Tom Evans, El Cap-Reporter: "Soon Alex was leading the last pitch as the crowd went wild. We all knew by then that, baring some major screw up, they had the record and it was just a matter of by how much. Hans followed on the last pitch as Alex belayed him from the tree at the top. Hans had worked all winter for this moment and he did not fall short of his goal. In about 5 minutes he did that pitch and was on top!"