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One Day Free Ascents of El Cap


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Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

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Lynn Hill- Nose 

Tommy Caldwell- Salathe, Nose, Freerider, Golden Gate, El Corazon, Magic Mushroom 

Yuji-Salathe 

Huberbaum- Freerider 

Honnold-Freerider (FREE SOLO), Shaft, Salathe, El Corazon, Heart Route via Freeblast, Golden Gate,

Cedar Wright & Nik Martino-Freerider 

Ben Bransby & Jvan Tresch-Freerider 

Steph Davis-Freerider 

Dean Potter- Freerider 

Leo Holding- FR 

Stanley Leary-FR with Leo and Honnold 

Jake Whittaker- FR with Honnold 

Brian Kimball- FR with Honnold 

Jesse Huey-Freerider 

Walker Emerson & Eliot Carlson?-Freerider 

James Lucas-Freerider 

Brad Gobright-Freerider, Heart Route via Freeblast 

Mason Earle: FR

Cody Simms: FR

Dan McManus: FR

Niels Tietz: FR per obit

Seth Rotul - Freerider 

Pete Whitaker - Freerider rope solo & with Jacob Cook 

Jacob Cook 

Will Stanhope Freerider? 

Any other known 1 day FREE ascents?

Fastest Known Times

Freerider: 3:56 Honnold Free Solo 

Salathé: 8 Hours

Nose: 11 hours

Golden Gate: 20 hours? Only know Tommy Caldwells time but Alex Honnold's is likely faster

Magic Mushroom: 20 hours

El Corazon: 15.5 Hours

The Shaft: 12 hours

Ryan Nevius · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 904

If you haven't already seen it: web.stanford.edu/~clint/yos…

Clint makes a note if the ascent took longer than a day.

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

That was my primary source for the post, always a good read!

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

Walker Emerson & Eliot Carlson on Freerider??

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

James Lucas Freerider 5/2015

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

Brad Gobright 6/2/2015 15 hours, Freerider (his first el cap free ascent)

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

Brad Gobright and Alex Honnold 6/23/15
Heart Route via Freeblast 15 hours

Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

http://eveningsends.com/climbing/the-day-i-sent-freerider-in-a-day/
In this phenomenal account of what its like to free El Cap in a day, James Lucas says 19 people did it before him, so either Eliot Carlson did do it, or I'm missing someone.
Or he just used this list for his essay...

that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

When did honnold free el cap?

Chris Bersbach · · Arroyo Grande, CA · Joined Sep 2007 · Points: 206
that guy named seb wrote:When did honnold free el cap?
At a minimum, all of the times listed in the post at the top of this thread.
Ryan Nevius · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 904
that guy named seb wrote:When did honnold free el cap?
Which time? He has freed a few routes on El Cap 8 times (that I know of) between 2006 and 2014.
Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

Pete Whittaker rope solo Freerider in 20+ Hours 2016
Also did it with Jacob Cook in 17 hrs weeks prior

Henry Feder · · Grafton, VT · Joined May 2012 · Points: 30

Seth Rotul (not sure of his last name spelling) He passed us when I tried the rider in the fall. I ran into his partner and he sent not sure of his time. Dude is a total underground crusher. I found his name on a FFA on Watkinks in the new Sloan book

Will Stanhope, I heard from his enormocast

Mark Hudon · · Lives on the road · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 415

Its rather amazing the number of free and FIAD "underground" ascents out there. These kinds of lists will never be anywhere near accurate.

Henry Feder · · Grafton, VT · Joined May 2012 · Points: 30
Mark Hudon wrote:Its rather amazing the number of free and FIAD "underground" ascents out there. These kinds of lists will never be anywhere near accurate.
Truth! I do love nerding out on Clint's website and on Sloan's speed section of his website. I also love it when I find out something totally bad ass that no one reports! Its pretty easy for that to happen these days since all that climbing media does to report sends and the like is to repost an instagram post. The level of reporting is pretty piss poor.

For example, I've been stuck in NH so when I heard about Pete's FR rope solo I was blown away. Unable to run into him in the valley and be a fan boy and ask him about it I searched for some reporting. I think gripped mag was the only news source to do an actual interview. And alpinist was the only one to report the other two free climbing rope solos of the FR.
Jon Rhoderick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 850

Updated with Fastest known times and new names

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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