Alex Honnold has done the unthinkable; on June 3, he completed the first-ever free solo of El Capitan, climbing the wall via Freerider. Back in 1958, the world believed Yosemite's El Capitan was unclimbable. That is, until Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore made the first ascent.. Feb 28, 2019 · Alex Honnold free solo climbs El Capitan's Freerider in Yosemite National Park. The plan was to chat with Alex Honnold in a fancy Pasadena hotel room during the recent TV critics press tour. But the star of the breathtaking documentary Free Solo suggested we do a little improv and move outside When Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan — the 3,000-foot rock formation in Yosemite National Park — without a rope, the climbing star became a national sensation (SAN FRANCISCO) — Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, when the elite rock climber.. This summer, Alex Honnold became the first person to climb Yosemite's legendary El Capitan without a rope, ascending 3,000 feet with nothing to catch Honnold walks us through how he pulled off such an audacious feat, and what ran through his mind as he climbed, clung, and even karate-kicked his..
It went pretty much perfectly, Alex Honnold said. His ascent of the 3,000ft (1,000m) rock-face in Yosemite National Park on Saturday has been described The climber has been ropeless climbing for about 20 years and had been preparing for the El Capitan ascent for more than 12 months - with time.. . Using only his hands and feet, the 31-year-old reached the..
The new documentary film, Free Solo, follows rock climber Alex Honnold on his journey to become the first person to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. Honnold is know for his free solo and big wall climbs Alex Honnold has completed a feat that many in the rock climbing world thought impossible by scaling Yosemite's famous El Capitan cliff without safety ropes or a harness. Honnold took just under four hours to complete the Freerider route up the 840m-high rock, which takes most roped climbers days Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite, by climbing Freerider Jun 05, 2017 · Alex Honnold has shocked the sport of climbing by reaching the peak of El Capitan without using ropes, climbing one of the world's largest monoliths in less than four hours with little gear other than a bag of chalk. So stoked to realize a life dream today, Honnold wrote on Facebook on Saturday
Free Solo's Alex Honnold reveals the one thing scarier than his historic El Capitan climb. You'd be forgiven for thinking that Alex Honnold, the only person in history to scale the 3,000 foot El Capitan wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes, is not easily phased Alex Honnold, wearing his favored three-quarter-length climbing pants, a red t-shirt, some sticky-soled shoes, a small bag attached to his waist filled with Just short of four hours later, the 31-year-old lifted himself up onto the ledge of El Capitan, having completed climbing's version of the three-minute mile Oct 03, 2018 · Free Solo documents Alex Honnold's journey to achieve an unprecedented climbing goal: Scale Yosemite's El Capitan wall without any safety gear. USA TODAY
Tagged with climbing, alex honnold, jimmy chin; Shared by jval. I've stood at the bottom of El Capitan - this is a breathtaking achievement. Thanks @OP for pointing this out Free Solo, the film that chronicles Alex Honnold's no-ropes ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan film But an October 2018 Op-Ed in the New York Times might have summed it up best: On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold free soloed the Freerider route of El Capitan in three hours and 56 minutes No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 3,000-foot vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each.. His latest achievement is the first free solo ascent of El Capitan, via the uber classic Freerider route. Today, National Geographic broke the story that Alex Honnold, the best free soloist in the world, climbed El Capitan via Freerider (5.12d), without ropes Alex Honnold smiles after scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, in a photo provided by National Geographic . Honnold became the first person to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall without ropes or safety gear. (Jimmy Chin/National Geographic via AP)
Today, Alex Honnold became the first climber to free solo Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan. National Geographic first reported the achievement. Honnold climbed the route Freerider on El Capitan with no rope. It's a zigzagging 30-pitch climb that has sections as hard as 5.13 Until just a few weeks ago, Alex Honnold was arguably the best free soloist in the world. Now, having free soloed El Capitan, one of the most iconic rock faces in the entire world, the argument has been laid to rest; Alex Honnold is the best free soloist in the world Alex Honnold has added another gravity-defying accomplishment to his list of historic climbs. The legendary free solo climber from Sacramento, California has scaled Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan in a little less than four hours with nothing more than a chalk bag Alex Honnold defied the odds on Saturday, June 3 as he surmounted the lip of El Capitan. He is the first climber to ever free solo the 3,000-foot granite face, which means to climb without a rope or safety equipment. Honnold is a California-based climber renowned for his many free solo ascents of big..
Alex Honnold became the first person to climb the 3,000-foot granite wall El Capitan without the use of rope or safety gear Saturday in what National Geographic is calling possibly the greatest feat in rock climbing history Dec 13, 2018 · A daredevil with a samurai's intensity, Alex Honnold scales a vertiginous cliff without ropes in this visually staggering documentary. This film is about Honnold's freakily dangerous free solo attempt in 2017 at El Capitan, the 3,000ft-high rock formation in Yosemite Valley, California Alex Honnold once told me that somewhere in his van, hidden amongst the hundreds of pages of training logs and route journals, he has a list of life goals. On top of that list there are two letters, FR, meaning the Freerider, the most popular route up the 3,000-foot granite monolith of El Capitan Alex Honnold has shocked the sport of climbing by reaching the peak of El Capitan without using ropes, climbing one of the world's largest monoliths in less than four hours with little gear other than a bag of chalk. So stoked to realize a life dream today, Honnold wrote on Facebook on Saturday
Northern California native Alex Honnold became the first person to free-solo climb the mountain known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Saturday. Free solo is climber-speak for no ropes, no safety gear. I've never dreamt of anything bigger, Honnold said Alex Honnold is one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world. He is most known for his rope-less - a style known as free soloing - climbs. Honnold became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using any ropes or safety gear Sacramento native Alex Honnold remains relatively unknown his hometown even after being the first person to ascend El Capitan without ropes or gear. This Saturday, June 3, 2017, photo provided by National Geographic shows Alex Honnold atop El Capitan in Yosemite National Park after he..
Rock climber Alex Honnold has become the first person to ever free solo Yosemite's famed El Capitan face, a historic feat in the history of climbing. Freerider, the route Honnold scaled to El Cap's peak, is so challenging that few have managed to complete it even with ropes and other safety.. Alex Honnold completed the free solo climb Saturday in nearly four hours, according to National Geographic, which documented the historic ascent. Yosemite's El Capitan. Honnold, who grew up in Sacramento and now lives in Las Vegas, said he's been dreaming about the feat for at least eight years Alex Honnold swore his friends to secrecy for almost two years while he prepared to carry out the unthinkable: a free ascent of El Capitan without a rope. At approximately 5:30 a.m. on June 3, a handful of those friends readied their cameras as Honnold laced his climbing shoes, fastened a chalk.. Alex Hannond pulled off the first free solo climb of El Capitan's 3,000-foot vertical rock face. It will be a Nat Geo documentary. Nat Geo Sets Documentary On Rock Climber Alex Honnold's El Capitan Feat
Mountain climber Alex Honnold defied death and made history at California's Yosemite National Park ― and he did it all in under four hours. The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemite's El Capitan granite formation without ropes or.. Alex Honnold is f-ing incredible the guy who completed the first free solo climb of El Capitan is humble and almost nonchalant about his superhuman feat. We got Alex at AMC Empire 25 Saturday night in NYC and asked about his historic climb in June 2017 now the subject of Free Solo, a.. Photo by @jimmy_chin | Renowned rock climber @alexhonnold climbs Yosemite's El Capitan on Saturday making the first rope-free ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot granite wall. It is arguably the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport
Vertigo-sufferers look away now: Free Solo, a documentary charting Alex Hannold climbing the 30,000-foot El Capitan rock in Yosemite National Park without any ropes or gear is showing on Channel 4 tonight Alex No Big Deal Honnold has just completed a climb that is probably the biggest deal the climbing world has ever seen: On Saturday, June 4, at 9:28 am, the 31-year-old In a National Geographic interview, Honnold said of free soloing El Capitan, This has been my biggest life goal for years
I haven't yet seen the movie Free Solo about Alex Honnold, arguably the greatest rock climber in history. I had no idea that the cinematographers were rock climbers (though they surely had to be!), nor how difficult it would be to film Honnold's daring climb of Yosemite's El Capitan, which he.. Climber Alex Honnold Scales 3,000 Feet El Capitan Without a Rope: It's being described as the greatest feat of rock climbing in history. A man has successfully climbed to the top of California's 3,000 foot El Capitan rock without equipment. It was exactly what I hoped for. I felt so good El Capitan, with its steep granite cliffs, has graced postcards and magazine covers, been stamped into coins and captured on film countless times. In November, at a presentation at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Russell was joined by climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell to reveal.. Alex Honnold stands for climbing free solo. Image credit: The North Face / National Geographic. There he stands, Alex Honnold, in threadbare climbing pants with traces of white magnesium with a creased plastic water bottle in hand. This is supposed to be the most fascinating climber in the world This past weekend I went and saw National Geographic's documentary Free Solo, which follows the journey of Alex Honnold's dream of climbing Yosemite's famous El Capitan, a 3,000-foot vertical rock face without any ropes or gear. This film is one of the best I've seen this year and it was a..
How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices. Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes doesn't have a death wish, team behind Oscar-winning film of his ascent say. 'He decided to live his life of intention,' director says SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting. That was the case until this weekend, when the elite rock climber.. Alex Honnold climbing the Texas Flake. Alex Honnold completing the King Swing. El Capitan - Dawn Wall Alex Honnold did something no one had ever done — he free-soloed the El Capitan vertical rock formation in California. Honnold, who climbed El Capitan without any safety gear in 2017, spoke in an interview with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith on Wednesday afternoon at the Qualtrics X4 Summit about.. Alex Honnold secured his place as the best rock climber on the planet on Saturday when he free soloed a 3,000-foot towering granite rock without the aid of safety equipment or a rope. yes, Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan without a rope and lived to talk about it
Jun 20, 2017 · Climber Alex Honnold's beyond-audacious free solo — that means ropeless, with no safety equipment whatsoever — ascent of El Capitan's 3,000-foot Freerider in a mere four hours this month stunned everyone. The vast nonclimbing world gulped and wiped sweaty palms just watching Chin's brief.. Alex Honnold talks about his historic rope-free ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, working with film crews, and what comes next. It didn't take long for news of rock climber Alex Honnold's ascent of El Capitan to burn through the internet. On June 3, the 31-year-old Sacramento native became the first..
Start with the feat, and the feat alone: Alex Honnold, a 31-year-old universally acclaimed climbing genius, scaled El Capitan without a rope, aid, or any help whatsoever. That is yes, almost 3,000 feet of climbing and focus applied to the almost sheer, vertical surface most consider to be the heart of the.. Jun 05, 2017 · Alex Honnold has become the first person to scale the 3,000-foot El Capitan granite wall at the Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety gear, which National Geographic described as possibly the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport In June 2017, rock climber Alex Honnold free-soloed Yosemite's El Capitan. He climbed all the way up in less than three hours. He had no ropes to protect him from falling to his death. It was his highest free solo. And he let a film crew document the climb. The film is called Free Solo. On Saturday, the elite climber Alex Honnold became the first to climb the nearly 3,000 feet up El Capitan, Yosemite National Park's iconic granite wall, without ropes, called free soloing. The route, known as Freerider, involves a complex system of cracks and, in one notoriously hard section.. Where does Alex Honnold's free-solo climb of El Capitan rank with other historical climbing achievements? Quora User, Climbing since 91. Work hard he didn't climb El Capitan by luck. He practiced for most of his life, he did the climb over and over again with ropes, he honed his skill across..
Alex Honnold (USA) devient - avec Freerider (7c+) - le premier grimpeur à compléter une voie d'El Capitan en solo intégral. (A.Honnold via Facebook/D.R) For ten year's, Alex dreamt of climbing El Capitan without ropes - a wall at least 1000ft taller than any other wall to have been free solo'd anywhere Free soloing is as close to perfection as rock climbing gets, says Alex Honnold. And it does feel pretty good to feel perfect, even for a brief moment
Récompensé du BAFTA du meilleur documentaire et en route pour les Oscars, Free Solo retrace la vertigineuse ascension d'El Capitan par Alex Honnold en solo intégral, sans aucun équipement. Rendez-vous le 24 mars sur National Geographic. Mardi, 19 février Alex Honnold, a 31-year-old American who began rock climbing at the age of 11, is no stranger to daring to climb up daunting rock formations. El Capitan, however, is a whole different story. According to SFGate, the challenging climb Alex Honnold faced was filled with impossibly small.. Alex Honnold has been known internationally for his dangerous free solo climbs for nearly a decade now, conquering big walls all over the world. Honnold, 31, climbed El Capitan at Yosemite National Park in California to become the first to ever free solo the renowned big wall Alex Honnold says scaling Yosemite National Park's El Capitan without a rope was the happiest he has ever been and the culmination of years of planning
El Capitan (Spanish: El Capitán; The Captain or The Chief), also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is about 3,000 feet (914 m) from base to summit along its tallest face.. Northern California native Alex Honnold, 31, became the first person to free solo climb a major route on Yosemite's El Capitan, one of the world's highest monolithic structures in California, reports said Monday. In a climber's language, free solo refers to no ropes and no safety gear
El Capitan is a 3,200-foot-tall wall of sheer granite in Yosemite National Park. Professional climber Alex Honnold climbed the Freerider route in June of 2017 in 3 hours 56 minutes. Oh, and did we mention he climbed it with no ropes? Not only did he complete this insane feat in under four hours, he did it while.. What must surely be one of the most anticipated movies this year, Free Solo is the story of climber Alex Honnold's 3,200-foot ropeless ascent of a route on El Capitan in Yosemite. The dramatic National Geographic film was shot by world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin.. This harrowing clip captures freeclimber Alex Honnold scaling El Capitan without ropes—arguably the single craziest athletic feat ever. When news broke yesterday that freeclimb extraordinaire/legendary madman Alex Honnold had scaled El Capitan's sheer 3,000-foot face with nothing more than his..
When you're 70, you're going to come into Yosemite with your grandkids, and they're going to see El Capitan. If someone offered me $250,000 tomorrow, I'd be like f*** yeah. I would just go and do it tomorrow. I think we're good Alex. You don't need to do it again Der Freikletterer Alex Honnold steht auf dem El Capitan im Yosemite Nationalpark, nachdem er die Steilwand ohne Sicherung und Hilfsmittel überwunden hat. 1.000 Meter senkrecht klettern - und das ohne Sicherung: Alex Honnold gelingt an der Steilwand El Capitan ein Rekord
Alex Honnold, star of the Oscar-contending doc Free Solo, is perched precariously halfway up an 85-foot wall. The seemingly superhuman climber who Honnold, of course, goes on to do just that, his ascent of El Capitan's Freerider route without ropes or harnesses ranking as a nearly unparalleled.. Search, discover and share your favorite Alex Honnold GIFs. The best GIFs are on GIPHY. alex honnold 12255 GIFs. Sort: Relevant Newest. fall, rock climbing, el capitan, yosemite, adventure sports Alex talks about his free solo climb of the El Capitan rock face, his process when getting ready to do a big climb and his National Geographic documentary. Cre: Jimmy Kimmel Live Renowned climber Alex Honnold recently shocked the climbing world by becoming the first person to ever complete a free solo ascent of El Capitan—a 3,000-foot granite monolith in the heart of California's Yosemite National Park. Free soloing is a form of rock climbing that prohibits the use of.. Alex Honnold klettert 'Freerider' am El Capitan ohne Seil. Honnolds Free-Solo-Begehung einer großen Freikletterroute am El Capitan gehört sicher zu den größten Leistungen im Klettern überhaupt. Zum einen, weil es am El Cap keine Freikletterroute unter dem neunten Schwierigkeitsgrad gibt (von den..
With no ropes, Alex Honnold conquered El Capitan's Freerider route over the weekend. By conquering El Capitan, Honnold fulfilled a goal he had worked toward for years. He first wrote about the potential record-setting climb in his journal in 2009 — but he repeatedly found reasons to set it.. 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. National Geographic featured footage and photos and the first interview after his amazing climb. A post shared by Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold) on.. '. The first footage of Alex Honnold's rope-free climb up El Capitan will make you feel faint. Are anyone else's palms sweaty Honnold recently free-soloed Freerider 5.13a on El Capitan. After his historic climb said the following to Mark Synnott in this interview about what he was thinking about on the wall: During all the easy terrain, in the middle, through the Monster and up to the Spire, I was thinking about random stuff—the..
Watch the first video of 31-year-old Alex Honnold who made an historic ropeless ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan wall on Saturday, June 3rd 2017. Alex climbed the famous 3,000-foot rock face in under 4 hours without the help of a rope or other safety equipment Pendaki Amerika, Alex Honnold telah bermimpi untuk mendaki formasi batu karang 'El Capitan' yang menjulang tinggi di Taman Nasional Yosemite tanpa peralatan pengaman selama delapan tahun terakhir. Namun, tiap kali dia melihat ke atas dinding batu granit yang masif itu, dia merasa hal itu.. Alex Honnold is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. He is the first and only person to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and holds the fastest ascent of the Yosemite triple crown, an 18-hour, 50-minute link-up of Mount Watkins, The Nose, and the.. Alex Honnold is a renowned professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America's biggest cliffs have made him one of the Alex Honnold is a big wall free solo climber. A documentary feature film titled Free Solo captures his record setting ascent of El Capitan, and it can.. Alex was part of many different sessions and workshops during the day including the Keynote address in this video with more than 500 guests in the audience. His amazing accomplishment of free soloing El Capitan has been named as probably the most amazing athletic human accomplishment in human.. In 2017, when Alex Honnold made his stunning free-solo ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, he was taking an unimaginable risk: A new documentary, Free Solo shows Alex Honnold's climb of Yosemite's El Capitan, a vertical cliff face that is 3000 feet high