Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes | GQ

  • Опубликовано: 18 фев 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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  • Celtic English Acct
    Celtic English Acct 11 часов назад +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 13 часов назад


  • Indra Gunawan
    Indra Gunawan 16 часов назад

    I wouldn't high five those hands

  • daniele tammurello
    daniele tammurello 18 часов назад

    He’s not human 😂

  • okokok i know
    okokok i know 19 часов назад

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

  • jo smith
    jo smith 20 часов назад

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

  • mrbtapir
    mrbtapir 20 часов назад

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

  • xXLuK3Xx1
    xXLuK3Xx1 23 часа назад

    Alex has hands like shovels

  • Thomas Weiss
    Thomas Weiss День назад

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

  • Thermal Citi
    Thermal Citi День назад

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

  • Thermal Citi
    Thermal Citi День назад

    His hands ARE FKING HUGE 🤘

  • Benicio Arelio
    Benicio Arelio День назад

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

  • 蛇仔明
    蛇仔明 День назад

    He looks like Spock

  • lsubslimed
    lsubslimed День назад

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

  • Jake Stull
    Jake Stull День назад

    Well he just died, that sucks

  • bullshark
    bullshark День назад

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

  • Elio Jezzerah
    Elio Jezzerah День назад

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

  • bullshark
    bullshark День назад

    His hands are grappling hooks

  • Steve S
    Steve S День назад +1

    (Step Brothers quote)

  • Joe Shopper
    Joe Shopper День назад

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

  • dunbar555
    dunbar555 День назад

    This guy is the greatest sportsman ever

  • Ian Coleman
    Ian Coleman День назад

    5:37 he explains how to...

  • NewfieParamedic
    NewfieParamedic День назад

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

  • Larsbutnotleast
    Larsbutnotleast День назад +1

    Edward Penishands

  • Ing jungkirbalik
    Ing jungkirbalik День назад

    Alex: wow! Thats savage..

  • Jacob Britton
    Jacob Britton День назад

    He looks like the father of St. BlackOps2cel

  • Lisa brandriff
    Lisa brandriff День назад

    this guy is adorable

  • Lijaskurzeme
    Lijaskurzeme День назад

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

  • Zinnober
    Zinnober День назад

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

  • roger komula
    roger komula День назад

    Dude had Herman Munster's hands surgically implanted.

  • Harshit Parmar
    Harshit Parmar День назад

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

  • passionskayandmiguel
    passionskayandmiguel День назад

    No catch that kid?!

  • Xander Mia
    Xander Mia День назад

    Ohhh well her just died omg lol I am dying

  • Zenas101
    Zenas101 2 дня назад

    Just him describing his climbs gives me butterflies

  • Esa-Pekka Leinonen
    Esa-Pekka Leinonen 2 дня назад

    What about the scene where Kramer and George go rock climbing with Tony?

  • Capitan Piraña
    Capitan Piraña 2 дня назад

    5:08: "oh my goodness gracious"
    Me, everytime I fail in my life.
    I love this dude

  • Abdullah Khattab
    Abdullah Khattab 2 дня назад

    Theres no pulling the wool over this guys eyes.. HES LEGIT!!!

  • Rodney
    Rodney 2 дня назад

    10:42 I was waiting for this one.
    Edit: nevermind

  • Toppu
    Toppu 2 дня назад

    start watching at 7:40 with sound muted ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • J C
    J C 2 дня назад

    “You May remember me as a man with small hands. My hands tell a story...” -uncle jack Kelly

  • Being positive is the key to success.

    This guy is so humble, he's a gangster in solo free climbing 🧗‍♂️ respect 👍🏼

  • StienoGamez
    StienoGamez 2 дня назад

    This guy does not know what he is talking about... you can hold on with 1 hand and still try to grab with your other hand...

    • StienoGamez
      StienoGamez День назад

      65strad np

    • 65strad
      65strad День назад

      +StienoGamez oh, ok, thanks for the info.

    • StienoGamez
      StienoGamez День назад

      65strad he isn’t

    • 65strad
      65strad 2 дня назад

      This guy is the greatest rock climber in the world.

  • eadycole
    eadycole 2 дня назад +1

    "That''s not a thing..."

  • Aditi Joshi
    Aditi Joshi 2 дня назад

    "oh my goodness gracious he just fell to his death"


  • Kdhr3tbc
    Kdhr3tbc 2 дня назад

    Glad he sorta likes Cliffhanger, was my biggest question after watching Free Solo

  • canary5555
    canary5555 2 дня назад +2

    He is a real superhero!!

  • crzyhorse88
    crzyhorse88 2 дня назад

    Looks like he's wearing flesh covered gloves -- imagine those getting a hold of you in anger

  • BorreLunatico
    BorreLunatico 2 дня назад

    Vertical Limit sucks!!!

  • S Mah Noor Bukhari
    S Mah Noor Bukhari 2 дня назад

    11:38 xD

  • ThisISclickBAIT
    ThisISclickBAIT 2 дня назад

    This is the most boring video i have ever watched

  • DJ Seekee
    DJ Seekee 2 дня назад

    half vulcan

  • Miles Hubbard
    Miles Hubbard 3 дня назад

    Big man at the rim

  • Chris Patrick
    Chris Patrick 3 дня назад

    This alex dude doesn't know what he's talking about, such a noob

  • Will
    Will 3 дня назад

    I feel like I would get a cramp and fall to my death

  • MyTubeIsBetter20
    MyTubeIsBetter20 3 дня назад

    dude has hands like Tarzan.

  • Ben Frost
    Ben Frost 3 дня назад

    Lol if snap existed when mi2 came out

  • Christian Ballestrasse
    Christian Ballestrasse 3 дня назад

    Look at uncharted and see what you think about that

  • Lock Rhythm
    Lock Rhythm 3 дня назад

    But you didn't show the opening clip of "A lonely place to die." :(

  • brit c
    brit c 3 дня назад

    he reminds me of adam driver

  • sly death
    sly death 3 дня назад

    yoo his hands look fake son

  • Noah Calhoun
    Noah Calhoun 3 дня назад

    "oh he's about to die"

  • agreen182
    agreen182 3 дня назад

    Douuuuuuuuuuuche alert.

  • adsheff
    adsheff 3 дня назад +1

    Can't criticise the language used in Star Trek - how does Alex know what terminology will be used in 300 years time!?! :)

  • Team Red Shirt
    Team Red Shirt 3 дня назад

    It's nice to see an expert who recognized the inaccuracies without seeming professionally insulted.

  • veronicaenes1
    veronicaenes1 3 дня назад

    This kid is really dope.

  • Tim Green
    Tim Green 3 дня назад

    Any movie with climbing is FAR more realistic than any movie involving caving. Caving in movies is horrible!

  • Nicolas Cacace
    Nicolas Cacace 3 дня назад

    I would like to see more women represented by Hollywood in climbing AND it makes so much sense.
    Most non-climbers would associate climbing with power and yet it's more about technique in fact the aim is to use as less energy as possible.
    Power vs Technique and efficiency - Women climbing presents a lot of great opportunity for contrast and the greatest action sequences are ALL about contrast
    Many of the top female climbers are NOT AT ALL weak (I'm not saying this) I'm drawing a distinction between the body of a climber who has a higher strength to weight ratio coupled with technique and agility than a person who sits in a gym all day lifting weights and bulking up and would simply have zero chance of lugging their useless bodies up a cliff face.

  • Ορθοδοξία Η θάνατος

    The climp of king leonidas to the ephors is better!!!

  • LeyLey41
    LeyLey41 4 дня назад

    You are as hilarious as you are mind-bending!

  • The Money Maker Sports
    The Money Maker Sports 4 дня назад +25

    The World's Greatest Athlete..How does this guy climb with 50lbs of steel balls..

  • Scooter
    Scooter 4 дня назад +1

    I love how he says (about the Dark knight clip) "he cant do it with the rope, then take the rope away and he can do it?". Alex, do you not remember falling & fracturing your ankle with a rope and then doing it without the rope? 😁

  • Scott Parker
    Scott Parker 4 дня назад

    No fair. He uses his ears to grip the rock.

  • Pheonix2022
    Pheonix2022 4 дня назад

    After watching his documentary and his appearance on Rogans podcast along with random other videos I really wish he was retired. I know it's what he loves to do and that I don't know him personally in any way but I'd be devastated if he were to ever fall. We'd be losing a truly great person. Both achievement and personality wise. He's likable on a whole different level than most people.

  • Mark Dillon
    Mark Dillon 4 дня назад +5

    My hands are getting sweaty just watching those scenes. I could never be a climber.

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 4 дня назад +2

    Scroll the comments and you won't see a bad word. Alex radiates this energy and positivity, and it translates into the comments.

  • Nelson Jardine
    Nelson Jardine 4 дня назад

    My relative actually worked on Cliffhanger and Vertical Limit.. His name is Barry Blanchard

  • Rebecca Braden
    Rebecca Braden 4 дня назад +1

    his hands are so gnarly!

  • John RossStar
    John RossStar 4 дня назад

    He should be in the next Expendables

  • Ralf Jones
    Ralf Jones 4 дня назад

    He teach thanos that finger snap

  • Joel Stucki
    Joel Stucki 4 дня назад

    I'm terrified just hearing him talk about some of this stuff without a second thought. I mean, I've done a little bit of recreational climbing. I wouldn't call myself "a climber," certainly not with this guy in the room, and I'm not afraid of heights, but hearing him talk casually about certain techniques that would most certainly result in my death....yikes.

  • Joel Stucki
    Joel Stucki 4 дня назад

    Wow, I'm not even a climber and I've even heard of Ron Kauk. Had no idea he was the double for MI II.

  • DeadSilent87
    DeadSilent87 4 дня назад

    I was gonna say his fingers are so big no wonder why he can climb like seriously his fingers look like their on steroids lol

  • EZ Duzit
    EZ Duzit 5 дней назад +8

    11:37 is the best thing I've ever seen. The way Alex is staring in fascination with the people screaming hysterically in the background. Lmfao.

    • M. mmilora
      M. mmilora 17 часов назад

      Great meme material right there

  • Kyle Brown
    Kyle Brown 5 дней назад

    Justin Long got hardcore

  • Michael Rogers
    Michael Rogers 5 дней назад

    I really love his energy most professions hate how they do some things but he likes it we need more Positive energy

  • cunn9305
    cunn9305 5 дней назад

    This was extremely entertaining .. he is so chill and funny for being superhuman ... which he indeed is

  • fernando g. aguirre
    fernando g. aguirre 5 дней назад

    This guy, great athlete, amazing rock climber but also such a nice and educated dude! Love this guy!

  • joshua43214
    joshua43214 5 дней назад +105

    "He died, that sucks...I think that's Navajo land..."

    • alberic7527
      alberic7527 2 дня назад

      He just Navajo lands I think..:

    • Hashpotato
      Hashpotato 3 дня назад


  • billythedog
    billythedog 5 дней назад +1


  • Igor-572
    Igor-572 5 дней назад

    Spok? Is that you??????????????

  • Turbotonio
    Turbotonio 5 дней назад

    U know what they say about big hands. He's gotta be strong as an ox to support those cast iron balls and toddlers leg he's got hangin down there.

  • Daxel Codina
    Daxel Codina 5 дней назад

    I was shocked by his hands haha

  • Harper Roux
    Harper Roux 5 дней назад

    this guy is insane i love it

  • Mr Mojo Risin
    Mr Mojo Risin 5 дней назад

    Its annoying that everyone writes about his hands and not about the topic god people are stupid

  • Ryan Prosper
    Ryan Prosper 5 дней назад

    8:19 Not turned up to 11!!

  • Carl Barber
    Carl Barber 5 дней назад

    You are a freaking beast Alex.

  • The WORLD Ecc Mixture
    The WORLD Ecc Mixture 5 дней назад +4

    This guy should do his own show..I don't even climb and hes killing me with to to hear his take on the Hollywood scenes. Thumbs up.

  • Verse84
    Verse84 5 дней назад

    No Ace Ventura?

  • Azimoutt
    Azimoutt 5 дней назад +1


  • Bha Ratha
    Bha Ratha 5 дней назад +2

    5.33" the dude was poking a hole in the granite lol 😄