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harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 07:37am PT
did honnold do the grand wall pitches in more time than it took mark?

Yes and according to Solo climber, Alex did it simul climbing whereas Marc soloed it.

Ah....but did he start with Cruel Shoes?

Probably not, that would definitely add some spice to a solo, especially the last pitch to the tree.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Sep 11, 2013 - 07:55am PT
So is Honnold the most badass trad climber on the planet?

If it is a crack, and he can get his fingertips in it, it seems like he is solid. Have you ever tried to get off the ground on Cosmic Debris? He dispatched that and the Phoenix on a rest day.

He must have a high pain threshold. I always found finger cracks extremely painful. I predict a bad case of arthritis will set in by age 45....
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:04am PT
I think humans were probably measuring themselves against time right after they invented the sun dial.

That's still an adequate device for measuring my ascents.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Can't say in over 35 years of climbing that I've ever cared how quickly I climbed something.

But I've mainly been a boulderer.

heh.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:29am PT
i typically orgasm faster
when with a partner
than when solo.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Christ, don't you people have something better to do than to belittle other's accomplishments?

He is a member of our small community, and doing these things make him happy. Just like Ammon soloing walls, just like donini climbing in patagonia - we ALL do dangerous sh#t we think is fun.

It doesn't kill you to be nice. It really doesn't. Try it.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:13am PT
jerk.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:13am PT
off,
Norweglan

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:17am PT
but it is true i AM an idiot
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Me too! Card carrying member :D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Marc's been killing it this summer! Great kid too, humble, funny. I was stoked when he went to the valley this spring. I knew it would up his game.

Marc doesn't have a death wish as far as i can tell, he's been going hard and fast at this game since he was a kid, and this is just the next logical progression for him. He climbs lots and climbs hard, so a 5.10+, 5.11 hour is pretty mellow.

Keep it up Marc! Stay safe!

Mike
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Can't say in over 35 years of climbing that I've ever cared how quickly I climbed something.

Never been caught in a storm on a big cliff or in the mountains?

I've always strived to be more time efficient both in the climbing and rope management aspects. (Work in progress)
I think speed equals safety, on any big cliff or in the mountains, as long as your not rushing it.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:58am PT
My alpine background stays with me on rock climbs. Always checking my watch, trying to be efficent and fast....the only thing i don't do is look over my shoulder to see if a storm is streaking across the ice cap.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Of course there's gonna be the usual garbage come through to pollute this otherwise fine salut to Marc-Andre.


Great kid. And if you read this, Marc, please climb safe. Remember that one of the soloists you look up to a lot, and you know who I'm referrin' to, is still gettin atter at age 55. Make that your goal........not to just be amazing now but for ever.


Fabulous job. Most excellent. Thanks for the thread Harry. See you Saturday at the Monkey Palace. :0D

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
it would suck to be one of those people who gets unstoked by other peoples stoke..


KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
You mean like whiner^^^

Agreed
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Who said she's enabling anything? Marc has been climbing long enough that I'm pretty sure he's confident in his abilities, and knows his limits. There is no reason to hate or be rude.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Tammi - Good job enabling a young kid to risk his life for absolutely nothing

When was the last time you even climbed?
Let alone solo anything




Alright Riley Wyna. I'll bite.
It's "Tami". One "m".

Last time out climbing was last weekend. Didn't have a rope.

If your impression is that I am enabling Marc-Andre that's your own private Idaho. I don't see it that way.

I believe we assume risk in all manner of life activities. Closest I"ve been to death is in childbirth - that I know. Riding a bike in Vancouver is stupidly dangerous what with the abysmal drivers, horrible weather and eternal road construction in this city.

Why call me out on my climbing? What's your intention there?

Harry started a thread congratulating Marc-Andre on his fast ascent of the Grand. I've already told M-A on the telephone to be safe out there. Beyond that ? It's his life.

Same as I tell my own kids.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
as we like to say here in squambodia(in between "yer gonna die" and "climb weenie climb!")

if ya can't be safe...

at least be careful.



tioga

Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I think it's all cool as soon as not done in "beat someone's record" context. Then, it becomes a recipe for darwin award. By itself, free climbing is allright.

Primitive human evolved to respond to many life threatening challenges every day, via physical response (versus modern life)...this is just natural. Now people think pushing a button on a laptop can be "living life to the full". The thing is being safe isn't natural...
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