Female aims to beat the nose speed record!

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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:05am PT
Oh boy....pretty awesome venture there.....roootin' for her, fer sure.


Susan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:19am PT
This is all very laudable but why does one do a website and stuff?
I thought the idea was just to go climbing?
Is she looking for venture capital?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 08:43am PT
A lot of climbers have their own blogs, I don't see any negative there... and who would blame someone for not wading into the SuperTopo Forum, the responses to such posting would be predictable (just as the responses to this thread are). I enjoy reading those blogs, it is a way of connecting to their climbing experience which would not be possible otherwise.

Fast ascents of huge walls, Yosemite seems to be the place... so ambitious climbers have goals that challenge their abilities to perform such "In A Day" linkups, which naturally lead to speed ascents. In the Alex 2.0 video of the Reel Rock 7 tour he gets to the top of his Mt. Watkins solo and casually notes "oh, the Mt. Watkins speed record." He is obviously aware of those metrics...

Mayan is a strong climber with ambitious goals and the ability and desire to achieve many of those goals. I wish her the best of luck in her endeavors.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:14am PT
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


That's called confidence! Starting up the Nose when you have a flight to catch that afternoon!

Beyond lame that someone would post a topless image on this thread. No wonder women get sick of guy's sh#t. Have some respect

Peace

Karl
Mees

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:25am PT
She may take down the first 2, the last no way, unless Honnold agrees to be her partner, then she may have a chance. But really who are they kidding? It's Alex's record, he decides when it will be broken again not Hans or anyone else.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:40am PT
Looking forward to hearing about the climb when it happens! And yeah, Karl, with you on the respect part.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 5, 2012 - 09:48am PT
Watched Hans and Alex this summer. There is definitely room to go faster. If she thinks she can do it, I'd bet she is right.

Addicting? I'll bet it is.. What a blast it must be to cover that much amazing climbing before lunch.

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:01am PT
Beyond lame that someone would post a topless image on this thread. No wonder women get sick of guy's sh#t. Have some respect

+1
It's a shame.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:03am 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


I'd say Hans needs to try something else for once....
He told me something like 80+ trips up the Nose? To carve a few minutes off?
That's a helluva lot of wasted climbing talent that he could spend on other meaningful mountains.

Just my two cents.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:36am PT
80+?

Dood needs to work on his bad case of OCD.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:49am PT
The man was super cool when I met him, and obviously beyond bad ass, but we're only given so many pitches on this here spinning rock.....That's my point.
WBraun

climber
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:52am PT
In the beginning women did NIAD ascents with male partners.

Then it started with Nancy and Sue as the first all women's team.

Then all female speed ascents.

It might start out as male female speed record and then progress to all female speed record overall.

I believe it would be extremely difficult to break the current NIAD overall speed record by female male combo or all female combo.

Because it takes a lot of experience knowing all the tricks and subtle eccentricities associated with the route itself.

Anyone that's done the NIAD will understand what I'm getting at.

The current overall speed record for the NIAD is really an evolutionary progress by the same individual/s over periods of time and ascents to work out where to cut times.

It would be extremely difficult to on-sight break the overall record by two individuals who have never once done the NIAD ever.

Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:59am PT
At the Facelift, Honnald said the he felt their record could be broken but that it would take a team 25 ascents to work on it and fine tune it until they eventually got lucky and broke it. He said he was not interested in that many more ascents of he Nose himself.

I can't imagine breaking the record onsight is even possible!
Aerili

climber
SLC, Utah
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:13pm 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
Well then. Clearly that settles it.

Good thing women always have men around to remind them why they shouldn't bother.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
Ouch.....HA!!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 5, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
+1 for what Ed H & Werner wrote


Big zeros for Bruce's stupid comment and the lamewad pic of the topless gal.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 5, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Good luck to her.
IT would be cool if she could team up with another fast female to do it.

edit: I think Werner nails it though
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Looking forward to a caption which states that Male aims to beat the whatever record! instead of his name.

Should be noted that Lynne Hill gave a historic and lasting smackdown to us guys when she freed the Nose in amazing style and it took forever to get a repeat! "It goes free boys!"

Kudos!

Karl

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
Best of luck to her....

Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 5, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
Aerili, that was too funny ;-)
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