More Hard & High Solos For Alex Honnold

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC May/2010
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Alex Honnold
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Alex Honnold, the well known American trad climber, has once again made an impressive and scary solo ascent, this time at Red Rocks in Nevada.

Honnold soloed up the Original Route on Rainbow Walls, a 300m 5.12b, then on the same day he went on to solo the route Prince of Darkness, a 220m 5.10c and down solo Wild Turkeys to get back to the floor after his ascent of Prince...

Honnold commented that the Original Route was "...really airy. There are stemming corners that let you look straight down. Perfect edges, flat rails make for cool climbing, but a couple moves seemed a little sketchy..."

Honnold made a visit to the UK back in 2008 when he made several hard ascents including an onsight solo of the classic E5 finger crack of London Wall at Millstone.

Full report of Alex's recent solos by Erik Lambert on Alpinist

Alex Honnold is sponsored by The North Face , Black Diamond and La Sportiva

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