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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  • Alhucema DM423
    Alhucema DM423 2 hours ago

    these videos are so F#$@& lame. does anyone really care?

  • Sizable Squid
    Sizable Squid 3 hours ago +1

    It's a crime that Catch That Kid was not featured.

  • Sander Haugerud
    Sander Haugerud 8 hours ago

    12:49 oh well he just died that sucks

  • W2K
    W2K Day ago

    His voice is like Zezima🤔

  • trollie pollieollie

    well atleast this guys still alive some how... i think u need a new hobby bud

  • Lewy Sav
    Lewy Sav Day ago

    could tell this guy is the real deal when he lifted his hands up on screen, next level right there.

  • Kobby Shaggy
    Kobby Shaggy Day ago

    " Wooow, there's a dragon "

  • Lewis Hardy
    Lewis Hardy 2 days ago

    You ruined cliffhanger for me 😂😂😂

  • Daniel Rodriguez
    Daniel Rodriguez 2 days ago

    His hands look like feet

  • Utubeskreename
    Utubeskreename 2 days ago

    Little Boy Blue with Frankenstein body and Thing hands. Very intelligent guy though. And engrossing video because of his passion and excitement pointing out subtle nuissance elements that were completely missed by the majority of movie-goers.

  • Turner Mulhall
    Turner Mulhall 2 days ago

    Honestly the only thing we want him to review is his own hands and why they’re giant sized 😂

  • kimbella66
    kimbella66 3 days ago +2

    This dude probably gives some serious fingering to his girlfriend.

  • Kashif
    Kashif 3 days ago

    Vertical limit was awesome movie. Very entertaining

  • Gustavo F
    Gustavo F 4 days ago

    this MF got inflatable hands

  • Jason Feng
    Jason Feng 4 days ago +1

    Best big wall climber:Alex honnold
    Best sport route climber:Adam ondra
    Best boulderer:Nalle Hukkataival

  • P J
    P J 4 days ago +1

    Ah I was waiting for cliffhanger. I wanted them to talk about the scene right at the beginning when the girl dies.

  • helpU 2health
    helpU 2health 5 days ago +1

    Alex has 24 inch pythons.......for fingers.

  • Jakob Jakobson
    Jakob Jakobson 5 days ago

    if his voice was one Hz lower it wouldnt be audible to the human ear

  • colorado841
    colorado841 6 days ago +1

    I think free solo is "gripping" for more reasons that it's subtly.

  • Pat McHenry
    Pat McHenry 6 days ago

    Can he even move his fingers?

  • c'est moi
    c'est moi 6 days ago

    i would like him to be my personal jar opener.

  • Sary Farrell
    Sary Farrell 6 days ago

    I would take death over a spider in a crack in the wall. Mind you it's gonna have to be a giant hairy scary spidy.

  • Hushpuppy Games
    Hushpuppy Games 6 days ago

    He could crush his own tiny head with his monster hands

  • Trev Or
    Trev Or 7 days ago

    its called lotion bruh gross

  • crispy falafel
    crispy falafel 7 days ago

    Dude’s giving me Star Trek vibes

    REDandBLUEandORANGE 7 days ago

    Oh he just died that sucks

  • Jacob Pair
    Jacob Pair 7 days ago

    Imagine if this guy was a wrestler, like if he grabs you you know it’s game over

  • Rahim Kisoor
    Rahim Kisoor 7 days ago

    guessing you haven't seen the making of the movie Alex............

  • Davider
    Davider 7 days ago

    What about James Bond climbing the Meteora Rock in Greece in For Your Eyes Only

  • jannoblocko !
    jannoblocko ! 7 days ago +1

    9:59 If Alex Honnold ever watches a horror movie with a monster this will be his reaction

  • awwwyeaboyeeee
    awwwyeaboyeeee 7 days ago

    If you don't know who he is watch "Free Solo."

  • Headmk Gaming
    Headmk Gaming 8 days ago +1

    Alex Honnold is a beast! One of the greatest. 😎👊

  • Despair
    Despair 9 days ago

    He has the hands of a gecko.

  • Dennis Reynolds
    Dennis Reynolds 9 days ago

    Looks like Jack Kelly

  • Dan Johnston
    Dan Johnston 9 days ago +1

    Dunno guys, not too sure how legit this guy's technique is. Pretty epic explanations though... sick

  • Jeremy Elliott
    Jeremy Elliott 9 days ago +2

    I didn't know Greg Hefley became a professional rock climber

  • Oggydogg 313
    Oggydogg 313 10 days ago

    Can’t wait for all the phony twitter people to say RIP when he falls

  • Angel Castillo
    Angel Castillo 12 days ago

    He has Dave-Grohl-Everlong hands

  • Junichi S.
    Junichi S. 12 days ago

    Dude has gecko hands...

  • Kiwi Bird
    Kiwi Bird 12 days ago +4

    I'd love to see him shake Trumps hand

  • Heaven Green
    Heaven Green 14 days ago

    His hands are just “biG MEaty ClAwS”

  • Kolten Ritter
    Kolten Ritter 14 days ago

    Alex is such a down to earth dude.

  • Andrew Roberts
    Andrew Roberts 14 days ago

    His hands look like they got stung by all the bees.

  • Tobin Kaestner
    Tobin Kaestner 14 days ago

    A sequel to this with videogame characters climbing would be great!

  • Gustav af Fridoliné
    Gustav af Fridoliné 14 days ago +1

    *Guy falls to his death* . Alex’s reaction: ”Woow is that a thing??!?”
    Oh yes it is a thing my man, start wearing safety gear god dammit 😂

  • Thomas Cho
    Thomas Cho 15 days ago

    Magnus Mitbø?????

  • baby smile
    baby smile 15 days ago

    Well, Ace Ventura fed a bird on his way to the top that.

  • T.Jentzsch
    T.Jentzsch 15 days ago

    His hands... so swoll.

  • mcpheonixx
    mcpheonixx 15 days ago

    One of my favorite movies, the Eiger Sanction. The book is even better!

  • C Delany
    C Delany 15 days ago

    The one guy on Earth who's earned the right to wear a North Face jacket.

  • termin8or123
    termin8or123 16 days ago

    They forgot the movie “Catch That Kid” with the free solo in the bank vault.

  • christian kim
    christian kim 16 days ago

    “ ._. “
    “ :o “

  • Suloisin B
    Suloisin B 16 days ago

    He speaks so low i cant hear him :(

  • Phoen1x
    Phoen1x 16 days ago +1

    That's why you can recognize rock climber. Fingers.

  • Liam Fionan
    Liam Fionan 16 days ago

    *Jack Kelly* wants to know your location

  • Denensammarunkarn!
    Denensammarunkarn! 16 days ago

    Big eyes, big hands big d***!

  • TVfridge
    TVfridge 16 days ago

    5:46 Either he has a small head and massive hands or regular sized head and massive hands.

  • James Dorsey
    James Dorsey 16 days ago

    After watching his hand techniques I didn’t know if I felt bad or good for his gf/wife. You have to imagine he’s practiced his finger positioning skills.
    That’s the best high brow fingering joke I could think of. Seriously though I thought his giant hands were fake at first.

  • Bill Kong
    Bill Kong 16 days ago

    I’d watch him play Spock

  • The Cat
    The Cat 17 days ago +1

    Me: OMG I DIED

  • Preax.MT
    Preax.MT 17 days ago

    “Oh this is so epic hEs aBoUt tO DIe

  • JadedSeedArtGallery1
    JadedSeedArtGallery1 17 days ago

    The cliffhanger

  • Payne Killer
    Payne Killer 17 days ago

    I bet Alex is great with "The man in the Boat" with his finger dexterity. Gentle but strong Haha

  • Lifting Weights
    Lifting Weights 17 days ago +1

    Wtf your hands🤯

  • Mark Pompeo
    Mark Pompeo 17 days ago

    "Well, he just died. That totally sucks."

  • Crow Star
    Crow Star 17 days ago

    I don’t think this guy knows how funny he is. His deep monotone voice “oh, well, that guy just died, that sucks.” To cute. To cute.

  • Beach
    Beach 17 days ago +1

    This guy looks like a bean

  • wasabi boi
    wasabi boi 17 days ago

    this man is too powerful.

  • Bicepsareimportant
    Bicepsareimportant 17 days ago

    When second base is all the way

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm 17 days ago

    the only thing bigger than his eyes are his ears

  • Nick Scott
    Nick Scott 18 days ago

    Horrible quiet audio

  • Judah Williamson
    Judah Williamson 18 days ago


  • QtCq
    QtCq 18 days ago

    Dude is an expert on rock formations.

  • DeAn H
    DeAn H 18 days ago

    This video was shot, totally ripped off clloffha her and afew others, gave them like 10 seconds when you have the first two or 3 like 2 mins each, also you showed the worst part of cliffhanger

  • Adam Bartlett
    Adam Bartlett 18 days ago

    wow does every publication have its own version of "Technique Critique", i mean Idek if WIRED was the first to popularize this form of content, they were just the first that I saw. Not hating btw, just curious and lazy

  • Roxy Z
    Roxy Z 18 days ago

    The comments are great lol

  • tammie heazlit
    tammie heazlit 19 days ago

    I was hoping you’d mention vertical limit and cliff hanger. There are so many scenes that are ridiculous. Great Narration

  • tammie heazlit
    tammie heazlit 19 days ago

    Thank you for addressing vertical limit

  • Josh Jones
    Josh Jones 19 days ago

    Anyone else just watch free solo? I know it came out quit a bit ago but it’s so awesome.

  • Tyler Morgan
    Tyler Morgan 19 days ago

    I mostly watched his hands

  • Philthy Phil
    Philthy Phil 20 days ago

    This is Tom Cruise's Son?

  • æsthëtîç Çárlīè MaTiOnS

    As a rock climber, I loved watching Alex's documentary, which was actually in theatres where i live. It was awesomw to see someone do something so amazing yet stressful, and in the end be chill and like. "Um OK that just happened, whats next boys?" Like I'd be like, "nope never again, no thanks, goooooooodbye.

  • chris77777777ify
    chris77777777ify 20 days ago

    Alex makes out he’s never climbs this faces without a rope first. Like he’s somehow better than everybody else.
    What Alex is, is a con.
    He first of climbs the face. May times over, with ropes. Gets to know the face inside out.
    Then climbs it on camera without ropes. This isn’t that special to me.

  • SliK
    SliK 20 days ago +2

    “U coulda jus snap chatted him”😂😂 imagine how lame but realistic the scene would’ve been

  • Noah Hernandez
    Noah Hernandez 21 day ago

    can we get a “this is outrageous” counter?

  • Eduardo Oropeza
    Eduardo Oropeza 21 day ago +1

    Uncle Jack would go nuts on this guy

  • Patricio Brum
    Patricio Brum 21 day ago

    The scene in Cliff Hanger is not in the movie.

  • David Fuchs
    David Fuchs 21 day ago

    12:50 "Oh, he just died, that sucks"

  • Matthew Dreisch
    Matthew Dreisch 21 day ago

    this guy is "LEGIT"

  • Fiene Van Dijk
    Fiene Van Dijk 22 days ago

    I watched Alex' movie.

  • Scott Morgen
    Scott Morgen 22 days ago

    Do the Eiger Sanction!

  • arun shrestha
    arun shrestha 22 days ago

    Well he just died, he sucks. - alex hannold

  • gaiadove
    gaiadove 22 days ago

    His one finger is the size of three of mine...

  • Daphne M.
    Daphne M. 23 days ago

    this is the best one of these yall have ever done

  • rob stark
    rob stark 23 days ago

    Who made him Mr climb?

  • Anton Barkland
    Anton Barkland 23 days ago +2

    1:51 That's some gigantic, muscular hands right there. Wow :)

  • millzi matt
    millzi matt 23 days ago

    I bet his gf loves those fingers.

  • a88304
    a88304 23 days ago

    Les Grossman hands

  • Cody Thurman
    Cody Thurman 23 days ago +1

    @10:18 Best part! Lol

  • C'est Moi
    C'est Moi 23 days ago +1

    i would trust Ashima Shiraishi opinion over this guy.