What happens when a “normal” aspiring rock jock adopts the training and lifestyle protocols of one of the most prolific and recognized rock climbers of all time? GearJunkie contributor and semi-serious rock climber Nate Mitka dedicated a week of his life to following the sometimes monk-like existence of Alex Honnold to find out.
Follow along in this video as Mitka lives like Honnold for a week. He climbs on a Moonboard and outdoors, strength trains, does cardio, and works on mobility. Mitka even samples Honnold’s vegetarian diet and engages in some free soloing.
So, what happens after a week of the grueling Alex Honnold protocol? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! Mitka retests himself on a few personal Moonboard test pieces, to admittedly surprising results considering it was only a week.
Runtime: 18 minutes