The Nose of Yosemite’s famous El Capitan was once thought to be unclimbable. Since the first ascent up The Nose in 1958, the fastest time to climb the rock face was set in 2012 at 2 hours, 23 minutes and 46 seconds. In October 2017, that record was demolished by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, who climbed the face in 2 hours, 19 minutes and 45 seconds.
The record-breaking speed climb of El Capitan was captured by photographer Tristan Greszko, who made the above timelapse video. You can see how big the project was with the amount of “pit stops” the climbers had set up during the climb. Climbers were waiting for them at different areas on the wall to assist them throughout the climb.
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A couple cool shots taken by @christian_cattell of @chimney_jim and I on the last hundred feet of the Nose. We got the speed record yesterday at 2:19:44! In this final section our stoke was high as we knew we had it in the bag! Maybe the hardest physical thing I've ever done. @gramicci