Alex Honnold - Free Solo airs 8 pm CT (he’s still alive)

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  1. Truman

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    Ive watched a few of Mangus' videos in the past. He's absurdly strong and usually does climbing walls and Ninja Warrior stuff.

    It did seem like he was peer pressured into doing it by Alex, which seemed a little yucky.
     
  2. Nole0515

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    He was most peer pressured into it. But I don’t think it was intentional. It’s just how Alex’s brain works. I can do this easily, so he can do it
     
  3. Pokes

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    That was a million times more intense than watching honnold climb by himself. Holy shit man
     
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  4. racer

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    You know Alex will be fine. Anyone else is a toss up.
     
  5. Handcuffed

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    alex made me way more uncomfortable than the other guy. magnus is talking about always having three connections to the rock for safety. meanwhile, alex is way more casual and has the camera and backpack weight.

    he said he had a strong foothold here but no hands and twisting backwards
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    alex's perspective from that image
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    he crossed his right leg here so his weight is entirely on his left foot plus maybe a minor hand hold
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    i had always thought that alex was really controlled and safe (to the extent that a free soloist could be). this was the first video i had seen where he came off somewhat reckless imo.
     

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  6. GoodForAnother

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    my work hired him as a speaker and he referred to death in an offhand casual way like 20 times in 30 minutes
     
  7. AHebrewToo

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    Does anyone know the route they were on? It looks like it is in Black Canyon, but not positive.
     
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  10. Trip McNeely

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    Free soloing is so foreign of an idea to me. Like I can't even wrap my head around wanting to do it. My palms are sweaty as I type this.
     
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  11. Gunners

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    gotta know what you’re getting into, that was a nothing experience for Honnold.
     
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  12. kinghill

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    It was a one-time once in a lifetime experience for Magnus

    or does he do more free solos now? I don't think so.
     
  13. gus_chiggins

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    Ok, I was fine until they switched to the go pro. Heart is sort of pounding now
     
  14. JohnLocke

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    I honestly think if that dude had died right in front of Honnold he wouldn't have much of a reaction and just says something deadpan like "That's unfortunate" and then moved on with his day
     
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  15. kinghill

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    what if Magnus has actually free solo climbed before and was very comfortable but is just a great actor is that possible
     
  16. Handcuffed

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    he has actually free soloed before



    but going up something site unseen is pretty wild, even if the rating is easier
     
  17. Eathan Edwards

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    Wasn't sure where else to put this - came up in my recommended and hadn't seen it before - pretty wild to see/hear Honnold say someone is the best climber by far and no one else is even close.

     
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  18. clemsonvianj

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    Honnold said that because it's true
     
  19. Fargin' Icehole

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    Dude is so fun to watch. His ability to make the hardest routes look easy is insane.
     
  20. Dillingham

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    came 200 vertical meters from the top of Mont Blanc via Italian Route last week. bummed but felt like it was the right decision at the time. Had a hell of a day and week out though, eager to get into more alpine stuff.
     
  21. skiedfrillet

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    fuuuuck all that. when it went to magnus' pov at like 26min that shit was terrifying
     
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  22. gus_chiggins

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    Watching the go pro footage was very disorienting and horrifying
     
  23. AHebrewToo

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    The music is what made the GoPro footage so spooky.

    That is like 5.7 climbing on secure jugs.
     
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  25. racer

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    I bet that longaberger basket was expensive
     
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    Ondra at 17 was already sending routes that Chris Sharma put up but couldn’t complete. He’s a goofy motherfucker but definitely the goat.
     
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  28. racer

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    He’s not dead, weirdos.
     
  29. AHebrewToo

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    male GOAT.

    Janja is the GOAT.
     
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