Free Solo, the movie, Alex Honnold Free Solo of El Cap


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Jebus H Bomz

Sacramento, CA
Jul 30, 2018 - 02:42pm PT
Oh Iím going to have to wait to feel queasy and diaphoretic?

4 Corners Area
Aug 1, 2018 - 03:59am PT
Ok, ok! Can you blame me for being impatient?
I do appreciate the update and info from Mikey. A Jimmy Chin production makes me hopeful.
"Meru" is an absolutely amazing climbing film (just the story alone is amazing). It's on Netflix right now if you need a fix . . .

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 1, 2018 - 06:28am PT

This will be a great diet plan. Watch the movie for a minute and loose appetite for half a day.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Aug 9, 2018 - 12:45pm PT
Thanx, !! for saving it, & all that !!

Aug 9, 2018 - 01:31pm PT

The Trailer,

threatening to be out in the fall for the fall.... (hahah??)

Both dead,nixed, day 1


What He said
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 01:31pm PT
Looks great.
"In theaters this fall."

Trad climber
Aug 9, 2018 - 01:33pm PT
Hey, weíre all just a bit snake bit after waiting 3 plus years for Dawn Wall footage. At least itís arriving this fall(and Iím sure they mean it this time ;)

Until this week nothing more solid than Big Ups never ending ďComing soonísĒ had been released for this project, so forgive our skepticism (though Nat Geos involvement did bode well for it).

Mountain climber
Aug 9, 2018 - 04:07pm PT
I am really on the fence now after watching the trailer...if we know much of the audience doesn't understand this expression of climbing, why fall into the trap of creating a chilling spectacle or "freak show" to cause gasps? I understand the value of the feat, but I get a feeling that filming or presenting it this way is a bad idea. I hope I am wrong and it's well received by the public, but I see a risk in presenting this with any sensationalism. Does this give to the sport? Does it do the sport a service?

Mountain climber
Aug 9, 2018 - 04:26pm PT
I see a risk in presenting this with any sensationalism...

Based on the same filmmakers' direction of Meru, I doubt there will be much sensationalism and that the reality of what Alex is doing will be well portrayed.

Am really looking forward to seeing this on a big screen!

Social climber
The internet
Aug 9, 2018 - 04:47pm PT
I like Mr. Chin. I'm really glad this story did not fall into the hands of Sender Films, what a contrast with the Half Dome piece they did. Chin has 1000x the climbing experience of that entire crew, it shows.

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
Aug 9, 2018 - 06:12pm PT
His Mom is awesome in that clip! She recognizes what fulfills him - what sets him free.

Looking forward to it with sweaty palms...

Jebus H Bomz

Sacramento, CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 06:19pm PT
Looks sick!

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Aug 9, 2018 - 06:34pm PT
The last shot in that trailer... What a bad motherphucker. I had the good fortune to pull him in on the alcove swing when he tied a loop in the rope and put his wrist through and swung. That was a great day, swings, cobras and skateboards.
Can't wait to see the film. Mikey and Jimmy are pros.

Aug 9, 2018 - 09:13pm PT
So did the drone footage I keep seeing in the movies require a special permit, or did they capture it before the ban, or is it just another natgeo free for all and we just "git it done" like the base article?

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:26am PT
Filming for any commercial production inside the park requires special permission. (except press)

Additionally If one wishes to use aircraft in the production they must have a compelling sales pitch that the Park service finds in it's interest.

By no means impossible or illegal it just has go through the proper channels and has to be worthy and done within whatever constraints are agreed upon.

Glad they got the permission.
norm larson

wilson, wyoming
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:47am PT
Looks quality all the way. The way I would expect from Jimmy.

Social climber
The internet
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:32pm PT
I think I've watched that trailer 50+ times now. The freeze frame for the trailer above looks like he's stepping into the meat of the Boulder Problem - and they hid the camera a bit so nobody who knows that thing pukes trying to watch. Fuk'n nails.

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:39pm PT
I just hope he retires soon from his current job. Seems like a nice guy with a bright future.

Every time someone says... "So, Did you hear about Honnold?" I cringe.....

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 01:15pm PT
What does Tommy mean here?

"Everybody who is made for soloing - a big part of their life is dead now."

Does he mean this kind of life - free soloing - requires sacrificing the normal life?

Now that Honnold's done it, it's game on for all other soloists?

Or something other?

Big Wall climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 01:16pm PT
salivating at the idea of watching this asap. it seems a stunning achievement to both pull off the solo, film the send, and keep it as hush-hush as it was. ss
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 01:25pm PT
Perfect film title, too.
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