Alex Honnold Tommy Caldwell speed record the nose

20 Things That Take Longer Than Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold’s Ascent of the Nose Took

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:

1. Every marathon ever run
2. This lady’s work commute
3. This lady’s work commute
4. This baklava recipe
5. The average dishwasher normal cycle time
6. Listening to The Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in its entirety
7. The average person’s daily social media use
8. The wait to get into Yosemite on busy weekends
9. A flight from Denver to LA
10. Watching Lawrence of Arabia until the intermission
11. Light traveling from the sun to reach Uranus
12. Listening to this entire loop of Eye of the Tiger
13. Listening to this loop of the theme song of The Joy of Painting starring Bob Ross
14. The drive from Denver International Airport to Vail, with no traffic and no bad weather
15. Any reasonably dedicated game of Monopoly
16. Playing nine holes of golf, on average
17. The average NBA game
18. Watching this video of a compilation of the best nail art designs of July 2017
19. Watching this tutorial on how to make a costume rose fairy dress
20. Climbing eight routes with a partner on a busy weeknight at your local climbing gym (probably)

—Brendan

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