I think the guy is mind blowing. I can make no assumptions about his motivations.
I only soloed 5.10, usually pretty solid ones. So I've done ones that felt pretty basic to me and also ones where I felt I was well beyond basic...heh...But I still know how radical it "felt" in between my ears when I was on a sketchy one.
So impressed -- who could not be -- but so, so worried about the headline I fear one of these days, Alex. Please put a rope on and live a long time. It's not just for your sake, or for your mom's. The more we laud and celebrate achievements like this, however impressive, the more we normalize taking risks like this and by doing so encourage others to follow. I miss my dead friends. I really do.