The day the Nose gets free soloed

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Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jan 28, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
This needs to play out like the 1st ascent of the Eiger.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 28, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
I'm always reminded of the Pied Piper driving rats into the water for some reason.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jan 28, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Jon Krakauer can pen the novel. NY Times best seller.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 28, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
any truth to the rumor that Honnold was thinking of free soloing Lurking Fear?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
5.13c ultra crimps? I think not.
nopantsben

climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
and it is 14a with no crimps whatsoever. there is no holds and they're doing magic...
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
If I'm still alive at 90 and nobody has tried it, I'll be the first one to try! Mark my words!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
^^^Illegal air delivery. :-p
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
If I'm still alive at 90 and nobody has tried it, I'll be the first one to try! Mark my words!

Yer gonna die! LOL
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jan 28, 2013 - 03:34pm PT

what about when FreeBASE gets more participants?

Perhaps that'll allow one to project soloing EC?



Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
there is no holds and they're doing magic...

Wouldn't using magic be considered using aid?

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
My vote is still with Freerider.
OR

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Thats true^^^ about the freebase thing. So when Potter was doing his speed solo thing how much was he freesoloing? He wes protecting only a few short sections no? Where is the .14 crux sections? I think a freesolo is not as far off as we think but damn I dont think I could watch it.
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
BVB, you are probably right..that would bring
the Nose a little closer though.
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Jan 28, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
I think these things should have a logical progression. No one has freed the Nose without falling, pulling the rope, and redpointing the pitch as far as I understand. If no one can climb it without falling, to say the least proposing a free solo is a little silly...

Josh
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Gonna need lots of pads for sure.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
If no one can climb it without falling, to say the least proposing a free solo is a little silly...

THAT!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Nets are the obvious solution. McHale is the man to design and implement the technology.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 28, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
I was proposing the air-bag type release of ultra fine fiber that would catch on rock crystals - would release when brain waves show surprise or angst or expletive deleteds occur.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Right now it's still fairly inconceivable, but I reckon it is inevitable the Nose will eventually get free-soloed

I agree. In the 60 years since I began climbing I have seen the inconceivable gravitate to the merely challenging. If it is true "The past is a different country: they do things differently there" (The Go-Between), then the same can be said of the future.
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