Alex Honnold’s MUM is the Oldest Woman to Climb El Capitan (Using Ropes!)

Alex Honnold is a household name, following his insane free solo climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, and the subsequent Oscar-winning documentary of the climb.

Not content with letting her son claim all the family limelight, his mother has an achievement of her own: she is the oldest woman to climb El Capitan (with ropes, of course!).