Alex Honnold Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Alex Honnold

Biography / Wiki

An American rock climber Alex Honnold is known for his rock climbing skills and free solo ascents of big walls. In 2017, he earned the biggest achievement of his life of free soloing El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park.

He considers this accomplishment as one of the greatest athletic achievements of all time as he is the only person to free solo El Capitan. He had climbed this 1000-meter wall without rope or protection which gained him overnight fame outside the climbing scene.

Along with David Roberts, he became the author of the memoir Alone on the Wall in 2017. In 2018, he also became a subject of the biographical documentary Free Solo, which won a BAFTA award as well as an Academy Award.

Height / Weight / Age

The weight of Alex Honnold is 73 kg and 160 lbs in pounds. He is a successful and famous rock climber with a towering height of 180 cm or in feet inches 5’11” tall. He has a cool hairstyle with dark brown color curly hair and sharp innocent brown color eyes.

He has a fit physique with a figure measurement is 42 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 34 inches hips approximately. He has turned 37 years old. His biceps size is 13.5 inches whereas his shoe size is 10 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Alex Honnold is $800,000 million USD approximately.

Education / Family

Born on August 17, 1985, the birth name of Alex Honnold is Alexander Honnold. His parents Dierdre Wolownick and Charles Forrest are community college professors. He was born and raised in Sacramento, California along with his sister named Stasia Honnold.

At the age of 5, Alex started climbing and by the age of 10, he had participated in many national and international youth climbing championships.  For elementary education, he attended Mira Loma High School where he became a part of the International Baccalaureate Programme.

To study civil engineering, he was enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. The death of his grandfather and the separation of his parents made him get involved in rock climbing more. He decided to drop out after the first year of his college and had spent maximum time at home or driving around California to go climbing.


Alex Honnold

Real name Alexander Honnold
Birth Place Sacramento, California (United States)
Date Of Birth August 17, 1985
Age 38 Years
Height In centimeters – 180 cm

In feet inches – 5’11”

Weight In kilograms – 73 kg

In pounds – 160lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Profession Rock climber
Zodiac sign Leo
School Mira Loma High School.
College University of California
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town California, USA
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Charles Honnold
Mothers Name Dierdre Wolownick Honnold

Alex Honnold parents
Alex Honnold parents

Brothers None
Sister Stasia Honnold


Alex Honnold with his sister
Alex Honnold with his sister

Career / Fashion And Style

In 2012, Alex Honnold gained mainstream recognition when he climbed Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome which was featured in the film Alone on the Wall. In November 2011, he tried climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan for the first time with Hans Florine. But he failed to set the record time by 45 seconds.

In November 2014, an obstacle came across when Clif Bar announced that they would no longer sponsor Honnold, along with four other climbers. They took this decision because according to the forms of the sport are pushing boundaries and taking the element of risk to a place.

In 2017, he finally climbed El Capitan and completed the 2,900-foot Freerider route in 3 hours and 56 minutes. This accomplishment of Alex was described as “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever” by the Feat. This route climbing was also documented by climber and photographer Jimmy Chin and documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi, to film the documentary Free Solo.

In 2018, along with Tommy Caldwell, he broke the speed record for the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite by completing the 3,000-foot route in 1:58:07, becoming the first climbers to complete the route in two hours. In 2015, he established the Honnold Foundation which is focusing on “promoting solar energy for a more equitable world.”

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Sanni McCandless


Alex Honnold with his girlfriend
Alex Honnold with his girlfriend

Marital Status Unmarried
Wife None

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actor Bruce Lee
Favorite Actress Joey King
Favorite Food Continental cuisine
Favorite Destinations Bangkok
Favorite Color(s) Navy Blue

Alex Honnold

Some Interesting Facts About Alex Honnold 

  • Alex Honnold is inspired by climbers like Peter Croft, John Bachar, and Tommy Caldwell.
  • To focus on climbing and follow the weather, he bought a 2002 Ford Econoline E150van in 2007.
  • He is proud to be a vegetarian.
  • He describes himself as an atheist and militant.
  • He is fond of reading especially interested in classic literature, environmentalism, and economics.
  • He appeared in the Hollywood movie “A Line Across the Sky”.

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