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Hans Florine and His 100th Ascent of The Nose

Well-known big wall climber Hans Florine has climbed The Nose in Yosemite for his 100th time.

Florine was joined by Jayme Moye from Boulder, CO and Fiona Thornewell from London, England, neither had climbed the route.

They started the route on Thursday and finished on Saturday afternoon. Florine first climbed El Cap in 1989.

“El Capitan is both the most beautiful rock and has the best routes of any rock in the world,” Florine has stated.

Hans Florine
Hans Florine Photo Gripped archive

It was Florine’s 160th ascent of El Cap, who still holds the speed record for climbing The Nose with Alex Honnold in 2012 in only two hours and 23 minutes and 46 seconds.

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“We would like to congratulate Hans and his partners on this historic achievement, said Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher.

“He is both a great climber and a wonderful ambassador for Yosemite National Park. We sincerely appreciate his efforts as a Yosemite  Centennial Ambassador.”

This is also the 100th year the National Park Service has been operating.

Florine is working on the book called On the Nose:  A Lifelong Obsession With Yosemite’s Most Iconic Big Wall Climb, which will be published by Falcon in 2016.

In 2002, Jacki Adams Florine, Hans’ wife, was the first woman to solo the Nose.

Watch Honnold and Florine’s speed ascent up The Nose: