Speed Record Set On The Nose Of El Capitan In Yosemite National Park, CA

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The Nose of El Capitan. Image: AP Photo/Ben Margot, File

On Wednesday, two climbers shattered the speed record to climb the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, CA. Alex Honnold and his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell ascended the route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds. The previous record of 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 44 seconds was set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds in October 2017.

Former record holder, Hans Florine was watching from the base of El Capitan and stated that he knew they’d break the record by the halfway point. The Nose is one of the most technical and dangerous climbing routes in the world. Climbers typically take several days to scale the route. Reel Rock was on site shooting for an upcoming film.

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