Salathé Wall in 4:55


Big smiles: Sean Leary and Alex Honnold after the climbs. Photo by Tom Evans /

News Link: Alex Honnold and Sean Leary have climbed the Salathé Wall on Yosemite's El Capitan in a record 4 hours and 55 minutes. After that, in the scorching heat, the pair ran up the Nose in 7 hours.

It's reported that they planed to climb Half Dome next but were too exhausted.

Read a Q&A with Honnold after he freed the Salathé in 8.5 hours at the end of May 2009.

Date of Ascent: June 24, 2009 for more information on this ascent, other Yosemite news and photos by Tom Evans.

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