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News Link: Honnold Speaks on The Phoenix

Alex Honnold in Yosemite, 48 kb
Alex Honnold in Yosemite
© Tom Evans - El Cap Report
Last week we reported that American climber Alex Honnold had made a solo ascent of the classic hard crack of The Phoenix in Yosemite National Park.

Planet Mountain have an interview with Alex Honnold about his ascent (with additional comments from first ascensionist Ray Jardine):

Alex - why the Phoenix?

"The Phoenix was important to me when I first came to the Valley because it's such a historic and iconic route. And it's a beautiful crack. It was nice to do it again in even better style, or at least to climb it again even better. To feel so solid on it."



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