Recently Alex Honnold became the first climber to free-solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan.
National Geographic first reported the achievement. Honnold climbed the route “Freerider” on El Capitan with no rope. He did not use any equipment, and he climbed alone.
This is the first time a rock climber has ascended El Capitan without a rope.
The free-solo of El Cap has long been a holy grail in the climbing world. World-class climber and fellow El Capitan record holder Tommy Caldwell called it the “moon landing of free soloing.”
The climb was documented for an upcoming National Geographic feature film and magazine story.
Back in 2011 CBS News Magazine 60 Minutes did a profile on Alex