Alex Honnold
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    @mikehopkinsphotography got this nice pic of me doing an end of the day fitness lap on one of my favorite limestone routes around Vegas - Countdown to Ecstasy 5.13a. 
It’s been a lovely season of hiking uphill in the snow to get to the crag but basking in the sun once we’re there. Seriously love the climbing around town...
    @mikehopkinsphotography got this nice pic of me doing an end of the day fitness lap on one of my favorite limestone routes around Vegas - Countdown to Ecstasy 5.13a. It’s been a lovely season of hiking uphill in the snow to get to the crag but basking in the sun once we’re there. Seriously love the climbing around town...
    Happy MLK day! 
In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr I’m writing out a quote of his that I just read in the comments to a NYT op-ed about inequality in the US:
“Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white people and rich people they call it “subsidized“ but when they do it for Negro and poor people they call it “welfare“. The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And the highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of 90%. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor. That’s the problem.“
Something to think about...
    Happy MLK day! In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr I’m writing out a quote of his that I just read in the comments to a NYT op-ed about inequality in the US: “Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white people and rich people they call it “subsidized“ but when they do it for Negro and poor people they call it “welfare“. The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And the highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of 90%. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor. That’s the problem.“ Something to think about...
    The @honnoldfoundation is holding its first open call for grant applications! We’re looking for any solar energy organizations or initiatives  anywhere in the world who are using solar to reduce environmental impact and improve human lives. Use the link in my bio for the applications, which is open until Feb 7th. 
This is a @ben_moon pic of me on a current HF project in Puerto Rico - for the last 5years or so we’ve mostly met and funded our projects through word of mouth or random chance. It’s exciting that we’re finally at a place where we can open up to new ideas. I’m excited to see potential new projects. Link in bio!
    The @honnoldfoundation is holding its first open call for grant applications! We’re looking for any solar energy organizations or initiatives anywhere in the world who are using solar to reduce environmental impact and improve human lives. Use the link in my bio for the applications, which is open until Feb 7th. This is a @ben_moon pic of me on a current HF project in Puerto Rico - for the last 5years or so we’ve mostly met and funded our projects through word of mouth or random chance. It’s exciting that we’re finally at a place where we can open up to new ideas. I’m excited to see potential new projects. Link in bio!
    @samuelcrossley took this photo of me trying a route at the Suburban crag the other day, right in the middle of Vegas (you can see the Strip in the background!). Few things: does anyone know anything about this route? It’s the direct start into “Steep”, the juggy 13a that’s included in Islands in the Sky. Maybe bolted by Leo Henson? Or maybe an old Brian McCray project?! It felt like maybe 13d to me? Curious if anyone’s done it before. 
Also, there’s a @southernnevadaclimbers clean up at the crag tomorrow, which is awesome. It can definitely use some love. 
Lastly, I really appreciate these limestone crags in town - it’s great to have climbing available for cold or wet days. And it’s a nice way to spread out the crowds...
    @samuelcrossley took this photo of me trying a route at the Suburban crag the other day, right in the middle of Vegas (you can see the Strip in the background!). Few things: does anyone know anything about this route? It’s the direct start into “Steep”, the juggy 13a that’s included in Islands in the Sky. Maybe bolted by Leo Henson? Or maybe an old Brian McCray project?! It felt like maybe 13d to me? Curious if anyone’s done it before. Also, there’s a @southernnevadaclimbers clean up at the crag tomorrow, which is awesome. It can definitely use some love. Lastly, I really appreciate these limestone crags in town - it’s great to have climbing available for cold or wet days. And it’s a nice way to spread out the crowds...
    Happy 2020 from a fairly snowy Red Rock! I went for a fun little bike and hike a few days ago - road from my house up to the canyons and hiked up Turtlehead. Everyone talks about climbing being dangerous but I think cycling on the streets of Vegas is worse...
Here’s to an adventurous (and hopefully safe) new year.
    Happy 2020 from a fairly snowy Red Rock! I went for a fun little bike and hike a few days ago - road from my house up to the canyons and hiked up Turtlehead. Everyone talks about climbing being dangerous but I think cycling on the streets of Vegas is worse... Here’s to an adventurous (and hopefully safe) new year.
    Wrapping up a really unusual year... it’s had some major ups and downs (though I suppose life always does). I’ve actually done some of my best climbing this year (by the numbers) but it’s all been pretty overshadowed by the other life events. I chose a photo from a few key moments of the year: the Oscars, a team free ascent of El Cap with @bradgobright, a @honnoldfoundation project in Detroit, sending my first supposed 9a (14d), and doing a new free route on El Cap with @tommycaldwell. 
I’m hoping that 2020 is a little more normal - more climbing trips, less Hollywood. Not that I didn’t enjoy the ride, but the mountains are calling...
Photo cred: @jimmychin, @austin_siadak, @sannimccandless and the bad ones are mine...
    Wrapping up a really unusual year... it’s had some major ups and downs (though I suppose life always does). I’ve actually done some of my best climbing this year (by the numbers) but it’s all been pretty overshadowed by the other life events. I chose a photo from a few key moments of the year: the Oscars, a team free ascent of El Cap with @bradgobright, a @honnoldfoundation project in Detroit, sending my first supposed 9a (14d), and doing a new free route on El Cap with @tommycaldwell. I’m hoping that 2020 is a little more normal - more climbing trips, less Hollywood. Not that I didn’t enjoy the ride, but the mountains are calling... Photo cred: @jimmychin, @austin_siadak, @sannimccandless and the bad ones are mine...
    @sannimccandless agreed to marry me. Marry Christmas!!
    @sannimccandless agreed to marry me. Marry Christmas!!
    This summer the @honnoldfoundation supported a project in Detroit with NEWCC (North End Woodward Community Coalition) to put solar on 10 homes. @rubensalgadoescudero came through as part of his solar portraits series to document some of the work, which is where this photo comes from. 
Next month, the Honnold Foundation will be holding an open call for grant applications - basically we’ll be accepting project ideas starting on January 13th. I’ll post more about it as we get closer, but I’m pretty excited to see what kind of solar work we can help support in the coming year. @insidenatgeo
    This summer the @honnoldfoundation supported a project in Detroit with NEWCC (North End Woodward Community Coalition) to put solar on 10 homes. @rubensalgadoescudero came through as part of his solar portraits series to document some of the work, which is where this photo comes from. Next month, the Honnold Foundation will be holding an open call for grant applications - basically we’ll be accepting project ideas starting on January 13th. I’ll post more about it as we get closer, but I’m pretty excited to see what kind of solar work we can help support in the coming year. @insidenatgeo
    I’m so sorry to hear that @bradgobright just died in a climbing accident. He was such a warm, kind soul - one of a handful of partners that I always loved spending a day with. I suppose there’s something to be said about being safe out there and the inherent risks in climbing but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m just sad for Brad and his family. And for all of us who were so positively affected by his life. So crushing. Brad was a real gem of a man. For all his strengths and weaknesses (like his insanely strong fingers, or living out of a Honda Civic...) at the core he was just a good guy. 
I guess there’s nothing really to say. I’m sad. The climbing world lost a true light. Rest in peace...
    I’m so sorry to hear that @bradgobright just died in a climbing accident. He was such a warm, kind soul - one of a handful of partners that I always loved spending a day with. I suppose there’s something to be said about being safe out there and the inherent risks in climbing but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m just sad for Brad and his family. And for all of us who were so positively affected by his life. So crushing. Brad was a real gem of a man. For all his strengths and weaknesses (like his insanely strong fingers, or living out of a Honda Civic...) at the core he was just a good guy. I guess there’s nothing really to say. I’m sad. The climbing world lost a true light. Rest in peace...
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of climbing the Misty Wall (12 pitch 5.13a) with @sannimccandless (who got this rad belay pic). It’s a pretty impressive route next to Yosemite Falls first freed by @sashadigiulian,  @jon_cardwell and @mgclimber1 - which I found to be an impressive effort on their part since there’s so much wide climbing and groveling. Seems like it must have been a super hard style for folks who don’t climb in Yosemite much. 
Lovely outing in a lovely place - slowly winding down the Yosemite season...
    Yesterday I had the pleasure of climbing the Misty Wall (12 pitch 5.13a) with @sannimccandless (who got this rad belay pic). It’s a pretty impressive route next to Yosemite Falls first freed by @sashadigiulian, @jon_cardwell and @mgclimber1 - which I found to be an impressive effort on their part since there’s so much wide climbing and groveling. Seems like it must have been a super hard style for folks who don’t climb in Yosemite much. Lovely outing in a lovely place - slowly winding down the Yosemite season...
    Had a ton of fun forerunning and enjoying the new problems at Planet Granite Fountain Valley this morning. Seeing these gyms come together makes me stoked to be a part of the Planet Granite family. If you live in the area, sign up for updates or get your membership at planetgranite.com
    Had a ton of fun forerunning and enjoying the new problems at Planet Granite Fountain Valley this morning. Seeing these gyms come together makes me stoked to be a part of the Planet Granite family. If you live in the area, sign up for updates or get your membership at planetgranite.com
    This is a photo of @tommycaldwell looking calm and collected while sending a 5.13c (8a+) corner pitch on the third night of our recent new route on El Cap. I included a pic of me looking incredibly gripped while trying to clip a bolt from our first night on the wall for contrast. 
I’ve always known that Tommy was an incredible big wall climber; I grew up watching films about his feats. And we’ve had enough big adventures over the years that I’ve gotten to see some of his best performances first hand (Fitz Traverse, or the Free Triple...). But spending 4 days with him on El Cap really highlighted the fact that he’s maybe the best big wall climber in the world. On nights 2 and 3 he spent several hours after dark to work and then send a 13d and 13c pitch. Both pitches were freakin hard with slightly finicky gear but he just worked it all out and executed perfectly. Both nights I got too cold and too scared and opted to wait until morning and climb them in the light. After 7 years of working on the Dawn Wall Tommy is truly an incredible night climber. I’d say it was a sight to behold, except that I couldn’t see anything - I just fed out rope while he sent through the night. 
Anyway, it was inspiring to see Tommy’s level of skill and effort up there. And it’s the kind of thing that often goes unrecognized behind “they climbed a new route”. But how he climbed it was remarkable. 
Thanks @austin_siadak for the great photos and keeping us company through the long nights...
    This is a photo of @tommycaldwell looking calm and collected while sending a 5.13c (8a+) corner pitch on the third night of our recent new route on El Cap. I included a pic of me looking incredibly gripped while trying to clip a bolt from our first night on the wall for contrast. I’ve always known that Tommy was an incredible big wall climber; I grew up watching films about his feats. And we’ve had enough big adventures over the years that I’ve gotten to see some of his best performances first hand (Fitz Traverse, or the Free Triple...). But spending 4 days with him on El Cap really highlighted the fact that he’s maybe the best big wall climber in the world. On nights 2 and 3 he spent several hours after dark to work and then send a 13d and 13c pitch. Both pitches were freakin hard with slightly finicky gear but he just worked it all out and executed perfectly. Both nights I got too cold and too scared and opted to wait until morning and climb them in the light. After 7 years of working on the Dawn Wall Tommy is truly an incredible night climber. I’d say it was a sight to behold, except that I couldn’t see anything - I just fed out rope while he sent through the night. Anyway, it was inspiring to see Tommy’s level of skill and effort up there. And it’s the kind of thing that often goes unrecognized behind “they climbed a new route”. But how he climbed it was remarkable. Thanks @austin_siadak for the great photos and keeping us company through the long nights...
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