Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama have set a new speed record on the Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, climbing the route in 2:43:33.
Linea di Eleganza, the route first climbed by Elio Orlandi, Horacio Codò and Luca Fava in February 2004 on Fitz Roy, has been repeated for the first time and freed in one single push at 5.12+ by the Americans Tommy Caldwell, Topher Donahue and Erik Roed.
Just two weeks after Caldwell's astounding repeat of the Nose, the young American has pushed things further by phenomenally climbing both the Nose and Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, in under 24 hours!
Yosemite news roundup. On 17 October Tommy Caldwell made a sub-12 hour ascent of the Nose, just days after his free ascent together with wife Beth Rodden. Nicolas Favresse from Belgium makes first ascent of L'Appât on El Capitan (VI 5.12d). Leo Houlding from England onsighted Half Dome's Regular Northwest Face and repeated Freerider.
At the end of May Tommy Caldwell freed the Dihedral Wall, on El Capaitan, America. It is is now considered the hardest big wall free climb in Yosemite
Yuji Hirayama climbs the Salathé, Yosemite in 13 hours. This is the second, one-day free ascent after Tommy Caldwell.
Tommy Caldwell becomes the first person to free climb the Salathé, Yoesemite, in a day
The two-month 'Pig Brothers Tour' of America by François Legrand and Yuji Hirayama gets underway to climb the hardest routes in the States