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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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Nose Video TR + Footage of Hans and Alex breaking the record
Tuesday August 21, 2012 1:03pm
Hey Supertopo!
I finally got around to putting togeather a video TR of our Nose ascent last June. Complete with lots of GoPro footage. While we were up there, we were passed by Hans and Alex...twice. Once during their training run and another time, two days later, when they broke the record. There's some footage of Alex on Changing Corners...man that guy makes it look easy.

http://vimeo.com/46200681

Thanks to Chris Mac for all his big wall resources. If it wasn't for supertopo, I don't think we could have done it!

Also - thanks to Tom Evans for the shots from the Valley floor.

Hans and us below Changing Corners
Hans and us below Changing Corners
Credit: cencalclimber

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le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Aug 21, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
Nice!

Honhold charges the Changing Corners @ 5:25.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
  Aug 21, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
Never get tired of the big stone TRs.

Some great shots. Was part of the crowd at the bottom cheering you guys on.. er cheering anyway :)
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
  Aug 21, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
+1! good TR!
skywalker

climber
  Aug 21, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
Bump! Nice TR! I like the format.

Good job guys!

TFPU!

S...
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Aug 21, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Nice work guys! Way to crush it and get some good footy in the process. Thanks for sharin.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Aug 21, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Nice pics from some different perspectives than I've seen in other reports.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Aug 22, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
Hey, nice job, looks like ya enjoyed all that work.
And that's the best thing about climbing. It's satisfying in the extreme.
And your party has a different tale than anyone else's, a unique experience we are glad you shared. Thanks.
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