Alex Honnold grimpe Epinephrine en 34 minutes

Ceux d’entre-nous qui ont visité Red Rocks au Nevada, connaissent la grande classique qu’est Epinephrine (5.9). La voie compte 13 longueurs et elle a la réputation d’être un sandbag. Les sections de cheminée en sont certes la cause. Toujours est-il qu’Alex Honnold l’a grimpé en solo en 34m51s cette semaine. Voici ce qu’avait à dire le principal intéressé :

« J’ai beaucoup pensé à Bright Gobright récemment. C’est probablement dû à des randos dans la fraicheur automnale qui me rappellent Bright. Après sa mort, je me disais qu’il allait probablement garder ce record de manière définitive. Ça serait un bel honneur à sa mémoire.

Mais je n’ai pu résister d’y faire quelques tours (laps), juste pour voir. Aujourd’hui j’ai fait 34:51 et je ressens l’immense besoin de remercier Brad pour la motivation. »

Le précédent record de 38m15s appartenait à Brad Gobright.

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I’ve been thinking about @bradgobright a lot lately – something about hiking briskly in fall temps always reminds me of him. Each day that I hike to the sport crag I think, “Brad would love this crag.” Last year Brad climbed Epinephrine, the classic 2000ft Red Rock 5.9, in 38:15 (or so), breaking my previous record of 40 something. After he died, I thought maybe he should just keep the record indefinitely as a nice tribute. But as the season has changed this year I haven’t been able to resist taking a few laps up the route, just to see… Today I did 34:51, and I feel an urge to thank Brad for the continuing motivation. I appreciate him getting me up early one more time to go outside and try my hardest on something big. I miss Brad, but at least he’s still here pushing me, after a manner. Also, thanks to the various parties who’ve let me play through on the route this season. Especially the nice folks today – it must be a bit strange for a panting, sweaty man to climb right over you in the middle of a wall… @samuelcrossley portrait of Brad. My pic of the wall from the way down, and I accidentally mis-cropped my timer pic, but I did the hike in/transition in 30, the climb in 34, and the stroll down in 55…

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