reality.
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 11:46am PT
What's the new hole count on Butte ??
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Feb 13, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Anybody know when National Geo channel is going to rebroadcast this??
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Feb 13, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
that the mountain wasn't shaped for......huh?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 13, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
Route loser has a point, but that ramp was a brilliant bit of rigging, and allowed for a great stunt.

That single long lasting zoom work was truly expert camera work, but did you see how close Dean was to his shadow on the wall?
Close one.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 13, 2012 - 06:35pm PT
Walleye,

I'm looking for it tonight on "Nightline" at 11:30pm. It was originally listed to re-broadcast that same night, but Nightline isn't broadcast on Sundays, we'll see.
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