Alex Honnold Breaks Down Climbing Scenes From Movies & TV | GQ Sports

Professional rock climber and free-solo ascent master Alex Honnold is back to break down more rock climbing scenes from movies and TV, including 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Eiger Sanction,' 'Captain Fantastic,' 'Cliffhanger' and 'K2.'

Alex's new podcast, Climbing Gold, is available to listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Alex Honnold Breaks Down Climbing Scenes From Movies \u0026 TV | GQ Sports


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  • Kaspars Auzins
    Kaspars Auzins11 klukkustundum síðan

    This whole scene is incredible, the MI series is one of the best.

  • MissLilRedRooster
    MissLilRedRoosterDegi Síðan síðan

    I love that he breaks down unrealistic scenes without being condescending. He still acknowledges the artistry and interpretation, and that there is enjoyment in that, even if it isn't completely 100% realistic.

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  • Steven Klingler
    Steven Klingler2 dögum síðan

    Have you ever "run out of rope" Alex? 😃

  • Kaador
    Kaador2 dögum síðan

    Korrekter Typ!

  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin2 dögum síðan

    I can't even watch people climb... In real life or movies.. without having an absolutely awful feeling in my nuts..

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    A guy talking about things he really does know in a non bragging way is very very attractive.

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    Flowerdoodle23 dögum síðan

    He has Westworld, robot eyes.

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    David Nimmo4 dögum síðan

    28:16 that rock moves.. barely touched haha

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    Hana Mari4 dögum síðan

    Lol I wonder if he looked or asked who was in charge of captain fantastic and got started on the ‘life of teasing’ 😂

  • Alicja B
    Alicja B4 dögum síðan

    Alex just explained my fear in like 5 sec. I always thought that I‘m afraid of the free space around me when it‘s high, but it‘s just the fear of falling off lol

  • Barbara Tsaturova
    Barbara Tsaturova4 dögum síðan

    Alex is hilarious

  • Fredzered
    Fredzered4 dögum síðan

    K2 is not in Nepal

  • Bill Nugent
    Bill Nugent5 dögum síðan

    I'd be interested to hear your comments on the 2008 German movie North Face (Nordwand)

  • Jacob Barta
    Jacob Barta5 dögum síðan

    Hey GQ or GQ Sports, I wanna do a freight train hopping scenes review video with y'all

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    His is so frank

  • livelyupmyself1
    livelyupmyself15 dögum síðan

    I like Alex Honnold even more now that I know he loves the Eiger Sanction.

  • v0ffka1
    v0ffka15 dögum síðan

    Giant storm, as it was shown in MI, is pure CGI - I live in Dubai and there are no sandstorms as severe as the one shown.

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    “Who cares? It looks amazing.”

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    Lucas Hass look alike.

  • Brian Halvorson
    Brian Halvorson8 dögum síðan

    Thanks for The Eiger Sanction... I just wish Alex had talked a bit about the Eiger climbing sequences, that were shot on the lower sections of the Eiger. Especially good is Clint Eastwood climbing in a construction style hard hat. Total boss.

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    You know what's crazy? This man is still alive to tell his story. That is crazy.

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    18:04 seems like he's rope soloing

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    i love how he always talks so casually about almost dyeing, "so i kept on going, what an eventful Morning"

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    How the cameraman get up there?

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  • Alex Fracyon
    Alex Fracyon10 dögum síðan

    Actually I always wonder how the rope got up there when I see it in movies. I can't help but put myself in the situation always. I am the guy who has to be reminded that it's a movie

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    Alex is an amazing man

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  • Jim Hernandez
    Jim Hernandez11 dögum síðan

    good to hear what scares Alex.

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    Bipolar Mind Droppings12 dögum síðan

    I wonder if they would have dumped the silly sci-fi gloves for the Tom Cruise climb if Alex had already climbed the building and they could see how it is done?

  • Eric Sanchez
    Eric Sanchez12 dögum síðan

    FYI It's possible to drive a steel bolt of ~5mm diameter into rock using a device similar to a rimfire nail-gun

  • Eric Sanchez
    Eric Sanchez12 dögum síðan

    "The key is to make sure you don't fall off" - Alex Honnold

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  • James Gillam
    James Gillam13 dögum síðan

    My fear is the opposite, and if anything much more irrational 😂 I've jumped off of a 16m cliff into water, I've free climbed maybe 30-40m up in the mountains, to reach sections that are 100's of metres high (not super difficult stuff through) however, I won't go sky diving or bungy jumping, and I was scared when I went hot air ballooning 😂 I don't get scared climbing generally, it feels comfortable, but even though sky diving is safe, it's just too high 😂 I'm legitimately scared of the height, not the danger lol

  • smart guy
    smart guy13 dögum síðan

    who's this joker Alex...he can't climb I'm the best climber in the world this guy is a noob thanks the best climber

  • Var D10S
    Var D10S13 dögum síðan

    K2 is not a local Nepalese mountain. Alex probably meant to say something else?

  • Moirah Ahmad

    Moirah Ahmad

    12 dögum síðan

    @Var D10S well, we Americans aren't know for our geography proficiency. Actually most people don't know were exactly these mountains are unless you have an special interest on it. Here in Pakistan most people don't know either. So, even though I think is important to fact check before publishing something, I understand that's not his area of expertise.

  • Var D10S

    Var D10S

    13 dögum síðan

    @Moirah Ahmad Yes, but profession does not matter here to know this fact. Was pointing to this inaccuracy.

  • Moirah Ahmad

    Moirah Ahmad

    13 dögum síðan

    He's not a mountaineer, K2 is not in Nepal neither in the Himalayas. He's a rock climber, completely different thing altogether.

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    Majula Dark S.13 dögum síðan

    O cara é o Ayrton Senna da escalada.

  • Walter
    Walter14 dögum síðan

    The "bolt gun" isn't "fake". They're called Ramset guns. I don't know if they would fire into rock, but they are used in construction to fire nails into concrete.

  • Walter
    Walter14 dögum síðan

    There ARE "bolt guns". They're used to shoot "bolts" into concrete. They use a handgun blank to fire the "bolt" into the concrete.

  • Walter
    Walter14 dögum síðan

    The glove didn't "shoot him off". He had all his weight hanging on it when it let go.

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    Martha Bakry14 dögum síðan

    Hey, in the next one please talk about the St. Cyril’s monastery scene in For Your Eyes Only.

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  • Dave Krupa
    Dave Krupa16 dögum síðan

    I love at 7:50 how Alex points out there are no anchors to get off the top of the pinnacle because everytime I watched that movie it freaked me out how Clint and George would get down.

  • Black Squirrel
    Black Squirrel16 dögum síðan

    Clint Eastwood was also 45 and climbing in Levis.

  • KieLeaHar
    KieLeaHar16 dögum síðan

    I absolutely love how down to earth Alex is (bit of humour, guys 😉) but also the fact that he explains everything in simple terms.

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    MikleRe16 dögum síðan

    hey guys, anyone know which watch he has ? thx

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  • Englehard Dinglefester
    Englehard Dinglefester17 dögum síðan

    Frankly I'd rather Alex do commentary than climb without rope. :)

  • Greg Keane
    Greg Keane17 dögum síðan

    2:06 the top rope is gone lol

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    Anthony Prosapio17 dögum síðan

    Yeah you just don't fall off and it wont be scary. The balls on this guy