‘Absolutely Gripped.’ Video Reveals Insane, 1500′ Free Solo Climb On Mexican Cliff

Truly Insane. Few other words can describe what rock climber Alex Honnold did in Mexico on the 1,500-foot cliff, El Sendero Luminoso. He free-soloed — as in no rope, no harness, nothing but hands and feet — a slip-you-die 5.12 face and lived to tell the tale.

In this video, a sneak peek at a longer feature coming from production company Camp 4 and sponsored by The North Face, you get a slow-motion look at the feat. I held my breath the entire time wondering how exactly Honnold grips on to seemingly non-existent edges to pull himself upward, not a millimeter of error allowed. —Magee Walker

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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