Female aims to beat the nose speed record!


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Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 4, 2012 - 08:39pm PT

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
This will be fun to watch!

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
I wonder who her partner will be for the nose speed record. The Honnold Florine combo seems pretty hard to match

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
can't wait! I love her eyes..

Social climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
When it comes to climbing The Nose free, women have the best record.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
Already too old. Too much sun, too many wrinkles.
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Harsh, Bruce! She didn't say her goal was to climb into your spunk files, so why you gotta act like an oinker about her ambitions?

Dec 4, 2012 - 09:37pm PT
about damn time!

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:46pm PT

I wish her luck--she's got some work ahead of her!

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Go get it!

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
More power to her!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
Ok, so when is she gonna get a supertopo account so we know she is not trolling? :)

Dec 4, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
"In rock climbing women are close to men, if you look solely at pure difficulty, but rarely do they compete on the same level as the guys,” says Mayan. “I want to show that we women are just as capable, on any terrain"

Good for you, Mayan. There are several athletic events in which women are every bit as good as the opposite gender. Rock climbing is one. Another is the horizontal bar - a men's apparatus - in gymnastics. Female gymnasts do most of the moves the men do on their uneven bars. I'd love to see both genders go for it on the HBar!

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
My trip to the Valley with my girl friend, Chantel Astorga, was brief but very successful – Within 7 days we did two laps on the Nose, one on Half Dome, and broke three records: We set a new women’s speed record on the Nose twice and completed the first all female linkup of El Cap and Half Dome. The next day Chantel was packing up to leave and was planning to just have another mellow day in the Valley with my friends… However, when Sean Leary (a former speed record holder on the Nose), asked me whether I was keen to a run up the Nose with him, I quickly agreed - Sean is one of the Valley climbers I have always looked up to, I was honored that he wanted to climb with me and was definitely not going to turn down an opportunity like this! I could not resist the temptation to squeeze in another lap just before flying out to Bend. We got an early start, as I had to catch a flight that afternoon. Reaching the top after climbing for 4.29min – a new (male/female team) record on the Nose.During this week my perception of what is possible changed drastically – I now, not only understand how to climb the Nose in 2.30 hours, but actually can see it might be possible to climb it in less! I never thought I would want to peruse speed climbing, but it is actually extremely fun to move so fast and continuously over such this huge wall, and also strangely addictive… An intriguing mixture of strategy, fitness, climbing power and metal strength.


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
Trolling? Seriously, dude...

I've got lots of popcorn just in case.

She ought to go for it this week, before the world ends, especially with her first name.

Dec 4, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
Go Mayan!

Big Wall climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 12:22am PT
i'd say she has a chance if she goes up with stanley again. But hans will just break it again, so what's the use? ss

Dec 5, 2012 - 02:24am PT
Maybe she should pair up with a male, I mean a man, er, I mean Hans.

Way to go up there, guys, taking an interesting and ambitious climbing project and turning it into a first year of high school snicker-fest.

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:42am PT
It's a great and ambitious goal. it'll be interesting to see if she can do it, or how close... go for it, girl! I like that ambition. It's a bold statement, definitely hope she gets under 3hrs time. That in itself w/b impressive...
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:00am PT
Great to see a kiwi rising to the challenge.

I can easily see her freeing the Nose and doing the Nose and HD link up, but for pure speed I think it will be tough to beat the Hans/Alex combo...
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