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Speed Race on the Nose Heats Up

Sean Leary and Dean Potter have broken the two-year-old speed record for climbing the Nose of El Capitan, climbing the 31-pitch route in 2 hours 36 minutes 45 seconds. That’s a mere 20 seconds faster than the mark established by Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama in October 2008.

Leo Houlding Audio Interview: The Prophet

Leo Houlding is now back in the UK after his successful ascent of his new route The Prophet on El Capitan. Houlding, partnered by Jason Pickles, managed to free climb the last remaining hard pitch (A1 Beauty) on his last day in the valley before a frantic flight home to give a lecture tour. Alastair […]