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The Nose, Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat set new El Capitan record

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On 28 October Libby Sauter from America and Mayan Smith-Gobat from New Zealand set a new female speed record on The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, climbing the route in 5 hours and 2 minutes.

We mentioned they were planning it a few days ago, now though words have given way to action: yesterday America's Libby Sauter and New Zealand's Mayan Smith-Gobat set a new female speed record on The Nose, El Capitan.

According to American climbing magazine Rock & Ice, the two women set off at 7:18 yesterday morning, with Sauter leading the first block to the Boot Flake and Smith-Gobat leading on to the summit. The two stopped the chronometer after a mere 5 hours and 2 minutes, more than half an hour faster that the previous record the two had set in September 2013.

UPDATE ON 31/10/2014
Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter set a new record, climbingThe Nose in 4:43!
THE NOSE SPEED
Women

10/2014 - 4:43 Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter
10/2014 - 5:02 Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter
09/2013 - 5:39 Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter
09/2012 - 7:26 Mayan Smith-Gobat and Chantel Astorga
06/2012 - 10:19 Jes Meiris and Quinn Brett
09/2011 - 10:40 Libby Sauter and Chantel Astorga
2004 - 12:15 Heidi Wirtz and Vera Schulte-Pelkum

The Nose - Men
11/2010 - 2:36:45 Dean Potter and Sean Leary
10/2010 - 2:37:05 Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine
10/2007 - 2:45:45 Thomas and Alexander Huber
10/2008 - 2:37:05 Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama
07/2008 - 2:43:33.Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama
09/2002 - 2:48:55 Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama
2001 - 3:24:20 Dean Potter and Timmy O’Neil

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