[UPDATED. AGAIN.] Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a mind boggling new record on the Nose

They took an incredible 3 minutes off the previous record, set 2 days ago.

Update June 6, 2018

For big-wall climbers, El Capitan probably is the most recognizable climb on the planet. The Nose, an iconic 31 pitch route up the 3000 ft face, has long been a test of speed climbers, with the most recent record set by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. 2 days ago. But that all changed today. After lapping the Nose Several times over the last few weeks, Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a new unbelievable standard today, finishing the route in a mind boggling 1:58:07. HOW LOW CAN THEY GO?


Previously "Alex and Tommy push the limits of climbing" :June 4, 2018

For big-wall climbers, El Capitan probably is the most recognizable climb on the planet. The Nose, an iconic 31 pitch route up the 3000 ft face, has long been a test of speed climbers, with the most recent record set by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. Last week.

But that all changed today. After lapping the Nose Several times over the last few weeks, Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a new unbelievable standard today, finishing the route in a mind boggling 2:01:50.  It brings to question whether they're going to go sub 2 hours tomorrow, or like, next week.

Even more previously on "Alex and Tommy push the limits of climbing": 5/30/2018

For big-wall climbers, El Capitan probably is the most recognizable climb on the planet. The Nose, an iconic 31 pitch route up the 3000 ft face, has long been a test of speed climbers, with the most recent record set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds last year in 2:19:44. They broke a record previously held by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine, set in 2012. 

But that all changed today. After lapping the Nose several times over the last few weeks, Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a new, unbelievable standard today, finishing the route in a mind boggling 2:10:15. It brings to question whether a sub 2 hour time is theoretically possible, and what the level of risk is as times get faster and faster.

The congratulations from the climbing community are starting to trickle in: 


Published: May 30, 2018

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