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

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