Dean Potter: Race for the Nose


In a wild ascent, Dean Potter and Sean Leary set the speed record for climbing up the Nose of Yosemite Valley's El Capitan in November 2010. They ran up the 31-pitch route in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 45 seconds—20 seconds faster than the previous record held by Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine. Read more about the ascent here.