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cultureshock

Big Wall climber
Wall Climber Wannabe
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 4, 2008 - 12:57pm PT
The word on the street is that this just went down. Anyone hear details?

Recently he has been crushing everything in IC so this seems like a logical next step.

 Luke
Domingo

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Apr 4, 2008 - 01:02pm PT
Don't know if it's true, but if so, the man is on an amazing roll.
WanderlustMD

Trad climber
DC Area (it's as bad as you've heard)
Apr 4, 2008 - 01:08pm PT
Wow.....
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Apr 4, 2008 - 01:12pm PT
I think this popped up on a different website on April 1st.

So I discounted it, but the amazing thing is, is that it seems truly possible.
Brian

climber
Cali
Apr 4, 2008 - 01:19pm PT
Yeah, I heard the word last night from another source, so it is either a vicious rumor or, more likely, true.

Pretty amazing.

Brian
BigNick

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Apr 4, 2008 - 01:20pm PT
I heard from a reliable source that its true. Still wondering why the Mags have not posted anything yet. Its got to be one the Hot Flashes of all time!
tradcragrat

Trad climber
Apr 4, 2008 - 02:59pm PT
Holy living f#ck !
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Apr 4, 2008 - 03:05pm PT
I bet it's a lot easier knott having to place gear...
punjab

Gym climber
oregon
Apr 4, 2008 - 03:56pm PT
congrats on the send...keep crankin'!

matt.
Mr.T

Big Wall climber
topanga
Apr 4, 2008 - 05:18pm PT
yes, I heard from a reliable "he" who said a reliable "she" said this is true.....

Mad Props - Totally amazing!!!!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Apr 4, 2008 - 05:47pm PT
I get the Elvis just thinking about it.


AaaWhooo. Shake shake shakin' all the time.
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Apr 4, 2008 - 08:40pm PT
C'mon, we all know that its wayyy easier to climb it solo now than most sport routes at the grade. Frankly with all the scarring its been downgraded plenty. He just wants attention. Placing gear is the crux.



;D



That is unbelievable... I would of said impossible, but since it has Alex's name in it... just insane. Looking at that wall alone gives me chills, I was to much of a puss to aid-solo it. Freaking ballsy... I hope the guy lives a bit longer, this sh!t is fuel, baby. So bad@sss....
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Apr 4, 2008 - 09:11pm PT
Yeah - I posted above with a sneaking suspicion that this was a joke...

When a friend rapped from the top a few years ago to take some pics of free-climbers
on the route, I rapped to the start of the last pitch so I could "TRon-sight™ the knott-so
heinous 10d (using an Usbha Ascender to self-belay). The exposure up there is incredible;
a falling free-soloist wouldn't hit anything all the way to the base if he fell from up there.

Is there any way we can do a 5150 on this Alex Honnold guy? Because he is sick!!
James

climber
a porch in Chinese Camp
Apr 4, 2008 - 09:23pm PT
Yeah, I'm in Zion right now. Honnold soloed the route in an hour and twenty minutes on April 1, Tuesday. He walked up to it barefoot and then came down without shoes too. The tourists gave him hell for walking around like some god damn hippie. He may have soloed the route but that F*#KER will SCREW YOU IF YOU EVER ASK FOR BETA!! F*#k Honnold!!!! Thanks for making me walk around all day. My ankle hurts! I hate you.
Ammon

Big Wall climber
El Cap
Apr 4, 2008 - 09:37pm PT

AMAZING! Nice work Alex.
Bubba Ho-Tep

climber
Evergreen, CO
Apr 4, 2008 - 10:32pm PT
Way to go Alex!
FullMonty

Trad climber
Originally from IN - Now living in Leadville, CO
Apr 4, 2008 - 10:38pm PT
When I grow up Daddy, I wanna be like Alex!!!
Sh#t I need to get younger.....

Way to go Bro
NinjaChimp

climber
someplace in-between
Apr 5, 2008 - 12:40am PT
Damn son! James you told me you might be going to Zion but you didn't say it was to be a tourist. Good thing too cause I would'a given you hell.

-Justin
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Apr 5, 2008 - 11:14am PT
bump?
mikeyschaefer

climber
Yosemite
Apr 6, 2008 - 12:59am PT
Way to go Honnold!

That boy is one serious rock crusher.



And why the hell this thread has only 19 posts and all that BS about 1/2 dome has 800 is unbelievable. kinda sad.

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