He…almost fell? No? No big deal?
Talk about a hard first clip!
500m stick clip
I think giving Hannold such a glamorized platform for free solo’ing
is 100% unethical. Any experienced climber understands that free solo’ing
is an unsustainable climbing practice regardless of skill level. There exist
uncontrollable external factors when climbing routes of this difficulty..
By being the silent observer and facilitating a market for an audience,
esp. the film crew but also we the watchers, are implicating exploiting what
can only be called a mental disease on the part of Hannold
implicating should be implicitly*
Ultimately, it’s up to Alex to decide what’s in his best interest. If he didn’t want the camera crew following him on this link-up, he could’ve just said no.
A *mental disease*?? Seriously, Max? You’d fit right in with the 19th century hack psychiatrists who classified masturbation and homosexuality as symptoms of mental illness and diagnosed women who “caused trouble” or had “sexual desires” with “hysteria.”
I think maybe it’s time to grow up and realize that not everyone has the same system of personal values as you.
He said he free-soloed up to about 5.10+, hardly “unsustainable”. Peter Croft was doing similar stuff 20+ years ago, just not in such huge volume. Which is really saying something, since Croft was known for his huge volume days.
I honestly didn’t even notice the foot slip the first time I watched it… I wonder if that says more about my skills of observation, or the foot slip
No Austin, it just means that we watch these videos WAY too closely, WAY too many times, and also that Honnold is a beast. 🙂
I have been soloing for years..nothing this hard, however it relative to how time you train,,I guess it all relative, My feet slip all time,,and always know when they might slip,,thats why i make sure my other feet and hands are secure. and no im perfectly sane..Now truck driving is a little bit crazy in my opinion,,my new job..Rock on Alex there will always be people who resist the evolution of sport or change in general..
do you think they’d still release the movie if he died??? actually don’t answer that.
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