Why It's Almost Impossible to Climb 15 Meters in 5 Secs. (ft. Alex Honnold)

In 2020 climbing will be an official Olympic sport with three events -- lead, bouldering and speed climbing. The fastest time up the standard 15 meter speed wall is 5.48 seconds. Could it be faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez climbs with junior champion Jordan Fishman and professional climber Alex Honnold to find out.

Released on 4/26/2019

Credits

Staff Writer: Robbie Gonzalez
Producer: Patrick Farrell
Editor: Patrick Farrell
Animator: Olman Hernandez
Associate Producer: Briana Flin

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