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Honnold free solos El Sendero Luminoso

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Alex Honnold at the Green river, Utah  © The North Face
Alex Honnold at the Green river, Utah

American free soloist Alex Honnold has free soloed the 15 pitch/500m El Sendero Luminoso at Potrero Chico, Mexico.

The climb is highly technical and very sustained with 11 out of the 15 pitches being in the 5.12-range (7a+-7c).

Alex climbed the route a few times together with Cedar Wright, who had also prepared (cleaned) the route prior to Alex' arrival.

The actual solo climb apparently went very smooth taking only three hours.

Did I hear "What has he ever done on grit?"?
Didn't think so...

Alex Honnold is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Clif bar, La Sportiva, New England Ropes and The North Face


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17 Jan, 2014
Very hard to fathom this achievement. Makes me want to go to Mexico though!
17 Jan, 2014
Consistantly amazing.
17 Jan, 2014
Ah, but what's he ever done on gabbro?
17 Jan, 2014
he has climbed harder English grit routes than I and most other mere mortals will ever climb! So even if someone wanted to use that line they couldn't!
17 Jan, 2014
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