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El Capitan, Yosemite. On 21/10/2017 Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds climbed The Nose in 2:19:44, setting a new speed record
Photo by Tristan Greszko

The Nose Speed time lapse featuring Brad Gobright, Jim Reynolds


The time-lapse documentary of the record-breaking speed ascent of The Nose up El Capitan in Yosemite, climbed in 2:19:44 on 21 October 2017 by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright.

They seem like busy little ants. But they’re not; closer inspection reveals they're Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright making a fast ascent of The Nose, one the most famous big wall climbs in the world. On their 11th attempt, one morning in late October 2017 the duo finally stopped the clock after an astounding 2 hours, 19 minutes and 44 seconds. In doing so they bettered by 4 minutes a record which previously had been deemed unbeatable, set in 2012 by none other than Alex Honnold and Hans Florine.

As could be seen in our interview with Gobright last autumn, the speed ascent was documented by their friend Tristan Greszko who has now published the entire timelapse, explaining "Watching this as it happened was one of the more incredible spectacles I've ever witnessed; an amazing display of superhuman mastery unlike anything I've seen before..."

The Nose Speed
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


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

Link: FB Jim Reynolds, FB Brad Gobright, FB Tristan Greszko


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