Alex Honnold Solos Yosemite Triple
Climbs 7,000 feet in 19 hours
Alex Honnold climbed three of Yosemite’s biggest walls solo in 19 hours on Wednesday, just two weeks after free-climbing the linkup, known as the “Triple Crown,” with Tommy Caldwell. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Honnold ascended the South Face of Mt. Watkins, the Nose of El Capitan, and the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome. “It’s boring and you lose track of time,” Honnold said of climbing through the night. “You’re adrift on a wall in the dark and it’s weird.” The 26-year-old Californian is reportedly preparing to attempt to break the Nose speed record with Yosemite legend Hans Florine.
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