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New El Cap Speed Records

Yosemite’s big walls have long been the scene of speed ascents. Records are  kept for the times of each route’s ascent. For example, on March 9, David Gealy and  Jim Reynolds climbed The Nose in 17.5 hours. It was the youngest combined age Nose-in-a-day on record, both were 19.

Hans Florine’s speed climbing site

On October 3, David Allfrey, Skiy Detray and Cheyne Lempe climbed Zenyatta Mondatta 16-pitches up to A4. They knocked six hours off the old record.

On October 14, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell climbed El Cap’s El Corazon VI 5.13b, 35 pitches in 15.5 hours. It was the route’s first one-day ascent.

Tommy Caldwell on
Tommy Caldwell on El Corazon  Photo Alex Honnold

Source: Alpinist

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