The Nose | 8b+ Sport route at El Capitan


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Lynn Hill
Added at 16:05 on 17 May 2021
Lynn Hill
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
Lynn Hill
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
Lynn Hill
Added at 18:03 on 01 March 2021
Lynn Hill
Added at 20:02 on 28 February 2021
Lynn Hill
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
Tommy Caldwell
Added at 06:05 on 25 May 2021
Alex Honnold
Added at 06:05 on 25 May 2021

Ascents

10 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Warren Harding Aid (Worked) 01 Nov 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) 01 Sep 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.youtube.com/watch?v=yS63AdRSnl8

Jim Bridwell Aid (Worked) 01 Jan 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) 01 Jan 1975 (approx)
Billy Westbay Aid (Worked) 01 Jan 1975 (approx)
John Bachar Aid (Worked) 01 Jan 1978 (approx)

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

Peter Croft Aid (Worked) 01 Jan 1986 (approx)

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

John Bachar Aid (Worked) 01 Jan 1986 (approx)

Another speed record of 10:05 with Peter Croft.

Alex Honnold Simul (Worked) 06 Jun 2018

A new speed record of 1:58:07.

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

Tommy Caldwell Simul (Worked) 06 Jun 2018

A new speed record of 1:58:07.

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