Alex Honnold on his 5.13 multi-pitch first ascent in Gran Trono Blanco, Mexico

In early February, Alex Honnold established a first free ascent of a new multi-pitch 5.13 , along with Will Stanhope, Paul McSorely, and photographer Andy Burr.  You can see the entire report on Black Diamond’s blog.

Photographer Andrew Burr notes: "Real and raw emotion displayed by someone is powerful, but when felt by all, it invokes surrealistic euphoria. If this photo captures just a small piece of that, then I have done my job. Shown here is Alex, completely stoked after completing the mega thin and bold traverse of pitch 5. While only halfway up the wall, this section was the last of the uncertainties. Alex answered—the wall will go free!"


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