The Nose | 8b+ Sport route at El Capitan


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Jorg Verhoeven
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Tommy Caldwell
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Ascents

12 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Warren Harding Aid (Worked) 1st November 1957 (approx)

A huge multi-season ascent which involved numerous partners, lots of fixed gear and an incredible final 15 hour push through the night to complete the route.

Initially the team compromised Harding, Mark Powell and Bill Feuerer but when work resumed on the route in the autumn season Powell and Feuerer dropped out while Wayne Merry, George Whitmore, and Rich Calderwood joined the main team.

Lynn Hill Lead (Worked) 1st September 1993 (approx)

A breakthrough free ascent of this iconic aid route. Lynn later went on to make the first in a day free ascent.

The magnificent beauty and historic significance of the line, as well as my own efforts to free it, then later freeing it in a day, made this ascent the most meaningful achievement of my entire climbing career.

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/884132364986273

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/882411198491723

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/871458132920363

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/455131411219706

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/336804179719097

https://www.instagram.com/p/CW4rlZGr7RN/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS63AdRSnl8

Jim Bridwell Aid (Worked) 1st January 1975 (approx)

The first ascent of the Nose in a day with a time of 17:45. A significant improvement on the multi-day ascents that had previously been required.

John Long Aid (Worked) 1st January 1975 (approx)
Billy Westbay Aid (Worked) 1st January 1975 (approx)
John Bachar Aid (Worked) 1st January 1978 (approx)

John set a speed record at the time of 15 hours.

John Bachar Aid (Repeat) 1st January 1986 (approx)

Another speed record of 10:05 with Peter Croft.

Peter Croft Aid (Worked) 1st January 1986 (approx)

In 10:05, a speed record at the time. With John Bachar.

Beth Rodden Lead (Worked) 1st January 2005 (approx)

Third free ascent.

Jorg Verhoeven Lead (Worked) 1st January 2014 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VapbvTq8GOE

Alex Honnold Simul (Worked) 6th June 2018

A new speed record of 1:58:07.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdOzbM_7GMI

Tommy Caldwell Simul (Worked) 6th June 2018

A new speed record of 1:58:07.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdOzbM_7GMI