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Alex Honnold climbs Half Dome in Yosemite.
May 7, 2012

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

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Alex Honnold takes on the third zigzag of Half Dome without a rope. He has just one more difficult section, or pitch, in the last three before reaching the summit.

See more pictures from the May 2011 feature story "Daring. Defiant. Free."

Watch a video of Alex performing a free-solo climb »
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Photograph by Jimmy Chin, National Geographic

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