Books Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold and David Roberts Hardcover, 248 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAlone on the WallAuthorAlex Honnold and David Roberts Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners, or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia. Genres: Sports Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Alone on the Wall Alex Honnold, free soloing up a cliff face Courtesy of RXR Sports hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of RXR Sports My Big Break For Famed Rock Climber, A 'Big Break' That Thankfully Wasn't Literal January 3, 2016 Alex Honnold has scaled the sheer face of Half Dome in Yosemite, Calif., without the aid of ropes — and entirely alone. Still, he says his big break didn't arrive until a TV producer approached him. For Famed Rock Climber, A 'Big Break' That Thankfully Wasn't Literal Listen · 4:27 4:27 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459977784/461843978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California, is favorite for many rock climbers. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption toggle caption Paul Sakuma/AP Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Rock Climbing Superstar Quests For Energy Sustainability December 3, 2015 What does the world's most famous free solo climber do when he's not on the wall? Anthropologist Barbara J. King talks to Alex Honnold about climbing — and his interest in energy and the environment.