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60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 01, 2011 09:05PM
For those interested:

"60 Minutes" cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Cameras strategically placed along a sheer rock wall in Yosemite National Park put viewers right beside Honnold as he makes his free-solo climb of Sentinel, a feat never done before. Lara Logan interviews Honnold about his climbing and the sport he has mastered at the age of 26 in a segment to be broadcast on "60 Minutes," Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7

Apparently, he free soloed The Phoenix which is the first recorded 5.13--not sure what 60 minutes will be focusing on.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7382859n#ixzz1ZaqoS6ZB
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 12:51AM
Thanks for the heads up. Definitely set the DVR, can't miss this one.
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 04:57PM
I'm watching it now (living on the east coast has a few advantages). 60 minutes focuses on his free solo of Sentinel Dome, as well as profiling him. That guy is crazy. Sooner or later he'll have a misstep.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/02/2011 04:58PM by The Other Tom.
avatar Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 05:02PM
Wow, I can't imagine doing something like that where you're either perfect or splattered across the rock a thousand feet below.
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 06:53PM
thanks for the heads up. this kid is nuts
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 07:20PM
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ryanmj
thanks for the heads up. this kid is nuts

He's literally one in 10 billion. I read he free-climbed both Half Dome & El Capitan in 11.5 hours.
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 07:40PM
Just finished watching it. WOW The back of my legs were twitching the whole time.
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 08:01PM
The Phoenix is located on the western side of Cascade Falls--west side of Tamarack Creek Bridge, (1.7 miles west of Hwy 120/140 junction). I believe they are the first falls you see after going through the Arch Rock entrance.

Quick story on Honnold's climb of the Phoenix, day before he climbed Sentinel. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=38260
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 02, 2011 09:40PM
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Jalan
The Phoenix is located on the western side of Cascade Falls--west side of Tamarack Creek Bridge, (1.7 miles west of Hwy 120/140 junction). I believe they are the first falls you see after going through the Arch Rock entrance.

Quick story on Honnold's climb of the Phoenix, day before he climbed Sentinel. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=38260

I thought it was cascade falls but I didnt really get a good view of it. My hands were sweating whatching that guy climb
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 03, 2011 06:16AM
I would guess that he has done the route many, many times, so he knows it well enough to do it with his eyes closed almost.
Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 03, 2011 05:44PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1jwwagtaQ



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Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
October 03, 2011 05:53PM
Official 60 Min. spot re: the camera crew.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7383037n

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7383039n&tag=segementExtraScroller;housing

"Sponsored by Viagra" (no, really)



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Re: 60 Minutes Sunday re Alex Honnold & free climb of Sentinel
February 08, 2012 10:10PM
In this video, he attacks Washington Column and Rostrum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt8yZCXNJFE
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