Alex Honnold Free Solos El Capitan
About 3000 feet of sheer vertical granite. El Capitan was first climbed in 1958 by Warren Harding,Wayne Merry and George Whitmore in 47 days using "siege" tactics. (Climbing in an expedition style using fixed ropes, bolts & pitons). The The first ascent in one day was accomplished in 1975 by John Long, Jim Birdwell and Billy Westbay. Today, climbing El Capitan typically takes experienced climbers with safety gear 4–5 days, and has a success rate of around 60%.
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