Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber from Sacramento, California. He was born on August 17, 1985. Honnold first became interested in climbing at the age of 11 after his father took him to an indoor climbing gym. From there, his love of climbing grew, and he began to climb more difficult routes both indoors and outdoors. Honnold is best known for his free solo climbs, which are climbs without the use of ropes or other safety equipment. He has completed some of the most challenging free solo climbs in the world, including the iconic El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, which he climbed in just under four hours. Honnold has won numerous awards for his climbing achievements, including several Climbing Magazine Golden Piton awards and the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award in 2019. In addition to his climbing accomplishments, Honnold is also an author, speaker, and founder of the Honnold Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes solar energy access worldwide.