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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
PostPosted: Thu January 31, 2019 5:45 am 
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Rock gym, guys. Rock gym.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Holy hell, that was a workout. My hands are so swollen my ring won’t fit on my finger.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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So glad you're still alive. Whew.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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There was a second there when I didn’t think I’d make it.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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In all seriousness, this is the kind of workout I’ve been looking for. I feel it in muscles I haven’t used in a while, and the nature of the routes makes this mentally engaging as well. I found that once the beginner routes got boring, the next step up presented unique problems to solve. Some I cleared, others kicked me ass. I want to go back and try to get it again.

I was doing harnessed 40 foot climbs, but I imagine straight up bouldering would be even more difficult.

Maybe I’ll go back a couple more times with a day pass and decide if I want to get a monthly membership. It’s pretty far from my house though. Like a 45 minute drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Really cool. I'm gonna try to find one near me. Gotta get to free soloing asap

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Should we just make this the climbing thread? Change the name, tree. Do the right thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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No cause ultimately we're gonna free solo brosepheth

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Let's get there together.

What's your current skill level?


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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What appeals to me most about climbing is that while workout bros can brute force up a route and get to the top, it's the intelligent climber who wins in the end. Using your body in an efficient way and thinking like an engineer to distribute your weight and balance yourself is the way to go. I'm feeling it now in my upper arms and shoulders big time, but I realize that's in part because I wasn't using my legs nearly enough. You've got to be graceful like a tree frog up there.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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so cool every very I mean

I can't wait to try t h I s o ne d a y

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Gonna watch Free Solo tonight. Got Hulu free with Spotify.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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tree, I watched Free Solo last night. I could handle watching Honnold take this on, and I could even handle watching his girlfriend cope with it, but what I almost couldn’t handle was the anxiety that Jimmy Chin and crew went through before and during the filming of it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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tree, I watched Free Solo last night. I could handle watching Honnold take this on, and I could even handle watching his girlfriend cope with it, but what I almost couldn’t handle was the anxiety that Jimmy Chin and crew went through before and during the filming of it all.
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Can you imagine?

What if he fell?

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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How far up do you think you could make it on Freeblast Slab?


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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How far up do you think you could make it on Freeblast Slab?
Zero feet. I lied about climbing. I'm pretty scared of heights.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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I feel so bad for letting you down. I hope you're not upset with me.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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I care not. Just making conversation.

Check out Alex’s notes on the climb. http://publications.americanalpineclub. ... /Freerider


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 Post subject: Re: Free Soloing
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Cool.

I love how at the end it says:
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About the Author: Alex Honnold, 33, is an aspiring sport climber.


It's like saying Michael Jordan at his peak was an aspiring basketball player.

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