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2006 Season:January Lincoln Else and Chris McNamara climb The Nose in seven hours and change.
December Chris Mac and Hans Florine climb the Triple Direct in record time: 6:27
November Chris MacNamara climbs The Nose twice in a week, one time in 5:36
Tommy Climbs the route free in under 12 hours, then does it again AND free climbs Free Rider the same day!
Hans climbs to Dolt with ALS person, Felix Slamovics.
Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell Free Climb The Nose route. Fastest time by a couple. Details
july 25th Heather Baer and Steve
Schneider climb a trifecta, south crack,
time on route: 39 minutes , CTC: 58
July Alek Berg climbs Eagles Way in 23:51 solo!
July Hans Florine soloes the Nose in 11:41
July Ammon does first one day ascent Of ZM,
July Ivo Ninov, Gabe and Ammon McNeeley do Virginia in 17:24
June Hari Mix ran the Falls Trail in a record 43:04, two days later he ran the Half Dome trail record in 2:38:21 rnd trp!
~~~~~2004 season below~~~~~~
September Ivo Ninov and Ammon McNeeley do Pressure Cooker in the first one day ascent, 23:41
August Chris McNamara and Ammon McNeeley first one day ascent of Never Never Land. done in 16 hrs flat, ( and 2 seconds)
August Brian McCray and Ammon do First One Day of Wall of Early Morning Light
August Brian McCray and Ammon do First One Day of Atlantic Ocean Wall 23:38
August Brian McCray and Ammon McNeeley climb Eagles Way in 9:08.
June to October Ammon and partners shred many "First One Days" on numerous Big Routes on El Cap.
June Thomas and Alex Huber climb the Zodiac in 1 hour and 51 minutes! Jaaa
May Cedar Wright and Ammon McNeeley climb Iron Hawk in 30:42
~~~~~2003 season below~~~~~~
October Yuji Hirayama redpoints El Nino pretty fast.
May 29th Nick Fowler and Yuji Hirayama climb Lurking Fear in 3:04:54.
June or so, Huber Brothers climb Zodiac in 2 hours and 32 minutes! yowza.
April 12th Ben Vander Klooster and Ammon McNeely climbed Wet Denim in 5:06:40 ONSIGHT, and did it Car to Car in 8 hours..
~~~~~2002 season below~~~~~~
November 2002, Nick Fowler and Ammon McNeely climb the Zodiac in 5:57.
Late October Nick Fowler solos Tangerine Trip in 15:53! First time El Cap soloed in a day Onsight?
Born Under a Bad Sign climbed by: Chris Van Luevan, Erik Waldo Walden, and Ammon McNeely. October 10th in 22 hours and 22 minutes.
September 30th Ammon McNeely and Brian McCray climbed the New Jersey Trunpike in 14 hours and 2 seconds.
September 29th Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine climbed The Nose route in 2 hours, 48 minutes, and 30 seconds.
September 23rd Yuji Hirayama and Hans Florine climbed The Nose route in 3 hours and 27 minutes.
September 14th Steve Gerberding and Hans Florine climbed the Dihedral Wall in 14 hours and 6 minutes. They did it hammerless and it was the 100th ascent of El Capitan for both of them.
Early September Dean Potter FREE CLIMBED the NWR route on Half Dome, then FREE CLIMBED "Free Rider" on El Capitan, - in the same 24 hours.
July 29th Cedar Wright and Ammon McNeely climbed the Tangerine Trip in 10:24.
June 26/27 Nick Fowler, Wayne Willoughby, and Hans Florine climbed Zenyatta Mondatta in 28 hours and 54 minutes.
Late June - Yuji Hirayama and Tamatso Suigino climbed the Nose in 9:36 and then 6:29 two days later.
June 17th - 21 2002
Jacqueline Florine soloed The Nose.
Wilder and Nick Martino Climbed the South Face of Washington Column in
and 19 minutes.
May 2002 Ammon McNeely and Alex Huber climbed Zodiac in 6 hours and 15 minutes. ( they jugged lines for the first pitch.)
may 02-nick martino and matt wilder, triple direct 13 hrs 42 min.
02- nick and josh
thompson, dihedral wall 3 days
02-nick martino and evan
stevens, the nose 13 hrs 32 min.
02-nick martino and
micah dash, the zodiac 13 hrs 10 min.
02-nick martino and matt
wilder, the salathe wall 15 hr 46 min
02-nick martino and
matt wilder, lurking fear 7 hrs 7 min.
~~~~~2001 season below~~~~~~
November 2nd, Timmy ONeill and Dean Potter climb The Nose in 3 hours, 24 minutes, and 4 seconds!
October 28th Jim Herson and Hans Florine climb The Nose in 3 hours, 57 minutes, and 27 seconds!
October 15th, Timmy ONeill and Dean Potter climb The Nose in 3 hours, 59 minutes, and 35 seconds!
September 21st, Tommy Caldwell and Hans Florine climb The Nose in .
Fall 2001, On
our "Tour of Spires"
day "Platinum Rob" and I "Lucho Rivera" climbed Higher
Cathedral Spire's Reg. Route in 1 hour with rappels then ran back down
to car in
22 minutes. Bobby Starke and "Lucho Rivera"
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in 12 hours onsight. Rob Starke and
climbed Higher Cathedral Rock's
Micah Dash, Josh
Thomson, and Lucho Rivera
On July 23rd Jacqueline Florine, Steve Schneider and Hans Florine climbed Mr Midwest in .
On July 20th Heather Baer, Hans Florine, and Steve Schneider climbed the New Jersey Turn Pike in .
Lunar Eclipse saw it's first one day ascent, a time by Ammon McNeely, Jose Pererya, and Chongo. June 2001
In early June, Brian McCray and Jose Pereyra climbed Zenyata Mendata in 26 hours and 25 minutes.
June 12th, John Black and Andrew McMullin simuled the Arches in 44:20 (unroped for 3 pitches to pass parties) and CTC in via ND Gully.
June 3rd, The Prow on Washington Column was climbed by Jason singer and Cedar Wright in .
June 2nd, Southern Man on Washington Column was climbed by Jason Singer & Cedar Wright in
At the end of May The Nose route on El Cap was climbed by Jason Singer & Leo Houlding in .
In late May Leo
Houlding freed the West Face
May 27th, Andrew McMullin and Lawrence Kerver climbed Arches, Crest Jewel, Snake Dike, and the Moratorium in about 14 hours.
In May Jason Singer Smith ran Car to Car on the East Buttress of El Cap in .
~~~~~2000 season below~~~~~~
On September 23rd Chandlee Harrel and Greg Murphy climbed The Realm of the Flying Monkeys in .
sometime this season Sean Leary and Jimmy Haden climbed the RNWF of Half Dome and The Nose of EC in a day. ( maybe the fastest time ever, 14 hours?)
In early August,
2000, Ammon McNeely soloed
during the summer Sean Leary climbed: W ridge mt Conness, 3rd pillar mt dana, regular route on fairview, west crack, OZ to hobbit book, cathedral peak, free solo in a day
July 16th Chandlee Harrel and Hans Florine wrestled up the West Buttress in 13 hours and 42 minutes.
June 25th, Ammon
and Cedar Wright climbed Skull Queen in
June 20th Matt Bunz (son) and Lucy Bunz(mom) climbed the Royal Arches Route Car to Car in under 6 hours.
June 18th, Steve
Edwards and Hans Florine
climbed 36 pitches and ran/hiked 36 kilometers. Routes: Royal Arches,
June 1st Hans Florine climbed Lurking Fear in then rapped the West Chimney Gully and climbed the West Face in !! both in under 21 hours.
May 28th Cedar Wright cruises the Royal Arches route, CAR TO CAR in 52 minutes and 26 seconds!!!
May 28th Eric Sloan and Andrew from NJ, climb the Zodiac in 9 hours and 46 minutes.
May 27th,Steve Schneider and Hans Florine run up The Nose in 5 hours and 46 minutes.
April 24th, Steve Schneider and Hans Florine zipped up Lurking Fear in 5 hours and 22 minutes.
Dean Potter Free soloed Astroman in April. How fast? I suppose he did it fast enough.
In March Cedar Wright and Dean Potter ran up the South Face of Washington's column in 1 hour and 59 minutes.
~~~~~99 season below~~~~~~
In mid December Jim Haden, Sean Leary, and Eric George climbed Kaos on El Capitan in 27:50.
November 6th Timmy ONeill and Hans Florine climbed the West Face of El Capitan in 1 hour 56 minutes 16 seconds.
Sept 28th and October
18th, (21 days), Russel Metrovich and Eric George climbed the record
Shortest Straw 17:52, Lost in
October 1st Jim Herson and Hans Florine climbed the Regular Northwest Face route on HalfDome in 1 hour 53 mins, and 25 seconds.
late September Eric George, Russ Mitrovitch and "some dude named Brett" climbed the Shortest Straw in . (The old record was 23:28). it was onsight for Russ and Eric's second time up the route.
Smart Soloed the Direct
Route on Half Dome, Onsight in 11 hours and 25 minutes.
Miles Smart and Tim O'Neill on Sept 14th, started the North American Wall, with no headlamps, @ and topped out 9hrs and 36 minutes later @ .
Sept 12th, Jim Herson(lefty) and Hans Florine climbed the RNWF on Half Dome in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
September 10th Tim O'Neill and Miles Smart climbed Lurking Fear, onsight in 5:17. They started with no headlamps @ 12:40 pm and got to the top with enough time to hang out with Scott Burke at the Visor, clean up a bunch of trash at the top of the Zodiac and do a little trail work on the East Ledges Descent and still having enough light to make it to Manure Pile by darkness.
September 8th or so Stephanie Davis and Dean Potter climbed the RNWF on Half Dome in 5 hours and 57 minutes.
September 8th or so Miles Smart soloed Half Dome RNWF in 5:57.
Miles Smart soloed the Zodiac on
Early September? Dean Potter and Tim O'Neil sent the regular route on Half Dome in a record-setting 2:08.After hiking down, they both then free-soloed the Steck-Salathe, and then did about a 10-hour time on the Nose, completing their day in about 21 total hours.
On August 22nd Cedar Wright, Tim Oneil, and Miles Smart - climbed Eagles Way in 10 hours 40 minutes
Mid August Tim Oneil and Miles Smart climbed the Prow on Washington's column in 3 hours and 12 minutes.
On August 18th or so, Russ Metrovich soloed Zodiac in 12 hours
August 14th/15th, Tis-sa-ack - 31 hours Chandlee Harrel, Peter Coward, and Greg Murphy.
first week of August 99 Cedar Wright and Chris McNamara climbed The Shield on El Cap in 10 hours and 58 minutes!!
Peter Coward and Chandlee Harrel ran up Mr Midwest on El Cap in 13 hours and 39 minutes on July 31st, 99. ( Onsight, they may of been the second ascent, anyone know?)
Wednesday morning, July 28th,Hans Florine soloed Half Dome and El cap in 20 hours and 43 minutes.( bottom route one to top of route two.) Hans climbed Half Dome in 3 hours 57 minutes and El Cap in 13 hours and 41 minutes. Hans Car to car time was 30 hours and 4 minutes.
July 26th, Monday, Dean Potter soloed El Cap and Half dome in 23 hours and change.( bottom route one to top of route two.) He climbed El cap in under 13 hours, and he climbed Half Dome in 5 hours 17 minutes - in that order. Guessing his car to car time was about 27 hours?
Mark Melvin, Steve Schneider, and Hans Florine
climbed Sunkist on El
Capitan in 19 hours and 24 minutes,
Bill Wright ran the Vernal falls trail to the back side of Half Dome in 1 hour and 50 minutes, then ran down in ! Round-trip - 3:15
Bill Wright and Hans send East Butress of Lower Cathedral in 2:58. July 99(3:58 car to car)
Jim Herson and Chandlee Harrel send the Salathe in 6:32! July 99( THE RECORD)
Peter Coward and Hans send The Realm of the Flying Monkeys in 9:59. July 99
Greg Murphy and Hans send the Salathe in 7:56. July 99
Jim Herson and Chandlee Harrel send the Salathe in 8:10. Then climb The Nose, all in under 27 hours! July 99
Hans soloed The
Chris McNamara & Miles Smart climbed the Zodiac route in 7 hours and 4 minutes! March 21st.
Peter Coward and Hans Florine climbed Lower Cathedral Spire, (via S BY SW,5.11), Higher Cathedral Spire, (via Regular route), and Middle Cathedral, (via the East Buttress,5.10) in 9 hours and 33 minutes from car back to car.
~~~~~98 season below~~~~~~
Fall 98, Solo of the Royal Arches route 57 minutes! Car to car! Dean Potter
Solo of the Snake Dike route on Half Dome 3 hrs, Car to Car! Dean Potter
Direct on Half Dome 8:20 Dean Potter and Jose Pereyra
Zodiac 8:40 Russ Metrovich and Jose Pereyra
Mescalito on El Cap ~ Dean Potter, Jose Pereyra, and Russ? September 1998
NW Regular route on Half Dome ~ 4:17 SOLO! by Dean Potter!
Bad Seed on El Cap ~ 19:12 Wayne Wiloughby, Brian McCray, and Hans Florine. September 1998. FIRST ONE DAY ASCENT OF EL CAPITAN by a handicap person, WW!
Lurking Fear on El Cap ~ 7:15 Dean Potter and Jose Pereyra. September 1998
NW Regular route on Half Dome ~ ? Dean Potter and Jose Pereyra. September 1998
The Salathe ~ Dean Potter and Jose?. September 1998 ~~ Old record: 8:53
The Salathe ~ Steve Schneider and Hans Florine. September 1998
The Salathe ~ Dean Potter and Jose Pereyra. September 1998
Surgeon General ~ Brian McCray soloed the route after 5?pitches up his partner bailed. believed to be the second ascent.
Eagles way: ~17 hrs? Roaxana
Brock and Brian McCray August
1998 ~~ fastest couple, F/M
Chris McNamara TRAVERSED the Girdle of El Capitain! his description is following, ( I don't quite get it, but it's an amazing effort, I think): "we did the route in one 12 hour push, one 2.5 day stretch w/bivy and one 16 hour push over 4.5 consecutive days"
Jimmy Haden and partner Sean "stanley" from Mammoth climbed Sentinel Twice in the July of 1998, IN A DAY. Via the Chounard Herbert and the Steck Salathe routes! The first time Sentinel has been done twice in a day, that I know of!
"Tod The Eater" ran up the back side of Half Dome round trip to Happy Isles bridge in 3 hrs and 37 minutes, WITH OUT WATER! Steve Edwards attempted this also, but his feeble body cramped up from the "h2o-less torture" and had to accept water from passer bys, then ended up helping an injured hiker out, which severly hampered his roundtrip time, but he remains a samaritan.J (Warren Harding did this "sans h2o" in the 60's in 3 hrs and 50 mins, that's what motivated Tod and Steve's torture adventure)
Send in any ascents and I'll post
em! ~ ,
Example: "Fastest east coast team on the Nose", "First South
Amercan Female team ascent of Half Dome", "Fastest yuppie ascent of
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