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Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk On Yosemite Free Solo

At this point, we all know about how Alex Honnold, aka superman himself, free soloed El Capitan early last summer. His climb of the classic route Freerider, which goes free at 5.13a, was the result of a decade-long dream, and years of practice to ensure that he was able to nail every single move on the 3000-foot climb. 

RELATED: Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo El Cap in 360

With Jimmy Chin’s new film Free Solo premiering, and lots of hype around the feat, Honnold gave a TED Talk to put what goes through his mind on the wall into layman’s terms. He delves into his history as a climber and shares some moments from being on the wall.

He sums it up nicely: 

On the day [I soloed Freerider], it didn't feel scary at all. It felt as comfortable and natural as a walk in the park.

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