Move over, Nik Wallenda. There's another dare devil gearing up for an equally heart-racing stunt live on National Geographic Channel.

Rock climbing star Alex Honnold will attempt to scale one of the tallest buildings in the world in a live two-hour event, titled "Live Climb with Alex Honnold," National Geographic Channel has announced.

The 27-year-old expert will be the first person to climb the building, which, for safety reasons, will remain confidential until closer to the climb this fall.

"I've always loved climbing in all forms and this is an amazing opportunity to push my own climbing into interesting new terrain. I've admired the aesthetics of sky scrapers my whole life; it's great to be able to climb one," Honnold, who first garnered international fame for his 2008 free solo ascent of Half Dome (a sheer 2,000-foot granite face in Yosemite National Park), said in a statement.

"When Alex brought us this incredible idea, it struck at the very heart of what a National Geographic global television event should be," National Geographic Channel President Howard T. Owens said in a statement. "Alex is the world's premiere free-climber, and we are excited to celebrate his adventurous spirit as he tackles his next challenge."

As for Wallenda, his next goal is skyscraper-high as well: The tightrope walker, who famously completed a 1,500-foot high-wire walk near the Grand Canyon live on Discovery Channel, is next looking to walk from the Chrysler Building to the Empire State Building.

"Live with Alex Honnold" will air on National Geographic Channel this fall.

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  • Nik Wallenda

    A large crowd watches as high wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    A large crowd watches as high wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda gestures as he answers questions during a news conference Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    Spectators watch as high wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda concentrates as he walks across a wire during practice Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda walks across a wire as he practices Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    High wire performer Nik Wallenda is silhouetted as he walks a wire during practice Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda, a seventh generation high-wire walker, will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Nik Wallenda

    FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE -In this June 15, 2012 file photo, Nik Wallenda walks over Niagara Falls on a tightrope in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda finished his attempt to become the first person to walk on a tightrope 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of roaring Niagara Falls. The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, File)

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    Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope across the frontstretch before the NASCAR Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda pumps his fist after walking a tightrope across the frontstretch before the NASCAR Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope across the frontstretch before the NASCAR Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda pumps his fist after walking a tightrope across the frontstretch before the NASCAR Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

  • Nik Wallenda

    FILE - In this May 16, 2012 photo, Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. For his latest feat, the professional daredevil is going to try to do an unharnessed tightrope walk high above the beach in Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic City tourism officials are hoping 50,000 or more people show up to watch Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, as Wallenda attempts to traverse a line connecting the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel to the Tropicana Casino & Resort. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

  • Nik Wallenda

    FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows Nik Wallenda performing a walk on a tightrope in the rain during training at the Seneca Niagara Casino for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. In recent years, for economic reasons, Niagara Falls has thrown open its doors to casino gambling, gay weddings and a tightrope walk that, until laws were relaxed, would have meant arrest. It even briefly considered taking in toxic wastewater from hydraulic fracturing. On the drawing board now is a plan to entice young people to move in by paying down their student loans. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

  • Nik Wallenda

    FILE - This June 15, 2012 file photo shows Nik Wallenda walking across Niagara Falls on a wire in Niagara Falls, N.Y. In recent years, for economic reasons, Niagara Falls has thrown open its doors to casino gambling, gay weddings and a tightrope walk that, until laws were relaxed, would have meant arrest. It even briefly considered taking in toxic wastewater from hydraulic fracturing. On the drawing board now is a plan to entice young people to move in by paying down their student loans. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

  • Nik Wallenda

    FILE - In this May 2, 2012 file photo, Nik Wallenda waves to tourists after a news conference in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The New York city of Niagara Falls says daredevil Wallenda still owes about $25,000 for public safety costs from last month’s tightrope walk across the falls, and it’s having a tough time collecting, according to reports Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

  • Nik Wallenda

    In this June 15, 2012 photo provided by ABC, aerialist Nik Wallenda advances toward the Canadian shoreline while successfully completing his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik)

  • Nik Wallenda

    In this June 15, 2012 photo provided by ABC, aerialist Nik Wallenda advances toward the Canadian shoreline while successfully completing his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik) TABLOIDS OUT; NO BOOK PUBLISHING WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL,; NO ARCHIVE; NO RESALE.

  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda walks a 1,800 feet-long tightrope over the brink of the Niagara Falls, as seen from Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday, June 15, 2012. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Nik Wallenda

    In this June 15, 2012 photo provided by ABC, aerialist Nik Wallenda raises a fist in triumph while successfully completing his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik)

  • Nik Wallenda

    In this June 15, 2012 photo provided by ABC, aerialist Nik Wallenda advances toward the Canadian shoreline while successfully completing his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik) TABLOIDS OUT; NO BOOK PUBLISHING WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL,; NO ARCHIVE; NO RESALE.

  • Nik Wallenda

    In this June 15, 2012 photo provided by ABC, aerialist Nik Wallenda raises a fist in triumph while successfully completing his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Wallenda battled brisk winds and thick mist Friday to make history, becoming the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik) TABLOIDS OUT; NO BOOK PUBLISHING WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL,; NO ARCHIVE; NO RESALE.