Alex Honnold seen here on this gorgeous pitch of rock tells the story of how he got here in a short story series I did with him about this route. Long story short, Alex met legend Todd Skinner many years before he became the amazing athlete you know today. Alex was in Yosemite wide eyed and clueless, Todd took him climbing and more than strength Todd showed Alex wha it meant to have vision. Todd died in 2006 and years later Alex took up the torch returning to this route that Todd had showed him and began working on this route with hopes of finishing Todd's vision. As of this writing the route is nearly free with only one pitch of climbing un-sent, best estimates say that when it goes it will be the hardest big wall free climb in the world.