20 Things That Take Longer Than the Nose Ascent
On June 6, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold broke the speed record for climbing the Nose of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot route that takes most parties days to climb. Caldwell and Honnold finished it in 1 hour, 58 minutes, and 7 seconds, a record that’s incredible when compared to all other climbs of the Nose—but also impressive compared to other non-climbing things that take two hours or more. Such as:
- Every marathon ever run.
- This lady’s work commute.
- This guy’s work commute.
- This baklava recipe.
- The average dishwasher normal cycle time.
- Listening to the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in its entirety.
- The average person’s daily social media use.
- The wait to get into Yosemite on busy weekends.
- A flight from Denver to L.A.
- Watching Lawrence of Arabia until the intermission.
- Light traveling from the sun to reach Uranus.
- Listening to this entire loop of “Eye of the Tiger.”
- Listening to this loop of the theme song of The Joy of Painting starring Bob Ross.
- The drive from Denver International Airport to Vail, with no traffic and no bad weather.
- Any reasonably dedicated game of Monopoly.
- Playing nine holes of golf, on average.
- The average NBA game.
- Watching this video of a compilation of the best nail art designs of July 2017.
- Watching this intro on how to make a costume rose fairy dress.
- Climbing eight routes with a partner on a busy weeknight at your local climbing gym (probably).