Video: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Climb El Cap in Under Two Hours

Back in June of 2018, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell stunned the world when they completed a speed ascent of El Capitan in record time. The two men were able to finish The Noseβ€”arguably the most iconic route in all of climbingβ€”in less than two hours, a truly impressive feat on par with breaking the two-hour barrier for marathon running.

In this video, we go up the wall with the two men, watching the entire climb from a distance with a clock running to show us their pace. We’ve all probably seen footage from this climb before, but not like this. It really does put a new perspective on the route and what it took to set a speed record for the ages.

Kraig Becker