Honnold was attempting something no one had done before: climb the three biggest rock faces in the California park in succession, alone, and in less than 24 hours.
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On June 5 and 6, 2012 Alex Honnold made the first ever solo link up of Yosemite’s Mt Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome, climbing 95% free solo with a few points of aid. He finished the solo triple in 18 hours 50 minutes.
Alex Honnold has soloed the “Yosemite Triple Crown”—Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome—in just 18 hours.
Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have pulled off an extraordinary feet of endurance free-climbing in Yosemite Valley.
Interesting video on Alex Honnold and soloing
Alex Honnold and Hans Florine missed the Nose record by 45 seconds.
Alex Honnold geared up for the weekend by soloing Cosmic Debris (5.13b) last week in Yosemite.
Besides bagging a bunch of pitches, Honnold sat down and discussed with us a bevy of topics, including stalkers at restaurants and the joys of clipping fixed quickdraws.
Recently, we at Alpinist picked the brains of the speediest climbers to learn more about speed climbing and how it fits into our grade-crazy community.