Honnold Solos 5.13b Yosemite Crack


9/26/11 - Alex Honnold geared up for the weekend by soloing Cosmic Debris (5.13b) last week in Yosemite. On his 8a.nu scorecard, he said, "Felt super locker. But pretty freaking cool to do!" This may be Honnold's hardest solo in Yosemite yet.

He then soloed Heaven (5.12d) at Glacier Point, saying, "Thanks to Mason [Earle] for working out the perfect beta. What an adventure! And such an amazing position." Honnold called both routes soft.

Cosmic Debris is an overhanging finger crack at the Chapel Wall in the Valley. Heaven follows a roof crack on Glacier Point that "sits perched atop 3,000 feet of slab, overlooking Vernal and Nevada Falls, as well as Liberty Cap, Half Dome, Mt. Watkins, Washington Column, and the Royal Arches. It's a nice view," says Earle on his blog.

Dean Potter soloed Heaven in 2005.

Date of ascents: September 22, 2011

Sources: 8a.nu, masonearle.blogspot.com