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Climber goes big, no strings attached, on 60 Minutes

Rock climber Alex Honnold was featured on the cover of National Geographic in May 2011 and then on 60 Minutes in October 2011.
Rock climber Alex Honnold was featured on the cover of National Geographic in May 2011 and then on 60 Minutes in October 2011.

ROCK CLIMBING -- Pro climber and soloist Alex Honnold appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes last Sunday -- and he scared the crap out of just about everyone who hasn't already voided after seeing his free-climbing exploits in the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Is he the next big thing in modern climbing or a suicide mission in sticky shoes?

Climbing writer David Roberts addresses that question in this Outside magazine report.




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