This morning in Yosemite Valley, Hans Florine and the Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama set a new speed record for climbing the 870m (2900') Nose route on El Cap. On their fourth attempt in the last ten days they achieved a time of 2 hours 43 minutes and 33 seconds, beating the previous record set by the Germans Thomas and Alexander Huber by 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
Chris McNamara writes at Supertopo:
"Just texted Hans: did you break the record?
His reply: 'By how much, you mean. 2:43:33'
Congratulations! They did it! "
See the UKClimbing.com reports: June 30: On Speed In Yosemite: Catching Up To The Hubers and July 1: Big Day On El Cap Tomorrow: Thanks From Hans.