See First Video of Most Dangerous Rope-Free Climb Ever (Alex Honnold) | National Geographic


These hair-raising moments are the first video footage from renowned rock climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan—without a rope. On June 3rd, Honnold became the first person ever to free solo climb this famous rock face at Yosemite National Park, California. The video was shot by Jimmy Chin (who also photographed the climb) for an upcoming documentary by National Geographic.
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Read more about Honnold’s ascent of El Capitan.

Read the first interview with Honnold after the climb.

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40 thoughts on “See First Video of Most Dangerous Rope-Free Climb Ever (Alex Honnold) | National Geographic”

  1. WHEN WHEN WHEN ? Lots of people have ashed WHEN will the FULL VIDEO be released? , but there are no answers!!! Come on Nat GEO, please answer.

  2. I hope you all realise that Alex is one of the most generous and thoughtful people on our planet. He gives 2 thirds of his salary away to the less fortunate and as he puts it "I don't need that much money". He has lived in a van for over 10 yrs to pursue the one thing that he loves most. He has spent years choreographing the moves to the summit of El Capitan. This is not of the greatest achievement in history of sport, it is the greatest achievement. To have the mental strength and concentration to solo that wall is something only a few people are gifted with. Instead of condoning Alex, we should treasure him. People like him don't come around often. Alex Honnold, I salute you, You are truly one of a kind.

  3. It would matter if he fell because his balls are that big they are still on the valley floor so would catch him 🙂

  4. National Geographic this film will become quickly become irrelevant if it isn't already. Are you so entrenched in 'the old way' that you can't keep up?
    It is 2018 not 1995 and if one guy with the right equipment, skill and genuine interest can produce something as amazing as 'Two Nineteen Forty Four' I say to you "where is the film?".

  5. I have no words. This is an unbelievable, super human feat on so many levels. Like he Nobel peace prize, there should be medals for something like this, like a pair of brass balls or something!

  6. Someday when Alex Dies in his rocking chair at the age of 103 reading his favorite book
    "How to overcome a Fear of Heights", scientists the World over will
    fight for the Right to have his Brain so they can dissect it and see what made
    him so different than every other person who has ever lived on Planet Earth.

  7. Now that he has successfully done the ultimate free solo climb, I wish that Alex would STOP free soloing. I do not care how good you are, you are playing Russian roulette when free soloing. And it is not just about how skilled one is as a climber; there are things beyond the climber's control like weather, birds, falling rocks, etc. that make this just too risky to do repeatedly, long-term.

  8. FYI October 2nd 2018 is when the first screening in Washington DC will take place. I assume it'll be online to watch after that.

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