Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Alex Honnold at it again! Triple Crown Solo in under 20 hrs!

This quote from Reel Rock Tour's Facebook page:  Wow! Just finished covering one of Alex Honnold's most epic adventures for REEL ROCK 7 - The Solo Triple Crown in about 18 hours. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 90% free solo with a little bit of aid. Yesterday he started up Watkins at 4PM and topped out in 2:20, a speed record in itself. Next was The Nose, in 6 hours, in the dark. He forgot his chalk bag and had to borrow one from aid climbers half way up. Topped out Half Dome at 10:45 this morning. Here he is looking worked on the summit an hour ago. "OK," he finally admitted, "that was a big deal."

This guy's an animal!  I hope he has a long life.  The odds aren't particularly promising.


  1. I feel the same about him. He's such an incredible climber, but doing what he's doing is going to get him killed.

  2. I really hope you're wrong! I'm worried you may be right.