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News Link: New Speed Record For The Nose, El Cap

Sean Leary and Dean Potter have broken the two-year-old speed record for climbing the Nose of El Capitan, climbing the 31-pitch route in 2 hours 36 minutes 45 seconds.

That's a mere 20 seconds faster than the mark established by Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama in October 2008. Will the competitive Hans Florine been happy with that?

Dougald MacDonald reports at climbing.com



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