Alex Honnold fait El Cap en solo

Photo: Jimmy Chin

Le prodige de la grimpe, Alex Honnold, a marqué l’histoire et l’imaginaire en grimpant El Capitan en free-solo. Pour réussir son exploit, il a grimpé Freerider (5.13a) en 3h56m. Afin de mettre les choses en perspectives, la voie fait 1000m, 35 longueurs de cordes et prend habituellement 4 jours pour être grimpé. Au Québec, c’est comme faire Grands Galets (5.13) au Cap Trinité, 3.5 fois sans cordes ni protections.

Photo by @jimmy_chin | Renowned rock climber @alexhonnold climbs Yosemite’s El Capitan on Saturday making the first rope-free ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot granite wall. It is arguably the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. He ascended the peak in three hours, fifty-six minutes, taking the final moderate pitch at a near run. Under a blue sky and few wisps of cloud, he pulled his body over the rocky lip of the summit at 9:28 a.m. PDT. A team of filmmakers, led by @jimmy_chin, one of Honnold’s longtime climbing partners, and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, captured the ascent for an upcoming National Geographic Documentary Films feature. You can read Mark Synnott’s exclusive account of the climb, which was more than a year in the making, on nationalgeographic.com or by swiping up on our Instagram Story. #history #elcapitan #yosemite

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2 Comments on "Alex Honnold fait El Cap en solo"

  1. Prouesse hallucinante en effet!
    Espérons qu’il ne se tuera pas comme les Bachar, Osman, Potter, Steck et autres de ce monde.

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