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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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10 Nov, 2010
That's 5 minutes per pitch. Lazy buggers!
10 Nov, 2010
Wonder if they are going to have another crack and get faster?
10 Nov, 2010
Just curious - on these speed attempts, how many parties are usually on the route at the time ?
10 Nov, 2010
Doesn't matter... Dean will just run past them with his hands in the air shouting "don't touch me", like a big drama queen! ;)
10 Nov, 2010
So what's the spread on how long it will take Hans F to get it back? It must be too late for this season, I'd have thought. I'll go eight to ten months. jcm
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