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The Inertia

Alex Honnold knows more about climbing than pretty much anyone else on Earth. He’s always been famous in the rock climbing world, but when he free soloed Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan, the rest of the wider world snapped to attention. National Geographic called it “the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport.” In just under four hours, Honnold, who is inarguably one of the best climbers on earth, completed the monstrous climb. He first put skin to rock just after dawn, after spending the night in his van.

That’s why GQ Sports called him up to break down rock climbing scenes from movies and TV, including Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Wonder Woman, The Big Bang Theory, The Eiger Sanction, Captain Fantastic, Cliffhanger, and K2. Turns out Hollywood doesn’t always stick to reality. Big surprise, right? This isn’t the first time he’s been called upon, either. Watch the first installment here.

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