On the 16th June, Chris Bevins made the first British solo ascent of The Nose, C2, on El Capitan, Yosemite, in a single sub-24 hr push. A feat that puts him in the company of just handful of other people.
Chris is the 13th person (some have soloed NIAD multiple times), 1st British and 1st non-North American soloist to climb The Nose in a day (NIAD). Many Brits have attempted to solo routes on El Cap in a day without success, even on Zodiac, A3, in 7 linked pitches, compared to The Nose's 32 pitches. Chris' ascent took him 22 hours.
The Nose was one of the first routes up the main face of El Capitan, following the prominent 'arete'-like feature straight up the middle of El Capitan, it is extremely popular, featuring in '50 Classic Climbs of North America' by Steve Roper. Here is a brief history of The Nose:
The photos are from Tom Evans' excellent El Cap Report, in which Tom takes photos from El Cap Bridge and writes up a report on what is happening everyday. If you enjoy Tom's reports, donations are vital to keep the site up and running.
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