There was something exceptional about Homero. You could see it right away. He was handsome, with that unique mixture of unbridled hospitality and wholesome desire to bond that typifies the people of northern Mexico.
What’s the steepest rock climb in the world? It’s not in Kentucky, Colorado or Catalunya. The world-record roof climb is in the Sultanate of Oman about 62 miles southeast of Muscat.
Last week we featured a Weekend Whipper that shows a climber attempting a route on a hill called Susunia in West Bengal, India. As usual (this being the internet), the comments are pretty harsh, ranging from speculation that the climber was errant in not getting a second piece of pro to simply stating that the video is an example of “some of the funniest (bad) shit I've ever seen. How is that guy not dead?”
About a week ago Alex Honnold soloed El Sendero Luminoso (V 5.12d), a 1,750-foot route I freed with Kurt Smith and Pete Peacock in 1994. Soon after the news popped up people started contacting me, asking me what I thought about the feat. What do I think? Well, honestly, I try not to think about it.