New Climbing Record Set On Yosemite's El Capitan

New Climbing Record Set On Yosemite's El Capitan

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New Climbing Record Set On Yosemite's El Capitan

Cover Image: Mike Murphy | Above Image: NPS

2 hours, 10 minutes, 15 seconds is the new record for ascending The Nose of El Capitan. That time was just set by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. This record beats Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds’ time of 2:19:44 from Oct. 2017.

Yosemite’s El Capitan is also seen as the classic test piece for speed climbing. It’s steep, exposed, and extremely strenuous pitch is 2,900 feet high and has 31 pitches.  Most climbing parties take several days to scale the route.

This new time pushes the limits of what was thought possible and begs the question, can The Nose be climbed in under 2 hours?

Congratulations to Alex and Tommy on this historic climb.

 

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