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Famous rock climber makes 100th ascent of El Capitan route

Postby rlown » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am


SAN FRANCISCO — Hans Florine of the Bay Area has completed his 100th ascent of the Nose Route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1W09PKr ) Florine, a world-renowned rock climber, started the climb Thursday and finished the ascent on Saturday. He was joined by El Capitan first-timers, Jayme Moye of Boulder, Colorado and Fiona Thornewell of London, England.

Florine, who completed his first ascent of El Capitan in 1989, also holds the speed record for climbing the Nose Route in 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 46 seconds in 2012.

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The 51-year-old Florine lives in Lafeyette and manages the Diablo Rock Gym in Concord.

The summit of El Capitan is 7,569 feet above sea level.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

Source: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/44833 ... ry=4311199
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