How 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold Uses Low-Risk Bouldering To Train For Big Climbs

How 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold Uses Low-Risk Bouldering To Train For Big Climbs

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How 'Free Solo' Climber Alex Honnold Uses Low-Risk Bouldering To Train For Big Climbs

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Alex Honnold is easily the most famous climber in the world.

The film ‘Free Solo’ of him climbing Yosemite National Park’s El Cap line won an Oscar, and has been viewed by millions across the globe.

So how does Alex Honnold prepare for big climbs? He boulders outside of Las Vegas only hanging inches above the ground.

Pretty neat to see how bouldering helps him strengthen his muscles and fine tune his climbing skills for high-risk climbs.

Black Diamond Equipment“As the world’s premier free soloist and adventure climber, BD Athlete Alex Honnold has a reputation for BIG sends. So, when we were recently invited to check out his latest projects in Red Rock, Nevada, we first imagined endless sandstone pitches with epic vistas from the summits. Then we learned that the “Honnbold” was working on something a little different.

Turns out, you don’t get as confident as Honnold on the rock without broadening your repertoire of moves and expanding your comfort zone. That’s why we found his projects to be a little smaller than we expected.

But as he put it, “It’s all just good practice for the real rock climbing.”

Nothing about this looks fun to me, but to each their own!

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