Video: The Race for the Nose of El Capitan

We’re reaching back into the archives once again for this video, which was released a few years back. It includes interviews and highlights from a number of well-known and well-respected rock climbers, who share their perspectives on the race to set a speed record on El Capitan.

Some of the perspectives are a bit dated at this point, as the current speed record —held by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell—seemed impossible when this video was made. Still, there is a lot of great scenery, some fantastic climbing, and an intriguing look at the history of climbing on El Capitan that still makes it worth a look.

Kraig Becker