Honnold, a photoshop miracle!


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Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:29am 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...

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:32am 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.

Trad climber
Here and There
Dec 8, 2012 - 04:56am 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 - 07:08am 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.

Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:25am 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.

Social climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:40am 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.


El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:58am 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.

Trad climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:36am 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.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:13am 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.

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:35am 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,

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


Sport climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:40am PT
Clearly bmacd is WAAAAAAAY HOMO!!!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:52am 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.

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:53am 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.

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:07am 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 - 10:10am 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



Social climber
The internet
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:20am PT
I think those shorts are the only problem here.

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

The Desert Oven
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:44am 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.

some eastside hovel
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:12am 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!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:48am PT
They did a pretty good job of 'shopping Alex's head onto my body, didn't they?

Credit: Mark Hudon

It's obvious.

Social climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:52am PT
Hrm, I thought the only six pack big wall climbers had was Old English 800.
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