The First Video of Alex Honnold's Freerider Free Solo

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On June 3, Alex Honnold made climbing history when he free soloed Freerider (VI, 5.12d, 3,300') on El Capitan, completing the first ever free solo of a full El Capitan route. In this clip, filmed by Jimmy Chin for a National Geographic documentary, Honnold works his way up the route's 26th pitch. Dubbed the Enduro Corner, it goes free at 5.12b/c and is considered one of the routes cruxes.