Alex Honnold’s Climb Up El Capitan is the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Climb Ever

Climbing 3,000 feet up the side of a cliff with gear is dangerous enough. Try doing it without ropes.

These hair-raising moments are the first video footage from renowned rock climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan—without a rope. Alex Honnold’s balls are so big that if he got in a fight with Chuck Norris, and the universe exploded.