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Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 11, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Looks like Alex has started a charitable organization. And it's impressive, has some great project goals. Nice to see someone of his caliber giving back in such a great way. Hopefully being one of the most high profile climbers in the world will benefit others through the HF.

http://honnoldfoundation.org


He's making a SoCal appearance for a fundraiser in August.
http://www.gearcoop.com/info/Alex_Honnold_Fundraising_Event

And I thought enchaining all of California's 14'ers via bike with Cedar was an amazing thing. So is this.
El Cono

Boulder climber
Tierra Del Coņo
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Nice to see someone of his caliber giving back in such a great way.

What's he got to "give back"?
MisterE

Social climber
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:30am PT
Thanks for the link, Beth. The man is solid, and an amazing adventure, as you stated.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:40am PT
I like where he's going with this. I would gladly hand over the future to youth like this.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Looks like it's just getting started. Not much on the website yet.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:57am PT
He has a huge audience beyond the tiny world that is climbing. OK, Justin Bieber is larger. Ha ha! If he posts something on Twitter or Instagram, he gets gobs of comments and lovin', much of it clearly from non-climbers. He has the potential to make a positive impact. Everyone and everything starts somewhere and I'm sure it will be a learning experience (what isn't?). Good luck to him!

Eric
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2013 - 01:57am PT
The lad carries much light. I would encourage him.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 02:19am PT
El Cono, on a worldwide scale he's the most recognized climber. He's had more press than any other climber to date...Hell, he was featured on 60 Minutes AND People Magazine. He transcends the sport with what he's accomplished.

If he puts his mind and name on these three efforts, it will get a ton of attention outside the world of just climbers. Hope his foundation has much success.

http://honnoldfoundation.org/category/projects/
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:26am PT
That is hella old-skool thinking there, rsin.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:34am PT
Wayno, the guy climbs light.

Take that anyway you want.

I HEARD that he did this solo of the Indigo Band that was so indescribable, nobody could even find the start of the route?

He is not a bhodisattva at this stage, just a seeker like ourselves (speaking for all of us, I hope) with better skills at climbing and accepting accolades from all kinds of folks--that sort of thing goes right to my ego.

Alex embodies self-effacement, just as Chuck Pratt did.

He was fun to hear when he talked to the crowd at the Yosemite Facelift last fall.

labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:46am PT
"If he puts his mind and name on these three efforts, it will get a ton of attention outside the world of just climbers. Hope his foundation has much success."

I had to go back to the page to see what you were talking about. My browser barley sees the tab to the right to click on.

Worthy goals!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:48am PT
I'm seeing a Peter Haan portrait of the Lad, with bright light emanating from his fingertips as he grasps rock, Mouse. That's how I took it.

He seems pretty balanced for someone of his youth and notoriety. I hope he can sustain that.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jul 11, 2013 - 08:41am PT
One wonders whether being responsible for a charity might cause him to pull back on his free-soloing efforts the way being responsible for a family can.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Good on him.

Mark Sensenbach

climber
CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:32am PT
Very motivating! I like the simple organized approach. Very user friendly website.
I will support.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
Very cool, Go Alex!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Go, Alex!
tradryan

Big Wall climber
San Diego
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Is there anything in the projects tab?? I can't get it to come up on my PC (I am on an unusual connection..) but not the smartphone either. Can someone copy and paste to the thread? Sounds like I might not be the only one having the problem..
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
I can't get it to open either.

But then, that's nothing unusual. I'm behind the great firewall of China.
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
What an inspirational guy. If the universe ever starts contracting and time moves backwards, I want to be like Alex when I grow young.
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