Women's Nose-in-a-Day Solo Record Set by Miranda Oakley

US climber Miranda Oakley has broken the women's speed solo record on The Nose (5.9, C2) of El Capitan - Southwest Face. Smashing the previous record of 24 hours and 39 minutes, Miranda's ascent took her under the 24-hour threshold - finishing with a time of 21 hours and 50 minutes. 

El Capitan, 227 kb
El Capitan
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Miranda knocked around five hours off her personal best of just under 27 hours, which she achieved last year. The 32 year-old mountain guide currently working for the Yosemite Mountain School has been lauded as an unsung heroine of the US climbing scene, with onsights up to 5.13, links of El Capitan and Half Dome in a day and first ascents in Patagonia and the California Sierra.



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