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2014-02-11 02:47:44 PM
How about suicidally stupid
 
2014-02-11 02:51:50 PM
He was profiled on 60 Minutes a while back.

I am fully confident that he will die in a fall if he doesn't stop.
 
2014-02-11 02:52:26 PM
Good for him, I guess.
 
2014-02-11 03:03:43 PM
Suddenly, the sweaty palms I get climbing a 24 foot ladder just seems all that more pathetic..
 
2014-02-11 03:29:25 PM
I don't understand this. He says himself he doesn't get a rush doing this. Why do it? He's going to die.
 
2014-02-11 03:38:42 PM

markie_farkie: Suddenly, the sweaty palms I get climbing a 24 foot ladder just seems all that more pathetic..


My palms are literally dripping from watching that.
This kid is off his farking rocker.
 
2014-02-11 03:41:57 PM
So, he's basically playing  Skyrim. "The quest marker is  that way! Go straight. NO I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN IN THE WAY."
 
2014-02-11 03:43:18 PM

DamnYankees: I don't understand this. He says himself he doesn't get a rush doing this. Why do it? He's going to die.


Simple answer: he's lying. Of course he gets a rush out of it, either the actual thrill of the physical feat or from the notoriety and attention he gets from it.

If he didn't get a thrill out if it, you'd have never heard of him, he wouldn't be getting filmed, and the video wouldn't be on the Internet.

He'd be living in almost complete, anonymity known only by the small group of crazies that are into climbing things in the least safe and inefficient way possible because EXTREME! At least until he inevitably falls to his death when he'd make a blurb in the local paper.
 
2014-02-11 03:50:52 PM
Cue nop gifs...
 
2014-02-11 04:00:27 PM
NOPE!
 
2014-02-11 04:02:33 PM
I'm really glad that there are people in the world like this guy. It doesn't have to be logical, but he is pushing the limits of the human body, seeing what is possible. I like that there are people that say 'Fark it, I'm going for it.' I can't be the only one that has looked at a huge cliff (or whatever) and wondered if it's possible to climb it. Although sooner or later, someone will angrily comment about this guy. Why? He isn't hurting anyone (except eventually himself). There are literally BILLIONS OF US. So what if one individual dies falling off a cliff? He will have died doing something he loves. I say let's celebrate those of us who are willing to try to do something new (even if they might end up taking a swan dive off a cliff)

/Aside- Why do our palms sweat from nerves, seems odd
 
2014-02-11 04:05:41 PM
Spoiler Alert:  We're all going to die.

Also, he almost definitely doesn't expierence fear the same way most of us do.
 
2014-02-11 04:06:25 PM
 
2014-02-11 04:12:52 PM
When he dies during a climb, I hope he falls from very high.  It just wouldn't seem right if he fell 30 feet and died.  And I say this because I think that's the way he'd want it, not because I wish him death.  Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if we heard sometime in the future that he'd intentionally jumped during a climb.  He probably is smart enough to realize how he's going to die, so it won't surprise me if he eventually decides that he also wants to control  when.
 
2014-02-11 04:16:14 PM
Subby: You could have at least linked to the high res, original video from TNF.

Alex Honnold doing what he does.

Yup.  Free soloists have a 100% mortality rate, generally at an age far below the average human being.  Yup, he's totally aware of the fact that he could die.  And no, he's probably not lying when he says there is no rush.  If one were to get a rush at that moment, it would destroy concentration.  He gets a rush when he finishes and can finally relax.  Imagine being that focused for longer than a minute.
 
2014-02-11 04:23:22 PM
Fark NO!
 
2014-02-11 04:25:33 PM
Dan Osmon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy3SuhEQHVg

400 ft. in 4:25 free climb.
 
2014-02-11 04:29:03 PM

Semper IvXx: DamnYankees: I don't understand this. He says himself he doesn't get a rush doing this. Why do it? He's going to die.

Simple answer: he's lying. Of course he gets a rush out of it, either the actual thrill of the physical feat or from the notoriety and attention he gets from it.

If he didn't get a thrill out if it, you'd have never heard of him, he wouldn't be getting filmed, and the video wouldn't be on the Internet.

He'd be living in almost complete, anonymity known only by the small group of crazies that are into climbing things in the least safe and inefficient way possible because EXTREME! At least until he inevitably falls to his death when he'd make a blurb in the local paper.


If no one knows what you do, you don't get paid.  Notoriety brings sponsors....like The North Face.  He may not get a rush, but he certainly gets paid and funded.
 
2014-02-11 04:30:25 PM
Earguy: He was profiled on 60 Minutes a while back.

I saw that interview and always wondered ... is it just me ... or does it seem like he has abnormally gigantic eyeballs (the better to spot tiny cracks with?)
 
2014-02-11 04:35:05 PM
FAKE!!!
 
2014-02-11 04:44:27 PM

ShaggyS3284: So what if one individual dies falling off a cliff? He will have died doing something he loves.


Incorrect.  He loves climbing.  He does not love falling and the fatal, massive deceleration at the end of the fall.  Aren't you paying attention? His entire craft is dedicated TO NOT FALLING!
 
2014-02-11 04:47:07 PM
We get two videos today?

What's the purpose of this tab?

Why so selective? I was looking at just one other site that aggregates interesting content and they've published over 10 videos today alone.

Again, why so selective? Are people really not submitting video links?
 
2014-02-11 04:51:04 PM

question_dj: Subby: You could have at least linked to the high res, original video from TNF.

Alex Honnold doing what he does.


For what it's worth, the Wimp vid quality is way better than the link on YT...
 
2014-02-11 05:06:26 PM

t3knomanser: So, he's basically playing  Skyrim. "The quest marker is  that way! Go straight. NO I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN IN THE WAY."


He'd do much better on a horse...
 
2014-02-11 05:07:33 PM
FAKE!!!

If he's "solo", then who's holding the farking camera? Yeah, that's what I thought, tide comes in, tide goes out, you can't explain that shiat. Magnets either, can't explain THOSE!
 
2014-02-11 05:17:59 PM
www.vhnd.com
David Lee Roth not impressed
 
2014-02-11 05:20:46 PM

devilEther: [www.vhnd.com image 640x320]
David Lee Roth not impressed


Now that, IS fake.

See the post from "Quit eating my steak"
 
2014-02-11 05:20:49 PM
I top rope climbed 40 feet once.  Good times.
 
2014-02-11 05:30:25 PM
I'm going to go with senseless. It's senseless that a boring ad for the "full length video" got greened. It made me think of someone standing on their roof filming a caterpillar climb up their neighbors house.
 
2014-02-11 05:41:03 PM
Description on the WIMP site is correct, my mouse is covered in sweat. I had to wipe my hands off on my jeans before I was able to type this message.
 
2014-02-11 05:46:44 PM

talkertopc: Cue nop gifs...


QNOP? No... GIRP:
www.diygamer.com

/and it's QWOP anyway
 
2014-02-11 05:47:56 PM

ShaggyS3284: I'm really glad that there are people in the world like this guy. It doesn't have to be logical, but he is pushing the limits of the human body, seeing what is possible. I like that there are people that say 'Fark it, I'm going for it.' I can't be the only one that has looked at a huge cliff (or whatever) and wondered if it's possible to climb it. Although sooner or later, someone will angrily comment about this guy. Why? He isn't hurting anyone (except eventually himself). There are literally BILLIONS OF US. So what if one individual dies falling off a cliff? He will have died doing something he loves. I say let's celebrate those of us who are willing to try to do something new (even if they might end up taking a swan dive off a cliff)

/Aside- Why do our palms sweat from nerves, seems odd



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoBidMy6kp0
 
2014-02-11 05:59:08 PM

Beerguy: Dan Osmon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy3SuhEQHVg

400 ft. in 4:25 free climb.


He was impressive but died during a stupid stunt.  He should have stuck to being rope-less
 
2014-02-11 06:00:31 PM

question_dj: devilEther: [www.vhnd.com image 640x320]David Lee Roth not impressedNow that, IS fake.


Damn, wish I hadn't read that.   : (
 
2014-02-11 06:05:03 PM

Theaetetus: talkertopc: Cue nop gifs...

QNOP? No... GIRP:
[www.diygamer.com image 500x375]

/and it's QWOP anyway


i1.ytimg.com

 
2014-02-11 06:12:56 PM

Lsherm: ShaggyS3284: So what if one individual dies falling off a cliff? He will have died doing something he loves.

Incorrect.  He loves climbing.  He does not love falling and the fatal, massive deceleration at the end of the fall.  Aren't you paying attention? His entire craft is dedicated TO NOT FALLING!


Despite your joke you're actually right I think. If I loved skeet shooting and someone randomly came and blew my head off with a shotgun whilst I was skeet shooting, I wouldn't have really died doing what I loved.
 
2014-02-11 06:38:44 PM
One day he will give up his hobby of free climbing and take up the hobby of free falling.
 
2014-02-11 06:38:47 PM
He'll probably die falling from a chair while changing a light bulb.
 
2014-02-11 06:41:35 PM

question_dj: Yup.  Free soloists have a 100% mortality rate,


So far Dean Potter is still going strong, and he is a pioneer of free solo climbing.

CSB - one of my friends has climbed El Cap with Dean twice now... but neither one were free solo. A few months after their first climb Dean was back with a friend (Sean Leary) to set the tandem climb record. FWIW Alex now holds the tandem record for The Nose.


Here is a NatGeo shoot of his free solo of Free Rider(first time ever) at El Capitan.
 
2014-02-11 06:54:37 PM

Lsherm: ShaggyS3284: So what if one individual dies falling off a cliff? He will have died doing something he loves.

Incorrect.  He loves climbing.  He does not love falling and the fatal, massive deceleration at the end of the fall.  Aren't you paying attention? His entire craft is dedicated TO NOT FALLING!


I really have got to start proof reading.
 
2014-02-11 07:55:57 PM
I have jumped out of an airplane over 1500 times, and I'd like to think I have some balls.  This is some next-level shiat.
 
2014-02-11 08:26:54 PM

cannotsuggestaname: question_dj: Yup.  Free soloists have a 100% mortality rate,

So far Dean Potter is still going strong, and he is a pioneer of free solo climbing.

CSB - one of my friends has climbed El Cap with Dean twice now... but neither one were free solo. A few months after their first climb Dean was back with a friend (Sean Leary) to set the tandem climb record. FWIW Alex now holds the tandem record for The Nose.


Here is a NatGeo shoot of his free solo of Free Rider(first time ever) at El Capitan.


Dean hasn't been doing so much soloing lately as he has been BASE jumping and slack soloing. If Mario Richard can die doing BASE jumping, so can Dean.  And if you ask Hans Florine, that's his Nose record, it's just that Alex was his partner for that particular run.
 
2014-02-11 08:36:12 PM

chopit: I have jumped out of an airplane over 1500 times, and I'd like to think I have some balls.  This is some next-level shiat.


Holy shiat, the same plane?
 
2014-02-11 08:45:16 PM
Wow. That said, uh, no. Thanks anyway.
 
2014-02-11 08:53:22 PM

23FPB23: Theaetetus: talkertopc: Cue nop gifs...

QNOP? No... GIRP:
[www.diygamer.com image 500x375]

/and it's QWOP anyway

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


GAAAGH!  Arcade flashback....

/all those quarters pumped into that game...
 
2014-02-11 09:27:15 PM
That's a 5.12 these days? phhh. A full finger crack and there's practically a ladder next to it, that's like the polar opposite of sandbagged. That one stretch in the video was a 5.8 when i was learning to climb. On a rope you could practically run up that hill.
 
2014-02-11 10:26:17 PM
 
2014-02-11 11:04:11 PM

willfullyobscure: That's a 5.12 these days? phhh. A full finger crack and there's practically a ladder next to it, that's like the polar opposite of sandbagged. That one stretch in the video was a 5.8 when i was learning to climb. On a rope you could practically run up that hill.


And his knees are too pointy.
 
2014-02-11 11:07:46 PM

willfullyobscure: That's a 5.12 these days? phhh. A full finger crack and there's practically a ladder next to it, that's like the polar opposite of sandbagged. That one stretch in the video was a 5.8 when i was learning to climb. On a rope you could practically run up that hill.


Meh. I did K2 in a half hour.
 
2014-02-11 11:17:15 PM

Earguy: He was profiled on 60 Minutes a while back.

I am fully confident that he will die in a fall if he doesn't stop.



And when he does it will be alone, quick, quite possibly with a glorious freefall and in the middle of doing something that is life-fulfilling for him... and not slowly rotting from the inside out with alzheimers or cancer in some hospital surrounded by nurses and technicians.

His life will probably be short, but there are worse lives to live.

"The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long."
 
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