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Alex Honnold, The World’s Boldest Climber, Just Became A Dad. Now What?

May 24, 2022

Honnold, age 36, is a brand-new dad, and fatherhood makes for a terrific equalizer. It transforms otherwise superhuman men into everyday citizens, leaving them to paw around in the dark for fresh diapers, for nearby pacifiers, and for answers that can take years to arrive, if ever. There is no escaping the indignities of fatherhood, which puts me on more level ground with Honnold. Much more horizontal. This is one trail I have blazed that he has not. The question is… does he know what’s coming? Is he ready for fatherhood to kick his ass, the way it kicks everyone’s ass? Fatherly