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New El Cap Speed Record for Honnold and Florine

© Tom Evans / El Cap Report
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.  © Tom Evans / El Cap Report
Alex Honnold following Hans Florine on their speed ascent of The Nose. Alex has loops of rope over his shoulder.
© Tom Evans / El Cap Report


Alex Honnold is sponsored by: The North Face , La Sportiva , Black Diamond , New England Ropes , Clifbar

Big thanks go to Tom Evans of the El Cap Report for the photo. Excellent work Tom!

 


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18 Jun, 2012
Still, what've they done on Stanage...
18 Jun, 2012
Seems a shame to make such an early start and still only manage to get one route in. Did they need to get back for work or something? Surely that's not the only route worth doing at the crag?
18 Jun, 2012
aye, and don't forget that classic number 36 (purple) at my local climbing wall. I think its a 6b+. He'd struggle with that.
18 Jun, 2012
Astounding effort, brilliant guys. Out of interest, does anyone know roughly how much aid they use in a typical speed ascent? Chris
18 Jun, 2012
Steck must be feeling a bit gutted/inferior - Oxygen-free Everest ascent or not! What was his and Honnold's best Nose time again?
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