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Lots of people like to go rock climbing.  The great outdoors, fresh air..  the exhilaration.  But after seeing Alex Honnold scale the face of a mountain, calling it climbing seems ridiculous.  Lara Logan featured Alex on 60 Minutes…. and it was fascinating, jaw-dropping and more than a little scary.  Alex, who’s 26, is from Sacramento… and he’s the Leonardo da Vinci of climbers.  What he does is called free-soloing.  He climbs mountain faces and rocks without ropes… no climbing gear, no hooks, harnesses… no nothing.  Of course, one little slip… one loose rock and you’re gone.  I know, it’s insane.  He’s the first person to free-solo climb up the northwest face of Half Dome, 2,000 feet straight up in Yosemite.  He’s climbed rock walls people wouldn’t tackle WITH ropes.  Alex, I’d rather you not do this anymore.  I’d like you to see age 30… but I don’t suppose you’ll take my advice.  Lara Logan.. thanks for the story.     ThirdLegReviews photo

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