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During a climbing trip to Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Honnold performs his daily stretching on a rest day. PHOTOGRAPH BY JIMMY CHIN
Honnold and his girlfriend, Sanni McCandless, watch a movie on a laptop in Honnold’s van. PHOTOGRAPH BY JIMMY CHIN
For a free soloist, finger strength can mean the difference between life and death. Leading up to his climb, Honnold performed a 90-minute “hangboarding” routine every other day in his van, which for years has served as a home and mobile base camp. PHOTOG
Honnold, 33, listens to music while brushing his teeth as he prepares for a day of climbing in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, one of several foreign locations where he trained for his attempt on El Capitan. PHOTOGRAPH BY JIMMY CHIN