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

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  1. Gunners

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    He seems significantly less crazy than his mom
     
  2. DaveGrohl

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    The gf is a QT
     
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  3. Gunners

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    I'm not an expert on him but going with being an extreme sociopath rather than on the spectrum
     
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  4. Henry Blake

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    This is insane
     
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  5. lechnerd

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    Yes he is IMO.

    You can tell how detached he is with relationships. You can also tell he is aware of this deficit and is trying to work on it. Not sure if it was in Free Solo or another movie of his but he mentions that at a young age he noticed people would hug and thought it would be a good idea to practice that as others do the same. You can tell many emotions he has had to “learn” at a later age in life that normal.

    In one of the films he mentions when he first started rock climbing it was completely alone because he didn’t know how to interact with others. Additionally there is no social or emotional reciprocity with his gf. He shows repetitive behavior and restricted interests. All hallmarks of what used to be known as Asperger’s. Finally there is the genetic component regarding dad as someone in this thread mentioned.
     
  6. DaveGrohl

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    Can't tell if it's a lack of social skills from being alone so much, being so dedicated to a craft that you don't care about forming relationships outside of it, or if he legit is on the spectrum.

    He was pretty good speaking in front of groups though.
     
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  7. HoosDaMan

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    She’s a bit annoying.
     
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  8. Henry Blake

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    Let's hope it's a low gravity day. lol
     
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  9. HoosDaMan

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    Did he not have utensils growing up?
     
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  10. Dudley Dawson2

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    He said it’s because utensils are a waste. More dishes to clean and not practical to him.
     
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  11. Fusiontegra

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    This is my favorite part of the film...

    Him, walking through the exact movement. It’s phenomenal.
     
  12. DaveGrohl

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    Not gonna lie, him planning out and memorizing every move was impressive
     
  13. Gregor

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    That boulder problem...:ohnoes:
     
  14. Henry Blake

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    Fuck that boulder problem karate kick.
     
  15. HatterasJack

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    Just started...first two things that stood out early. When he reaches the summit and stands two fucking inches from the edge had me shaking my head. And wanted to kill the gf when she talked about how she almost killed him by not watching the rope and dropping him.
     
  16. Fusiontegra

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    That little turn and grin after finishing the boulder problem...
     
  17. Watching him be in a relationship is what it would be like to watch me try to free solo el cap.
     
  18. thunderstruck

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    I laughed out loud at that and the camera guy in the ground having a mini breakdown saying, “I’m never doing this again...”
     
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  19. devine

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    Him continuing to eat out of pots and pans even when he has a house is hilarious

    I don’t think he’s autistic at all. He just doesn’t really give a shit about emotions and what other people think
     
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  20. Biship

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    His brain is probably more similar to a psychopath than it is to an average person.
     
  21. Imurhuckleberry

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    When you're living in a van it's just more stuff to organise and clean. Spent a summer dirtbagging on a beautifully flat boulder behind the ahwahnee and you learn to love foods that don't require utensils.
     
  22. Wallcoq

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    All said and done that was absolutely fantastic. What a complete fucking psycho.
     
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  23. Pokes

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    Jesus Christ that was intense even knowing he made it. My palms and feet are still sweating about 10 minutes after finishing it
     
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  25. gus_chiggins

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  26. Frank Martin

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    What's the best way to watch this?
     
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    1. Get a time machine
    2. Go back to this weekend
    3. Watch on Nat Geo

    Easy Peasy.
     
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  28. gus_chiggins

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    I have a link if you torrance
     
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  29. NYGator

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    I just watched Reel Rock 10. The torrance is available on IPT. First 40 minute segment was Alex and Tommy being the first to climb all the summits of Patagonia in one shot. Pretty amazing considering Alex never did alpine climbing before and didn’t even have the right equipment. It was super cool and their relationship was really funny.
     
  30. Henry Blake

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    I don't know if this is new, but you can watch the movie on Nat Geo's site and on their app

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/

    ETA: you get an hour of preview time before signing in
     
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  31. nofatchildren

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  32. Sportfan

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    SIAP but Dawn Wall is now on Netflix :bananallama::bananallama::bananallama:
     
  33. Fusiontegra

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    Good indicator they'll eventually get Free Solo.
     
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    I have been noticing that the torrance sites have had a lot of people downloading these types of movies lately. They are really addicting. The Dawn Wall is so good. I want the entire Reel Rock library but they are very hard to find, but you can pay $250 from the film distributor.
     
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  35. BayouMafia

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  36. NYGator

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    I watched this movie. It was really good.
     
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  37. Frank Martin

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    Watching the Dawn Wall just is giving me the sweats watching how often they fall practicing.
     
  38. BayouMafia

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    “that’s definitely a tail and is that a... chicken head?”
     
  39. Sportfan

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    From a pure climbing porn standpoint Dawn Wall was far superior to Free Solo.

    It’s a shame I already knew Caldwell’s kidnapping story so those 20-30min fell flat for me.

    But man the climbing was unreal. All those 5.14’s just sick shit.
     
  40. Imurhuckleberry

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    My take exactly.
     
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  41. Fusiontegra

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    Climbing comp at the gym tonight; men’s open winner got a signed (Chen and Honnold) poster from Free Solo. Pretty sick.

    Guess the gym had gotten it as a promotion for buying the movie early to show last year, and they decided it’d be a way cooler prize than displaying at the gym.
     
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  42. Imurhuckleberry

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    Was looking for my favourite video. Think it was masters of stone 3. Was when Dean Potter and hüber brothers were in the speed ascents race. Dean did the nose, north west direct and I think something on middle cathedral solo car to car in a day. Dude was my hero.
     
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  43. BP

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    Just rewatched Meru on Amazon Prime :ohgosh:
     
  44. NYGator

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    I just finished. Pretty amazing story. I feel like each of these has more drama than any fictional movie. How the heck did that guy even try it let alone stroke out and still finish 5 months after he smashed his brain open. Insane.
     
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  45. Fargin' Icehole

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    Watched Free Solo Fri night with the family and then Dawn Wall yesterday with just my boy. Was surprised I liked DW more. I get the main antagonist in FS was death and the intrigue because of that. My 95 yo Grandma said she watched it last light and couldn't look away. I also didn't know about the hostage situation so I was hooked pretty quickly. Both great but I really loved Dawn Wall. Meru up next.
     
  46. NYGator

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    I also liked Dawn Wall better. Honnold, as a personality, really grows on you once you have seen him in other movies and shorts. I feel like the way he is presented in Free Solo comes off differently than his other films. He is a funny quirky guy.



     
  47. Fargin' Icehole

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    I really liked both dudes a lot. The buddy story in DW and Tommy's loyalty tugged at me though.
     
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  48. gus_chiggins

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    I felt the same way. Although, with all the time they’ve spent on various walls, they learn to absolutely trust their equipment. It would take an eternity for me to get to that point