Alex Honnold Solos The Complete Scream E8 6b at Fair Head

© Martin McKenna

US climber Alex Honnold has continued his tour of the UK by stopping off at Fair Head, Northern Ireland. Yesterday evening he made a smooth solo ascent of The Complete Scream E8 6b - a 200ft bold and serious blank wall made famous last year by Pete Whittaker's onsight ascent, which included the use of Blu-tack and gaffa-tape to secure multiple sky-hooks.

Alex Honnold enjoying the evening sun at Fair Head  © Martin McKenna
Alex Honnold enjoying the evening sun at Fair Head
© Martin McKenna

UKC's Developer Martin McKenna was fortunate enough to witness the ascent and took some photos, commenting: "Probably the most impressive performance I reckon I'll ever witness!"  Alex briefly abbed down the line to check for loose rock and scope out the holds before committing to the solo.

Since arriving in the UK two weeks ago, Alex has sampled Peak gritstone, Welsh slate and is now in Northern Ireland as part of the annual Fair Head Meet.

Alex Honnold on a composed solo of The Complete Scream E8  © Martin McKenna
Alex Honnold on a composed solo of The Complete Scream E8
© Martin McKenna

Alex is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Goal Zero, La Sportiva, Maxim Dynamic Ropes, Stride Health and The North Face

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4 Jun, 2016
Baws of steel!
4 Jun, 2016
This guy is next level human.
4 Jun, 2016
Awesome, anyone know how much of what he solos is onsight? Guess he pre-practices the really hard stuff, like that big wall in south America not long back. I'd be interested to know what the hardest thing that he's done onsight is, or anyone else for that matter.
4 Jun, 2016
4 Jun, 2016
Sadly the light that burns twice as brightly burns half as long ....
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