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Alex Honnold Flashes The Dark Side (E8 6c)

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E8 flash? Not a problem for Alex Honnold. Watch as he calmly flashes The Dark Side (E8 6c) at Fair Head in the U.K.

John Roberts, who captured the climb on video, wrote on his blog: “Locking hard into the crux, showing obvious fear, Alex demonstrated the clear and present mental control he’s
well know for. A super strong effort and to my mind, at least as impressive as the widely reported solo of The Complete Scream [link to video
below].”

Watch Alex Honnold Free Solos The Complete Scream (E8 6b)