Nail-biting, rope-free ascent of 900m cliff

In 2017, well-known rock climber Alex Honnold did the unthinkable - a rope-free ascent to El Capitan, the 900m sheer granite cliff that towers over America's Yosemite National Park.

No one had ever completed a "free solo" climb of the treacherous rock wall, in other words, climbing it alone and without any ropes or other safety gear.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Nail-biting, rope-free ascent of 900m cliff'. Print Edition | Subscribe