Alex Honnold Climbing Ideas: The (Free) Soloist Solutions Your Questions

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By Sam Anderson

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Watch the world’s favorite off-rope climber explain some basics at his 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, chances are you’ll find something new about it explainer Video.

In the clip, the globally acclaimed climber talks about topics ranging from minimizing injuries to holding a sloper.

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

You heard it here first.

Running time: 11 minutes

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Sam Anderson

By Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the Americas seeking adventure, exploring natural wonders and finding good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he was distracted (or rescued) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road procuring trade jobs. He’s had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, in Las Vegas, and somehow in Kansas, but his heart belongs to the Texas hill country.

Topics: climbing, bouldering, rock