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Facts About Alex Honnold - American Rock Climber

Published Tue Jul 16 2019 By Akki
Facts About Alex Honnold - American Rock Climber

Alex Honnold is an American rock climber, who has been featured on the cover of national geographic. He is also widely known for his free solo ascents and big wall climbs. 

Born on August 17, 1985, in Sacramento, California, he is a son of Charles Honnold and Dierdre Wolownick Honnold. He is of polish descent and has a sister Statsia Honnold.

Here are 10 facts of Alex Honnold.

Net Worth 

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber, who has accumulated the massive net worth of $2 million by the age of 33. His fortune includes sponsorship with top mountaineering clothes and gear companies like The North Face, Black Diamond, and Maxim Ropes. In addition, he owns a lavish house in Las Vegas.

Alex Honnold taking a picture.
Alex Honnold ready for next destination, with his van.
Image Source: Gripped Magazine


Honnold owns white color Ford Econoline E150 van, which cost range from $10,454 to $21,266. He has been living in the van for more than 12 years, where he traveled through van to various rock climbing destinations.

Cassandra McCandless - Girlfriend Love

Cassandra McCandless is a girlfriend of Alex Honnold, who has been living together with Honnold in his van. The love bird met in 2015 at the event of Honnold's book 'Alone on the Wall'. The duo has a very strong relationship, they travel to different places in their van for rock climbing.

Alex Honnold and Cassandra McCandless spotted together.
Alex Honnold and Cassandra McCandless taking a picture together.
Image Source: Reality Titbit

Honnold Foundation 

Honnold Foundation is an environmental non-profit organization started in 2012 by Alex Honnold, where the organization works to support the use of clean energy sources. 

The organization has its own official website, where the people can support them on reduces environmental impact through donating some money.


 Honnold is a vegetarian unlike other athletes in today's time, eating plants for good health. He is very concern about his health, he neither smoke cigarette nor drink alcohol.


Honnold was very fascinated about rock climbing from his childhood days, where he started his climbing career from the age of 5. He was influenced by famous American rock climber like; Tommy Caldwell and John Bachar. 

Alex Honnold taking a picture with Tommy Caldwell.
Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell climbing mountain.
Image Source: Mercury News


Growing up in Sacramento, California, Alex Honnold studied in Mira Loma High Shcool and later on, he joined the University of California to pursue a degree in civil engineering but unfortunately, he quit his studies having a trauma.  

Body Figure 

Being an athlete, people need to have the right physic and body structure to keep them fit for the games. Alex Honnold is 5 feet 11 Inches (189cm) tall with a 73 kg weight, where he has brown eye color and dark brown hair color with 42-33-34 body figure and 10 UK shoe size.

Alone on the Wall 

Alone on the Wall is an autobiography genre book written by Alex Honnold, and David Roberts, which was published on October 27, 2015. 

The book contains stories of the life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold. The book is available online on, where it cost around $9.61 for Kindle, $16.07 for hardcover, and $20.19 for mp3 CD.

A Line Across the Sky 

A Line Across the Sky is a 40-minutes sport adventure reel rock film tour released on September 17, 2015 (USA). The film stars arw Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, where it was directed by Peter Mortimer and Josh Lowell.

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