First Video Of Man's Free-Solo (No Rope) 3,000-Ft Climb Of El Capitan In Yosemite National Park

June 9, 2017


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. For reference, sometimes it takes me twenty minutes just to climb the stairs to my apartment, and I live on the second floor. When reached for comment about the feat, everyone who had ever tried to free-solo El Capitan previously had no comment, because they're all dead. However my dad had this to say, "He's either half goat, or 100% nuts -- now where's your mom, Jeopardy's about to start."

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Dunc, who doesn't risk free-soloing anything but the climb into bed, and even then still prefers a free-duet climb.

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