Jes Meiris, a climbing guide from Colorado, climbed The Nose 5.9, C2 in only 27 hours, beating the previous record by nearly four days.

The 32-year-old Meiris had climbed the route six times before setting out on June 7 set the new record.

The previous record was held by Jacqueline Florine who climbed it in five days in 2002.

Tommy Caldwell holds the speed record for fastest free ascent which he did in 2005 in 12 hours.

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Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat have set a new female speed record for The Nose. They climbed the route in five-hours and 39-minutes on September 29. The old record was seven-hours and 26-minutes, set by Smith-Gobat and Chantel Astorga.

Nose of El Capitan, (Stanford.edu)

The Nose of El Capitan, (Stanford.edu)

The Nose Records

Date Party Time
(hh:mm:ss)
2012-6-17 Hans Florine, Alex Honnold 2:23:51
2010-11-6 Dean Potter, Sean Leary 2:36:45
2008-10-12 Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama 2:37:05
2008-7-2 Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama 2:43:33
2007-10-8 Alexander and Thomas Huber 2:45:45
2007-10-4 Alexander and Thomas Huber 2:48:30
2002-9-29 Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama 2:48:55
2001-11 Dean Potter, Timmy O’Neill 3:24:20
2001-10 Hans Florine, Jim Herson 3:57:27
2001-10 Dean Potter, Timmy O’Neill 3:59:35
1992 Hans Florine, Peter Croft 4:22
1991 Peter Croft, Dave Schultz 4:48
1991 Hans Florine, Andres Puhvel 6:01
1990 Peter Croft, Dave Schultz 6:40
1990 Hans Florine, Steve Schneider 8:06
1986 John Bachar, Peter Croft 10:05
1984 Duncan Critchley, Romain Vogler 09:30
1975 Jim Bridwell, John Long, Bill Westbay 17:45


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