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Alex Honnold Scales El Capitan Without Ropes, And The Climbing World Reels

The climber scaled the granite wall in under four hours, in what Alpinist magazine says "is indisputably the greatest free solo of all time."

Alex Honnold has shocked the sport of climbing by reaching the peak of El Capitan without using ropes, climbing one of the world's largest monoliths in less than four hours with little gear other than a bag of chalk.

"So stoked to realize a life dream today," Honnold wrote on Facebook on Saturday. He shared a photo of himself on the Yosemite National

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