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#43213 - 02/21/09 02:39 AM 30 5.10s in a day
socialist1 Offline
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Just thought Id share this write-up on Climbing's website about the guys who recently did thirty 10s in the gunks in a day.

here

Y'all may remember this thread about the block they broke off on Try Again.

Enjoy!

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#43244 - 02/23/09 09:39 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: socialist1]
phil Offline
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Thats really incredable!! \:o

Thanks!

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#43259 - 02/24/09 07:30 AM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: phil]
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no offense intended...but this isnt new(s)...

i can think of at least 6 different people i know who've done something similar (or even more bad ass) in just the past few years..."el cap days" or something like that...for fun or training

this past season a couple of friends of mine did well over 30 5.10s in a day...one of them did 34, the other kept going and added a few more....

takes nothing away from these guys or what they did....but i'm just sayin...look around at the crags...talk to people...you'll find plenty of silent bad asses.....


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#43261 - 02/24/09 11:47 AM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: redtag]
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yea, and if they wrote about it, and posted it here, we'd all read it and enjoy it. Cant hear the guy telling the silent story...
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#43262 - 02/24/09 12:13 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: redtag]
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i can think of at least 6 different people i know who've done something similar (or even more bad ass) in just the past few years..."el cap days" or something like that...for fun or training

Although I don't remember the details, this reminds me of some of Rich Romano's hijinx in years past.
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#43267 - 02/24/09 03:29 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: oenophore]
chip Offline
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Rich has contrived some pretty big days at the gunks. The first time I met him was probably '78 after climbing near him while he went up the last pitch of Erect Direction, whooping out "ACTION" with every big move he made. I was pleasantly surprised to talk with him on top and find him to be rather sane and articulate, as he belayed his second off a few wires.
The only one I remember specificly was when he climbed a 10 on each of 6 gunks crags while running between them all, starting at Millbrooke and ending at Bontique and including Lost City. He had some support set up and a few different people to belay him so that they wouldn't have to try to keep up with him the whole way.
I quess we all look for and appreciate challenge or we wouldn't be on this site. It is impressive how some or us find it.

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#43270 - 02/24/09 04:46 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: redtag]
Julie Offline
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It may not be "news", but it's fun and inspiring to read.

Which is a far cry from all the "silent bad-asses" who couldn't be bothered to share their joy.

A friend of mine did a big day of linkups in Vegas a few years back, got written up, and subsequently took some heat that it wasn't the first, the hardest, the cleanest, the ...... but y'know what? They had fun and shared it.

And frankly, I'd *rather* read about people doing stuff closer to my own level, routes I've climbed too, than read about how small the holds are on 5.16f.

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#43272 - 02/24/09 04:52 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: chip]
Chas Offline
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Registered: 03/22/01
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Loc: Flagstaff
Rich's method of doing it is a way proud.

The 30 routes on the Trapps Wall is still very respectable, especially since the routes are somewhat spread apart, and having done Nurse's Aid that far into it makes it a bit spicier. But in Climbing.com? News worthy is something like Peter Crofts onsite of 100 routes in Austrailia (solo) in a day. I can respect Julie's point, but thats what we have RC.com, Summitpost.com, Mountainproject.com...... (The problem that climbing rags having is the range that regular schmo's like us cover is HUGE).

Its easier to do where I climb nowadays (Paradise Forks). I'll do 24 routes between 5.10d and 5.12 but the routes are within feet of each other and mostly G rated so even when you are tired its no big deal.



Edited by Chas (02/24/09 04:55 PM)

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#43275 - 02/24/09 05:08 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: Chas]
MarcC Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Chas
The 30 routes on the Trapps Wall is still very respectable, especially since the routes are somewhat spread apart, and having done Nurse's Aid that far into it makes it a bit spicier. But in Climbing.com? News worthy is something like Peter Crofts onsite of 100 routes in Austrailia (solo) in a day.

But it wasn't written as a "news worthy" piece, or even a "first", just a story about a day two guys had, climbing routes that are at a very accessible level for weekend warriors.
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#43283 - 02/24/09 08:58 PM Re: 30 5.10s in a day [Re: MarcC]
phil Offline
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I think you guys would argue what the definition of "Is" is

You guys have gotten too lame even for me... and that takes some real effort

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