Alex Honnold Climbs the City

Alex Honnold

You wouldn’t expect to see free solo climber Alex Honnold scaling buildings in San Francisco – he is after all the dude from the credit card ad who dares to climb some of the most dangerous mountains in the world without a safety rope, but that is exactly what is happening in his new film, Alex Honnold’s Urban Ascents.

This short film (check it out below) gives us an up-close look at a man who bets it all on his incredibly strong hands and body to keep him alive. However, we get to see him in action on terrain much more familiar to all of us. In this film, he tackles a building in San Francisco’s Financial District and climbs up the city’s Palace of Fine Arts.

“I spend so much more time on rock where it’s so natural to me, whereas with buildings it’s much more of an adventure,” says Honnold of the experience.

If you like climbing, then this is a treat, but if you are curious to learn about the man behind the headlines of fearless climbs and feats, then this is a revealing portrait of a person who literally takes his life in his hands on a daily basis.

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