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clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Jul 26, 2017 - 11:33am PT
What's a mudworm?
Mei

Trad climber
mxi2000.net
Jul 26, 2017 - 11:46am PT
Guys, stay on topic, willya!

I can't wait to watch the movie Jimmy and Chai made featuring Alex Honnold. It'll probably be the first of its kind.

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clode

Trad climber
portland, or
Jul 26, 2017 - 11:52am PT
So I get what an inchworm does, but still, what does a mudworm do?
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Jul 26, 2017 - 12:18pm PT
if a mudworm falls while on free solo of el cap and nobody is around, does it make a sound?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 27, 2017 - 11:58pm PT
The wide world of mighty hiking brings you:

https://marcomilanese.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/marmolada-la-via-attraverso-il-pesce/

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 28, 2017 - 12:25am PT
F*#kin g armchair commentators are a dime a dozen.

Pot meet kettle...
spectreman

Trad climber
Sep 17, 2017 - 05:05pm PT
bump

still blows me away that this happened in my lifetime.
no other climbing achievement even comes close.
trailridge127

Trad climber
Loveland, CO
Sep 18, 2017 - 07:18am PT
still blows me away that this happened in my lifetime.
no other climbing achievement even comes close.

While certainly an amazing accomplishment I do not think it is on the same level (in terms of ranking climbing achievements) as Nalle Hukkataival V16s
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 18, 2017 - 07:56am PT
V16 requires tremendous athletic ability. Honnolds feat incorporates both athletic prowess, and until now unheard of, mind control. One has to also consider some historic alpine climbs that required many elements of climbing in harsh environments over long periods.

It's impossible, and really makes no sense, to try to compare feats in the disparate types of climbing. It's like trying to compare the 100 meter dash with the marathon.

Alex's climb stands alone and doesn't need comparison for validation.
Cragar

climber
MSLA - MT
Sep 18, 2017 - 08:27am PT
At some point when one learns to QUIT comparing, life as it IS can begin.
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Sep 18, 2017 - 01:00pm PT
I wonder, can you recall off the top of your head who did the first V13, anywhere? V14? V15?

Off the top of my head I would say Holloway (spelling? jgill would know this). Then Fred Nicole, and again, Fred Nicole. I could be wrong, but that's sincerely off the top of my head. I'll check after I post.

Don't get me wrong. I think Alex Honold's acheivement is one of the most amazing things ever done in climbing. First off, it was kind of a lifetime dream for him. Then he pulled it off with his usual style and verve. Personally, it could be that Honold's send does more for me than the next V grade in bouldering or the next letter grade in sport climbing but I definitely agree that it's apples and oranges. I appreciate and even admire the people who work to up the grade, but I guess I've never been overly enthusiastic about that aspect of the lifestyle. This could be partially due to laziness or a lack of ability on my part.


Edit to add: I nailed it! Although there is some question about whether or not Dreamtime should have been called V15, even before it was chipped.
bearbnz

Trad climber
East Side, California
Oct 3, 2017 - 01:50pm PT
This photo and story were in an email sent out this morning by Senator Ted Gaines...


the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Dec 8, 2017 - 05:39pm PT
Bump because, WTF, I'm still blown away.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 8, 2017 - 06:02pm PT
I'm with you, Fet.
http://www.climbing.co.za/2012/10/interview-alex-honnold/
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Dec 8, 2017 - 08:17pm PT
WTF is right!

WHERE THE FRICK IS THE MOVIE????????

I heard sumpin like Tom couldn't release his pics till after the movie showing? i got to see a few on his little laptop and can I be the first to say; Each one is a MonaLisa X 500!!!! i just can't wait to see them on my 60" 4K Visio tho, Yo!!


i mean DANG!!! This is among the grandest achievements in the evolution of mankind‼️
I see it as as high of an achievement as when Armstrong walked on the moon back in 68. How many decades did it take him since from the Wright bros showing him how to fly? Comparingly with what Harding started on the nose and Alex done did today, ,,yesterday,.thee other day
OMGOMGOMGO

i mean,,,, who would you scientist give the Gold 🥇Medal to???


Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Dec 8, 2017 - 08:20pm PT
Tom could release the pictures if he wanted to, unless they made a deal with him ahead of time. Or Tom could be extending a courtesy to them.
Donny... the OHHH!- Riginal

Sport climber
C:porn
Dec 6, 2018 - 09:45am PT
Wow! I just heard the news! Congratulations Alex! When you told me a couple years ago on El Cap Spire you'd do this one day, I was all "You're totally full of sh#t, man." And you were all, "Why don't you shut up."
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