Speed Record Broken on 'The Nose'


The Nose
The Nose.
Via The Adventure Blog : Hans Florine and Yuji Hiriyama have just managed to successfully climb The Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite in 2 hours 37 minutes and 5 seconds. To give you an idea of just how impressive that is, over to the Adventure Junkie :
The 2900 foot face of The Nose is one of the most iconic climbs in the entire sport. It was first completed back in 1958, by a team that spent 47 days on the face. They approached it much the way that big mountain climbers in the Himalaya would, establishing camps along the face and laying siege to the mountain. In 1960, the second ascent was put up, and took just 7 days, as the team, led by Royal Robbins, completed the first non-stop climb. It took until 1975 before the first single day climb of The Nose was completed, and even now, it traditionally takes most climbers a couple of days to complete.

Incredible.


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