Video: Alex Honnold Free-solos Heaven (5.12d) - Climber's Cut


This beautifully shot video (directed by Jimmy Chin) features Alex Honnold free-soloing Heaven (5.12d) in Yosemite. The route follows a 40-foot overhanging crack several thousand feet above the valley floor. Like most of Honnold's solos, a fall would be catastrophic. The route was first free-soloed by Dean Potter in 2006. Honnold made the second free-solo in 2011, then repeated it twice for this video. For a cool, behind the scenes look at the shoot, check out Jimmy Chin's blog.