Video: Alex Honnold Free-Soloing Heaven (5.12)
In September 2011, Alex Honnold claimed one of the greatest days of free soloing ever, climbing Yosemite Valley's Cosmic Debris (5.13b) and flashing Heaven (5.12) all without tying in. Here is a recently released video filmed by veteran climbing photographer Jimmy Chin of Honnold repeating the steep roof-crack Heaven ... once again, without a rope.
TNB: Run, Rabbit: Hermann Gollner, 71, cranks Pump-O-Rama (5.13a)
“I want to do Pump-O-Rama when I am 70,” Hermann Gollner said a few years ago. “If I don’t, I will be the one you see weeping at the bottom.” He laughed his booming Hermann laugh. Each year Hermann, compact and wiry, road trips from the Reno area to Rifle. He turned 70 in September of last year, but did not attempt the route then because he was recovering from shoulder surgery. Instead he climbed Pump-O-Rama this past May.
Weekend Whipper: Belayer Takes One for the Team
The climber is not the only one who can get hurt in a fall. In this mid-1990s whipper, we see what can happen when when the belayer catches the fall but then pays the price!

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Gallery images by Dean Fidelman.