Alex Honnold solos the Pancake Flake during a speed ascent of El Cap in 2010. Photo: Tom Evans/elcapreport.com
Just two weeks after free-climbing Yosemite's Triple Crown with Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold repeated the feat solo on Wednesday, blasting up three of the park's biggest walls alone in 19 hours. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the 26-year-old Californian climbed Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome, finishing at 10:45 a.m. the next morning. In an interview on The North Face's blog, Honnold estimated that he had free-soloed about 95 percent of the terrain.