Before reading Alone on the Wall, Alex's new book, it is important to suspend any negative thoughts on free soloing and try to accept that. Alone on the Wall has ratings and reviews. Renee said: It's tricky to separate the book from the person, as Alex has been one of my closest fri. Twenty-three year old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of free solo climbing to new heights. Climbing truly massive walls without a rope, and zero.
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More spectacularly still, he has pushed the most extreme and dangerous form of climbing far beyond the limits of what anyone thought was possible.
The results of climbing this way are breathtaking, but the stakes are ultimate: In Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts the seven most astonishing climbing achievements so far in his meteoric and still-evolving career. On June 3rd,Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan—to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective alone on the wall what was described alone on the wall "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" National Geographic and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" New York Times.
There are great portrayals of some of Alex's most extraordinary feats, quite a few interesting insights of his, quite a few quotes that you'd want to keep close to your heart in your own private booklet for glimpses of truth, and all in all it's a pretty good bio of the young exceptional man.
Maybe it's just me, that I was hoping for more of that kind of stuff and less casual debris, but I'd say there's a bit too much junk scattered throughout the book.
As much as Alex tends to skip pro tection in places when he's doing roped ascents, in this book every bolt and cam and anchor and old piece of gear is exactly where you'd usually expect it to be, especially when it's David Roberts voicing it.
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Don't get me wrong — it's very well written, with good rhythm throughout, but it's just not very daring at all, though, and this is THE book that ought to have been, in my opinion.
You get your hands sweaty in the cruxes but, if we should stick to the theory that all climbing is either rad or boring, there are quite a few pitches that I'd skip and a few others that I missed.
However, alone on the wall a alone on the wall climber myself, I don't feel that one is always a valid theory for climbing nor other aspects of life.
I don't know, would it be somewhere around 3.