Is this Alex Honnold’s biggest achievement yet?

In just a few years, Alex Honnold has gained notoriety from his numerous headline-making exploits.  Today, he may have surpassed his previous accomplishments with a historic “Solo Triple Crown” of Yosemite’s Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome.  As reported on the Reel Rock Film Tour’s Facebook page, Honnold soloed the routes in 18 hours, free soloing 90% of the time and using aid as necessary.

A depleted Alex Honnold rests on the summit of Half Dome after completing the “Solo Triple Crown”.

Honnold’s first climb was on Watkins, which he finished in a record time of 2:20. The Nose came next, which he climbed in the dark in 6 hours. Amusingly (alarmingly?), he forgot his chalk bag when he set off on The Nose, and had to borrow one from aid climbers on the route.  He finished the “Solo Triple Crown” on Half Dome at 10:45 on the morning of June 6th.

This epic was filmed for the Reel Rock Film Tour, and will presumable be included in the upcoming Reel Rock 7, which will be available after its release from our stores.

Related Alex Honnold stories:

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

Video: Alex Honnold at Phalanx of Will, Arizona


2 responses to “Is this Alex Honnold’s biggest achievement yet?

  1. Pingback: Video: Alex Honnold solo on Mt. Watkins | Nomad Ventures Blog

  2. Id say his biggest achievement yet is not dying

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