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climber Alex Honnold dangling from a seaside cliff in Oman
January 18, 2014

Going Solo

Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing as far as possible on the rock, a deepwater solo climber simply lets go.

See more pictures from the January 2014 feature story “Impossible Rock.”

Click through a gallery of Instagram photos from the expedition »
Watch a video of a "splash landing" »

Photograph by Jimmy Chin, National Geographic

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