/ NEWS: The Prophet on El Capitan for Sonnie Trotter
"I think it was the most savage and satisfying rock climb of my life. One of the hardest routes I have ever done. My first El Cap route ever. And I'm glad it's over..."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=65119
I'm guessing you are deliberately ignoring Sonnie's modest assertion which characterises the ascent as a “failure” in the hope that and interesting ethic debate brews. This may be far too subtle an approach as, I fear the prevailing ethic as pointed out by Franco on the other thread, is unknown to a lot of us. I’m thinking confusion will ensue when trying to reconcile the UKC headline with Sonnie’s blog.
Let’s have a new headline, “Sonnie let down big style by fellow canadian Glad”.
I don't read Sonnie's blog as saying that he failed, I read it as saying he succeeded. Don't know whether he's conformed to the '1 person leads all pitches free' thing or has just freed all of them, with some of the others being on second. I don't get the impression he feels he needs to go back to 'finish' anything, but that Will does.
>"I don't read Sonnie's blog as saying that he failed"
Yeah, on re-reading you are correct. I think I misunderstood the, "5 weeks in the Valley, 5 failed ground up attempts" statement.
I could have sworn it had suggested a "team" failure...
Sweet jesus. Has Leo died? Surely not?
Well he did look at a bit rough at Kendal on Saturday night, but I didn't think it was terminal...
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