Honnold's Biggest, Baddest Solo Yet

Alex Honnold has soloed the "Yosemite Triple Crown"—Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome—in 18 hours, 50 minutes.

6/6/12 - Alex Honnold has soloed the "Yosemite Triple Crown"—Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome—in 18 hours, 50 minutes. He started up Mt. Watkins at 4 p.m. June 5 and topped out on Half Dome at 10:45 a.m. today. Honnold free climbed about 90 percent of the link-up, aiding only a little bit. He borrowed a chalk bag from some climbers halfway up the Noseof El Capitan after forgetting his.One of the humblest climbers around, Honnold finally admitted what most of us have been saying for years. "OK," he said, according to REEL ROCK Film Tour. "That was a big deal."

About three weeks ago, Honnold completed this same link-up with Tommy Caldwell, finishing in 21 hours, 15 minutes. And just last week, Honnold clocked a blazing fast solo up the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in only 1 hour, 22 minutes, smashing his previous record of 2 hours, 50 minutes. On that ascent, he carried six cams and two daisy chains.

Dates of ascent: June 5-6, 2012

Source: Reel Rock Film Tour


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[…] Then, in 2012, he did it again, but this time he went for two other peaks in Yosemite at the same time, completing all three—a total climb of about 6,500 feet (2000 meters)—in just under 19 hours. […]

10 Modern Explorers Who Pushed The Limits | Viral Camera - 03/27/2015 8:32:54

@J. Harris. No one gave Alex his gifts, except maybe his mother and father when providing DNA. Alex is an atheist. As are ALL sane people. P.S. He will be tackling those aspects without an imaginary father figure in the sky as well.

Timothy Steele - 01/15/2015 7:12:01

Truly Inspiring! Amazing talent and Outlook on life is his God given gifts. Can't wait to see him tackle other aspects in his life.

J.Harris, columbus, ohio - 07/30/2014 4:55:38

mai mommeh sais i speshel, but i say he speshal. he is good climer. i wana be liek him wen i gro up.

Baby Alex - 06/10/2013 11:54:28

Honnold is Heifetz.

Nathaniel Rosen - 12/26/2012 12:19:24

This guy likes climbing moatnuins without safety. I wish him all the best of luck. Nothing more. Hes not an idiot, he is just living his version of life.. And if you sit in a cubicle from 8-4 and say he is an idiot. I can see why you say that.

Sefra - 12/01/2012 9:53:16