FRI NIGHT VID: Alex Honnold - Yosemite First Ascent

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Apr/2013
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This week's Friday nighter is an excellent double bill from Black Diamond.

BD introduce their videos:

BD Athlete Alex Honnold wants to be left alone. No, not really, but he did take the unusual approach of climbing alone on fixed lines as he worked to free a route on Yosemite's Leaning Tower, a 1500-foot prow of overhanging granite, that Todd Skinner had originally tried more than a decade ago. This past fall Alex managed to free the lower portion of the route (naming it A Gift From Wyoming and grading it mid-range 5.13), but the 5.14/5.15 business on the headwall waits unredpointed.

Here's Part 1:

Here's Part 2:

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