"Before you do it, do you like, write a note to your mom or anything?" Jimmy Kimmel asked Alex Honnold Thursday night, of his recent free solo of El Capitan.

"No, that seems overly dramatic," Honnold replied.

In a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Honnold explained his preparation and mindset for the record-breaking climb. View the full segment here.

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