Alex 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.
There is an excellent photo write-up of their speedy ascent on the El Cap Report Website.
Alex Honnold following Hans Florine on their speed ascent of The Nose. Alex has loops of rope over his shoulder.
UKC News, Jun 2012
© Tom Evans / El Cap Report
Big thanks go to Tom Evans of the El Cap Report for the photo. Excellent work Tom!