The two Americans are breaking their latest record again and climbing El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley in less than two hours: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 7 seconds.

It has become apparent that we can announce this message soon. Succeeded exactly one week ago Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell the sensation, the speed record of Brad Gobright and Jim reynolds to break out of the year 2017 (LACRUX reported). On the 30. May 2018 the two went up the route The nose (about 1000 meters of climbing) in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds. A few days later we received the news that the two had started another attempt and climbed the wall 9 minutes faster than on May 30th. At the time, Tommy said full of enthusiasm: “Well, I never thought I would be a speed climber. But I have to admit, climbing the nose in 2:10:15 with Alex Honnold was exhilarating. " Alex, for his part, was convinced that it would be possible to conquer the wall in less than two hours, because they had always made a few minor mistakes in their previous attempts.

Three record times in a week

Alex and Tommy were obviously hooked. Today the two got serious. They started to set a new speed record - with success. At 06.00 a.m. (Yosemite Valley local time), the two of them boarded the route and reached the famous tree at the end of the tour, believe it or not, 1 hour, 58 minutes and 7 seconds later.

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in a sea of ​​rock at El Capitan
Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell in a sea of ​​rock at El Capitan (pic Samuel Crossley)

Timelaps video of Brad & Jim's 2017 speed ascent

The Nose: Speed ​​record video by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds

The previous speed records at the nose

Women

10/2014 - 5:02 Mayan Smith-Gobat & Libby Sauter
09/2013 - 5:39 Mayan Smith-Gobat & Libby Sauter
09/2012 - 7:26 am Mayan Smith-Gobat & Chantel Astorga
06/2012 - 10:19 am Jes Meiris & Quinn Brett
09/2011 - 10:40 am Libby Sauter & Chantel Astorga
2004 - 12:15 pm Heidi Wirtz & Vera Schulte-Pelkum

Men

06/2018 - 1:58:07 Alex Honnold & Tommy Caldwell
05/2018 - 2:01:50 Alex Honnold & Tommy Caldwell
05/2018 - 2:10:15 Alex Honnold & Tommy Caldwell
10/2017 - 2:19:44 Brad Gobright & Jim Reynolds
06/2012 - 2:23:46 Hans Florine & Alex Honnold
11/2010 - 2:36:45 Dean Potter & Sean Leary
10/2008 - 2:37:05 Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
07/2008 - 2:43:33. Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
10/2007 - 2:45:45 Thomas Huber & Alexander Huber
09/2002 - 2:48:55 Hans Florine & Yuji Hirayama
2001 - 3:24:20 Dean Potter & Timmy O'Neill
1992 - 4:22 Hans Florine & Peter Croft
1991 - 4:48 Peter Croft & Dave Schultz
1991 - 6:01 am Hans Florine & Andres Puhvel
1990 - 6:40 Peter Croft & Dave Schultz
1990 - 8:11 Hans Florine & Steve Schneider
1986 - 10:05 am John Bachar & Peter Croft
1975 - 17: 45 Jim Bridwell, John Long, Billy Westbay, First repeat in one day
1960 - 7 Days, Royal Robbins, Joe Fitschen, Chuck Pratt & Tom Frost, First iteration
1958 - 47 Days, Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore, First Walk

Credits: Cover picture Austin Siadak / Reel Rock

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