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American climbers Alex Honnold and Pete Croft
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Alex Honnold and Peter Croft - video interview

05.12.2013 by Planetmountain

Video interview with Alex Honnold and Pete Croft who talk about their climbing and their solo ascents without a rope.

For those who've missed it, here is the interesting meeting between Alex Honnold and Peter Croft, two real American climbing legends renowned for their climbs and their difficult free-solos.

Born in 1958, Pete Croft left his mark in the High Sierra where he established numerous difficult new routes, but he is famous above all for his feats in Yosemite valley which include the first one-day link-up of the Nose on El Capitan and Half Dome in 1986 and, in 1987, his single-day solos of Astroman and The Rostrum on Washington Column. At the time this daring double astounded everyone, also because Croft had come up with it on the spur of the moment, simply because that day he felt on form...

In 2007 the 21-year-old Alex Honnold emulated this feat and this free solo timidly heralded what was to come in the future. In the ensuing years the Californian climber has chosen Yosemite as his favourite playground, carrying out countless enormous and fast free solos such as the Regular Route up the NW Face of Half Dome (2008), the The Phoenix (2011) and the Yosemite Triple (2012), ie. El Capitan, Half Dome and Mount Watkins in less than 24 hours.

In this evening encounter organised by The North Face, Croft and Honnold give an idea about what they do and why they do it.

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