Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell to Teach Rock Climbing on MasterClass

Climbing legends Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell will join Jimmy Chin in teaching on MasterClass.

Join two of the greatest rock climbers of all time as they reveal the tried-and-true toolkit they employ to scale a summit,” MasterClass teased. That summit being the 3,000-foot El Cap in Yosemite. Yes, this is your chance to dive deep and learn one-on-one with not one but two of the greatest climbing pros.

Free Solo star Alex Honnold and climber and advocate Tommy Caldwell will be teaching the course together. After all, they are besties — they not only climb together, but remember when they set a speed record up ‘The Nose’, when they established the CDUL (“cuddle”) route, and when Tommy officiated Alex’s wedding? It’s only fitting they are tag-teaming a MasterClass.

Watch the intro teaser to the MasterClass:

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Climbing Class With Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell: What You’ll Learn

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Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell will cover a variety of rock climbing basics in three categories during the course:

  • Climbing Technique Basics: Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, going back to basics is crucial to improving your craft.
  • Types of Climbs: From free climbing to bouldering or climbing in the gym, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell define and explain different types of climbs. And, they’ll demo each type in the gym and outside.
  • The Mindset: Alex and Tommy share the psychological side of rock climbing.

The MasterClass will be available on September 28, 2021. We’ll update this article as soon as registration for the MasterClass is available, so be sure to check back.

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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. She has a degree in English and Journalism, and been writing professionally for over five years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.