Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have knocked almost ten minutes off the previous speed record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The pair completed the route and stopped the clock after just 2 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds (2:10:15), breaking Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds' record of 2:19:44 from October 2017.
Reporting in an Instagram post, multi-time Nose speed record holder Hans Florine shared a photo of the pair preparing for their attempt and later commented below the photo "They got it!" Florine was watching the ascent from the valley floor, while resting his injuries sustained during a recent aid climbing fall on The Nose.
Florine has appeared in the record books multiple times with various partners since 1990, including Honnold. In June 2012, he set a record of 2:23:46 alongside Honnold.
View previous records below:
Watch a video of Reynolds' and Gobright's 2017 record: