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Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:04am PT
I think humans were probably measuring themselves against time right after they invented the sun dial.

That's still an adequate device for measuring my ascents.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Can't say in over 35 years of climbing that I've ever cared how quickly I climbed something.

But I've mainly been a boulderer.

heh.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:29am PT
i typically orgasm faster
when with a partner
than when solo.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Christ, don't you people have something better to do than to belittle other's accomplishments?

He is a member of our small community, and doing these things make him happy. Just like Ammon soloing walls, just like donini climbing in patagonia - we ALL do dangerous sh#t we think is fun.

It doesn't kill you to be nice. It really doesn't. Try it.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
jerk.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
off,
Norweglan

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
but it is true i AM an idiot
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Me too! Card carrying member :D
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
Marc's been killing it this summer! Great kid too, humble, funny. I was stoked when he went to the valley this spring. I knew it would up his game.

Marc doesn't have a death wish as far as i can tell, he's been going hard and fast at this game since he was a kid, and this is just the next logical progression for him. He climbs lots and climbs hard, so a 5.10+, 5.11 hour is pretty mellow.

Keep it up Marc! Stay safe!

Mike
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Can't say in over 35 years of climbing that I've ever cared how quickly I climbed something.

Never been caught in a storm on a big cliff or in the mountains?

I've always strived to be more time efficient both in the climbing and rope management aspects. (Work in progress)
I think speed equals safety, on any big cliff or in the mountains, as long as your not rushing it.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
My alpine background stays with me on rock climbs. Always checking my watch, trying to be efficent and fast....the only thing i don't do is look over my shoulder to see if a storm is streaking across the ice cap.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Of course there's gonna be the usual garbage come through to pollute this otherwise fine salut to Marc-Andre.


Great kid. And if you read this, Marc, please climb safe. Remember that one of the soloists you look up to a lot, and you know who I'm referrin' to, is still gettin atter at age 55. Make that your goal........not to just be amazing now but for ever.


Fabulous job. Most excellent. Thanks for the thread Harry. See you Saturday at the Monkey Palace. :0D

brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
it would suck to be one of those people who gets unstoked by other peoples stoke..


KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
You mean like whiner^^^

Agreed
TheSoloClimber

Trad climber
Vancouver
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Who said she's enabling anything? Marc has been climbing long enough that I'm pretty sure he's confident in his abilities, and knows his limits. There is no reason to hate or be rude.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
Tammi - Good job enabling a young kid to risk his life for absolutely nothing

When was the last time you even climbed?
Let alone solo anything




Alright Riley Wyna. I'll bite.
It's "Tami". One "m".

Last time out climbing was last weekend. Didn't have a rope.

If your impression is that I am enabling Marc-Andre that's your own private Idaho. I don't see it that way.

I believe we assume risk in all manner of life activities. Closest I"ve been to death is in childbirth - that I know. Riding a bike in Vancouver is stupidly dangerous what with the abysmal drivers, horrible weather and eternal road construction in this city.

Why call me out on my climbing? What's your intention there?

Harry started a thread congratulating Marc-Andre on his fast ascent of the Grand. I've already told M-A on the telephone to be safe out there. Beyond that ? It's his life.

Same as I tell my own kids.
brownie

Trad climber
squamish
Sep 11, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
as we like to say here in squambodia(in between "yer gonna die" and "climb weenie climb!")

if ya can't be safe...

at least be careful.



Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Climbing is often about playing the game in the way that's most meaningful for you at the time.
There are a lot of variations on the theme and when the stakes are high, you try to be honest about the consequences and true to yourself.
Nice work Marc, I assume you felt solid.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:06am PT
Tammi - Good job enabling a young kid to risk his life for absolutely nothing. When was the last time you even climbed? Let alone solo anything

dude, did u really post this? appreciate the passion. but calm the f*#k down.

in good conditions (dry rc), a fast solo of grand would be way less dicey than most of what gets done up high on technical expedition crap. don't know the dude, but good on him. the "record" in the thread title seems a bit over the top.

and if tami's current job is anything like the one i had as a gymnastics coach (and i expect that the circus version is way gnarlier), then she's vastly over qualified for this thread.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Riley. Quit being fat and bitter. Some people are bad ass. You are not. Go for a jog or something. I would say eat a snickers but I doubt that would help.
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