Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Alex Honnold

Elite climber Alex Honnold shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. 


Alex Honnold is the biggest name in rock climbing and has tackled some of the sport's biggest climbs. He's the only human to free solo El Cap, a feat that is just mind boggling. He holds the El Cap speed record of the The Nose with his bromance Tommy Caldwell, with whom he’s completed numerous envelope-pushing adventures such as the Fitz Traverse, the Yosemite Triple Crown, and the CDUL. He is so skilled, controlled, and dominant on big walls and heady climbs, one wonders if he even knows what struggle is. Well you’re about to find out. Beyond climbing, Alex is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to support solar energy for a more equitable world. Alex shares the non-profit’s humble beginnings, where its heading, and why we should embrace solar now.



Struggle: 0:03:58

Training: 0:5:03

Nutrition: 0:13:19

Tactics: 0:16:28

Mental Game: 0:21:53

Purpose: 0:28:44

What's Next: 39:27

Takeaways: 0:43:45


This season is supported by PhysiVantage, the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Visit to receive 15% off your full priced nutrition order. 


The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world. 


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