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Alex Honnold Takes Bear Grylls Up a Rock Climb

Seems Honnold is cashing in on his Oscar glory by doing a bit of guiding ?

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This is rich. Alex Honnold, the man who we all know free soloed El Capitan, appears to struggle on this low-angle slab, to heighten the drama as the inimitable Bear Grylls then tackles it on TR.

[Also Read Steep Learning Curve: Alex Honnold On His Early Free-Soloing Days]

Nat Geo describes the clip—titled “Mountainside Climbing” ? on YouTube—as follows: “Alex and Bear scale a sheer rock face in the Swiss Alps and when Alex struggles to get up a section of the wall, Bear knows that he’s in for a challenge. It’s Bear’s turn to be taken out of his element!”