Honnold and Florine at Touchstone

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On June 19th, Sacramento climber, Alex Honnold and stopped by MetalMark to talk about his latest feat on Yosemite’s big stone. Just two days before, Honnold and Diablo Rock Gym Manager, Hans Florine shattered the speed record on the Nose of El Capitan, climbing the route in a blindingly fast time of 2:23:46.


Honnold signed posters, chatted with members, talked about his recent speed ascent, and climbed the gym’s hardest crack.

On Thursday, June 28, the pair will be stopping by Sacramento Pipeworks to sign posters, climb a little, and talk about their incredible achievement. Florine wrote the book on speed climbing, literally. Florine, along with fellow climber Bill Wright, wrote the instructional book Climb On! Skills For More Efficient Climbing. The book was a key to not only Florine’s fast time on the Nose but was also one of the tools that Honnold utilized when he began speed climbing.
Check out this cool video of Florine cruising his way up the Stovelegs pitch on his record ascent of the Nose. Better yet, stop by Pipeworks and talk to these two guys about how they make it happen.