His achievements are akin to running the first ever four-minute mile, or indeed the still unconquered two-hour marathon. In the world of rock climbing, one athlete has redefined what is considered ‘”possible”.
On June 3, 2017, something happened that changed the climbing world. Alex Honnold free soloed Freerider (5.12d, VI, 3000') on Yosemite's El Capitan. This ascent was beyond awe inspiring. Some have said that it was the most impressive...Show More Summary
He's not just the greatest climber on the planet—he may be the greatest person, period
The renowned videographer and photographer opens up about filming Alex Honnold's epic free solo climb, how he analyzes risk, and what it's like to be a social media kingpin
In early June, acclaimed rock climber Alex Honnold became the first person to scale the 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using ropes or other safety gear. Yes, that’s right. He did it without any sort of safety net. Show More Summary
Honnold is known for his minimalism, both in climbing and in life. But there are couple items he deems essential.
Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall.
In the first light of dawn on June 3rd, two rock climbers approached the base of El Capitan, the towering stone heart of Yosemite National Park. They were first overwhelmed—everyone is—by the sweep of golden granite reaching twenty-seven hundred feet into the sky. Show More Summary
This is some brief, sweaty palm footage of Alex Honnold's free-solo climb (no rope or safety equipment -- just climbing shoes and a chalk bag) of the 3,000-foot ascent to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex because the first to free-solo the rock formation, and spent just under four hours making the climb. Show More Summary
In this photo that was taken through a telescope on the ground, Alex Honnold carefully makes his way across the highly technical, friction-dependent moves (5.11) low on the Freerider route (VI 5.13a, 3,000') during his historic ropeless ascent of El Capitan, June 3. Show More Summary
Alex Honnold achieved a life dream by becoming the first climber to free solo the 3,000 foot El Capitan rock wall located in the Yosemite National Park. He spent under 4 hours climbing the wall without any rope or safety equipment. National Geographic featured footage and photos and the first interview after his amazing climb. Show More Summary
Alex Honnold scaled one of the most well-known walls of granite in the world, thousands of feet tall, with no safety gear or ropes in 4 hours.
We know the whole thing was filmed, and now National Geographic brings us the first teaser footage. [ more › ]
The legendary rock climber became the first person to scale Yosemite's El Capitan on Saturday, proving that you can be a hardcore athlete without eating meat! The post Alex Honnold Just Free-Soloed El Capitan, but Did You Know That He’s Meat-Free, Too? appeared first on PETA.
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. Rep. Al Green is drawing them up: “The articles have little chance of seeing the light of day in a House chamber controlled by Republicans, who have rallied behind Trump amid multiple investigations into ties...Show More Summary
With no ropes, Alex Honnold conquered El Capitan's Freerider route over the weekend. Scaling the 5.12d/13a heartstopper in about four hours is widely considered the greatest feat in the history of the sport. Photographer Jimmy Chin was...Show More Summary
I love this post from Mike Maples on Alex Honnold the free-solo climber and ‘prime movers’: A free-solo climb is as extreme as you can get when it comes to mountain-climbing. -No ropes. -No nothing. -3,000 feet straight up. -You slip and fall… -You die. In my opinion, this is the greatest athletic achievement in the history of humanity. Show More Summary
There are some things we share here because they are stories that need to be told. In some cases, we just want to blow minds (such as this case.) There is a very famous freeclimber by the name of Alex Honnold who has balls the that should be attached to a machine to demolishes buildings. […]
On Saturday, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo climb the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California. Look ma, no rope! "Honestly, I think this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been," he said afterwards. Show More Summary
Tuesday: Questions for Alex Honnold, charges in the Ghost Ship fire, and pigeon abuse in San Francisco.