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Honnold and Caldwell Set Another Nose Speed Record

Alex Honnold on the Texas Flake / Google street view 2015

On June 4, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set the speed record for climbing The Nose on El Cap in two hours, one minute and 50 seconds (2:01:50).

This beat previous record set on May 30 of two hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds (2:10:15).

Honnold has said for years that The Nose can be climbed in less than two hours and it seems him and Caldwell are nearly there.

Honnold told Men’s Journal that their most recent record was slowed because they got a rope stuck and had to rappel a bit.

They will continue to attempt the nearly 1,000-metre route in less than two hours this week.

43 Years of The Nose Records

2018-5-4: Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold in 2:01:50
2018-4-30: Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold in 2:10:15
2017-10-21: Jim Reynolds, Brad Gobright in 2:19:44
2012-6-17: Hans Florine, Alex Honnold in 2:23:46
2017-10-10: Jim Reynolds, Brad Gobright in 2:34:30
2010-11-6: Dean Potter, Sean Leary in 2:36:45
2008-10-12: Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama in 2:37:05
2008-7-2: Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama in 2:43:33
2007-10-8: Alexander and Thomas Huber in 2:45:45
2007-10-4: Alexander and Thomas Huber in 2:48:30
2002-9-29: Hans Florine, Yuji Hirayama in 2:48:55
2001-11: Dean Potter, Timmy O’Neill in 3:24:20
2001-10: Hans Florine, Jim Herson in 3:57:27
2001-10: Dean Potter, Timmy O’Neill in 3:59:35
1992: Hans Florine, Peter Croft in 4:22:0
1991:Peter Croft, Dave Schultz in 4:48:0
1991: Hans Florine, Andres Puhvel in 6:01:0
1990: Peter Croft, Dave Schultz in 6:40:0
1990: Hans Florine, Steve Schneider in 8:06:0
1986: John Bachar, Peter Croft in 10:05:0
1984: Duncan Critchley, Romain Vogler in 9:30:0 (approximate)
1975: Jim Bridwell, John Long, Billy Westbay in 17:45:0