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TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 26, 2014 - 11:03am PT
In other news, I heard that the famous Honnald soloed U-Wall in Squamish. Really want to hear the story on this one.
zBrown

Ice climber
Bruj de la Playa
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:22pm PT
This Honnald sounds similar to Honnold. They both appear to do amazing climbing feets. I think locker makes their shoes.

Honnold' shoes from his Facebook page
Honnold' shoes from his Facebook page
Credit: maybe Honnold hisownself
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 26, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
The famous Locker?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 26, 2014 - 05:41pm PT
When was this nate???
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
Alex has been on such an impressive training roll this year . . . he is methodically getting prepared to blow some freaking minds. If your reality has not already been shattered . . . hold on to your hat.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
bring it motherf*#ker lol
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
That's what I'm talking about!

Thanks Alex for stoking the punting, willy waving masses (Donini and Hudon excepted}.

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
Anyone got the digits on the University Wall? How big? How hard? How sustained? Nothing he does surprises me these days.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
5.12

900 ft

8 pitches
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
Had not realized he was gone....absolutely nothing he does would surprise me.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
absolutely nothing he does would surprise me

True Dat!
Relic

Social climber
Weenie
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
University Wall is super steep, sustained, and badass. This is pretty mind blowing. We have some pics banging around on the Squamish thread of it somewhere...

All of the first ascentionists post on the taco. I'm sure they are pretty impressed to say the least.
MisterE

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
5.12

900 ft

8 pitches

thanks, Wayne - badass!
zBrown

Ice climber
Bruj de la Playa
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
A. Taylor on University Wall, 2nd pitch
A. Taylor on University Wall, 2nd pitch
Credit: T. Crawshaw

Dave on the first pitch
Dave on the first pitch
Credit: TheSoloClimber


http://www.supertopo.com/tr/University-Wall-C2/t11483n.html
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
I wonder if he did the shadow pitch?? (12d Peter Croft fa).

That would be insane!!!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
calling Hamie, Peter Croft and gf!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
A free solo of UWall would be one right outta the ball park. For real.

Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Pretty amazing, with or without the "Shadow"
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
right under his butt is the dreaded bomb bay flare on pitch 1. wildly insecure and pumping after abunch of gymnastics with a whole lotta gravity sucking toward some sickening slabs about 300 feet below. The whole thing is mind boggling
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:41pm PT
The thought of someone third classing U Wall blows my mind, but Alex has been doing that for a while with Northern Lights in particular.
Leading every pitch of U Wall on the second free ascent was a career high point and I don't know for sure what the freakiest place to be unroped would be.
The flying arm bar into the bombay slot to gain the main corner at top of pitch one?
The sloping, no foothold undercling left out of the main corner?
Once you got past that, the rest of the route would probably feel like laid back fluff.

Did Alex really do this?
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