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harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 10, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Marc Andre Leclerc climbed the Grand wall with Roman chimneys in 58 minutes today according to reputable sources!
Rocky IV

Social climber
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Marc is a champ!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 10, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
even after someone splats it wont end.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Sep 10, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Very impressive.

this scares me though...


How long till someone splats and this stupid game is over?


and this...

even after someone splats it wont end.

crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 10, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Yawn
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
*Edited*

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Yes, Jim please reconsider your post just above, The Couch is right.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
I apologize for my words and have deleted them.

I think what Marc-Andre has achieved is GREAT and I think the d#@&%ery is from people who just want to say "splat" or "yawn" every time something beyond their frame of reference occurs.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Maybe it was just the phrasing Jim. In either case, thanks. These kids seem to go from asking stupid questions online to rocking the world real fast. The dad in me wants to yell "HEY, BE CAREFUL". Wishing them all well, but the risk goes up as the game is afoot.



What's new is old I suppose. This stuff below use to shock folks back when. There were no safety lines, and a single error would be fatal.







KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
People that use the term d#@&%e bag, are in fact just that.
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I met Marc-Andre on the Gray Ledges in May. Here he is trying to free Pitch 16 (5.13)on the Muir. He logged a couple of 30 footers during his attempt.

Pitch 16 Muir Wall 5.13 or C2
Pitch 16 Muir Wall 5.13 or C2
Credit: telemon01

Nice guy. He and his partner Chris rapped off after this pitch, and within a day or two, they climbed the West Face of Leaning Tower in a day. I think Chris said Marc Andre freed all the pitches on Leaning Tower.

Credit: telemon01

WTF

climber
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
WTF when did we start keeping time?

Record record no way there was a record.

Hmmmmm

Cool.


Why you haters got to hate so much. That's lame. Give the guy some love.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1797245&msg=1798059#msg1798059

Here's the link to the stout solo video
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
The soloing going on these days is mind blowing! at top speed too. I trust the Roman chimneys crux was dry????
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 10, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Marc is the man! I recognized his distinct look while climbing at the base of the Grand Wall one day this summer. In short order afterwards I saw him climbing up The Shadow. Really cool to see someone climb something I've been drooling over for the past year.

Marc Andre Leclerc giving The Shadow a burn.
Marc Andre Leclerc giving The Shadow a burn.
Credit: Grippa
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 12:23am PT

WTF when did we start keeping time?

Around 1500BC.



Record record no way there was a record.

Call it what you will. In climbing the first common measurement (after fun) is difficulty then time spent on the route.
I was referring to the speed record and I think humans were probably measuring themselves against time right after they invented the sun dial.

I was just astonished that anyone would solo a route faster than Alex and I thought that was amazing if it's true.










TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:35am PT
No doubt; Marc has been setting one record after another this summer. It's very impressive, to say the absolute least.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:41am PT
im confused of this comparison.
is it specific, or general?

did honnold do the grand wall pitches in more time than it took mark?

or is the record of which you speak just a general
bad-assness record that occassionally comes flying
out of the hyper-inspired individuals among us?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:49am PT
Ah....but did he start with Cruel Shoes?
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Honnold simuled the Grand with Mason Earle when they set the previous record. Took them a hair under an hour.
WTF

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:52am PT
I know Harry its my attempt at sarcasm.
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