WHAT IT TAKES TO CLIMB EL CAPITAN

in record breaking time

Written by Secret Compass

In October 2017, Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds set a new speed record for The Nose route on El Capitan. What generally takes accomplished climbers several days to achieve, they completed the 3,000-ft climb in 2 hours and 19 minutes. This mesmerising time-lapse documents their ascent pitch by pitch, consolidating their climb into a seven minute time lapse. Ridiculous.

 

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