The Nose’s speed record has been broken!
Today we have a welcome update from Jimmy Chin, announcing that Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have broken the previous record, set by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine, by four minutes. They climbed the whole Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in 2:19.44.
Super rad! Congrats guys!
The Nose route on El Cap has seen a lot of action over the years w some of the most badass climbers in the world vying for the speed record. Yesterday the speed record was broken again. Previously held by @alexhonnold and @hansflorine at 2:23:46, their speed record held for 5 years….for good reason. Kudos to @bradgobright and @chimney_jim for dropping the hammer and coming in at a blistering 2:19:44. That is absolutely INSANE. (For the uninitiated, that’s 3000ft of serious climbing on El Capitan in a little over a couple hours….) It’s been awesome to see and track Brad and Jim’s progression over this last season. I wasn’t convinced you guys were going to pull it off… Respect. Here’s a pic of @timmyoneil on the Nose a couple weeks ago on our Nose in a day jaunt. Let’s just say our day didn’t go as fast…. #monkeysgettinrad