Alum Samuel Crossley Part of Team that Made Oscar-Winning Documentary 'Free Solo'

Monday, February 25, 2019
Photo of climber Alex Honnold peering over edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
Alex Honnold peers over the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He had just climbed 2,000 feet up from the valley floor. Photo by Jimmy Chin/National Geographic.

KNTV-CHANNEL 11 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Let’s take a moment to congratulate our Bay Area Oscar winners.

Free Solo, the movie about climbing Yosemite’s famous El Capitan without a rope, won a trophy for best feature-length documentary. The team included cinematographer Samuel Crossley, a San Francisco State alum.