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Alex Honnold on pitch 16 of Passage to Freedom (VI 5.13d), El Capitan; Honnold and Tommy Caldwell were clear about their style on the route—on pitch 26 (5.13d), with its two distinct cruxes, both freed the pitch in two sections, above and below a no-hands stance. As with all big-wall free ascents, clarity regarding style is paramount.

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