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Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2019 - 02:57am PT
But.....in the still above, Alex is holding onto Jimmy's frame.

That must be the frame that he would fall through to his death...
Port

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪
Jan 14, 2019 - 05:39am PT
Alex even made TMZ

https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/13/alex-honnold-climbed-el-capitan-mountain-rope-death-movie-documentary/

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 14, 2019 - 08:40am PT
I'm real curious about Alex referencing roping up for an ascent with Croft then cutting loose above the Boulder Problem.
Did this really happen and is there video to prove it?
Was this premeditated or did Alex ditch his date in a fit of toxic masculinity?
Did Peter rap off or jug out?

Does this even matter?
mikeyschaefer

climber
Sport-o-land
Jan 14, 2019 - 10:29am PT
Yep, Alex did attempt freerider with Peter. They made it up to the boulder problem and then Peter wasn't feeling it anymore. I rapped with Peter. Alex solo'd the next two pitches and then mini traxioned to the top on our fixed ropes. I think I scared Peter a little bit simulrapping on a 9mm static and 6.5mm static. That was a first for him!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 14, 2019 - 10:42am PT
Mikey,

Thank you for that.
More details in an incredible story.

Respect!

PB
okay, whatever

climber
Jan 14, 2019 - 10:57am PT
A minor footnote: I believe Derek Hersey, who was a prolific free-soloist back in the 1980's, died when he fell while third-classing the Steck-Salathe.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2019 - 01:20pm PT
Any Federal employees among us?

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2019/01/14/national-geographic-offering-federal-employees-complimentary-tickets-to-see-free-solo-in-imax/
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Jan 15, 2019 - 03:25pm PT
Still nada in AR. Guess I really am in the backwaters.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Jan 22, 2019 - 06:08am PT
Congratulations! Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Feature, nominated "Free Solo"!
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2019 - 06:17am PT
Congratulations to Chai, Jimmy, Alex and the team!!!

Very interesting that the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor was snubbed. Ouch. I had thought Mr Rogers was the toughest competition for an Oscar. Three Identical Strangers also didn't make it.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/oscar-nominations-2019-complete-list-nominees-1172407/item/best-director-1172474
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Jan 22, 2019 - 08:49am PT
"Solo" by Mike Hoover & "Free Solo" only climbing movies ever nominated for Academy Award ?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 23, 2019 - 06:40am PT
Morning, all. A thought to start the day:

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo by Mike Hoover
Free Solo by Jimmy Chin & co

I've seen all three.

Alex was the best alien, by far; and the best climber, by light years; was he the best actor?
http://www.newsmov.biz/alex-honnold-hands.html
Extra credit: How many fingers are these two holding up?


McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 25, 2019 - 08:15pm PT
I just watched FIRST MAN - the new movie about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing. It had so much in common with FREE SOLO it's uncanny. The only thing missing was the refrigerator shopping!

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 25, 2019 - 08:35pm PT
perhaps half of the posts here are from the original poster. that's quite a bit of cheerleading

the movie is good and will continue to be good if you were to post a touch less frequently

Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2019 - 01:51am PT
if you were to post a touch less frequently...

Thanks for pointing this out. I'm admittedly a bit obsessed. I'll try to tone it down...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 26, 2019 - 03:15am PT
ms55401
I saw this & that you have been around here a while.

"I found this fellow petty & full of can't. . . "

Talk about "Petty posts!:

"perhaps half of the posts here are from the original poster. that's quite a bit of cheerleading . . . ."

hey, MS55...
you are a gang of one,
Go bully some political thread if you feel the need.

Why did you come here just to say that? Do you feel is It your job?


So what is it to you?

you don't have to visit this thread, do you?

what is wrong. too cold where you are to appreciate what has been glorified here?

What is it exactly that you have a problem with?

Rattlesnake Arch, do not let some cheesy frozen sot tell you what to do
 you should not let anyone tell you when where or how much to post!I will go ahead nowAnd double your post count, if I feel like itFrom here on out if anyone got a problem with that ~ come here and gripe about how undeserving Honluv is "the movie is good and will continue to be good if you were to post a touch less frequently"
C'mon man, this thread remains~the Cordless Dude abides
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 26, 2019 - 08:17am PT
I'll try to tone it down...

RA, no need.

This thread, in large part thanks to you, will probably end up a great resource of relevant links, info, commentary, etc relating to the subject. Way to go.
Adventurer

Mountain climber
Virginia
Jan 26, 2019 - 10:25am PT
At the risk of being exposed as one of the few people left in the world who still reads paper magazines, I just want to mention that Alex and his story made the cover of National Geographic for February 2019!!!
mikeyschaefer

climber
Sport-o-land
Jan 26, 2019 - 01:04pm PT
I've actually seen links on this thread that I didn't know about. Rattlesnakes updates have been better than ones I got from the PR team! So thanks.

And yep, Alex is on the cover of the current Natgeo mag. Jimmy's photo is the one on newstands and my photo is on the cover that goes to subscribers.
perswig

climber
Jan 26, 2019 - 02:40pm PT
This thread, in large part thanks to you, will probably end up a great resource of relevant links, info, commentary, etc relating to the subject. Way to go.

Agreed, have referenced this thread for that very reason to several folks already.

Carry on. Please.
Dale
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