Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes | GQ Sports

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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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Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes | GQ Sports


  1. Wen Diesel
    Wen Diesel
    Acum 3 ore

    Just in case it hasn't been said: his last name is an anagram for hold onn.

  2. Ruud Doeternietoe
    Ruud Doeternietoe
    Acum 5 ore

    Sweet Jezus, hey has uge vinger muscles...

  3. Tim Sawyer
    Tim Sawyer
    Acum 9 ore

    Anyone else get the impression that he really doesn't want to do any of this crap? He just wants to be out climbing.. Why are we forcing this poor man to talk to us about stuff, let him climb! haha

  4. Pam’s
    Acum 18 ore

    The right thing is never to cut the rope and let your partner die hahahaha

  5. goji
    Acum o Zi

    Wtf his hands look blown up like Howard Wolowitz's after he ate nuts

  6. goodolarchie
    Acum o Zi

    "Oh he just died that sucks, that might be in... Navajo lands!" lol

  7. slazytube
    Acum 2 Zile

    I Just Love this guy, when He Talks about climbing you can sense His passion.

  8. Eike Jung
    Eike Jung
    Acum 2 Zile

    12:50 "Well he just died, that sucks" I had to laugh out loud xD

  9. ShoqstaR
    Acum 2 Zile

    Where's the thumbnail

  10. Zach Ball
    Zach Ball
    Acum 2 Zile

    lol yeah that star trek was only 30 years ago

  11. Brett Phillips
    Brett Phillips
    Acum 2 Zile

    12:48 lol

  12. C B
    C B
    Acum 2 Zile

    non hold

  13. cr 7
    cr 7
    Acum 2 Zile

    scientists found the heaviest object in the world.. wanna know what it is?? alex hannold's balls

  14. Brigham Weight
    Brigham Weight
    Acum 2 Zile

    I hate the feeling of putting your hand into a crack and feeling something crawl on it😬

  15. Emma Jones
    Emma Jones
    Acum 3 Zile

    His hands are HUGE!!! One slap would be lethal

  16. illthoro1
    Acum 3 Zile

    That boy got some THICK hands. Real meat hooks.

  17. Summer Adams
    Summer Adams
    Acum 3 Zile

    This is epic😁oh he’s about to die

  18. Ashley Mabey
    Ashley Mabey
    Acum 3 Zile

    Rumour has it,Thanos infinity gauntlet was moulded off Alex left hand

  19. sohlbergk
    Acum 3 Zile

    5 Days One Summer. Very old school. Great climbing scenes. Has Hannold not seen it?

  20. Lucia Trsťanová
    Lucia Trsťanová
    Acum 4 Zile

    Watched this as i expected him to react on Point break and yaaaas, loved that scene, even when it was so crazy to solo wet rock, but greatly done, also a climber was in that movie :D

  21. Jean Vieira
    Jean Vieira
    Acum 4 Zile

    I know the ladies are probably impressed with his finger skills. "Double tip?😮"

  22. Heng Loke
    Heng Loke
    Acum 4 Zile

    Only a professional climber would not chuckle at himself the way he described the mono finger hold.

  23. Deanna Lang
    Deanna Lang
    Acum 4 Zile

    I'm here because, well.... you know how we fall in to the rabbit hole with late night surfing. I know zero about rock climbing but I could listen to this man forever talking about his sport. He is engaging and makes it easy to understand what he is talking about. What a gem!

  24. Phoebe Phoenix
    Phoebe Phoenix
    Acum 4 Zile

    i lost it at "it's actually a great way to pose cause opens your body up to the camera"

  25. SlickStretch
    Acum 4 Zile

    You don't want this dude to throw hands.

  26. Brandon Sarsorito
    Brandon Sarsorito
    Acum 4 Zile

    Tom Cruise actually did 95% of his own stunts in MI2 he was attached to cables that were digitally removed but did have his stunt double do some of the climbing

  27. HaleysComet81
    Acum 4 Zile

    This is just savage🤣

  28. eatcheesekobe
    Acum 4 Zile

    his fingers look huge

  29. Strawberry Milkshake
    Strawberry Milkshake
    Acum 4 Zile

    Its adorable when he gets excited about the epic scenes. I hope i find something that i love as much as alex loves climbing!

  30. MrNasher113
    Acum 4 Zile

    Jesus Christ that dudes hands are massive

  31. Dylon Myers
    Dylon Myers
    Acum 4 Zile

    11:38 Props to the editor here for just cutting to the single on Alex and letting the audio continue to play over his reaction hahaha

  32. Tomtenisse Powercool
    Tomtenisse Powercool
    Acum 5 Zile

    How cool is it that he's calling out some of these scenes for being BS, yet calling them rad at the same time? They're movies. They're not really supposed to be wholly realistic!

  33. Tee Bee
    Tee Bee
    Acum 5 Zile

    This man has the largest set of balls on the entire planet.

  34. integral
    Acum 5 Zile

    Love this guy. I'm watching an having my stomach cringe and he's totally blase about what he's watching.

  35. Alfred Stimoli
    Alfred Stimoli
    Acum 5 Zile

    I've never seen that scene in Cliffhanger.

  36. Shane Dixon-Mitchell
    Shane Dixon-Mitchell
    Acum 5 Zile

    Lol " well he just died. That sucks "

  37. S c
    S c
    Acum 6 Zile

    I wonder what his partner thinks about his hands. they're huge, but probably like 60 grit sandpaper

  38. Mike
    Acum 6 Zile

    Anyone else think he looks like Spock with that blue shirt on?

  39. Allen MacCannell
    Allen MacCannell
    Acum 6 Zile

    I expected him to say the Tom Cruz scene with him hanging over the world with one hand was totally unrealistic. Then Alex said "I do it all the time. It's fun." 😺 He says "it's weird when a bat, snake or spider is in the crag you put your hand in." Just cancelled my enrollment in rock climbing university.

  40. Christopher Season
    Christopher Season
    Acum 6 Zile

    7:40 it turns into a pornhub video

  41. Jack Sather
    Jack Sather
    Acum 6 Zile

    11:38 people screaming alex just bored-ly watching is an amazing edit lol

  42. Ryan Ingram
    Ryan Ingram
    Acum 7 Zile

    His fingers latterly look roided

  43. E Dog
    E Dog
    Acum 7 Zile

    Alex comments on somes scenes turned up to 11.... He prefers keeping things real at 10.

  44. Travelgal888
    Acum 7 Zile

    Re: Mission Impossible- (A rocket containing sunglasses that show you a message and then self-destruct.) “He could have just sent him a text message.” 😂

  45. Gnostic Mom
    Gnostic Mom
    Acum 7 Zile

    "It's turned up to 11". Great reference!

  46. JoheeTokes
    Acum 8 Zile

    They shouldve had him review 127 hours!

  47. 1Sundown3
    Acum 8 Zile

    There are only a few people who get my full (italics added) attention when I listen to them or watch them. Alex is definitely one of those people. An amazing human being.

  48. afrochaltey
    Acum 8 Zile

    I' m more impressed by his geology knowledge.

  49. neojso
    Acum 8 Zile

    Whenever my hand feels dry I watch his video

  50. slade-joseph- Wilson
    slade-joseph- Wilson
    Acum 8 Zile

    12:50 I laughed so hard Talking about the scenery when the dad just falls to his death 😂

  51. Bing Chua
    Bing Chua
    Acum 8 Zile

    Ngl 7:43 wasn't a good idea to play with volume on

  52. Win090949
    Acum 8 Zile

    Why does his head look small

  53. #maxim #Max
    #maxim #Max
    Acum 9 Zile

    10:40 lizard laugh 😁

  54. bonsaii7
    Acum 9 Zile

    makes my hands sweat just watching some of these

  55. Ritesh
    Acum 9 Zile

    his fingers have muscles

  56. Sclavii Polii
    Sclavii Polii
    Acum 9 Zile

    Mutantu polii

  57. Stephanie A
    Stephanie A
    Acum 10 Zile

    Alex's reaction to the Failure to Launch clip is so endearingly entertaining. If you've watched the movie, Alex is mirroring the comical laughter of the 'dragon'/lizard/puppet thing in the rock. Love it! :)

  58. dafcorleone
    Acum 10 Zile

    He has lego hands 😂

  59. MrVvulf
    Acum 10 Zile

    1:48 Every few months I come back to this video to put a big smile on my face and reminisce about the great comment someone left when it was new. "I pride myself on good technique, I do not have scars on my hands" HOLDS UP OGRE GAUNTLETS

  60. Jazz Mask Guy
    Jazz Mask Guy
    Acum 11 Zile

    Alex looks like the kid in kindergarten that let you have his fruit snacks

  61. Dave Japan
    Dave Japan
    Acum 13 Zile

    Them. Hands. Tho.

  62. RarelyAccurate
    Acum 13 Zile

    I can't put my finger on it exactly, but he has some narly looking hands.

  63. Дари Шкуренко
    Дари Шкуренко
    Acum 14 Zile

    Кто нибудь сделайте перевод на русский.

    Acum 15 Zile

    His hands look like meat hooks

  65. SealAngel
    Acum 16 Zile

    Alex is cool

  66. Congolexicomatisation
    Acum 16 Zile

    11:37 That face haha

  67. Tim Page
    Tim Page
    Acum 17 Zile

    His hands don't even look real.😂

  68. Marcos C
    Marcos C
    Acum 22 Zile

    An Alex Honnold High-Five, is the same as a Thanos finger snap - hand existence erased.

  69. Matty Jay
    Matty Jay
    Acum 23 Zile

    So sick

  70. ChadBroChill 17
    ChadBroChill 17
    Acum 24 Zile

    You know this guy is a member at REI

  71. jonmassey
    Acum 25 Zile

    Did he say "spastically"? Tiger Woods got into a whole lot of trouble for saying something similar!!

    1. Pop Corn
      Pop Corn
      Acum 8 Zile

      All that crazy stuff, SJW's, Climate crisis, racism, 100% all of it, grifters after the lucky charms. Cackling hyenas, i mean lawyers, nothing more.

  72. Nate Watkins
    Nate Watkins
    Acum 25 Zile

    Alex's hands look like weapons of mass destruction

  73. 2016BMWi8
    Acum 25 Zile

    I hope this dude never dies climbing

    1. Lucia Trsťanová
      Lucia Trsťanová
      Acum 3 Zile

      @gibbyrockerhunter OFC he isnt like yay i wanna die while i climb... but the thing of diying while doing the things people love, its much enjoyable way of leaving this world. And climbers are that way, they live to climb, and if they ever die by climbing, they wont regret

    2. Lucia Trsťanová
      Lucia Trsťanová
      Acum 3 Zile

      @Stop Banningme he did not die O.O

    3. gibbyrockerhunter
      Acum 3 Zile

      @The Pooh man my hart dropped when I read the trolls comment. Instantly went to google and couldn’t find anything, but I was still stressing. Alex is one dude I have yet to cross paths with.

    4. The Pooh
      The Pooh
      Acum 3 Zile

      @gibbyrockerhunter nope he is alive and well

    5. gibbyrockerhunter
      Acum 3 Zile

      @Stop Banningme wtf? Insider news?

  74. Jim Cobain
    Jim Cobain
    Acum 26 Zile

    5:02 “Spastically trying to grab with the other hand” 😂 can’t say that in the U.K.

  75. wyzeyzere
    Acum 26 Zile

    The only human being with 11 penises.

  76. That idiot person
    That idiot person
    Acum 26 Zile

    His limbs are too long for his body

  77. Purpleisnotyourcolour
    Acum 26 Zile

    I am short so I climb a lot of things

  78. WormholeJim
    Acum 27 Zile

    Reaction to "Cliffhanger" at the 13:00 mark. - it's the last movie he reacts to naturally enough.

  79. Open Mike
    Open Mike
    Acum 27 Zile

    Alex is funny even when he’s not trying to be.

  80. eduardo rangel
    eduardo rangel
    Acum 27 Zile


  81. IvoryPitbull
    Acum 28 Zile

    alex, you coulda washed your hair for the interview....

  82. Rick Barlow
    Rick Barlow
    Acum 28 Zile

    His fingers are like huge sausages no wonder he's good at hanging on 👍

  83. Arya Shafighian
    Arya Shafighian
    Acum 28 Zile

    “He just died, that sucks”. 😂

    1. Arya Shafighian
      Arya Shafighian
      Acum 26 Zile

      Szymek Kordyaczny no and I see the error of my comment now. Thanks! Lol

    2. Szymek Kordyaczny
      Szymek Kordyaczny
      Acum 26 Zile

      Was it you who died in this scene? :)

  84. Guitar Hiker444
    Guitar Hiker444
    Acum 28 Zile

    Alex Honnold is the Tom Brady of Rock Climbing! El Cap with no ropes?!!! Still blows my mind!! Brave beyond words!! Hand conditioning severe!! I loved that part in mission impossible. It was right in the beginning. Good stuff man!! Stay safe!! God bless!!

  85. Gabriel CLINET
    Gabriel CLINET
    Acum 29 Zile

    Alex here just saying "oh i already done that"

  86. Zladam
    Acum 29 Zile

    "oh he's about to die hehe"

  87. Jared Strand
    Jared Strand
    Acum 29 Zile

    I love how he is like shh turn up the volume this is a great scene.

  88. Noah DeLano
    Noah DeLano
    Acum lună

    His fingers have more definition and tone than my forearms

  89. Denise Noles
    Denise Noles
    Acum lună

    I never thought I would say this about a climbing video but that was interesting af.

  90. Zac Carroll
    Zac Carroll
    Acum lună

    Supposedly he legitimately did the climb. The story is he had to make the climb five times to get all the different angles etc. So this may have been his fingers. He wasn't free soloing so all the gear was edited out but nonetheless impressive for a Hollywood type.

  91. Mike Rojas
    Mike Rojas
    Acum lună

    Saw the Free Solo documentary of this beast... dude made my hand sweat for an hour

  92. Ian Hernandez
    Ian Hernandez
    Acum lună

    The large commission electrophysiologically peep because workshop phylogentically zip underneath a secretive onion. erratic, outrageous can

    Acum lună

    my building is 30 stories high and every day i climb to the top!!!!

  94. vanessa ray
    vanessa ray
    Acum lună

    I seriously can’t get over how broad this man is!

  95. Edwin
    Acum lună

    everything in movies turned up dialed up way to extreme. meanwhile free solo was the most extreme thing ive ever seen!

  96. Headless Alien
    Headless Alien
    Acum lună


  97. Faiezi abu bakar
    Faiezi abu bakar
    Acum lună

    Resting like that and listening to music..dem

  98. Resso
    Acum lună

    Just look at those hands 🤚 🤚

  99. UWR Zone The Current
    UWR Zone The Current
    Acum lună

    He has a surprisingly lot to tell about these scenes, loved listening to Alex's comments! 11:37 the look on his face :D

  100. John Miller
    John Miller
    Acum lună

    O My Goodness!🤣🤣🤣