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alaskapacific


Feb 3, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I did a rock speed climbing post but little reply.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

Is ice speed climbing more popular and respected?

Who are some top ice speed climbers?


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graniteboy


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The fastest Ice Climber I EVER saw was some guy hurtling down the Messner Coiloir on Denali.
MAN, WAS HE FAST!!!!!!! He fell, like, a thousand feet in like, no time at ALL!!!! SEWPER KEWL!!!!
I was like, so super impressed......

Now, go troll elsewhere.


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shimanilami


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Ice speed climbing ... that's fuckin' funny, dude!


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It does sound silly but I remember watching video of an ice speed comp once. The footage was either on Black Diamond's "No Pain No Gain" DVD or Petzl's "Pitch Sorbet" DVD.

I'd look at mine to verify which but I lent both DVDs to someone a couple of years ago and never got them back (nor can I remember who I lent them to Frown)


alaskapacific


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Isn't there a Mark something who's very top. Mark Twight, I just found it.
http://classic.mountainzone.com/climbing/twight/
http://www.marktwight.com/

http://www.marktwight.com/videos.php?id=4

54 seconds!

About 1min, changes music while climbing!


alaskapacific


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Czech direct.
http://cires.colorado.edu/...iym/2002/twight.html

Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber
Extreme Alpinishm: Climbing Light, Fast, and High


mar_leclerc


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alaskapacific wrote:

Who are some top ice speed climbers?

Ueli Steck


graniteboy


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Nah...the guy I saw fall down the messner went WAY faster than Ueli .


skiclimb


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Hey if your at APU go ask Roman...

Anycase sprint speedclimbing the way you mean it is pointless for bragging rights... fun to play with on toprope or easy free solos.

no point to it..other than fun

just like anything in climbing actually

real speed in mountaineering is about efficiency and experience and is a matter of safety...but isnt a sprint..is more like a good marathoner...


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johnwesely


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It is sort of funny how persistent you are.
But only sort of.
so leave.


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