Race for the Nose

Sender Films, 24 Minutes

"The most badass competition there is," brought to you by the adrenaline junkies over at Sender Films. We get a cam’s eye-view of Dean Potter and Hans Florine as they compete for the speed-record on the Nose of El Capitan. The goal: thirty-one strenuous pitches in well under three hours. Since 1991, X Games gold medalist Florine has fiercely defended his position as the fastest El Cap climber out there. Hoping to change that, Potter and his climbing partner Sean Leary blast the 3000 vertical foot wall with palm-sweating speed. “As much as people say, they’re not competitive, it’s a bunch of shit,” as Florine says. 

READ MORE: American Climbers Break Speed Record on the Nose November 2010, by Adam Roy

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