Alex Honnold Solos Lover’s Leap in Dan Osman TributeBy Rock and Ice | December 8th, 2016
Dan Osman’s free solo of Bear’s Reach (5.7) in Masters of Stone IV is easily one of the most iconic climbing clips of the 1990s. Osman races up the 400-foot granite climb at California’s Lover’s Leap in a mere 4 minutes and 25 seconds. The short video inspired countless climbers.
One of those climbers was none other than Alex Honnold. In this new short film, Honnold pays tribute to Osman (who died in a tragic rope-jumping accident in 1998) by recreating the ascent—long hair and all—and claiming a new speed record in the process.