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 Auzins

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

  • MissLilRedRooster

    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

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

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  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin

    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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    David Nimmo

    28:16 that rock moves.. barely touched haha

  • Hana Mari
    Hana Mari

    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 B

    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 Tsaturova

    Alex is hilarious

  • Fredzered

    K2 is not in Nepal

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    Bill Nugent

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

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    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

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

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    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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  • Brian Halvorson
    Brian Halvorson

    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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    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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    I love how much physics Alex knows and is able to explain in real person terms

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  • Alex Fracyon
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    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 Hernandez

    good to hear what scares Alex.

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    Bipolar Mind Droppings

    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?

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    Eric Sanchez

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

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

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  • James Gillam
    James Gillam

    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 guy

    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 D10S

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

    • Moirah Ahmad
      Moirah Ahmad

      @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

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

    • Moirah Ahmad
      Moirah Ahmad

      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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  • Walter

    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

    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

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

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    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 Krupa

    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.

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    Black Squirrel

    Clint Eastwood was also 45 and climbing in Levis.

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    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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  • MikleRe

    hey guys, anyone know which watch he has ? thx

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  • Englehard Dinglefester
    Englehard Dinglefester

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

  • Greg Keane
    Greg Keane

    2:06 the top rope is gone lol

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

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