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Topic - NEWS: New El Cap Speed Record for Honnold and Florine

UKC News - on 18 Jun 2012
Alex Honnold following Hans Florine on their speed ascent of The Nose. Alex has loops of rope over his shoulder., 3 kbAlex Honnold and Hans Florine have broken the speed record on El Capitan's 'The Nose'. The pair set out very early on the morning of the 17th of June to be able to climb the route in the shade, as the forecast was for very high temperatures.

Less than two and a half hours later they were stood on the top of the world's most iconic rock face.

Their new record is 2:23:46, breaking the previous record from Sean Leary and Dean Potter by around 13 minutes.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67199

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