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."
- Full interview - Planet Mountain