Alex Honnold breaks free soloing records by climbing Sentinel Rock as 60 Minutes catches it all on film.

“60 Minutes” 14 cameras captured Alex Honnold’s free-solo ascent up Sentinel Rock in Yosemite National Park. Alex climbs a 1,600 foot straight rock face that often tilts at a greater than 90 degree angle. He appears calm and confident without the assistance of a life-saving rope. This hour and a half journey shows him using single digit hand holds along tiny crevices in the rock.

“How does he do it?” I wonder. Others think he’s insane. They predict a tragic demise for this 26 year old from Sacremento, California. But as long as he continues to climb rocks taller than the Empire State Building without a rope and harness, I remain mesmerized.

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