Alex Honnold talks about his free solo climb of the El Capitan rock face, his process when getting ready to do a big climb and his National Geographic documentary.
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Four days on the wall and we managed to climb our way up the most famous big wall climb in the world, the Nose of El Capitan.
My day started at 4am when I got up and left the Ranch to shoot Alex Honnold on one of the greatest climbs in Yosemite climbing history.
Alex Honnold once told me that somewhere in his van, he has a list of life goals. On top of that list there are two letters, “FR,” meaning the Freerider, the most popular route up the 3,000-foot granite monolith of El Capitan.
Yesterday, amid scattered showers in Yosemite Valley, 23-year-old climbing phenom Adam Ondra made the second free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan after an eight-day push.
Excerpts from working out the sequences and approach to free climbing the Nose in 1994.
The recent renaming of many of the facilities at Yosemite National Park is drawing considerable criticism from current and former Valley climbers, residents and visitors.
Tommy Caldwell is a big-wall free climber, over 19 days in early 2015 he completed the first-ever free climb of the Dawn Wall at El Capitan.
On August 29, 2015 we placed 39 solar-powered LED lanterns temporarily up the Snake Dike route on Yosemite’s Half Dome.
Want beta for your upcoming El Cap ascent? Now you can explore El Capitan from the comfort of your laptop.