Yosemite Death Climb Facing the Challenge Alex Honnold's portrait. Solo to Crowd Yosemite National Park, California, USA: After soloing more than 7000 feet, Honnold topped out Half Dome and was met by a crowd of fans eager to shake his hand and take pictures with him In His Element A portrait of Alex Honnold among the boulders littering Yosemite Valley, California. No Ropes Alex Honnold establishing Too Big to Flail, a new boulder problem/free solo outside of Bishop, California. A delicate slab 50 feet tall and rated V10 or 5.13d, he climbed the problem without a rope, but with dozens of foam pads to cushion a possible fall. He calls climbing things like this good mental training for bigger objectives. A Long Way to Go Alex Honnold begins the epic boulder problem/free solo Too Big to Flail. Even with dozens of foam pads and three spotters, falling from the top would incur probably severe injuries. Too Late to Back Down Entering the No Fall Zone, Honnold teeters up the tenuous moves high on the slab of Too Big to Flail, v10/5.13d free solo. Can You Spot Him? Alex Honnold, in blue, free soloing the infamous finger crack The Phoenix in Yosemite Valley, California. The crack is more than 100 feet tall. Honnold climbed the crack in less than 10 minutes using insecure fingerlocks and thin hand jams and standing on tiny footholds. A slip would have resulted in a fall to the riverbed hundreds of feet below. It was the route's first free solo ascent. Onwards and Upwards Alex Honnold climbing The Phoenix, 5.13a, in Yosemite Valley. The climber must rappel into the base of the route and climb out of the precarious position next to Cascade Falls in the national park. Long Way Down Alex Honnold karate chops a flattened hand into thin jams high above the base of Cascade Falls. Defying Limits Alex Honnold high on the Chouinard-Herbert route on The Sentinel formation in Yosemite. The newsmagazine 60 Minutes produced a story about Honnold in 2011 and their cameras captured Honnold on the route, which is rated 5.11c and well over 1000 feet tall. Taking a Breather Honnold catches a rest in the middle of the Chouinard-Herbert route on the Sentinel formation above Yosemite Valley. He climbed this route without a rope for 60 Minutes in 2011. What a View Yosemite National Park, California, USA: Honnold on the Chouinard-Herbert. 5.11c, and about 1200 feet long. At the Top Alex Honnold in his element, high above Yosemite Valley, California. 2 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Renee Martin 5pts This guy is amazing! I was afraid to watch, but in such awe I couldn't change the channel or shut it off at 2 a.m. LOL..No fear what so ever! He is a genuine athlete to be able to do what he does. I however will leave the climbing to him! Jak Sparro 5pts This guy blows my mind!!!