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 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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