New El Cap Women’s Speed Record

Congrats to women big wall climbers Mayan Smith-Gobat and Chantel Astorga. They broke the speed record for women up the Nose route of El Capitan at Yosemite. On September 23rd they set the new record at 7 hours 26 minutes. The men’s record is 2 hours, 23 minutes, 46 seconds set in June by Hans Florine and Alex Honnold.

The ladies completed the day by doing the first female “link up” – El Cap AND Half Dome on the same day.  To do this they started up at 3:30 am.

Idahoan Chantel Astorga


Kiwi Mayan Smith-Gobat

Unrelated thought worth quoting: Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” -Norman R. Augustine

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One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome


About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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