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Jim Brennan

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Mar 1, 2019 - 08:02pm PT
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Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2019 - 03:00am PT
I found this to be perceptive...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roddwagner/2019/03/01/the-seven-lessons-from-free-solo-on-working-without-a-rope/#72a8a9ca1c0a
7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Mar 2, 2019 - 06:26am PT
I liked the Forbes article TFPU!
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mar 2, 2019 - 06:48am PT
"Because it's there" driven by "Because I can." Works for all the cutting edges, and edgees.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mar 2, 2019 - 10:47am PT
From Forbes: "Free soloists who have fallen – of which there are quite a few – don’t give interviews." Well put, but have there been 'quite a few?'

Good article. That said, maybe the most important bit was not discussed: the 9 of 10 success on the slabs does not qualify as wired. Forbes didn't include the "Just do it" aspect of Alex' ascent.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 2, 2019 - 12:31pm PT
Saw FS yesterday in IMAX. Very good documentary!

Interesting to see the juxtaposition of Croft's 'private and personal' experience of soloing vs. Honnold's millenial 'look at me' view of the same.

An exceptional, unbelievable accomplishment. I hope he lives long enough to enjoy the accolades.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2019 - 02:16pm PT
That said, maybe the most important bit was not discussed: the 9 of 10 success on the slabs does not qualify as wired. Forbes didn't include the "Just do it" aspect of Alex' ascent.


+1
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:44am PT
https://www.thewrap.com/andrew-berends-cameraman-free-solo-dies-at-46/
Zay

climber
Monterey, Ca
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:46am PT
so sad about andrew...
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Mar 4, 2019 - 08:15am PT
Curious, when Alex pulls through the boulder problem he says something into the camera. What does he say? I do not think he says what the subtitle / the CC says he says.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Mar 4, 2019 - 10:05am PT
Thanks, MGuzzy, I think that's right!

A part of me was wondering if he said "Fooled ya!" - but your post reminded me about the power of today's editing.

My feet still sweat watching that piece. lol
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 4, 2019 - 10:19am PT
Reading my preordered copy of Mark Synnot's new book "The Impossible Climb". So far its pretty good...
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 4, 2019 - 11:02am PT
RIP Andrew Berends

Sounds like he checked out on his own terms:

https://www.facebook.com/liftandsprint/posts/2356410904411553

RIP young man.
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Mar 4, 2019 - 01:12pm PT
Alex says "f*#k yea" into the camera after the boulder problem (mouthed not heard IIRC? Not sure) which totally brought down the house at the sac showing (which Alex attended). I suppose the question could be put to him specifically, but an entire theater "got it" so there's that.
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 4, 2019 - 02:54pm PT
Someone will supercede Mr. Honnolds's feat at some point down the road.

Must be an interesting experience to be the only person in the world to haved done something.

For how ever long it lasts.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 4, 2019 - 03:09pm PT
Being first lasts forever.
johntp

Trad climber
Punter
Mar 4, 2019 - 03:44pm PT
I thought it was a good watch. Good to see the personal side.
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 4, 2019 - 06:17pm PT
Good point tokeR

And being last isn't that bad either as long as one finishes :)
plasticmullet

climber
Mar 4, 2019 - 09:50pm PT
I was overwhelmed with emotion from the Boulder Problem entry to the top out: had tears in my eyes. I am so happy to have witnessed such a feat of perfection.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Mar 5, 2019 - 08:38am PT
re: the frontier beckons

"I am so happy to have witnessed such a feat..."

"For all our failings, despite our limitations and fallibilities, we humans are capable of greatness." -Carl Sagan

https://youtu.be/oY59wZdCDo0

Per aspera, ad astra.
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