American Duo Climb Yosemite Triple Crown In Under a Day

Last weekend, Tyler Karow and Miles Fullman climbed Yosemite’s Triple Crown in 21 hours and 33 minutes. The pair linked up El Capitan, Half Dome, and Mount Watkins — 2,133m of climbing over 71 pitches, and about 29km of hiking, according to Fullman.

Theirs was just the eighth ascent of the Triple Crown. According to Gripped, they improved on the time of Danfoord Jooste and Nick Ehman, who climbed the three peaks last year in 21 hours and 35 minutes.

Alex Honnold made the first solo ascent of the Yosemite Triple Crown in 19 hours back in 2012.

According to Fullman, he asked Karow in February in El Chalten, Patagonia, if he would try the Triple Crown with him. Karow said yes.

“Beyond chasing the goal itself, we both wanted it to feel a certain way,” Fullman wrote on social media. “Like we belonged up there and knew exactly what to do and to have fun while doing it. We must have succeeded because neither of us even feels very wrecked.”

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.