El Capitan (Alex Honnold)

A while back I talked about Alex Honnold, and a week after I made that report Alex soloed a route called Free Rider on El Cap in Yosemite National Park. He was the first to do so in history. This route is 3000 ft high and is almost fully  vertical.  It wasn’t an easy feat, it took days of preparation and a ton of courage. Alex has been  quoted saying that he goes to the mountain every year but most years he says he just doesn’t feel right. As he comes back year after year, Alex finally felt perfect, so he climbed it. After the climb he did something that was really amazing, he hang boarded. Hang Boarding is when a climber hangs on his or hers finger tips for as much as 10 minutes. At the top of the climb he immediately took his shoes off and admired the view. I don’t think this will be topped for years to come.                               

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by:Jack

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