Honnold and Gobright Make Second Completely Free Ascent of “El Nino” on El Cap via “Pineapple Express” Variation


Brad Gobright and Alex Honnold are both best known for their cutting-edge free solos and speed ascents of the Nose, so when they team up with a cord between them, you know big things are in the works. Last night the pair roped up together to make the second completely free ascent of El Niño (VI 5.13c) via the three-pitch Pineapple Express variation established by Honnold and Sonnie Trotter in 2018.

Source: rockandice.com

MAIN IMAGE: Brad Gobright on the “Galapagos” pitch (5.13b) of El Niño. Photo: Justin Lawrence.

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