The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse.

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adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:49am PT
RESPECT!!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:59am PT
I thought Alex was just a west coast soloer.......ha! Latok, watch out!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Yea, amazing. Doing Cassoroto itself in 20something pitches would be awesome some day! haha
ecflau

Gym climber
CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
mucha wowowowow
Slim Bouguerra

Mountain climber
Urbana
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
one sleeping bag...i wonder who was big spoon ?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
one sleeping bag...i wonder who was big spoon ?

real alpinists fork.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
... and they make it look like a day at the gym... RSPCT...
The Dak

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
Very impressive. Like Rolo said, it is all the more impressive because conditions on this window certainly weren't perfect, especially compared to what we saw last year or the year before. We came up the North Pillar the day after Tommy and Alex, and this is what the headwall pitches on Fitz looked like for us. It could have only been wetter and icier for them. Respect.

Kevin Prince climbing the first pitch of the headwall above the Gorett...
Kevin Prince climbing the first pitch of the headwall above the Goretta Pillar on Fitz Roy
Credit: The Dak
mikeyschaefer

climber
Yosemite
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Definitely one of the most impressive climbing feats of all time.

Really proud of those guys right now.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:34pm PT
Uhhh, Coz? I think most here are typing that this is astonishing.

Catherine Destivelle connected this thread to her FB page.

Huge congrats to Caldwell & Honnold.

Did they "Honnold" anywhere on the route ?

:-D
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Mind blown. Respect enshrined.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
Holy crap!, what could be next? It seems like these guys are just getting warmed up.
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:09pm PT
Typical Super Topo...

People have no idea how incredible this is.

When I was in Paine in 89, and later leading a guided trek in Fitztroy in 93

Jesus Coz, we get it. You're badass too. We'll try to keep that in mind.
Handjam Belay

Gym climber
expat from the truth
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:16pm PT
I'm trying to think of what I did interesting between the 12-16 of this month.

I feel like Tommy and Alex are a great balance. With a bit more experience in the greater ranges what will they turn they eye toward?

"First climb in Patagonia". JUST BEYOND.
eagle

Trad climber
new paltz, ny
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
WHO PAYS FOR THESE CLOWNS TO GALAVANT AROUND? I THINK THE MONEY WOULD BE BETTER SPENT FEEDING THE HOMELESS AND OR SENIORS TO BUY PROPAIN TO HEAT THEIR HOUSES. I HIGHLY DOUBT THESE GUYS HOLD DOWN JOBS AND SAVE TO AFFORD THESE ADVENTURES.
Double D

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
Incredible feat! Congratulations guys!
Yeti

Trad climber
Ketchum, Idaho
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Thanks Rolo for getting the word out about this amazing accomplishment. Lest ANYONE forget, what Alex and Tommy did here would not have happened without your pioneering efforts, starting when you were a teen-ager, in the Fitz Roy area. As is always the case, one generation lights the way for the next. And, impressively, your fire is still burning so very bright. As mentioned, thanks, Rolo.
Yeti and Jeannie
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
I smell 'Piolet d'Or.'
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
Astounding.. Incredible..
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Alex is either an alien or some kind of mutant.
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