In October 2017, rock climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the record for a high-speed climb to Mount El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the largest monolithic mountain peaks in North America.
Climbing climbers took 2 hours, 19 minutes and 44 seconds to climb, and it became a material for the seven-minute time-slot, introduced in April 2018.
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
The vertical route The Nose was first passed in 1958. In 1975, a time record was recorded – then the ascent took 17 hours and 45 minutes.