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Alex Honnold Got His Lead Card Pulled Back in the Day

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Way back when.. before he was a household name.. before he had changed the climbing world for ever, @alexhonnold got in trouble with gym staff for skipping clips "Alex Honnold I gave him a temp lead card because he didn't have his permission card with him. He skipped TWO CLIPS on the roof, was totally shocked I pulled his card for that. I told him he needed to speak with you before he could retest. He then waited till I left the desk and tried to reason with Devin about lead climbing the rest of the night. Devin shot him down. Nicky" Nicky you are badass & thanks to @pipeworksclimbing For sending me the pic! . . #climbing #climb #crag  #rockclimbing #bouldering #sportclimbing  #tradclimbing #tradisrad  #firstascent  #bigwall #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbinggear #hiking  #adventure #timetoclimb #climbing_is_my_passion  #climbingrocksandstuff  #outdoors #mountains #liveclimbrepeat #slacklife #climbinginspiration  #climbingworldwide #climbingrocksandstuff #climbingphotography #bigwall

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that Alex Honnold has never been one to follow the rules. Honnold rolls to the beat of his own drum, and he’s been doing it since long before he was a climbing superstar. His original climbing gym, Pipeworks in Sacramento, just shared this gem from the past. Apparently Honnold was caught skipping clips on the gym’s main roof. Nicky, a staff member from Pipeworks, wasn’t amused and pulled his lead card. Thankfully, the experience didn’t deter Honnold from climbing altogether.

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