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Alex Honnold’s Moonlight Buttress Playlist

Alex Honnold, the 22-year-old featured in this week’s Weekly Feature, made one of the most impressive free solos ever recorded on April 1 of this year (read the April 7, 2008 NewsWire) when he ran up Moonlight Buttress (V 5.12+, 9 pitches, 1,200′), Zion National Park, Utah in an extraordinary eighty-three minutes.

Over the phone Honnold told Alpinist: “I turned on my iPod at the beginning, played my Top 25, rocked that to the top, and had a couple songs to spare.” So, of course, we asked: “What was on that playlist?” Below, he shares the magic. –Ed.

As for my playlist, I’d be happy to share. It’s my Top 25… Always happy to force some angry rock on people.

Here it is, a full testament to my boredom (and I’m fiddling with iTunes anyhow):

New Dark Ages Bad Religion

Humanoid Chevelle

Fuck Authority Pennywise

Can’t Repeat Offspring

Something Wrong With Me Pennywise

Who’s On Your Side Pennywise

Plug In Baby Muse

Sky Is Over Serj Tankian

I Get It Chevelle

Read My Mind The Killers

New Born Muse

The Fad Chevelle

Happy? Mudvayne

Forget To Remember Mudvayne

Tarantula Smashing Pumpkins

Falling Down Atreyu

A Single Second AFI

Empty Walls Serj Tankian

ATWA System Of A Down

He Who Laughs Last AFI

Chop Suey System Of A Down

Prayer Of The Refuge Rise Against

The Good Left Undone Rise Against

Fall Children AFI

Pushing Me Away Linkin Park