American climber Alex Honnold has onsight soloed the classic Spanish multi pitch 7a of Fiesta de los Biceps on the conglomerate towers of Riglos.
Riglos, Spain. The classic route of Fiesta de los Biceps takes the left side of the steep face on the right.
UKC News, Apr 2012
© Jack Geldard
Alex climbed the route without a rope, onsight and commented after his ascent:
"There were a few chalked holds that I didn't use, they looked like they weren't held on by enough for me to trust."
The following day Alex visited the world famous Spanish sport cliff of Oliana, where he climbed two 8bs, an 8a+ and an 8a in a day.
Alex is well known for his hard ropeless climbs and has made several ground breaking solos in America. Several years ago he also made a short trip to the Peak District where he soloed Gaia (E8) and London Wall (E5) as well as climbing lots of other hard routes with a rope.