Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell break Nose record
- Thursday 6th August 2020 at 2.54pm
May 30th: 2018
After a number of rehearsals Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell climbed The Nose on El Cap today in a new record time of two hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds – nearly ten minutes faster than the previous record time.
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As anyone who follow Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell on social media will know, the pair have been firing laps on The Nose for some time in preparation of a speed record attempt. In their sights was the previous best time of 2:19:44 set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds in October of last year.
Alex Honnold leading during the speed record today
The 31 pitch, 3,000-foot route weighs-in at 5.13+. The Nose was first climbed back in 1958 by Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore; their original ascent taking a total of 45 days!