Friday, July 1, 2011

Speed Climbing

Every year in a Croatian park, they have a “Big Wall Speed Climbing” competition. Here’s an article from a Patagonia athlete about this year’s competition.

“We checked into our hotel room (two nights with meals, paid for by the organizers!), dug out my harness and shoes and hiked five minutes to the route. We practiced the 130-meter 5.10 climb two times (I know, 130 meters isn’t really a BIG big wall, but it was big enough…)…Kate and I climbed the route in 17-plus minutes, which the emcee (again commentating in two languages) declared a “really, really very fast time” and good enough for second place.”

The video below is from last year.

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