When The Nose route on El Capitan was first climbed, in 1958, it took Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore 47 days of climbing over a year to do it. By 2017, that time was down to just about 2 hours and 20 minutes when Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, set the speed record, capturing it from Alex Honnold and Hans Florine who’d set it five years earlier. Honnold decided he wanted it back and recruited Tommy Caldwell to try to climb it in less than two hours. The Nose Speed Record, one of the films debuting this year at the Reel Rock 14 festival, chronicles their attempt. Here’s a little taste.


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