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.

  • captaindash


  • Jenness

    I don't get it. Unless you are being chased by dinosaurs why would you want to risk it.

  • Dao

    I enjoyed this, but my testicles packed up their belongings and hitchhiked across the border while I was watching it.

  • Adibobea9

    Why can people climb a mountain without regard for safety and face zero consequence, but as soon as you do illegal drugs or attempt suicide, you are suddenly frowned upon by society. Regardless of his skills, the guy is stupid crazy…

  • Because politics and control.

  • Bubbubsky


  • AtomicMountain

    Why does Redbull keep trying to kill really fit people?

  • Bling Nye

    Because obesity doesn't need any help.

  • Perpetual Pizza
  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    Eff this!

  • da1nonlysage

    White people are crazy

  • Bling Nye

    The mind is amazing in what it can conquer.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Yeah. Take self preservation for example... This guy definitely obliterated that.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Gotta be exhausting climbing for almost 4 frikkin hours, fighting a sense of panic the whole time, and of course, all while lugging those gigantic balls of titanium dangling between his legs.


  • captaindash

    Titanium doesn't weigh much at all, so it's more of a movement impediment as opposed to weight issue.

  • Meh

    What a boss.

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