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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  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson 16 hours ago

    I hope I’m wrong but I feel like he is waiting to die climbing

    BTS ARMY 22 hours ago

    I want to see him playing the piano lol... He'd smash it

  • Stefan Kwiatkowski

    "Spastically trying to hold on" Love it!

  • owes 24
    owes 24 Day ago

    Handmuscels over 9000

  • Rosalea Bruce
    Rosalea Bruce Day ago

    I love how passionate he is when he talks about all of this!!!!!!!

  • DyLL
    DyLL Day ago

    It's like Free Soloing is as easy as piano for him.

  • Mad9977 Productions

    impossible to fall like Tom and catch your whole weight on a cliff, unfortunately Tom Cruise has a lot of nonsense-stunts in his movies

  • Screw The Net
    Screw The Net 2 days ago

    There was no snap chat back then. I get it might have been a joke, but...the rocket message worked lol

  • ultimaetsolder
    ultimaetsolder 2 days ago

    His eyes are way too big. Like an as anime or something.

  • Storm Blessed
    Storm Blessed 3 days ago

    Those hands.... he must give wicked old fashions.

  • Sarah Yost
    Sarah Yost 3 days ago


  • Rzk Zkr
    Rzk Zkr 3 days ago

    His hand is 2x bigger than his face. WTF.

  • Julian Brockie
    Julian Brockie 3 days ago +2

    He knows the navajo lands(Monument Valley)😱

  • Donald Box
    Donald Box 4 days ago

    Is everyone else aware that dudes hands are ginormous?

  • Ben Roberts
    Ben Roberts 4 days ago

    (12:00) there is still the force of gravity(9.8 m/s2) so it could potentially still break.

  • Кфыв Кфывович

    Look at the size of his hands. And ladies, do the math

  • sasuke3690
    sasuke3690 5 days ago

    I want him to finger me

  • Nathaniel Villarreal

    Alex's last name is how Arnold shwarzengger says his first name.

  • Sijun Xiao
    Sijun Xiao 5 days ago

    'He just died. it sucks.'

  • Sijun Xiao
    Sijun Xiao 5 days ago

    TBH Alex's fingers look like they have some kind of joint disease.

  • Miss Ously
    Miss Ously 7 days ago

    His hands are RIPPED

  • Rob Turner
    Rob Turner 7 days ago

    This guy has massive hands and a tiny head.

  • Gabriela Ortiz
    Gabriela Ortiz 7 days ago

    His hands are huge... like evolution took over!

  • AP Rao
    AP Rao 7 days ago +1

    First time I really enjoyed the "expert comments" more than the actual shot!!! :)

  • Dome Patrol
    Dome Patrol 7 days ago

    I understand that the rock climbing scene was turned up to 11 but the part where they send him the message in the glasses is because they can’t have anyone know the message because of how dangerous the group he works for is. Snapchatting it would be a terrible idea, I understand he was being a bit sarcastic tho

  • rue #
    rue # 8 days ago

    he doesnt blink

  • Alex Cannon
    Alex Cannon 8 days ago

    Walter Junior’s big brother...just kidding. True command over his body and environment whilst positively managing his mind. Incredible.

  • Angie Lira
    Angie Lira 10 days ago

    So hot!

  • Hank Wu
    Hank Wu 10 days ago

    Honnold is one of the best climber in the world, he climb El Capitan free solo which has never been done successfully until him

    • Hank Wu
      Hank Wu 10 days ago

      this guy is legit

    • Hank Wu
      Hank Wu 10 days ago

      saw his documentary

  • Galilee Riggio
    Galilee Riggio 10 days ago

    What about the Princess Bride climb scene? 😁

  • nelsonta00
    nelsonta00 10 days ago

    That man can slap a man to death.

  • ers13amazing
    ers13amazing 11 days ago

    I would like to hold hands with Alex honnold. Anyone with me?

  • HmQNzTvVjn7 WGyHCDmjkqthh

    His hands look like a burn victim with ill-fitting prosthetics.

  • JollyRobb
    JollyRobb 12 days ago +2

    I love Alex Honnold's climbs he has done, but I also love that 9/10 comments are in response to his hands.

  • Buster Cannon
    Buster Cannon 13 days ago

    Jesus Christmas Christ look at those meat puppets he calls hands.

  • DJ Matusiak
    DJ Matusiak 13 days ago

    I'd hate to see him slap someone.

  • C J
    C J 14 days ago

    Imagine being his girlfriend ✋

  • lee jones
    lee jones 14 days ago

    Uncle Jack would kill for those hands.

  • João Oliveira
    João Oliveira 14 days ago

    My vertigo is kicking in.

  • Krok Krok
    Krok Krok 14 days ago +1

    I just realized this guy looks like a Vulcan, with those ears and vulcan hairstyle and those massive fingers.

  • Gd Temporary
    Gd Temporary 14 days ago

    Why is his head so much smaller then the rest of his body?

  • Tomer Rynhold
    Tomer Rynhold 14 days ago +1

    Well I think he's outrageous

    T SMITH 14 days ago


  • who8myfish
    who8myfish 14 days ago

    This dude's hands are HUGE

  • Sebastian P
    Sebastian P 15 days ago

    "oh he just died that sucks" :D

  • Bro
    Bro 15 days ago


  • Lucas And Nora
    Lucas And Nora 15 days ago

    He has large hands😂

  • Alex Jones
    Alex Jones 15 days ago

    This is exquisitely delightful

  • Ninja Kitty
    Ninja Kitty 16 days ago

    Rock climbing

  • mark-steele smith
    mark-steele smith 16 days ago +8

    “The thumb is a finger” - Alex Honnold
    In climbing, general rule of “thumb” is to actually use it!

  • i need help
    i need help 16 days ago

    My fingers hurt watching this

  • Yee T
    Yee T 16 days ago

    This how many times he says outrages

  • Atomic Brap
    Atomic Brap 16 days ago +1

    His hands look fake.

  • Schmoozing Kaboodle
    Schmoozing Kaboodle 17 days ago

    He looks like the tech-geek who helps Bruce Willis in Die Hard 4.
    (I think it's 4, with the F35 plane)

  • Schmoozing Kaboodle
    Schmoozing Kaboodle 17 days ago

    He said the Star Trek scene was legit,
    It wasn't as Rocket boots only come in Red.

  • Winston Gasch
    Winston Gasch 17 days ago +2

    You should have done the princess bride

  • Perplex
    Perplex 17 days ago +1

    Word goes that he can break rocks with his bare hands....

  • ereine e
    ereine e 17 days ago +1

    Alex Honnold is the Tony Hawk of Rock Climbing now

  • Ian White
    Ian White 17 days ago

    Alex Honnold could flip you off so hard you’d start crying

  • Sergio Sanchez Huesca
    Sergio Sanchez Huesca 17 days ago

    What is the movie title at 03:43?

  • john medjai
    john medjai 17 days ago +1

    Bruh are your hands on steroids

  • john medjai
    john medjai 17 days ago

    Thanos with the commentary

  • Deven Mallamo
    Deven Mallamo 17 days ago

    "Oh, well he just died, that sucks." -Alex Honnold

    BATATA PÃO 17 days ago +5

    “Oh, he just died. That sucks” 🤣🤣🤣

  • harvard james
    harvard james 17 days ago

    Im a 🐈...i would not be there

    • Schmoozing Kaboodle
      Schmoozing Kaboodle 17 days ago

      You have to be a real man to be able to freely admit who you are -
      Respect to you Sir 👌

  • Omnilatent
    Omnilatent 18 days ago

    8:40 "and then this is just some random studio concrete thing. This isn't even a rock" LOL

    • Schmoozing Kaboodle
      Schmoozing Kaboodle 17 days ago

      I couldn't tell it was 100% fake.
      He knew straight away though,👏😌

  • Roscoe Yamigo
    Roscoe Yamigo 18 days ago

    His hands are so big he could play in the cast of pink panther. No offense I love you man!

  • ahmad rostam
    ahmad rostam 18 days ago

    Those fingers..

  • GamePlayUK
    GamePlayUK 18 days ago

    sausage fingers

  • Josh Whittick
    Josh Whittick 18 days ago

    awww alex is so sweet and his reactions to evrything being sick is jokes

  • Rami Touhami
    Rami Touhami 18 days ago

    he kinda looks looks dispreportional tbh

  • hereitgosagain12
    hereitgosagain12 18 days ago

    Shameless theft of wired video formats.

  • Peter D
    Peter D 18 days ago

    I feel bad for his girlfriend. With hands like that...

  • Jeff Dowell
    Jeff Dowell 19 days ago

    Making fun of Hollywood I love it

  • Brooke W. H. N
    Brooke W. H. N 19 days ago

    Ok. This was legit awesome. The way he talks, how much he loves climbing, and his expertise in this area is so enthralling! Bring him back for more! I could watch him all day!

  • DucksEverywhere
    DucksEverywhere 19 days ago

    11:54 yeah, if impulse is not taken into consideration.

  • AThomas Mathew
    AThomas Mathew 19 days ago

    With those hands, he would make a terrible guitarist !! 😂

  • Fred Schmitt
    Fred Schmitt 19 days ago


  • Daniel Duhon
    Daniel Duhon 19 days ago

    The one thing I hated about this video was that there were like 12 ads 😡

  • clifton james
    clifton james 19 days ago

    I love the movie vertical limit, but my God some of it is cringy

  • Ruben Scott
    Ruben Scott 19 days ago

    Him talking about death

  • Daniel Popchuk
    Daniel Popchuk 19 days ago +1

    This dude aint know anything🤣🤣😂😅😆

  • brian simpkins
    brian simpkins 19 days ago

    lol i just cant get over his hands they do not look real wow

  • Conor Neill
    Conor Neill 20 days ago

    Wtf us up with his hands, i guess his head being tiny doenst help

  • Muhammad Mirsab
    Muhammad Mirsab 20 days ago +1

    1:52 you don't wanna get smacked by those hands

  • Kutulue
    Kutulue 20 days ago

    Cliffhanger Spoiler.
    What does Alex think of the opening scene in Cliffhanger where a supposed professional rock climber and guide clips a girl onto a rope by her backpack and not a harness? The backpack tears and she dies.

  • MrCorvusC
    MrCorvusC 20 days ago

    11:47. So 9.8 m/s^2 of constant acceleration due to gravity should be ignored? ;)

    • Erick-Emil Szelitzky
      Erick-Emil Szelitzky 20 days ago

      Compared to the immense force that they put on that rope when they fell, yes.

  • MightyMurp1
    MightyMurp1 20 days ago +2

    “It’s really hard to hang with one hand”
    “I mean. You can just hang with one finger if you have strong enough hands”

    • naruhina012607
      naruhina012607 20 days ago

      thats cuz when he said the one finger thing im pretty sure he mean it with footholds not without

  • Kasey Atkins
    Kasey Atkins 21 day ago

    his comments are awesome

  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor 21 day ago

    "Want a neck massage?".."I'm good.." he's handsome, though

  • A P
    A P 21 day ago

    Are your hands bigger than your face?

  • Samuel Sawian
    Samuel Sawian 21 day ago

    12:25 Completely agree!

  • tranquil Nice
    tranquil Nice 21 day ago

    i can only imagine what's it like to be fingered by this guy

  • GetShocked
    GetShocked 21 day ago

    “ well that is... thats just... oh he just died, that sucks”

  • Trail running Chile
    Trail running Chile 22 days ago

    What PC keyboard does this guy use?

  • Andrew Selby
    Andrew Selby 22 days ago +1

    I like how he’s like ‘yeah, nah, that’s unrealistic, but so rad’

  • Animalacker
    Animalacker 22 days ago

    Hope he dumps that girl

  • Mrfairchap
    Mrfairchap 22 days ago

    I fear for this young man. Solo climbing is highly hazardous to your health - just look at Ueli Steck.

  • Snack
    Snack 22 days ago

    When he sign languages he is screaming the whole time.

  • Ollie Thatcher
    Ollie Thatcher 22 days ago

    His hands look fame