Alex Honnold recent climbs – recap story

This is one of the best recaps of climber Honnold’s latest feats. Including the first free solo up the west face of El Cap and his teaming with Hans Florine to set the record up El Cap.

Click <here>.

Credit to Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty of Project Yosemite.

Honnold hails out of Sacramento but lives “in a van down by the river.”  Florine lives in Lafayette in the East SF Bay area. I’ve met him – a real nice guy. Congrats guys.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” -Ruth E. Renkl

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5 Responses to Alex Honnold recent climbs – recap story

  1. matt says:

    I was in Yosemite for their final practice run as well as the record. It was incredible to see. Those guys are amazing climbers. They did El Cap in 2 pitches!!! For those that my not be aware, it’s a 31 pitch route.

    On an unrelated note, I saw you on the schedule that evening, Rick. Would love to have stayed and caught your talk. Sadly, I had to head back to the Bay to get my travel partner to the airport. Leaving the day of your scheduled talks in Yosemite is becoming an unfortunate tradition of mine. It’s happened the past few times I’ve been out there. Hopefully that will change. Soon.

  2. Jeff says:

    Yep. Found out at the trailhead at 4am. Posting from curry village. Heading back to bed. We’re lucky to have a pair of backup permits for tomorrow.

    • Sönke says:

      Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Best of luck for tomorrow!

      Did you hear any details what’s exactly the problem?!

      • Jeff says:

        There was a slip and fall from the cables yesterday and a ledge rescue. Apparently some hikers removed or took down some of the cables or poles (details sketchy) while providing aid. Workers were putting everything back together this am.

  3. Sönke says:

    Urgent news:

    The Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs. Trail
    crews are working to repair the cables  and anticipate reopening at noon on
    Saturday, June 23, 2012. (This time is an estimate and is subject to

    Visitors with Half Dome permits for June 23 can request a refund via (but won’t be able to change their permit to another date).

    Information will be available beginning at 8 am (on 6/23) by calling
    209/372-0826 .

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