Birthday Challenge: Alex Honnold Solos 290 Pitches In 16 Hours

August 17th, 2014. Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Alex Honnold celebrates his 29th birthday by doing the thing he loves most: climbing.

By Rock and Ice | December 30th, 2018

Most climbers would settle for a numerically appropriate 29 routes to celebrate their 29th birthday, but not Alex Honnold. Instead, he elects to tick a massive 290 pitches over the course of one day. With just 16 hours of daylight available, Alex must average a climb every three minutes, racking up more climbing in a single day than most people manage in the space of a year.


Director: Spenser Tang-Smith

Producer: Vikki Glinskii 


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