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The Nose El Capitan: Alex Honnold leads, Tommy Caldwell jumars below during their record-breaking speed ascent on 06/06/2018
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Alex Honnold climbing The Nose of El Capitan on the 30/05/2018 record ascent with Tommy Caldwell
Photo by REEL ROCK / Brett Lowell
Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell on top of El Capitan after having set a new speed record up The Nose in Yosemite in 1:58:07
Photo by REEL ROCK / Austin Siadak
Tommy Caldwell below El Capitan, Yosemite, with the gear used to set a new speed record on The Nose with Alex Honnold
Photo by REEL ROCK / Austin Siadak

Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell and the El Capitan Nose Speed record time-lapse

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In June 2018 American rock climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a new speed record on El Capitan in Yosemite, climbing The Nose in 1:58:07. Here’s the time-lapse of the entire ascent, condensed into just over two minutes.

On 6 June 6 2018 American climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first to climb The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in under two hours. 1 hour, 58 minutes and 7 seconds to be exact, an impressive and terrifying time, which finally broke the symbolic 2-hour barrier.

The record-breaking climb came a few days after having bested the previous record set in 2017 by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, and this new time will - in all likelihood - remain unbeaten for a long time.

The history of The Nose's speed ascent and the attempts carried out by Caldwell and Honnold to break the record is recounted in the thrilling The Nose Speed ​​Record by Reel Rock 14, which has also released this interesting time-lapse of the audacious vertical sprint from start to finish. Just to give you an idea of ​​how quick they really were: most climbers require a whole day to get to Sickle Ledge, Caldwell needed little more than 11 minutes...

The Nose Speed
Women
10/2014 - 5:02 Mayan Smith-Gobat & Libby Sauter
09/2013 - 5:39 Mayan Smith-Gobat & Libby Sauter 
09/2012 - 7:26 Mayan Smith-Gobat & Chantel Astorga
06/2012 - 10:19 Jes Meiris & Quinn Brett
09/2011 - 10:40 Libby Sauter & Chantel Astorga
2004 - 12:15 Heidi Wirtz & Vera Schulte-Pelkum
1994 - Lynn Hill, 23 hours. First free ascent in a single day

Men 

06/06/2018 - 1:58:07 Tommy Caldwell & Alex Honnold
04/06/2018 - 2:01:50 Tommy Caldwell & Alex Honnold
05/2018 - 2:10:15 Tommy Caldwell & Alex Honnold
10/2017 - 2:19:44 Brad Gobright & Jim Reynolds
06/2012 - 2:23:46 Hans Florine & Alex Honnold
11/2010 - 2:36:45 Dean Potter & Sean Leary
10/2008 - 2:37:05 Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
07/2008 - 2:43:33.Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
10/2007 - 2:45:45 Thomas Huber & Alexander Huber
09/2002 - 2:48:55 Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
2001 - 3:24:20 Dean Potter & Timmy O’Neill
1992 - 4:22 Hans Florine & Peter Croft 
1991 - 4:48 Peter Croft & Dave Schultz
1991 - 6:01 Hans Florine & Andres Puhvel
1990 - 6:40 Peter Croft &Dave Schultz
1990 - 8:11 Hans Florine & Steve Schneider 
1986 - 10:05 John Bachar & Peter Croft 
1975 - 17:45 Jim Bridwell, John Long, Billy Westbay, first repeat in a day
1960 - 7 days, Royal Robbins, Joe Fitschen, Chuck Pratt e Tom Frost, first repeat
1958 - 47 days, Warren Harding, Wayne Merry e George Whitmore, first ascent


TOPO: The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite

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