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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.

 

2016 Speed Records:

 

The Nose, El Capitan 21:50 August 2016 Miranda Oakley (Women's Speed Solo Record)

The Freerider, El Capitan 20:06 (FOD) November 2016 Pete Whittaker (solo)

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

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

Afroman, Washington Column  15:45 July 2016 - Jim Reynolds, Kenny Kreis

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

Direct North Face, Porcelain Wall 8:00 June 2016 - Joe Marley, Brandon Adams

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


2015 New Speed Records:

 

Galactic Hitchhiker, Glacier Point 2:15 Oct 10, 2015 - Jim Reynolds (solo)

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

Salathe Wall, El Capitan 18:35 October 25, 2015 - Libby Sauter, Alix Morris(Women's Speed Record)

Aquarian Wall, El Capitan 18:25 June 22, 2015 - Dave Allfrey, Ben Doyle, Luke Holloway

Ten Days After, Washington Column  15:52 (Solo) July 2015 - Ken Kreis

Waterfall Route, El Capitan 11:22 Oct 11, 2015 - Brandon Adams, Joe Marley


  


2014 New Speed Records:

Lurking Fear, El Capitan 7:47 September 2014 - Libby Sauter, Quinn Brett (Women’s speed record)

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

Triple Direct, El Capitan 5:15 June 2014 - Alex Honnold, Dave Allfrey

Triple Direct, El Capitan 17:29 July 14, 2014 - Hans Florine (Solo)

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

Grape Race, El Capitan 8:21 August 2014 - Roger Putnam, Erik Sloan

The Nose, El Capitan 4:43 October 2014 - Libby Sauter, Mayan Smith-Gobat (Women's record)

The Nose, El Capitan 24:39 October 2014 - Chantel Astorga (Women's Solo Record)

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

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

Zenyatta Mondatta, El Capitan 16:53 - October 2014 Skiy DeTray, David Allfrey, Cheyne Lempe

Eagle's Way, El Capitan 7:56 June 2014 - Alex Honnold, David Allfrey

Good Ol’ Boy, Camp 4 Wall 12:00 May 2014 - Jon Griffin, Ryan Baker, Erik Sloan

Direct North Face, Porcelain Wall 13:39 August 2014 - Joe Marley, Dave Weintraub

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 23:44 July 2010 - Chip Snyder, Max Rodatz (FOD)

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

18:35 October 2015 - Libby Sauter, Alix Morris

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 14:50 July 2001 - Hans Florine, Brian McCray, Kelly Simard

The Shield 10:58 August 1999 - Chris McNamara, Cedar Wright

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

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

17:29 July 2014 - Hans Florine (solo)

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

The Nose 2:23:46 June 2012 Alex Honnold, Hans Florine

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

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 15:00 October 2004 - Bob Jensen, Jake Whittaker

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, Washington Column(*)  6:48 July 2015 - Roger Putnam, Justin Jendza(*used Prow Start)

Ten Days After, Washington Column  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, Porcelain Wall 8:00 June 2016 - Joe Marley, Brandon Adams


Liberty Cap:

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


Glacier Point:
Galactic Hitchhiker, Glacier Point 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)