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socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 7, 2012 - 11:08am PT
Here you go:
8 pack?
8 pack?
Credit: socialclimber

Article:
http://www.esquire.co.uk/2012/11/the-long-read-alex-honnold-adventure/

Charles
Gene

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:17am PT
That picture shows why people often confuse Alex for me.

g
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:44am PT
I usually wear that outfit while I'm climbing ropeless too
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:46am PT
^^^ All in a day's work, Roger
John M

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:56am PT
Gene..I can definitely see the similarities, but I thought you had much larger biceps.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
I often chalk up while getting ready to put my pants on...

Charles
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
"He then hiked down, drove 15 minutes to Half Dome and scaled that before lunchtime."

Geez, I always thought Half Dome was a good bit further lol.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
hmmmm, just when i thought he had some taste LOL!


yeah he prolly scored some $$$ for that anyhoo...
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Fit.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
absolutely worth opening this post over and over

not only that he's a charming guy and the world's best climber
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
What a doll and so bright too. Here is the odd Esquire image, de-toxed somewhat. It was not easy though.



He looks like the result of ten thousand generations of Beni Gesserit breeding doesn't he. both male and female limbers at his level have supernatural bodies---have to! Plus unsurprisingly he seems to be even more astounding as he gains in years....

Here is an great offhand natural sort of shot without modeling, lighting, posing, etc:

socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Alright, time to invade Canada... wouldn't that be like invading a drunk France?

Charles
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Jeezuz Crisis Bruce, lighten up for f*#k sake!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:54pm PT
I'd hate to see his body waxing bill.

Dude must go through 10 gallons of Nair a month!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
My wife says it looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger mated with Barack Obama.

I guess she means one's muscles and the other's ears.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
bmacd- zero class, man.
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:49pm PT


sheeeesh, I'd rather swallow some jizz than drink what you been drinkin



besides, what's the best thing a canucks done lately, other than waste YOSARS time & money?



shitt in his pants while leading some 11a ow?


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tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
bmacd- zero class, man.
yeah bmacd might of over reacted a little but that esqire photo is total whack off material for gay soft porn sites, check it out.http://www.outviewonline.com/2011/10/solid-alex-honnold-caught-shirtless.html

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:03pm PT
Personally, I don't give a sh#t which branch of the spank bank someone goes to.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
While Bmacd seems a bit over zealous in his delivery, none the less i do think it to be a bit "eeeesh" myself- having come from a much more "natural" generation of crusty ol farts.

It struck me as being oddly beyond "metro"..nttawwt..but ODD for a climber "shot" ...

















ps,, does NOTHING in my bank fyi....
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


i still go with a Chick with CRABS anyday..;-)
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Big ears.

What do you suppose that means?

All sh*t aside I say congrats to the guy. Parlaying success in climbing into making a splash in the mainstream is pretty rare. My bs detector tells me someone is just jealous, that or some brilliant sarcasm went over all our heads.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
100% Canadian means 100% classy

for some reason that made me laugh convulsively

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 7, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
It might lack a certain macho dignity

but scavenging cans from the garbage like some top climbers did back in the day wasn't so dignified either and I bet chicks dig this more

Just sayin

Being at the top of one of the least exploitable dirtbag sports can do this to a guy

Peace

karl
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:17pm PT

I'm so glad to be alive in an age where the court of public opinion agrees that this is a terrible comment.

So go on, BMACD, you are the weakest link. Society has evolved past your archaic paranoia and you can go the way of the dinosaurs and the Dodo bird.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:29pm PT
WOW! I think I just read the rudest post ever on supertopo. Sometimes I can't believe the things that come out of the mouths of grown men...
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:32am PT
I don't know where the line should be drawn for propriety on this forum but the comments posted on this thread have in my opinion, clearly crossed it.
slayton

Trad climber
Here and There
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:56am PT
It seems painfully obvious from some of the negative comments regarding the article and picture posted that some people here need to chill the f*#k out and stop taking sh#t so seriously. Seriously. Grand scheme of things? Who cares and what difference does it make?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:08am PT
Pretty clear those boys are attracted to Honnold's magnificent body and are unnerved and unmanned by those feelings, threatened, and they react the only way they were ever taught, by the bully boys in the gym who made them submit when they were small lads.

They studied that photo quite closely, I assure you.

Honnold does look like a perfectly carved statue doesn't he. How can you not appreciate his athletic form?

You can't. That's why those boys reacted like they did. They're threatened by their own feelings.

DMT
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:25am PT
My spidey senses were tingling because of this thread, awaking me from deepest slumber. What to say? Point out the obvious that it doesn't "look" like a climbing photo because, well, Esquire isn't a climbing mag, contrary to a subset of opinion around here? Observe that, yes, the natural progression of reaction to the photo is: "Holy sh#t, Alex is RIPPED, dude!" to "Damn. That photo is WAY airbrushed. Is this from a cameo role he has in Spartacus? Spartacus, I LOVE that show. Boobies!"?

To continue the whipping of the lash, excuse what is probably just a really poor attempt at humor, or forbid my wife from ever looking at this photo, that is the question.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:40am PT
you go, Im scared, Im really scared, oh God, oh God, oh God
Ironic, that "a self-described militant atheist" would be calling out to God; when in a jam (no pun intended). It is refreshing to know the guy is mortal like the rest of us. There are always some weak links in someone's body armour.

As for his build, he looks (in stature) like a Michael Phelps reproduction (long torso and arms); but I had in my mind he was at least 6'2" or taller for some reason. I guess because he can seemingly stretch a couple of hundred feet from ledge to ledge.

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:58am PT
" excuse what is probably just a really poor attempt at humor"
If bmacd was a clueless 13 year old boy I wouldn't excuse him, I'd school him.
Since he's a grown man I'll just use his own words, "shameful".
Your post pretty much amounts to hate speech, in my mind.

My earlier comment was in response to a post by Tornado, since deleted.
Thanks for deleting your post Tornado.

Have a great day supertopo, I'm outskies.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:36am PT
In the year around 1502, Michelangelo, at the age of 25, created his masterpiece David.

Apparently, some of the male gender, are still turned off by images of

their own sex some 500 years later.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:13am PT
I just do not get the need for one human being to be nasty to another human being.




There are thousands of photos of semi-clothed people on this Forum. Some are more appealing to one person than another. The photo of Alex is perfectly innocuous. More power to him for making some money.
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:35am PT
Stanhope, Trotter, and Kruk haven't stopped laughing for over 24 hrs. 100% Canadian means 100% classy

Just Shameful ...

What is shameful is your obvious lack of tolerance and your tendency/pleasure for hate speech or bringing others down, as I have witnessed in your past posts. You lack class in every possible way shape and form.

100% Canadian, eh? Interesting.
From the "Anybody still hurting for work" thread:
Riley - Don't kid yourself - you have it very good - stay south and stay happy bro .... wish me luck escaping to the USA one of these days, like you did.

best regards,
Bruce

Stay in Canada, and continue to suck your own dick. Please.

~Leggs
Cloudraker

Sport climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:40am PT
Clearly bmacd is WAAAAAAAY HOMO!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:52am PT
Lots of comments to agree with here.

That the photo is awesome. That Alex has quite the physique. That Alex is a great guy. That the lowest of the low post on the forum is found on this thread. And that it's surprising to see such visceral reaction from this one innocuous photo after the 1000s of photos of females posted here repeatedly - full body and crotch alone. Hell most of them aren't even climbers. :/ I mean, who can't appreciate a climber's body? (Technically I don't know if all the close up posts of female crotches are of climbers).

Some f*#ked up people here on the taco. Happily, they are in the minority.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:53am PT
At the risk of overstating the obvious, most of the uncivil commentary on this forum can't be held as representative of the attitudes of the majority of people living on either side of the border.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:07am PT
Wow, this thread is almost a microcosm of what you can find here on the Taco.

For the record, Peter, you are my friend. I thank God for you and who you are, and that will never change.

Best to you,
Dean Rosnau
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:10am PT
Funny thing is, I remember when I first started seeing Alex tear up the stone that he looked kinda skinny and gangly, like a professional video gamer or something.

I guess multiple climbing walls in a day has a way of getting a guy cut

peace

Karl
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:20am PT
I think those shorts are the only problem here.

Lots of photos of shirtless guys on this forum - but not with those shorts.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:44am PT
Wow. That is one ripped dude. While a segment of the population takes supplements and pays personal trainers in an effort to achieve just a bit of the fitness Alex has, he spends his days eating pizza and doing what he loves. Good for him!

Oh yeah, bmacd, you are classless and obviously have some serious issues with your repressed homosexual desires. Seek help.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:12am PT
bmacd-Wow...WTF dude!!??Totally lame response.All respect gone.The pic wasn't my fav either but didn't cause me to go over the deep end.Jeezus!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:26am PT


On a scale of 1-10...

I give this thread 8 "Mo's"...

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:48am PT
They did a pretty good job of 'shopping Alex's head onto my body, didn't they?

Credit: Mark Hudon

It's obvious.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:52am PT
Hrm, I thought the only six pack big wall climbers had was Old English 800.
WBraun

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:53am PT
LOL Mark

Yeah these kind of photos in our rock climbing world are as a normal as seeing pine trees ......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:12am PT
i could pose like that,, i may crap my pants ,, but i could do it!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:32am PT
Hehehehe.... incompetent sphincter there, Ron? It's okay, I pee when I giggle.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:32am PT
I've been working out also!!!

before and after shots
photo not found
Missing photo ID#230142
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:34am PT

Yeah Cosmic...

Me too!!!...

Credit: locker
...
Gene

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:36am PT
You all know my good friend Dwalex, don't you?




Credit: Gene
Cloudraker

Sport climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:45am PT
LMFAO!!! You guys are hilarious!!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:55am PT
As someone who massages elite athlete's for a living, I've always had an eye for the well toned, muscularly balanced body, regardless of gender and that shot of Alex is as good as it gets. It's an anatomy lesson of the male form, living large.

The thing with Alex is the huge smile he seems to have plastered on his face when not climbing. This is a man who loves life
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:57am PT

Gene...

man...

I can barely see where you blended Cosmics head to dude's neck...

Seamless!!!...

Gene

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:01am PT
Thanks Locker.

That means so much coming from you.

g
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:21am PT
This is the best bit:

At the top, Honnold flexes his muscles. Do you want me to diddle my nips, too? Photographers love it when you stimulate your nipples.

Great sense of humor on him, a sure sign of higher intelligence. I bet the journalist team / photogs were laughing big time at that.
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 10:24am PT
I'm psyched at the direction this thread has gone... and that BMACD is gone... is his name really Bruce? Reminds me of Homer Simpsons' reason for his dislike of gays... "They've taken all the good names, like Bruce and Lance and Julian!"

Charles
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