Half Dome in 2 1/2 hours?

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I recently heard from a YOSAR member that the regular route Half Dome was climbed in 2 and a half hours, with 40 quickdraws, no pro, and lots of simul-climbing up to 12b, by Jose and Dean Potter? Is this bit of insanity truth? If it is I would like to be the first to say "HOLY SHIT!!!!!"

-- Andre Theman (IronMonger@swingthehammer.com), December 01, 1998


The record is now just barely over two hours. See the account of the second best time on the yosemite rock page.

-- Quang-Tuan Luong (luong@ai.sri.com), September 14, 1999.

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