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Honnold & Florine break Nose speed record- 2:23:51

ajfclark
18-Jun-2012
8:26:01 AM
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web12s/newswire-florine-and-honnold-are-very-fast

http://www.outsideonline.com/blog/honnold-and-florine-break-nose-record-20120617.html

benjenga
18-Jun-2012
9:48:12 AM
2:23:51 gee that is quick, I guess now the pressure will be on to see if anyone can ever break the 2 hour mark?
gfdonc
Online Now
18-Jun-2012
12:11:37 PM
El Cap report is now up, with pics
http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-61712

2:23:46 was reported as the 'official' time.

benjenga
18-Jun-2012
3:03:43 PM
Does anyone know if the nose has been soloed?
gfdonc
Online Now
18-Jun-2012
3:16:29 PM
Honnold rope-soloed it a couple of weeks ago during a 24-hour link up of the "triple" (being Mt Watkins, the NW face of Half Dome and The Nose - 70+ pitches).

He did it at night, in 6 hours, mostly free except for some short sections of aid. At that rate the rope would not have been used for most of the time.

The Nose has never been free-soloed in its entirety.

nmonteith
18-Jun-2012
3:16:50 PM
On 18/06/2012 benjenga wrote:
>Does anyone know if the nose has been soloed?

Yes, obviously not a free solo though! Just last week Mr Big Eyes soloed it as part of his trifectta.
simey
18-Jun-2012
3:18:11 PM
On 18/06/2012 benjenga wrote:
>2:23:51 gee that is quick, I guess now the pressure will be on to see if
>anyone can ever break the 2 hour mark?

I'm guessing you have no real idea of what climbing the Nose involves and just how much effort over decades has gone into reaching that time of just under 2:24. The idea that there is now pressure to knock off another 24 minutes from a time that has just been set by two of the world's most experienced and outstanding speed climbers currently at the top of their game shows a fairly poor understanding of what they have just achieved.
Olbert
18-Jun-2012
3:19:05 PM
It has been soloed, but I suspect you were asking if it has been free-soloed. The answer to that question is no, it was reported at one time that Honnold was considering it but there is no actual evidence of that.

nmonteith
18-Jun-2012
3:21:44 PM
Has Honnold actually FREE climbed it WITH a rope? Not many have from my understanding. From videos of Lynn doing it I'd be pretty sure no one would be good enough to free solo grade 31/32 slipepry pin scarred sketchy feet underclings 700m up a wall.
One Day Hero
18-Jun-2012
3:26:17 PM
On 18/06/2012 gfdonc wrote:
>
>The Nose has never been free-soloed in its entirety.
>
El Cap has never been free soloed in its entirety! I wouldn't expect that the Nose will be the first route to be done that way. Actually, I think its only been free climbed by 3 people! Insecure gr 31ish crux pitch which is super selective for tiny fingered tiny climbers (have there been any non-midget free ascents?)

Superstu
18-Jun-2012
3:31:33 PM
If you swung from the gearloops on the harnesses of gridlocked bumblies would that be considered a point of aid?
simey
18-Jun-2012
3:33:11 PM
On 18/06/2012 Olbert wrote:
>...it was reported at one time that Honnold was considering it but there is no actual evidence of that.

I doubt that, given that the Nose has had only one other continuous free repeat (by Tommy Caldwell). The idea that someone would consider free-soloing it in its entirety is a joke.
One Day Hero
18-Jun-2012
3:36:04 PM
I think Beth Rodden might have freed it too, though perhaps seconding rather than leading
pecheur
18-Jun-2012
4:00:03 PM
On 18/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 18/06/2012 gfdonc wrote:
>>
>>The Nose has never been free-soloed in its entirety.
>>
>El Cap has never been free soloed in its entirety! I wouldn't expect that
>the Nose will be the first route to be done that way. Actually, I think
>its only be free climbed by 3 people! Insecure gr 31ish crux pitch which
>is super selective for tiny fingered tiny climbers (have there been any
>non-midget free ascents?)

Tom Caldwell isn't that small is he?
gfdonc
Online Now
18-Jun-2012
4:03:47 PM
On 18/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>El Cap has never been free soloed in its entirety!

I believe Honnold soloed the West Face route recently.
One Day Hero
18-Jun-2012
4:06:48 PM
Widely considered to be a "non-proper el cap route" like the east buttress. Still an amazing solo, and looks like a fantastic route.

Gavo
18-Jun-2012
4:54:13 PM
The official time is 2:23:46 now (apparently)
jono_1
18-Jun-2012
4:56:44 PM
On 18/06/2012 simey wrote:
>On 18/06/2012 benjenga wrote:
>>2:23:51 gee that is quick, I guess now the pressure will be on to see
>if
>>anyone can ever break the 2 hour mark?
>
>I'm guessing you have no real idea of what climbing the Nose involves
>and just how much effort over decades has gone into reaching that time
>of just under 2:24. The idea that there is now pressure to knock off another
>24 minutes from a time that has just been set by two of the world's most
>experienced and outstanding speed climbers currently at the top of their
>game shows a fairly poor understanding of what they have just achieved.
>

But who would have thought 10-15 years ago that people could solo, often without a rope, these routes. Then along came Dean Potter and now this Honnold lad.

And who though that Usain Bolt could run 9.59 s in the 100 meter sprint in 2009.

According to a bunch of maths nerds 9.59 s over 100 m would not be possible until about 2060. But then along came Usain. see link below http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/nov/15/usain-bolt-sprinters-100m

I'm sure sometime in the near future some guys/gals will come along and smash 2hrs up the Nose.
JDB
18-Jun-2012
5:19:24 PM
On 18/06/2012 simey wrote:
>On 18/06/2012 benjenga wrote:
>>2:23:51 gee that is quick, I guess now the pressure will be on to see
>if
>>anyone can ever break the 2 hour mark?
>
>I'm guessing you have no real idea of what climbing the Nose involves
>and just how much effort over decades has gone into reaching that time
>of just under 2:24. The idea that there is now pressure to knock off another
>24 minutes from a time that has just been set by two of the world's most
>experienced and outstanding speed climbers currently at the top of their
>game shows a fairly poor understanding of what they have just achieved.
>

Strangely enough Simey, people with "no idea" probably said the same thing about the ten second 100 metres, the 4 minute mile, the sub 2 hour marathon (current record ~2:03) and flying to the moon for that matter. Some people actually had the audacity to tell people like Kim Carrigan that a particular route "would never go"

Although knocking another 24 mins off the current Nose record seems improbable..........
chalkischeap
18-Jun-2012
5:31:56 PM
This new record beats the old one by 13 minutes. I reckon the people with no idea have a better understanding of 2 hours being possible.

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