Honnold's Triple Link-up on El Cap

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Alex Honnold leading on El Cap. Photo courtesy of Tom Evans /

Honnold's Triple Link-up on El Cap

News link: Alex Honnold, most recently in the media for his speedy solo link-up of the Regular Northwest Face and the Nose, returned to El Cap with Sean Leary to do a triple link-up of the Nose, Salathé Wall,and Lurking Fear in a single day.

The pair began at 8 p.m., climbing the Nose in 4:15. Then they started up Salathé, ascending in six hours, before finishing the day with Lurking Fear. The two were seen eating pizza on Curry Deck at 8 p.m. the next evening, meaning they climbed 85 pitches (2,400 meters) in 24 hours.

Back in May, Honnold and Ueli Steck attempted to break the current speed record on the Nose set by Hands Florine and Yuji Hirayama (set on 7/2/2008 at 2:37).

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