If there’s one climber who doesn’t need an introduction, it’s certainly Alex Honnold. He became a household name after the release of the Academy Award winner Free Solo documentary and forever entered the pantheon of climbing legends with his epic climb of El Capitan.
While climbing shoes don’t make climbers, they can amplify one’s qualities or get in the way if they are not suitable for the terrain. As such, Alex Honnold’s collection provides good insights on how to pick the right tool for the job. La Sportiva, the leading climbing shoe brand in the world, sponsors him.
|La Sportiva TC Pro||Big wall & crack climbing||Freerider (Free Solo route), Fitzroy Traverse (Patagonia, Argentina), The Nose (speed record with Hans Florine on this classic El Capitan route)|
|La Sportiva Miura VS||All-round||Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome (Yosemite), Moonlight Buttress (Utah), Wet Lycra Nightmare (Yosemite), Sendero Luminoso (Mexico), The Mandala (boulder problem in California)|
|La Sportiva Solution||Sport climbing||Arrested Development (Nevada)|
|La Sportiva Skwama||Gym climbing||Honnold partners with Movement Gyms, a network of indoor climbing facilities in the US|
|La Sportiva Xplorer Mid GTX||Approach||These are the shoes Honnold and Caldwell wore to reach the Fitz Traverse.|