Do Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have superpowers? It’s up for debate.
Just last week, the two made headlines when they beat the speed record on the Nose of Yosemite's El Capitan by a whole nine minutes, coming in at a time of 2:10:53. In the world of speed climbing, taking off that much of a time margin was almost unprecedented. Then, on Monday, they returned to the climb and did the unbelievable: they came in at 2:01:53.
Now they’ve done the unthinkable, the "how is this humanly possible?" The two dipped below the two-hour mark. This morning the two topped out the route at 1 hour, 58 minutes, and seven seconds.
They’ve clearly got their systems down… as in they’re barely even attached to the wall, short roping pitches and essentially free-soloing the whole route. So for those wondering what is even going on in that photo, it's those superpowers at work.