Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes | GQ

  • Published on Feb 18, 2019
  • Professional rock climber and free-solo ascent master Alex Honnold breaks down rock climbing clips from both real life and film, including 'Mission Impossible II,' 'Point Break,' 'Star Trek V,' 'Failure to Launch,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Vertical Limit' and 'Cliffhanger'
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  • Andrew Nield
    Andrew Nield Hour ago

    i think free solo is the most realistic climbing movie

  • steve Q hanson
    steve Q hanson 2 hours ago

    I loved Eiger Sanction. The beer scene at the beginning still gets a chuckle out of me.

  • Sajid Javid
    Sajid Javid 5 hours ago

    They look fake...his hands

  • Diamond Shock
    Diamond Shock 11 hours ago

    "This is all pretty much legit technique,
    I mean, he's climbing..."

  • Pranav Singh
    Pranav Singh 12 hours ago

    Even Spider-Man envies those hands🤣

  • Luna Serena
    Luna Serena 13 hours ago

    Hes so happy, loves what he does, such a good soul

  • Ryan Schrader
    Ryan Schrader 14 hours ago

    1:52 You know what big hands mean

  • David Phillips
    David Phillips 14 hours ago

    Came for Tom Cruise... stayed for Alex Honnold's hands

  • Matt Snyder
    Matt Snyder 15 hours ago

    “Well. He just died. That sucks.”

  • shrekt1000
    shrekt1000 15 hours ago

    god he's so genuine

  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong 17 hours ago

    i love this guy so much, i recommend his podcast with rogan for the few who didnt see it.

  • Philosophy of Carry
    Philosophy of Carry 17 hours ago

    He understands cinematography and editing lol

  • CoVeReD iN bLoOd
    CoVeReD iN bLoOd 18 hours ago

    How he didnt give a s**t when saying "oh hes about to die" even tho this is his Job too bruh

  • ignacio alcocer cordero

    sus manos!! son como las plantas de mis pies : O

  • futbolita89742
    futbolita89742 22 hours ago

    He looks like a star trek character

  • IdntFkNeeDis
    IdntFkNeeDis Day ago

    12:47 Enterprise Spacecraft came to pick up William Shatner

  • Nikki B
    Nikki B Day ago

    he’s cuuute

  • Enye164 Enye164
    Enye164 Enye164 Day ago

    you and Spock are each others tethered doppelgängers

  • Elena Bomfim
    Elena Bomfim Day ago

    he looks happier now :)

  • hollywood1513
    hollywood1513 Day ago

    This guy's hands.......

  • No ragretS
    No ragretS Day ago

    Dayum his hands are huge 😱

  • civreal
    civreal Day ago

    With the Tom Cruise ending part. The movie came out in like early 2000's. Texting wasn't really a thing yet and snap chat wasn't around

    JAMES JONES Day ago

    Not sure this guy knows what he’s talking about! LOL

  • k ly
    k ly 2 days ago

    this guys hands would crush your skull

  • Dajilus
    Dajilus 2 days ago

    haha i love his reaction to everything! Honnold for the win. Keep climbing my dude, and be as safe as possible.

  • TruePride AMVs
    TruePride AMVs 2 days ago

    His fingers have fingers

  • Xbox Gamers
    Xbox Gamers 2 days ago +2

    I Wanna see him try to get one of them goldbars out of the box

  • KozeOfficial
    KozeOfficial 2 days ago

    what's that intro music?

  • Claude Dalton
    Claude Dalton 2 days ago

    WOW! So they took Legitimate Climbers and Stuck Tom Cruise's head on it like they did with The recent Daughters of The LIBERAL LEFT WING HOLLYWOOD GANG OF Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin? Yeah, I know, they do it all the time! But, if Tom Cruise was DONALD TRUMP, THERE WOULD BE NOTHING BUT FAKE NEWS HATRED Toward This Man! Of course, Trump STILL Gets FAKE NEWS ALL THE TIME!

  • Karamel
    Karamel 2 days ago

    He got big hands

  • Chris Morris
    Chris Morris 2 days ago

    I have literally just finished watching his film Free Solo. Absolutely mind blowing! High recommended.

  • FromHyrule
    FromHyrule 2 days ago +3

    I was thinking - “he better do vertical limit!”

  • Powder
    Powder 2 days ago

    ugliest hands u will ever see

  • Typhoon Andy
    Typhoon Andy 2 days ago +1

    when this guy shakes your hand he crushes your arm

  • ffpphotography 35
    ffpphotography 35 2 days ago

    Great Break Down , I agree vertical limit was awful

  • J.J. K
    J.J. K 2 days ago +1

    I don't understand how I find this guy talk about rock climbing so interesting...

  • 2XLifestyle
    2XLifestyle 3 days ago

    His hands and fingers look like catchers mitts 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯🤣🤣🤣

  • Adam Grimsley
    Adam Grimsley 3 days ago

    Did he just say spasctically?

  • Bianco Nero
    Bianco Nero 3 days ago

    Working like 80hrs a week!!!!

  • teabagginue
    teabagginue 3 days ago

    His hands are prolly the same size as Kawhi's, and he's over half a foot taller.

  • Justin Coats
    Justin Coats 3 days ago

    I'm a big fan of Alex but I think he has pushed the free climb thing and some people are going to die trying to be like him. A 14 year old died in southern Utah last week, free climbing. I wonder if he was inspired by "Free Solo." It's not Alex's fault, I just wonder.

  • Claude Dalton
    Claude Dalton 3 days ago

    Alex! I admire your guts. I hope the Granite Monster was enough as far as Free Soloing. I'm asking YOU not to try anything again like that, K? I know you are an atheist, liberal, typical California-Based IDIOT, and I TRY TO OVERLOOK THAT FACT. I can't imagine what it would be like if you fell high up, and had those minutes to "THINK ABOUT IT", (considering it takes about 6.5 seconds per 1000 feet falling) of course, if you don't hit a ledge going down, and I think that would be Just as Horrible of LAST SECONDS Of YOUR LIFE as the Flight 93 people felt as they went down by the Animal Terrorists on 9/11! Please don't do a Solo Again, K? And discourage others to not do it either, k? Not Everyone Is as Good As You. Of course, if they are on a Suicide Mission, and that's the way they want to go, then So Be It! It would be much LESS RADICAL if One Just Took Some Narcotics and Go To Sleep! Just My Opinion! GOD IS REAL! Take Care! By The Way, I Enjoyed The Video!

  • Betty White
    Betty White 3 days ago

    His hands look fake. It’s crazy how big they are

  • John Teesdale
    John Teesdale 3 days ago

    Just saw the movie "Free Solo", absolutely amazing. I can honestly say I would never even attempt such a climb. To be even more honest, I get a little bit nervous climbing on a ladder to get on my roof. 5 stars to you!

  • Canadian Bacon
    Canadian Bacon 3 days ago

    His hands look like Dave Grohl's in Everlong.

  • Godfreystamps
    Godfreystamps 3 days ago

    14:03. pretty gripping...

  • Rico Villanueva
    Rico Villanueva 3 days ago

    I’m surprised he doesn’t break the remote when he pushes the buttons.

  • Dr. Nathaniel Fox
    Dr. Nathaniel Fox 3 days ago

    Awesome vocab for desert descriptions

  • Loftt Far
    Loftt Far 3 days ago

    1:52 wHat ArE tHOsE

  • KyllJoy
    KyllJoy 3 days ago

    I noticed that almost every movie that sports a climbing scene, especially action movies, have the character/s free soloing the mountain/rocks they're climbing. Alex even said most of them are not realistic. It's funny that the movie that does have them using ropes is the most unrealistic. The next movie involving climbing needs him as a consultant.

  • Kramer 1
    Kramer 1 3 days ago

    ...this was a really good idea..full credit ....they should do it with like fight scenes and mma guys ...

  • _ JohnW
    _ JohnW 3 days ago

    i really love this guy. he's awesome! i hope he'll never fall.

  • mrvco
    mrvco 3 days ago

    Best thing I've seen in a long time.

  • Bluebuthappy182
    Bluebuthappy182 3 days ago

    His fingers are lick bananas

  • friendshiponfire182
    friendshiponfire182 4 days ago

    I only know who this guy is because he’s friends with Jared Leto and takes Jared out climbing. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • shmoggy417
    shmoggy417 4 days ago +15

    El Capitan would be too scared to free solo Alex Honnold

  • Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright 4 days ago

    His hands lookef fake asf for a sec😂

  • Matt Mast
    Matt Mast 4 days ago

    The fact that he looks like Spock, and then Spock showed up in one of the clips

  • Movie Revisited
    Movie Revisited 4 days ago +1

    Once Spock and Justin Long have a baby named Alex .

  • M Reza Nugraha
    M Reza Nugraha 4 days ago


  • Jordan McGinnis
    Jordan McGinnis 4 days ago

    His chill matter of fact personality reminds me of the musician Jack Johnson

  • Michael Charlton
    Michael Charlton 4 days ago

    I’m freezing out at his hands

  • Joe Wagner
    Joe Wagner 4 days ago +2

    Finished this and realized how much my hands were sweating

  • Jack Wallis
    Jack Wallis 4 days ago

    OMG his hands

  • Job
    Job 4 days ago

    his hands ar e one thing but wtf is up with his hair..

  • alpinist _spb
    alpinist _spb 4 days ago

    Почему не вставили трагический момент из фильма Эйс Вентура 2?)))

  • Snake Plissken
    Snake Plissken 4 days ago +10

    Pretty funny how Star Trek V: The Final Frontier had the most realistic climbing of them all.

  • Mr Coolverine
    Mr Coolverine 4 days ago

    plz man all this scenes are not realistic enough, one movie created the most realistic climbing scene and it's Baahubali :P

  • timothy790110
    timothy790110 4 days ago

    Mickey Mouse called, he wants his gloves back.

  • Celtic English Acct
    Celtic English Acct 4 days ago +1

    Honnold is the saint and the GOD of climbing... but his daredevil Frat Boy lingo is... tough. He just free solo'd El Cap, the most inspiring human achievement since landing on the moon, what is he going to say? Will he repeat the Small Step quote? That would be amazing! Will he quote Shakespeare, or DaVinci, similar giants of history!! Wait wait, hes about to speak!!!...."That was a sick climb, bro".... well f@ck me.

  • henry manahan
    henry manahan 4 days ago


  • Indra Gunawan
    Indra Gunawan 5 days ago

    I wouldn't high five those hands

  • daniele tammurello
    daniele tammurello 5 days ago

    He’s not human 😂

  • okokok i know
    okokok i know 5 days ago

    Not exactly sure how 'iconic' this scene was..... I mean, it was a cool scene.

  • jo smith
    jo smith 5 days ago

    stop saying him,. that's a trans gendered women hiding in tom cruise's body

  • mrbtapir
    mrbtapir 5 days ago

    Has he got the equivalent of cauliflower ears for his hands?

  • xXLuK3Xx1
    xXLuK3Xx1 5 days ago

    Alex has hands like shovels

  • Thomas Weiss
    Thomas Weiss 5 days ago

    Why do ppl feel like it's not incredibly annoying to start every sentence with 'Well so..'?

  • Thermal Citi
    Thermal Citi 5 days ago

    Wow the woman must like the mono technique. I must learn 😂🤣🤣🤣

  • Thermal Citi
    Thermal Citi 5 days ago

    His hands ARE FKING HUGE 🤘

  • Benicio Arelio
    Benicio Arelio 5 days ago

    5:42 well probably cause your fingers are to big but my girl likes two

  • 蛇仔明
    蛇仔明 5 days ago

    He looks like Spock

  • lsubslimed
    lsubslimed 5 days ago

    It's Justin Long's climbing double 👏👏🖐🏻🖐🏻

  • Jake Stull
    Jake Stull 5 days ago

    Well he just died, that sucks

  • bullshark
    bullshark 5 days ago

    Wait ... are his hands huge or his head tiny?

  • Elio Jezzerah
    Elio Jezzerah 5 days ago

    His hands are bigger than that tiny head of his ...that hairdo doesn’t help

  • bullshark
    bullshark 5 days ago

    His hands are grappling hooks

  • Steve S
    Steve S 5 days ago +1

    (Step Brothers quote)

  • Joe Shopper
    Joe Shopper 5 days ago

    Ok, TVclip, I watched it. Please stop recommending it.

  • dunbar555
    dunbar555 5 days ago

    This guy is the greatest sportsman ever

  • Ian Coleman
    Ian Coleman 5 days ago

    5:37 he explains how to...

  • NewfieParamedic
    NewfieParamedic 5 days ago +3

    He didn't cover "The Eiger Sanction" with Clint Eastwood. Oh well.

    • lunsfordjp
      lunsfordjp 14 hours ago

      Not extensively, but he does talk about it being "realistic" at 14:16.

  • Larsbutnotleast
    Larsbutnotleast 5 days ago +1

    Edward Penishands

  • Ing jungkirbalik
    Ing jungkirbalik 5 days ago

    Alex: wow! Thats savage..

  • Jacob Britton
    Jacob Britton 6 days ago

    He looks like the father of St. BlackOps2cel

  • Lisa brandriff
    Lisa brandriff 6 days ago

    this guy is adorable

  • Lijaskurzeme
    Lijaskurzeme 6 days ago

    *...You feel like your bones are locked into the wall **8:13**..."*
    Not extreme at all... !

  • Zinnober
    Zinnober 6 days ago

    He looks like he's gesturing with two stop signs.

  • roger komula
    roger komula 6 days ago

    Dude had Herman Munster's hands surgically implanted.

  • Harshit Parmar
    Harshit Parmar 6 days ago

    He can beat me in arm wrestling with just his pinky finger