15-Year-Old Conner Herson Frees the Nose


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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 20, 2018 - 04:32pm PT
Speaking of being 60 and feeling finished,...

Social climber
Nov 20, 2018 - 04:47pm PT
<3 it, great job Conner!
the Fet

Nov 20, 2018 - 05:19pm PT

I love how dad is filming and belaying at the same time. “My 15 year old is freeing the nose. It’s no big deal.”

Social climber
The internet
Nov 20, 2018 - 05:30pm PT
I love how dad is filming and belaying at the same time.
Yeah - I'm generally freaked out about giving a perfect belay to someone trying to send their big project - then here's this clown juggling his camera, zooming in and out - with only the occasional blurred shot as - I assume - he actually does some belaying. Hilarious. Don't need no film crew, dad's got his iphone.

right here, right now
Nov 20, 2018 - 05:49pm PT
Connor just twisted my mind into a raspberry yogurt covered pretzel … and ate it!

Trad climber
Auberry, CA
Nov 20, 2018 - 06:24pm PT
When Jim freed the Salathe he was a full time employee!

Connor frees the Nose while he's a full time student!
steve s

Trad climber
Nov 20, 2018 - 08:58pm PT
Awesome!!! There is hope for man kind after all. Thanks for that.

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 20, 2018 - 11:34pm PT

Oh man. I'm just giggling hysterically. Cool!
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Nov 21, 2018 - 03:55am PT
Man-o-man, did he make that look easy.

Gross Vegas
Nov 21, 2018 - 09:37am PT
Amazing sh#t right there..
Sooo impressive.

Conner’s scream at the end of the Changing Corner
is blood-curdling!!
Great iPhone video Jim!!! 🙄

First father and son to free an El Cap bigwall?
So cool..

Big Wall climber
Nov 21, 2018 - 11:26am PT
Quite an amazing feat for anybody, let alone a 15 year old. I guess this shows us how far things have progressed.

Nice work young man!

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Nov 21, 2018 - 11:38am PT
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Congrats!!

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:45pm PT
As a parent of young kids, I've been watching Jim Herson's feats with his offspring for sometime. I am awed and humbled. Don't know how he does it. Well, actually I do, and am envious: unprecedented dedication, commitment and practice. Proud Dad!
the Fet

Nov 21, 2018 - 01:45pm PT
Always the supportive person willing to appreciate how other people do things differently huh JLP.

Belaying someone with a Gri gri or similar on a traverse with nothing below to hit really is not a big deal.

Jim Herson is quite accomplished. Who are you?

Mountain climber
Nov 21, 2018 - 03:07pm PT
What a legend! Congratulations, Connor! Above all, hope you had/are having a ball with it!

And good thinking on going for it during the teen years before those fingers fatten up ;) Didn't Ondra give up on his Great Roof free attempts when he was trying NIAD with his dad in 2016?

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 21, 2018 - 04:28pm PT
Pretty stout.

Just remember who did it first!

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 22, 2018 - 01:22pm PT
Kids these days, they just don't value intimidation. LOL
Beyond well done lad!
What a brave and talented family. Blows my mind but that is what I love about climbing and always have.
Happy Thanksgiving Hersons one and all!

Trad climber
California, San Francisco
Dec 5, 2018 - 11:39am PT
Looks like he sent it in incredibly good style too (eg not rapping in to work the two hard pitches)

Supremely cool send, but he did rap in to work the cruxes a few times. http://runoutpodcast.com/index.php/2018/11/30/runout-11-connor-herson-frees-the-nose/

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 5, 2018 - 07:14pm PT

This thread still makes me smile. Jim is such a good guy, and his postings on ST of his adventures with his kids are all time. I've forwarded links to those postings to many a climber and non-climber alike. Anyone freeing the Nose makes my heart go pitter-patter.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Dec 5, 2018 - 08:32pm PT
Ah, to have such youthful, resilient connective tissue! Honey, bring me another beer. A toddler just freed The Nose.

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