New Nose Speed Record by Honnold and Caldwell – 2:10

“They got it! About 2:09!” wrote Hans Florine in the comments of an Instagram post. The “they” were Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell; the “it” was the new speed-record on the Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite. This morning, May 30, the two Yosemite masters blazed up the 3,000-foot granite monolith and tagged the tree at the top in a blisteringly fast time of 2 hours 10 minutes 15 seconds.

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2 Responses to New Nose Speed Record by Honnold and Caldwell – 2:10

  1. Ghaznavid May 31, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    We can’t be that far from seeing the first sub 2h time on this route. Amazing effort. Memories of when the time was 2h30+ and then Dean Potter and Sean Leary beat it by a few seconds – and everyone was saying that it would probably never be done much faster. Last 3 records have been substantially faster than the last.

  2. Justin Jun 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    And again… Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Set Sub-2-Hour Nose Speed Record – https://www.climbing.com/news/alex-honnold-and-tommy-caldwell-set-sub-2-hour-nose-speed-record/

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