The Big Four in Four Days


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Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
Great read and an impressive effort. Makes me nauseous just reading about it:

The 4x4 or The Big Four In Four Days

The Harding Route on Keeler Needle, Dark Star on Temple Crag, The Southwest Face (Harding Route) on Mount Conness, and The Red Dihedral on The Incredible Hulk.

In four consecutive days.


Trad climber
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:05pm PT
Very impressive.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Impressive indeed, but possible for mortals not named Honnold....that makes it even more interesting.

Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
And Ian meanwhile professes to all that he is really "not that great of a rock climber". Seems pretty frickin understated!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jul 9, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
I saw the Montana big four last week. A marmot, mountain goat, some other rodent, and a deer.

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 9, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
Impressive and inspiring. I could see the Big Four in four months, maybe. . .

Thanks, Eric, for the link.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jul 9, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Typical weekend for someone from the Bay Area. Why would you do that if you live on the East Side?! LOL jk. Well done, sounds like a lot of fun!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 9, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
"Next time try the train."
Credit: GI

Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Jul 9, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Awesome link-up and a great blog post with regard to it. Tons of humility and great introspection, appreciate the post!

Big Wall climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 07:54am PT
Another score for Ian! Super well done.

Mountain climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 08:02am PT
Killer!!!!! Great Link up!

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jul 10, 2014 - 11:22am PT
Wow…what a cool idea. Way to see it through Ian!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 10, 2014 - 11:32am PT
thx for the stoke!

I need to get in to the Palisades.

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jul 10, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Mad props!

Social climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Way to maximize the hiking to climbing ratio and waste a bunch of gas on driving in between. I personally prefer to do the opposite in my endeavors... I'm not impressed.

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
You may not be impressed, but you are missing the point. Entirely.

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jul 10, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Super cool link-up. The Hulk, Mt. Conness, and Temple Crag wouldn't be that bad, but adding Keeler Needle in there without a rest day would be pretty tough. Cheers to all that good climbing!
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:33pm PT
Wow, I am impressed, not only with the climbing but the writing! thanks for that.

Impaler, whoa dude, I only hope your post is an inelegant troll.

Sierra stoke can come in many forms,

Phat Dad

Big Wall climber
Jul 10, 2014 - 10:48pm PT
Impaler - I bet their climbing to wasted gas ratio is far less than yours, given that they live in Bishop and you, according to your profile, live in Berkeley.

Jul 11, 2014 - 06:11am PT
"The Good, The Great, And The Awesome" indeed. That's some serious sweet mileage there! Congrats to them both. Woot.
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