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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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News posts and Articles featuring Alex

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 their individual specialisations, how notoriety has changed their lives and the responsibilities linked to having a large platform at th...

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 Mountain National Park, Colorado. Taking roughly a day and a half, the pair linked climbs from Mount Meeker to Mount Notchtop, naming the...

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 attempt an unrepeated line on Mt Dickie, although unfavourable conditions mean that Honnold eventually turns the camera on the...

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

Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright have teamed up to make the second free ascent of El Niño (5.13c/8a+)...

News Free Solo wins Best Documentary Feature Oscar

Free Solo, the documentary film of Alex Honnold's historic solo of Freerider on El Capitan has won a Best...

News Free Solo wins Best Documentary BAFTA

Free Solo, the documentary of Alex Honnold's historic solo of Freerider on El Capitan in Yosemite has won Best Documentary...

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

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking, ski touring, or climbing something big but non-technical overseas, this is one satisfyingly ergonomic ice axe.

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned...

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.

Black Diamond Vision MIPS helmet

Crossing over from the bike and skiing industries, MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) helmets are designed to...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise...

La Sportiva TX Guide shoes

With a refined design that marries the confidence inspiring grip of a trail shoe, and climbing performance to match the best in...

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy...


Latest News from Alex's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

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 hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

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 mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

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,...

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our...


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