Anyone else get spooked by Alex’s tiny slip at 4:02? Was it a slip? I wonder if that phased him at all afterward.
Yes. Not sure. Maybe.
In the video, is Honnold soloing Eqiunox (12c) at Joshua Tree? Sure looks like Equinox.
That’s what I thought too. Can’t imagine that route’s been soloed much.
Its definitely Equinox. The first shot of him and the route is so great ~1:40. Just enough of the crack to tease you. Such an amazing route!!!
Alex is a good down to earth/no bullshit kinda guy so why does he fool himself into thinking he can really continually account for all the variables free soloing presents?
As someone once said in a climbing film, “it’s probably just a disease of the mind and we do this to cope like so many people do with other methods.”
you can call it what you want but i dont think ‘disease’ sufficiently captures it
your right, its more like a virus
I’m sure that he is completely dialed and it would take a hurricane to rip him off the wall but that slip was for sure scary, i did a rewind like five times
but adding to that, completely dialed doesn’t entail slips.. he must have said ‘shit whoops’ how many of those moments do you have left? stop being reckless we don’t want to see you die
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