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Hans Florine and Alex Honnold Crush the Nose Record

Other people will cover this with a lot more detail than I will, but I was down in the meadow today and got to see Hans and Alex shave 13 minutes off the record on The Nose — new time: 2:23:46.

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Rickey Gates Sets New Half Dome Running Record - 2:28:18

I just found out a couple of days ago that Rickey Gates, a 29 year-old nomadic runner, shaved another couple of minutes off the Half Dome running recor

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Getting ready for winter - added mileages to the Glacier Point Ski page

Get pysched for winter. I finally got it together to add mileages to the Glacier Point Ski Tour page.

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New Record on the Nose

It took me a while to get around to this, but Hans and Yuji did it! I usually find watching climbing to be incredibly boring, especially from a distance, but it was incredibly exciting as they appeared to be on pace, then behind, then ahead but by just a little bit. In the end, they broke the record by about two minutes.
Bill Wright and Hans give the pitch-by-pitch account on speedclimb.com.

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Hans and Yuji going for Nose Record.

The title pretty much says it. Yuji showed up on Sunday night and, after 3 hours sleep, he and Hans did a recon on the Nose. It took them 4:48, but they spent a fair bit of time just hanging out on ledges talking and resting. The next morning, Yuji said he had "so much hurt" all over his body and was surprised at how much fitness he had lost after focusing on bouldering the last couple of years.

Anyway, they are up there as I write this, trying to climbing in 3:00 to 3:30 in preparation for a full-speed attempt on Sunday.

We'll see how it goes. Hans seems to be back in pretty good shape, but Yuji is climbing with an injured finger and thinks he may need to go home and rest it for a while before he can really do the record (which currently stands at 2:45).

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New Half Dome Running Record (2:30:50 ROUND TRIP by Ryan Ghelfi)

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WideFetish.com: a website devoted to cracks 4" and bigger

Now I've pretty much quit climbing, but the one thing I really missed last year was not doing springtime get-in-shape laps on Generator Crack.

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Yosemite Triple Crown (and other foolish projects for hikers and climbers)

I was poking around recently and found that somebody has just started a website devoted to what he calls the Yosemite Triple Crown.

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2007 Nordic Holiday Classic Ski Race Photos

Pictures of the 2007 Nordic Holiday Classic Ski Race on February 24th sponsored by the Yosemite Cross Country Ski Center

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No Summit for Marc

I mentioned Marc Herremans' El Cap ascent last time. Marc came down on the second day.

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Paraplegic Marc Herremans to climb El Capitan

See my update for how this turned out.

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Adaptive Ski Clinic at Badger Pass

On January 5-6, 2006, Glen Smith kindly came down from Heavenly Valley to teach some of the ski and snowboard instructors about "adaptive" ski instruction.

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