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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  • Nick-on-Drums
    Nick-on-Drums 5 hours ago

    I've not seen the new Point Break myself and love Alex's honesty, that he fell asleep watching it. And this is neither here nor there, but the trailer for the 2015 remake, didn't look at all appealing compared to the Keanu Reeves Patrick Swayze gold.

  • mback7466
    mback7466 6 hours ago

    It's a movie right?

  • Rombout Versluijs
    Rombout Versluijs 17 hours ago

    There is a new player in el cap town, she's 10years old 🤤

  • Shoaib Ahmed Khan
    Shoaib Ahmed Khan 19 hours ago +1

    Sick mentality
    It doesn't benefit anyone
    He needs psychological treatment

  • Rios Bwa
    Rios Bwa 23 hours ago

    I'm over here palms and feet sweaty just thinking about attempting to climb anything

  • sarikatimmi
    sarikatimmi Day ago

    my fear of heights immediately kicked in.

  • Jake Shire
    Jake Shire Day ago +1

    I bet his feet look like his hands. Pobably got a posable thumb on his feet aswell.

  • くら_おさ.める_かく.れる蔵

    this guys is lucky

  • くら_おさ.める_かく.れる蔵

    oh my gawd my hands are so small compared to that

  • Owen Bunny
    Owen Bunny 2 days ago +1

    you can really tell how much he likes climbing.

  • Very Stable Genius
    Very Stable Genius 3 days ago

    I wanted to see Game of Thrones

  • lee Clarke
    lee Clarke 3 days ago

    Look at those hands. He could easily handle a six-hour wanking session.

  • Dank Memer
    Dank Memer 4 days ago

    get magnus mitbo next time

  • Nemanja Ignjatović
    Nemanja Ignjatović 4 days ago

    to much of "whoah", "rad", "epic"... and pretty bad diction (nightmare for non-native English speakers like I am)

  • Felonious Fishing
    Felonious Fishing 4 days ago

    Dude has shark eyes

  • IKEImusic
    IKEImusic 4 days ago

    Alex has some gigantic.. cute eye balls.

  • Todd Wolf child
    Todd Wolf child 4 days ago +1

    The only know it all series that I like. Maybe because it's actually experts, instead of some nerd with glasses.

  • Brandon Giordano
    Brandon Giordano 5 days ago +3

    I love that he doesn't take himself too seriously
    *sees Stallone punch ice to get a grip*
    "Wow this is sick"

  • Brad Youtube
    Brad Youtube 5 days ago

    I wish they had covered the one in Bourne Identity. Simple, understated scene.

  • Poopy Peepod
    Poopy Peepod 5 days ago

    I would hate to be slapped by him

  • Owen Fisher
    Owen Fisher 5 days ago

    Doesn’t he climb like outdoor 14a’s?

  • Quade Smith
    Quade Smith 5 days ago

    My hands are sweaty just watching this.

  • SorryBones
    SorryBones 5 days ago

    If he copped a feel on his gf it’d be an instant amputation

    FEAR NO BEER 5 days ago

    His hands are large,he's scaring me

  • Qurro ‘Kurt’ Olmo

    Batman can say “I’m Batman”
    but Alex Honnold can say “I’m Alex Honnold”

  • Enji Todoroki
    Enji Todoroki 6 days ago

    "So that is, or maybe that's the, oh well he just died, that sucks."

  • Coach Wilson
    Coach Wilson 6 days ago

    Hands of a gecko!

  • Eric Walsh
    Eric Walsh 6 days ago

    I think the rope in dark night rises was to short so If you tried to jump with it on you wouldn't reach

  • Fox
    Fox 6 days ago

    Yo he looks like my aunt

  • Leonardo Milani
    Leonardo Milani 6 days ago

    I would listen to this guy reading a phone book.

  • Jefin Jafar
    Jefin Jafar 7 days ago

    His finger bigger than my peepi

  • GosH831
    GosH831 7 days ago

    Here is not only the best free soloist out there, but he is indeed one of kind the best commentator. Very entertaining with load of knowledge. Watch it few times and yet still laughing out loud on his expression

  • jajahsh Iaihw
    jajahsh Iaihw 7 days ago

    Trent Alexander Hannold

  • Blachin 123
    Blachin 123 7 days ago

    His hands look like Uncle Jack's

  • Billy Tinajero
    Billy Tinajero 7 days ago

    Look at those hands man

  • Logan Knotts
    Logan Knotts 8 days ago


  • KopyKat101
    KopyKat101 8 days ago +5

    Imagine this guys fist being the last thing you see as he punches you into oblivion

  • TallicaMan1986
    TallicaMan1986 9 days ago

    Wow, its like this dude also does film. Calling out how they most likely shot this scene.

  • RadekG G
    RadekG G 9 days ago

    12:47 best part :)

  • Devil Gargosha
    Devil Gargosha 9 days ago

    cinematography taken literally........ ahhhh these are the days

  • BeholdTheSuperman
    BeholdTheSuperman 10 days ago

    He looks like a taller, ganglier version of Justin Long

  • John Martin McNally
    John Martin McNally 10 days ago

    just be happy Alex never decided to become a Proctologist

  • rob16248
    rob16248 10 days ago

    How about K2, with Michael Biehn?

  • ElemenT
    ElemenT 10 days ago +1

    He slaps your girl's booty .. wyd

    • The Laughing Pro
      The Laughing Pro 9 days ago

      She would be ruptured because of the clap of those hands

  • xMandalorex
    xMandalorex 10 days ago

    Should of just *snap chatted him* yeah dude snapchat was all the rage in 2002

  • Michał
    Michał 10 days ago

    His eyes are huge!

    • Michał
      Michał 10 days ago

      omfg his hands!

  • JNV
    JNV 10 days ago

    his voice is so soothing to me

  • Bryan Rios
    Bryan Rios 10 days ago

    Anyone else think this guy looks like Spock

  • Youssef Chanchah
    Youssef Chanchah 10 days ago +1

    i was wondering in the comments looking for tom cruise actually to responds lol
    tho i knw he's not here

  • Jonathan Keeley
    Jonathan Keeley 11 days ago

    I came for hand comments. I was not disappointed.

  • S S
    S S 11 days ago

    his fingers are like fingers of a troll.

  • cameron campbell
    cameron campbell 12 days ago

    Alex GloveHands Honnold

  • MegaMech
    MegaMech 12 days ago +1

    Around 9:30 ish Alex did miss something. Harnesses are made to keep your body upright. The only reason the falling climber would flip upside down is because he purposely moved his body weight upside-down. Furthermore, unless he's wearing a full body harness, he could slip right out of his harness as they are not made for upside-down maneuvers.

  • El-ahrairah
    El-ahrairah 12 days ago

    This guys hand/body ratio is WAY off..... he looks like the lawyer with the fake hands on always sunny.

  • Tony Rodney
    Tony Rodney 12 days ago

    When Stalone does it, it's not outrageous. It's so possible it's boring.

  • Nad Outdoorlife
    Nad Outdoorlife 12 days ago

    sedih kali aku gk ngerti apa yag dibilang sama si alex tu lah...

  • dazzledpotato Xbox
    dazzledpotato Xbox 13 days ago +1

    How many times did he say crack

  • Natalie Little
    Natalie Little 13 days ago

    Why is he oddly attractive to me?

  • Hussain Kassim77
    Hussain Kassim77 13 days ago

    U are the best climber in the world, no body can do like u ,amazing people, Alex honold , real spider man

  • rsxw
    rsxw 13 days ago

    Dude I just realized how beefy his hands are

  • amine jamani
    amine jamani 13 days ago

    Hhhh oh hes about to die 4:49....

  • Brendan Paule
    Brendan Paule 14 days ago

    Love how hyped this guy gets about this stuff. hes such a nerd for it haha

  • Reptar
    Reptar 14 days ago

    Finger me Alex!

  • Jack Guerrisi
    Jack Guerrisi 14 days ago

    his hands look fake

  • NewfieParamedic
    NewfieParamedic 14 days ago

    He's probably the only person I know that truly has the G.I. Joe deathgrip.

  • Paul Nicolae
    Paul Nicolae 14 days ago

    Imagine him fingering his girlfriend

  • Korey Green
    Korey Green 14 days ago

    Stop climbing rocks with no ropes you idiot

  • Valentino Tarona
    Valentino Tarona 14 days ago

    Bruh his hands could choke a bear....

  • Lu
    Lu 14 days ago

    His fingers are insane.
    His girlfriend can confirm.

  • Mia
    Mia 15 days ago +1

    Ladies must love this guy lol. He’s Pod but with fingers

  • El Señor T
    El Señor T 15 days ago

    This guy is "SUPER" F'KN CRAZY

  • male genitals
    male genitals 15 days ago

    Dude is that Greg heffley

  • PinkLittleLamb
    PinkLittleLamb 15 days ago

    This dude dead yet?

  • notorious rk1
    notorious rk1 15 days ago

    He got balls the size of Everest ! That free solo climb was on another level!

  • Amazing Supergirl
    Amazing Supergirl 16 days ago

    His muppet hands are so distracting

  • Luca Valentim
    Luca Valentim 16 days ago

    “There’s a dragon”😂😂

  • Ene Illaj
    Ene Illaj 16 days ago

    Alex Honnold says, excitedly "'"oh this is epic.
    Oh he's about to die."'"

  • Alex Campion
    Alex Campion 16 days ago

    he's so dry and hilarious.

  • Rizzo RIZZO
    Rizzo RIZZO 16 days ago +4

    I can’t even watch Alex talk without my hands getting clammy.

  • Ben Dover
    Ben Dover 16 days ago

    For anyone thats not seen free solo, it's currently available on Channel 4 catchup service

  • Jimmy J
    Jimmy J 16 days ago

    The sickest climbing scene out of Hollywood.

  • Krystelle Short
    Krystelle Short 16 days ago

    I love how he can tell all the different rock types and locations apart! Really helps you understand the level of knowledge needed for the sport not just the muscle.

  • Enes Sahin
    Enes Sahin 16 days ago

    Wiedergabe Geschwindigkeit auf 0.5 😂

  • Rick D
    Rick D 17 days ago

    His contrasting critique is a great format. He can like the movie and the climbing but also be critical of their technique, form, and whether it’s based in reality or fantasy.

  • Brian G
    Brian G 17 days ago

    My hands and feet are sweating just watching this

  • Ben
    Ben 17 days ago +18

    Fave quotes
    5:08 “oh my goodness gracious, he just fell to his death”
    9:59 “woooaaah there’s a dragon”

  • EntoSanto
    EntoSanto 17 days ago

    The hands have a human. o_O

  • International Jujuman
    International Jujuman 18 days ago +2

    His hands bigger than his own head lol

  • barb moody
    barb moody 18 days ago

    More like these pleade

  • patrick gorski
    patrick gorski 18 days ago +5

    *Alex really likes the word "outrageous" lol*

  • K T
    K T 18 days ago

    Dude, this man got some super swole hands

  • S3n6
    S3n6 18 days ago

    Those hands seem like they could crush cement

    • Josep
      Josep 18 days ago

      They're probably made of cement

  • Ownyx
    Ownyx 18 days ago +1

    Raises hands ... *all ladies breathing intensifies*

  • ONE lick Rick
    ONE lick Rick 18 days ago

    Look at this ginormous mitts.

  • tee bee
    tee bee 19 days ago

    I'm getting slightly obsessed with this guy and I can't even climb the stairs

  • Adrian
    Adrian 19 days ago

    Really liked you on Paul kalkbrenner videoclips.

  • Nic Gresham
    Nic Gresham 20 days ago

    Does he have autism?

  • Sure Thing
    Sure Thing 20 days ago

    "So that is-"
    Alex: 😕 "well he just died that sucks"

  • Gabrielle Vivash
    Gabrielle Vivash 20 days ago +1

    Yoo guys go watch jimmy chin’s documentary about alex soloing el cap

  • Awaken2Now - Brian Jett

    On May 12, 2019, I soloed El Capetian and began at 7:33PM EST. I climbed it with only my left pinky finger.