Back in February Alex Honnold was in Zion in southern Utah where he decided to have a go at onsighting the “sustained” 8 pitch 5.11+ Shune’s Buttress. He described the outing in this post for Clif Bar1:
The day’s summary: the 8 pitches of glorious climbing probably took less than an hour , the snowy nightmare descent took something like 4+ hours. But I had exactly the adventure I was hungry for, and today I’m actually content taking a rest day. I fed the beast.
Fast forward a few months and a trip to Chile later, and Honnold is over in Europe sampling Spanish routes both with and without a rope. A few weeks back he onsight soloed the “amazing”, overhanging 5.11+ multipich sport route Fiesta de los biceps at Riglos de Mallos, an effort which he described in this post on PlanetMountain.
A little sample of the climbing on Fiesta de los biceps
Another development of note lately in the world of Alex Honnold is his creation of a Twitter account. Since he mostly just retweets messages from adoring fans3, check out his Facebook page for a more active conversation.
Update: Word from Honnold himself is that the twitter account is not him so stick with Facebook if you want to interact with the real Alex Honnold.
- Thanks to Luke for passing along this link ↩
- Which was presumably done with a rope ↩
- Like this one from Fear Factor and UFC host Joe Rogan ↩