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Alex Honnold


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Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognised and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold is known as much for his humble, self-effacing attitude as he is for the dizzyingly tall cliffs he has climbed without a rope to protect him if he falls. Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall.”

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Fri Night Vid Alex Honnold - Big Walls to Low Balls

Far from his natural and famed milieu of tall walls with big exposure, tonight's Friday Night Video shows Alex Honnold shuffling just above the ground while projecting a local low ball V7 boulder. Having just returned from a jungle big ...

Fri Night Vid Honnold Breaks Down Climbing Scenes from Movies & TV

In this week's Friday Night Video, Alex Honnold uses his substantial knowledge from rock climbing and Hollywood filmmaking to critically analyse rock climbing scenes from film and TV. Does Clint Eastwood know what he's doing?...

The Ticklist #26 - Nepali Women Summit Annapurna, Jim Pope on Form, Speed Records and Solos

From a dusty gym in Tyumen to the summit of Annapurna I, this week's round-up is truly multi-disciplinary...

Video In Conversation with Adam Ondra and Alex Honnold

Two of the world's most recognisable climbers get together for a wide-ranging conversation covering...

News Caldwell and Honnold Complete Massive Linkup in Rocky Mountain National Park

Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have completed a huge linkup of peaks in Rocky...

Fri Night Vid Life Coach: Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk in Alaska

When climbing in Alaska, things don't always go to plan. Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk's aim was to...

News New free line on El Capitan for Caldwell and Honnold

Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Kevin Jorgeson have joined forces to establish a new free line on El Capitan....

News Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright climb El Niño via variation

News Free Solo wins Best Documentary Feature Oscar

News Free Solo wins Best Documentary BAFTA

Fri Night Vid What if he falls? Filming Free Solo

Fri Night Vid Alex Honnold Soloing El Cap in 360

Newsflash Honnold and Caldwell climb The Nose in sub 2 Hours

News Yet Another Nose Speed Record by Honnold & Caldwell

News New Nose Speed Record by Honnold & Caldwell

Video The Nose speed record: 2:19:44

Interview Alex Honnold on Soloing El Capitan

Article Honnold - The Art of The Dark Lord

Video Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright in Africa

Video Alex Honnold ...something that actually matters...

Video Fitzroy Traverse with Honnold and Caldwell

Video Honnold's Hardest Big Wall Solo - Gripping!


Latest Reviews for Alex's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot range covers a variety of uses from light-n-fast mountaineering and high-level backpacking, to via ferrata. John McKenna puts them...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive...

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood,...


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New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

The North Face: Advanced Mountain Kit - available at Ellis Brigham

Advanced Mountain Kit - The North Face's latest range - is available exclusively at Ellis Brigham.

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic...

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...


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