The Risky Appeal Of Free Climbing

This beautifully shot video features Alex Honnold free-soloing Heaven in Yosemite. The route follows a 40-foot overhanging crack several thousand feet above the valley floor.

Like most of Honnold’s solos, a fall would be catastrophic. The route was first free-soloed by Dean Potter in 2006. Honnold made the second free-solo in 2011, then repeated it twice for this video.