“What happens if you sneeze?” one concerned viewer asked Honnold on Twitter. Here to answer that question and many more about climbing—roped and not—including just how many pull-ups a good climber can do, and just how the hell climbers get their ropes back from the top of a route, is Alex Honnold in WIRED’s latest installment of Tech Support. Honnold doesn’t just answer queries about what to wear to the rock gym (anything but tight jeans, right?). He goes to a gym to show us how to grip the crimps and slopers, how to heel-hook and hand-jam a crack—which is, yes, a totally legit and nonweird thing to discuss with climbers.
When Free Solo hit theaters, everyone wanted to know, What if he falls? Spoiler: He didn’t. That’s not to say Honnold doesn’t know how to peel with style. Come for the inspiring ascent, stay for the bouldering tumbles. Climb on!
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