Alex Honnold Hits the Small Screen

On 60 Minutes, climber solos Sentinel Rock

Oct 3, 2011
Outside Magazine

CBS featured climber and free soloist Alex Honnold on Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes in a segment that followed Honnold on a ropeless ascent of Yosemite's 1,600-foot Sentinel Rock. Honnold soloed the Chouinard-Herbert route in mid-June, racing up in an hour and a half. CBS stationed six cameramen along the route and used 16 cameras, including four wall-mounted units. The segment included interviews with both Honnold and Yosemite legend John Long and was one of the most high-profile media appearances by a rock climber in recent memory. "There is no adrenaline rush, you know?" Honnold told CBS's Lara Logan. "Like if I get a rush, it means that something has gone horribly wrong, you know? Because the whole thing should be pretty slow and controlled."

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