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June 8, 2018

Climbing stars set new El Capitan record

By BRIAN MELLEY
Associated Press

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Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell conquered Yosemite's El Capitan at a blisteringly fast pace: 1 hour, 58 minutes and seven seconds.

LOS ANGELES — Two of the world's best rock climbers coped with frightening falls and the deaths of two fellow climbers on the same rock in a monthlong quest to shatter a mythical record in Yosemite National Park.


 
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