Alex Honnold: 10 unbelievable facts about the free solo.
New free line on El Capitan for Caldwell and Honnold. Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson have joined forces to establish a new free line on El Capitan. The line initially heads up Passage of Freedom, a free route that was first climbed by Leo Houlding around 18 years ago and then continu.
Why climber Alex Honnold scales sheer rock faces hundreds of metres above the ground with no rope for protection — where the slightest misstep leads to certain death — is a question that has.
Hardest Big Wall Free Solo: Free Rider 5.12d on El Capitan, Yosemite: See Article. Status: Single. Alex is best known for his death defying free solos. His most amazing achievement occured June 3rd, 2017, when he free soloed Free Rider on El Capitan in an earth shattering time of 3 hours and 56 mins. Read Feature Article. ALEX HONNOLD PODCAST. Also Available on APPLE PODCAST. and Google Play.
Alex Honnold is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. He recently sat with Lance in his Las Vegas home to discuss his entry into the sport, the inherent risks with free soloing and the documentary Free Solo. The film chronicles his free solo scale.
Movie theaters would have been wise to include Dramamine along with tickets purchased for Free Solo.Nausea-inducing in the most spectacular way, the documentary chronicles rock climber Alex Honnold’s rope-less ascent in 2017 of Yosemite’s El Capitan, a vertical cliff face twice the height of the Empire State Building. The feat, widely considered the greatest in the history of rock.
Free soloing, or rock climbing without any ropes or safety equipment, takes a staggering amount of physical strength. But when Alex Honnold decided to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, he was more concerned about his mental confidence: Mentality, muscles, and 3,000 feet of rock. Facebook Twitter Email Copy link Alex Honnold. 2. From dirtbagging to the cover of Nat Geo Jump to idea.
June 3, 2017: FILE: Renowned rock climber ALEX HONNOLD has achieved what has been called 'The 'moon-landing' of free-soloing. Honnold, 31, scaled Yosemite National Park's famous 3,000-foot peak El Capitan in 3 hours, 56 minutes, with National Geographic capturing parts of the climb. It is already considered by many to be the most dangerous free-solo (scaling a peak without ropes or safety gear.