Alex Honnold Climbing Tips: The (Free) Soloist Answers Your Questions

Watch the planet’s favorite untethered climber explain some basics at his level best in this Wired clip.

Most of us could learn a thing or two from Alex Honnold. Whether you’re a new climber or an old hand, there’s a good chance you’ll find something to enjoy about his new explainer video.

In the clip, the globally lauded climber sounds off on topics from minimizing injuries to how to hold a sloper.

He explains sloper technique well, especially for the uninitiated. Then he says, “If you’re reaching to some hold and it feels terrible, you’re like ‘OK, that’s not a great hold.'”

You heard it here first.

Runtime: 11 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson is a staff writer at GearJunkie, and several other All Gear websites.

He has been writing about climbing, cycling, running, wildlife, outdoor policy, the outdoor industry, vehicles, and more for 2 years. Prior to GearJunkie, he owned and operated his own business before freelancing at GearHungry. Based in Austin, Texas, Anderson loves to climb, boulder, road bike, trail run, and frequent local watering holes (of both varieties).

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