On the Nose
A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb

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The Nose is the most famous rock climb on earth, tracing the 3,000-foot prow of the granite formation known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Climbers didn't figure out how to scale it until 1958- five years after Everest. In 1989, a young climber named Hans Florine attempted to ascend the Nose, an effort that took him 46 hours. He would go on to climb it an unprecedented 101 times (and counting) and whittle his total effort down to a mere 2.5 hours-a feat that has no parallel in modern outdoor sport. Florine's story is at once an audacious adventure that spans nearly three decades, providing a rare look inside the adrenaline-charged world of big-wall climbing in Yosemite Valley, and a testament to the power of persistence.

AuthorHans Florine
Height922 mm
Length634 mm
Width79 mm
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages240
Package Quantity1
Part Number9781493024988
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-09-01
PublisherFalcon Guides
StudioFalcon Guides
Sales Rank802518

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