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MtnGoat
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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 8:26 am 
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Insane and amazing

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Couldn't help noticing, and chuckling, that this morning's headline on abcnews.com puts El Cap in Yellowstone National Park.  At least the article was correct even though the headline wasn't.

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm 
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Amazing is an over used word these days but Alex is an amazing climber. To have the where-with-all to control your self in such a situation, and then push through, takes something most of us only have a little of.

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Schenk wrote:
...takes something most of us only have a little of.

"a little of"?  lol.gif

Not me! None!

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PostFri Sep 28, 2018 10:12 am 
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moonspots wrote:
Not me! None!

Amen! Me either!
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PostSat Sep 29, 2018 4:19 am 
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Ignorant armchair climber asks:

Am I not correct that the hardest parts of these climbs are rehearsed using pre=placed protection? Then, when conditions are just right the climbers link the moves no ropes/no pro?

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PostSat Sep 29, 2018 5:41 am 
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tmatlack wrote:
Ignorant armchair climber asks:

Am I not correct that the hardest parts of these climbs are rehearsed using pre=placed protection? Then, when conditions are just right the climbers link the moves no ropes/no pro?

Tom

As I recall from the book "The Push" by Tommy Caldwell, to complete a route means to do each section in sequence over whatever timeframe necessary to do so, but it's all (finally) done in one multi-pitch push. This may involve many attempts/successes for each of all pitches, but each one has to be completed solo.

I *think* that's correct. I really do like rock climbing, but I'm also at least 1/2 century past the "fearless age", so I'm on rope always, and have yet to lead except in the gym. And even that is on easy routes compared to "real" rock.

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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 11:40 am 
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I went to a presentation by Alex Honnold where he was talking about one of his previous major big wall free solos. He said they spent a lot of time practicing on rope and memorizing all the moves, as well as cleaning the route of loose dirt and debris. Then when he feels ready and the conditions looks good, he does it in one push.
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