Alex Honnold

Age: 24, Years climbing: 13, Hometown: Sacramento, CA/Anywhere else, Favorite product: TC PRO

Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

I climb whatever I can, sometimes it requires a mix of everything. Except ice, because I don't swing that way yet.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

A few years?

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

To free climb really big walls quickly.

Do you have a claim to fame?


Do you have any vices?

Not really, I'm quite puritanical, minus the god part. I don't drink, or smoke or any of those vice like things. I guess I fornicate when I can tho.

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

I just like climbing a lot. I change styled a fair amount and travel a lot, I just like keeping it fresh and climbing new things. I wouldn't say I have much of a real world.

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

Definitely the groupies, tho the fat cash comes in a close second.

What is your favorite movie?

Too hard to say. There are tons of movies that I love but haven't seen again.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Nothing has ever really stuck.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

I have no idea, but probably somewhere in the 40 hour range in highschool maybe. Pulling an all nighter and then having a long day.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

I think Oregon. It has sort of an epic sound to it, like a fantasy novel. And so many of the other states sound feminine.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Weird raw vegan sprout things. It was very a-typical for me tho.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Probably words. My mind is very boring.

What really scares you about climbing?

Falling off? Totally sucking? I guess those both just mean failure.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

Dumb and Dumber?? But I'd prefer Enter the Dragon, just to sound badass.

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

I sort of do live wherever I want. . . I always come back to Sacramento tho, just because my family is there.

Have no food or have no gasoline?

I'd rather have no gas. You can always walk if you're well fed.

Do you wish you had sexier feet?

Actually, I do a little bit. My feet are really ugly, sometimes it embarrasses me a little in public.