Speed Climbing

This is a list of all known speed records in Yosemite Valley. Times are reported in hour:minute format except for selected records that are listed in hour:minute:second. First-one-day ascents (FOD) and solo records are listed for selected routes. Please submit corrections, new/unlisted records to erik@yosemitebigwall.com.

2019 Speed Records:

Lost World, El Capitan 12:25 Sept 2019 Brandon Adams, Rebecca Church

Genesis, El Capitan 20:25 June 2019 Brandon Adams, Chris Gay and Steven Tata

Roulette, Leaning Tower 11:50 May 2019 Brandon Adams, Kristoffer Wickstrom

2018 Speed Records:

The Zodiac, El Capitan 10:52 June 2018 David Allfrey (solo)

The Salathe, El Capitan 16:24 June 2018 Josie McKee, Diana Wendt (Women’s Record)

The Nose, El Capitan 1:58:10 June 2018 Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell

The Shield, El Capitan 8:55 May 2018 Roger Putnam, Brandon Adams

Never Never Land, El Capitan 11:47 September 2018 Camden Clements, Brandon Adams

All Speed Records List:

El Capitan:

West Face 1:56:16 November 1999 – Hans Florine, Timmy O’Neil

8:16 June 2000 – Hans Florine (Two El Cap routes in a day solo!)

Mr. Midwest 7:40 July 2001- Hans Florine, Steve Schneider, Jacqueline Florine

Realm of the Flying Monkeys 9:59 July 1999 – Hans Florine, Peter Coward

Mirage 20:02 October 1995 – Steve Gerberding, Dave Bengston, Al Swanson

Lurking Fear 3:04:54 May 2003 – Yuji Hirayama, Nick Fowler

9:20 June 2000 – Hans Florine (Two El Cap Routes in a day solo!)

7:47 September 2014 – Libby Sauter, Quinn Brett (Women’s record)

Lost World 23:29 July 2009 – Ammon McNeely, Ivo Ninov (FOD)

Squeeze Play 15:33 2013 – Chris McNamara, Mark Melvin

West Buttress 7:01 April 2013 – David Allfrey, Alex Honnold

20:08 September 1996 – Kevin Thaw FOD

Octopussy 16:08 September 2013 – David Allfrey, Cheyne Lempe, Scott Deputy (FOD)

Never Never Land 16:00 August 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Chris McNamara

Aquarian Wall 23+ October 2000 – Steve Schneider, Greg Murphy, Peter Coward

Horse Chute/Horse Play 20:39 October 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Chris McNamara (FOD)

Dihedral Wall 14:06 September 2002 – Steve Gerberding, Hans Florine (FOD /Hammerless)

Excalibur 16:10 September 1998 – Dave Allfrey, Alex Honnold

Salathe 4:55 May 2012 – Alex Honnold, Sean Leary

16:24 June 2018 – Josie McKee, Diana Wendt

20:06 November 2013 – Cheyne Lempe (Solo)

16:00 June 2000 – Tommy Caldwell (Free)

El Corazon 15:30 September 2014 – Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold

Son of Heart 29:24 September 1993 – Hans Florine, Steve Schneider, Peter Coward

Sunkist 19:24 July 1999 – Hans Florine, Steve Schneider, Mark Melvin (FOD)

Magic Mushroom 20:02 May 2008 Tommy Caldwell (Free)

Flight of the Albatross, El Capitan 9:32 September 2017 Roger Putnam, Brandon Adams

The Shield 8:55 May 2018 Roger Putnam, Brandon Adams

Muir Wall 12:00 September 2014 – Alex Honnold, Josh McCoy (Free via Shaft var.)

Triple Direct 5:15 June 2014 – Alex Honnold, Dave Allfrey

16:42 October 2017 – Josie McKee, Quinn Brett, Lauren DeLaunay

17:29 July 2014 – Hans Florine (solo)

Grape Race 8:21 August 2014 – Roger Putnam, Erik Sloan

The Nose 2:10:41 May 2018 Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell

4:43 October 2014 – Libby Sauter, Mayan Smith-Gobat (Women’s speed record)

21:50 August 2016 Miranda Oakley (Women’s Speed Solo Record)

5:50 July 2010 – Alex Honnold (Solo Triple – Nose, Half Dome, Watkins in a day solo)

Tribal Rite, El Capitan 16:17 October 23, 2016 – Robbie Brown, Brandon Adams

New Dawn 23:50 October 1999 – Damian & William Benegas

Reticent Wall 34:57 July 2006 – Ammon McNeely, Dean Potter, Ivo Ninov

Mescalito 23:28 October 1998 – Russ Mitrovitch, Dean Potter, Jose Pereyra

Wall of Early Morning Light 23:43 – September 2004 Ammon McNeely, Brian McCray (FOD)

Pacific Ocean Wall 33:02 May 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Ivo Ninov

North America Wall 9:36 September 1999 – Miles Smart, Timmy O’Neil

Wyoming Sheep Ranch 29:31 October 1999 – Russel Mitrovitch, Eric George, Sean Leary

New Jersey Turnpike 12:24:02 June 2014 – David Allfrey, Alex Honnold (Started on first 2 pitches of El Niño)

Atlantic Ocean 23:38 August 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Brian McCray

Iron Hawk 30:42 May 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Cedar Wright

Native Son 23:53 May 2006 – Ammon McNeely, Ivo Nivov

Scorched Earth 22:28 October 2011 – Ammon McNeely, David Allfrey, Skiy DeTray

Aurora 23:55 July 1998 – Miles Smart, Brian McCray (FOD)

Tangerine Trip 9:28 June 2014 – Alex Honnold, David Allfrey

15:53 October 2002 – Nick Fowler (Solo)

Virginia 13:58 August 2012 – David Allfrey, Scott Deputy

Lost in America 18:04 August 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Brian McCray

KAOS 27:50 December 1999 – Eric George, Sean Leary, Jimmy Haden

Zenyatta Mondatta 16:53 October 2014 – Skiy DeTray, David Allfrey, Cheyne Lempe

Shortest Straw 12:20 October 2002 – Skiy DeTray, David Allfrey, Cheyne Lempe

Zodiac 1:51 October 2003 – Alex and Thomas Huber

10:52 June 2018 David Allfrey (solo)

Lunar Eclipse 11:22 September 2012 – Alex Honnold, David Allfrey

Born Under a Bad Sign 22:22 October 2002 – Ammon McNeely, Chris Van Leuvan

Plastic Surgery Disaster 21:37 June 2001 – Ammon McNeely, Brian McCray

Bad Seed 19:12 September 1998 – Hans Florine, Brian McCray, Wayne Willoughby (FOD/ With a disabled person)

Eagle’s Way 7:56 June 2014 – Alex Honnold, David Allfrey

On the Waterfront 17:07 July 1999 – Ammon McNeely, Skiy Detray (FOD)

Pressure Cooker 23:41 September 2004 – Ammon McNeely, Ivo Ninov (FOD)

Waterfall Route, El Capitan 6:29 August 28, 2016 – Roger Putnam, Brandon Adams

Chinese Water Torture 17:15 October 1999 – Steve Schneider, Scott Stowe, Lance Allred

Dark Star 20:09 July 2002 – Steve Gerberding, Scott Cosgrove, Al Swanson (FOD)

East Buttress 1:30 September 1997 – Hans Florine, Abby Watkins

Camp 4 Wall:

Good Ol’ Boy 12:00 May 2014 – Jon Griffin, Ryan Baker, Erik Sloan

Yosemite Falls Wall:

Dante’s Inferno 15:00 October 1995 – Iaschan Rupp and ?

Lost Arrow Direct 7:20 October 2016 – Quinn Brett, Josie McKee

Arches Wall:

Royal Arches 0:52:06 May 2000 – Cedar Wright (Solo)

Bulging Puke 6:05 October 2017 – Brandon Adams, Sean Warren


Washington Column:

Southern Man 2:38 June 2001 – Jason Smith, Cedar Wright

South Face 0:53 September 2012 – Alex Honnold, Sean Leary

Skull Queen 2:59 June 2000 – Ammon McNeely, Cedar Wright

Re-Animator 11:56 June 1999 – Chris McNamara, Jacob Schmitz

The Prow 3:01 June 2000 – Jason Smith, Cedar Wright

6:31 October 1999 – Willie Benegas (Solo)

Ten Days After(*) 6:48 July 2015 – Roger Putnam, Justin Jendza(*used Prow Start)

Ten Days After 15:52 July 2015 – Ken Kreis (solo)

Mt. Watkins:

South Face 2:20 June 2012 Alex Honnold (Solo)

Quarter Dome:

Pegasus 6:00 May 1994 – Greg Murphy, Chandlee Harrell (Quarter Dome and Half Dome in a day)

Half Dome:

Regular Northwest Face
1:22 June 2012 – Alex Honnold (Solo)

Direct Northwest Face
8:20 June 1998 – Dean Potter, Jose Pereyra

11:25 September 1999 – Miles Smart (Solo)

Tis-sa-ack 14:00 July 2000 – Jake Whittaker, Sean Kriletich

The Jet Stream 18:50 October – 1999 Eric George, Russ Mitrovitch, Jared Ogden


Porcelain Wall:


Direct North Face
8:00 June 2016 – Joe Marley, Brandon Adams

Liberty Cap:

Southwest Face 6:13 October 2016 – Quinn Brett, Josie McKee

Glacier Point:

Galactic Hitchhiker 2:15 Oct 10, 2015 – Jim Reynolds (solo)

Sentinel:

Steck-Salathé 0:44 1980s – Ron Kauk


Middle Cathedral:

East Buttress 0:29 October 2012 – Sean Leary (Solo)

Leaning Tower:

West Face 1:16 October 2012 – Alex Honnold, Sean Leary

3:37 January 2002 – Nick Fowler (Solo)

Wet Denim Daydream
2:55 June 2013 – Alex Honnold, David Allfrey

7:30 May 2002 – Nick Fowler (solo)

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