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Free Soloing Mt. Watkins

Free solo climber Alex Honnold attempts to climb all three of Yosemite National Park’s largest rock faces in less than 24 hours.

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Die Trying: Free Soloing Mt. Watkins

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Free solo climber Alex Honnold attempts to climb all three of Yosemite National Park’s largest rock faces in less than 24 hours.

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Scott Cressey
Scott Cressey

Correction: This is not free climbing, this is Aid climbing. "Free" means climbing without the use of artificial means to make progress. Honnold uses slings and bolts to make progress where the holds are scarce, so this is just a solo, not a free solo. That doesn't take anything away from this effort--it is just a different game he is playing.

Matteo Brilli
Matteo Brilli

Not a free solo... he use gear on the artificial sections... not really a free ... still this guy got smoky balls between his legs!

Jon C
Jon C

The number of people posting "get a rope", "this is foolish", "this is dangerous" from the comfort of their armchairs is a bit laughable. But i'm sure you all know better, otherwise you wouldn't be talking right?

Gerry Patey
Gerry Patey

At what elevation did you meet bugs? I thought they were low to the land and sparrows picked them off as the Sun went down.

At the end I guess I'm old. I'm with Daniel Ragins. Get a rope.

Daniel Ragins
Daniel Ragins

So foolish. I would so much more appreciate watching this if he had a safety rope on.

Feliz Perro
Feliz Perro

Ya tendré mi oportunidad de escalar tambien

Feliz Perro
Feliz Perro

Ya tendré mi oportunidad de escalar también 

Tim Rice
Tim Rice

@Daniel Ragins You realize that this wouldn't be an accomplishment whatsoever if he did it with ropes right? Also, the difficulty of this climb is WAYYYYY below his max ability! He only free solos stuff that is easy for him.