VIDEO: BD athlete Alex Honnold onsights two 5.13 cracks in the Utah desert
Black Diamond athlete Alex Honnold has skills—serious, bone-crusher rock climbing skills. Case in point: check out this video of Honnold onsighting two of the hardest 5.13 crack climbs in the Utah desert: Trail of Tears and No Way José. Lacking a second ascent since the late-great José Pereyra's FA back in 1998, No Way José had gained a hefty rep with a grade rumored to be in the 5.13+ range. Honnold, as he often does, dispatched the route onsight with little fanfare, calling it one of the best cracks he'd ever done. Fortunately photographer Andrew Burr was there to capture the action and put together this video that also includes some great back-stories and history about the climbs.