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Honnold Solos The Phoenix

Alex Honnold on El Capitan, Fall 2010. [Photo] Corey Rich

Alex Honnold free soloed The Phoenix (5.13) on the morning of June 13, 2011 in eight minutes. First climbed by Ray Jardine in 1977, The Phoenix was the world’s first climb at the grade of 5.13. Photos from its second ascent can be viewed here. This week Honnold also free soloed the fifteen pitch Chouinard-Herbert Route (5.11c) on Yosemite’s Sentinel Rock. He did the both routes to provide footage for his upcoming 60 Minutes documentary. For’s interview with Honnold click here and be sure to read Issue 35’s feature on Honnold, on sale at the end of July.

Sources: Alex Lowther,,