Hey Coz, Sure would like to hear the story of Southern Belle

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Hankster

Trad climber
Left Hand, CO
Nov 11, 2009 - 06:19pm PT
Micronut, I'm with you. I waltzed the BY and got schoooooooled on the Belle. I remember in Camp 4, Coz said "the Bachar-Yerian is no longer state of the art, the Southern Belle and Straight to Hell is". Won't forget that tidbit, ever!

Caylor
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Oct 28, 2010 - 11:35am PT
Honnold and Canadian Will Stanhope have just made their first attempt to repeat this route. Saw photos from pitch 5 on facebook. Apparently tiny wires are crucial.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 12:45pm PT
God that is great to hear. I am a big fan of Alex. This is a great project for those two. Stanhope is a great choice, it would seem. Hopefully we will hear about their experience in length. The route is so important for so many reasons. Interesting that he is on it just after Leo H. left the Valley, having completed his Prophet route on El Cap and Leo having done the first continuous with Potter. I bet the temperatures are perfect today for that up there. It is 57 on the Valley floor but about 70 up on Turtleback (fall inversion phenomenon).
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 06:48pm PT
Seriously Bump for the development today
gf

climber
Oct 28, 2010 - 07:51pm PT
Hey Peter,

No slight to mr hornold, but mr stanhope is no wallflower when it comes to filling the climbing dance card-both members will bring something to the table i'm sure-pull up a chair, this is going to be inspiring.
gf
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 28, 2010 - 08:08pm PT
Absolutely, Gf. As I said above. Will is a great choice.

Here they are recently even:

bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Oct 31, 2010 - 08:23pm PT
a big day tommorrow ....
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 31, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
Really exciting! Here according to Don Reid, 1998:

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 31, 2010 - 10:01pm PT
Hazel is cuter than both of them. Plus she led the B-Y a few weeks ago - first female lead? I'm too lazy to trawl through the big B-Y thread to find out.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 31, 2010 - 10:06pm PT
Dude she's badass. I saw that Cedar Wright squamish-in-a-day movie, she was slayin' that thin sh#t.
jghedge

climber
Oct 31, 2010 - 10:16pm PT
"Hazel is cuter than both of them. Plus she led the B-Y a few weeks ago - first female lead?"

Lynn Hill 6-7 years ago
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Nov 2, 2010 - 08:54am PT
Bump for an update???
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 2, 2010 - 09:31am PT
Sweet!
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1306859/3rd-Ascent-of-Southern-Belle
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 2, 2010 - 09:44am PT
Yup- success for Honnold and Stanhope!

Yesterday, Nov 1 2010, Alex Honnold, 25, and Will Stanhope, a pup faced 24, hiked to the South face of Yosemite's Half Dome. In a true wildnerness experience, the pair of climbers saw no one on the trail. Around 7 am the pair began climbing Southern Belle (5.12dR)...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 2, 2011 - 09:46am PT
More good stuff.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 2, 2011 - 11:36am PT
Thanks for the bump Mike. I had not seen this thread before.
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