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How hard do you have to crank to climb with Honnold? V-double digit? 5.13 R/X?
Neither, as is it turns out. “If I was being ungenerous, I’d call him the world’s weakest professional climber,” Honnold says of Cedar Wright, one of his all-time favorite adventure partners.
The latest episode of the Outside Podcast explores the partnership of one of climbing’s oddest matchups. With insight from Andrew Bisharat, a climbing journalist and past editor of Rock and Ice, the show breaks down the camaraderie, love of misadventures, and relentless shit-talking that make Honnold and Wright tick.
Perhaps most memorable, however, is Wright’s unfortunate comparison to the star of ESPN’s 2019 Body Issue. “[Honnold] looks like as if he was chiseled from marble by Michelangelo,” narrates Maren Larsen. “Cedar, on the other hand, looks like the ninja turtle of the same name.”
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