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Jan 28, 2013
Nearing the end of Thank God Ledge.
44 minutes bridge to bridge!!!!

Watched the boys run by on their way up the hill, then we went over to the base of the Bastille to watch the show. Freaking awesome to watch!! They soloed to the base of P1 in about 5 minutes then led the whole Edge in two mega pitches. They never met up on the route, so whatever rack they had was used for the entire climb. The rack I saw as they ran by didn't seem very big.
Kudos to the young talent these days!
Jeff G.
From Fort Collins
Joined Feb 26, 2006
1,043 points
Jan 28, 2013
kate!
WOW! scott and brad...that is so cool! great work!!! i'm completely inspired...thanks for that!

sincerely,

scott e. tarrant
scott e. tarrant
From Fort Collins
Joined Mar 12, 2007
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Jan 28, 2013
Bravo! gunter
Joined Mar 2, 2011
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Jan 28, 2013
Wouldn't a soloist have the speed record?

Who is it?
K Weber
Joined Jun 17, 2011
15 points
Jan 28, 2013
Not a soloist K Weber. Presumably Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright (as stated above)... but I don't know that for sure. Good on ya boys, thoroughly impressive S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
24 points
Jan 29, 2013
Vintage anorexic sport climber shot
Record ?? The Edge is releasing new stuff on vinyl ?? 44 min. bridge to bridge would be an epic album !! Dave Bohn aka "Old Fart"
Joined May 3, 2002
301 points
Jan 29, 2013
I witnessed this from the top of the Bastille, very impressive. As our party of three watched I asked "I wonder if they're going for the speed record?" the whoops and hoots at the bridge and from the finish of the edge were answer enough. Very cool to see this done, and in January no less! And I think Scott was then part of a party that free soloed the Bastille in a mellow 7 minutes or so. ShireSmitty
From Boulda
Joined Jan 27, 2013
7 points
Apr 23, 2014
photo by Forest Woodward
Update:

Stefan Griebel and Jason Wells retook the record yesterday with an INSANE time of 35 minutes and 1 second, bridge-to-bridge.

Mega!!!
Scott Bennett
Joined Jan 9, 2008
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Apr 23, 2014
good vid and writeup here: billwright510climbing.blogspot... jTaylor
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Apr 23, 2014
Artist Tears P3
Amazing effort! Thanks for sharing. John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
1,918 points
Apr 23, 2014
Leading out on P2 of Estrelitta, El Potrero Chico,...
Scott Bennett wrote:
Update: Stefan Griebel and Jason Wells retook the record yesterday with an INSANE time of 35 minutes and 1 second, bridge-to-bridge. Mega!!!


Holy jiminy crickets!!!!
Alton R.
From Boulder, Co
Joined Jan 28, 2010
159 points
Apr 23, 2014
Bocan
I could only hope to have my systems dialed 1/100th of that ability. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
947 points
Apr 24, 2014
Jason, Way to make the rest of us look slow and weak. Takes me that long to rack up and put my shoes on at the base of the thing. Nicely done! Steve Sangdahl Steve Sangdahl
From eldo sprngs,co
Joined Mar 25, 2002
943 points
Apr 30, 2014
Super Slide
Strong work guys!
The holds look so big in the video. I wish they felt that big.
Jeremy
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 26, 2004
96 points
Apr 30, 2014
Bear Creek Spire, Sierras, CA
I just need to say. So. Sick.

I noticed that A LOT of gear was "fixed." I haven't ever climbed the route or even in the area for that matter, but I thought this route was really popular, no? In AZ all that gear would be cleaned out within a week!

-Mac
MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Joined Feb 5, 2010
663 points
Apr 30, 2014
Mt. Agassiz
Jeez that's a lot of fixed gear... Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
782 points
May 1, 2014
photo by Forest Woodward
Yeah, lots of fixed stuff at the moment. 3 fixed cams, 2 wires, a handful of pins, and one slung block. Not all of it's good, but it does certainly help in doing the route quickly.

To be clear, though, Stefan and Jason didn't place any of that fixed gear. They just climbed the route in it's current condition.

Some gear comes and goes, and some seems more or less permanent. The yellow TCU on the last pitch will definitely come out when someone makes an effort, but the other two cams are pretty welded.

-Scott
Scott Bennett
Joined Jan 9, 2008
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Jun 9, 2014
Stefan heading up the Casual Route in a bike helme...
Holy smokes, Scott and Brad absolutely crushed the record again tonight: 29m53s bridge-to-bridge!!! It officially goes faster than the 1st Flatiron.

Sub-30 is hard to wrap your head around, and I'd have a hard time believing it if I hadn't watched the whole thing with my own eyes. Scott started up the first pitch at 6m30s. Just under 16 minutes later, they were both on top and scrambling like caffeinated mountain goats to get down.

Freaking AWESOME guys!
Stefan Griebel
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Oct 21, 2002
200 points
Jun 19, 2014
Mike Grimm and I went up to do the Edge onsight in Summer 1992 and two young guys were already at the base of P1 getting ready to start and asked if we minded if they went ahead and climbed in front of us, adding "We'll hurry." We knew we'd probably take hours so we said sure, go ahead. They had a very light selected rack and a very long rope and the first guy ran it to the P2 belay in a few minutes then the second started moving up P1, also very fast. When he reached the P1 belay the leader started moving again and they simoed to the top of P3, reracked and traded the lead. Mike and me started up then, amazed. Plus, we knew everyone in the canyon was watching the Edge by now so we wanted to do a solid job. We flashed up P1 in pretty good time, and I remember looking up from the belay and seeing the second of the party ahead already disappearing from view above the last crux. A few minutes later a big wind blew up in advance of a thunderstorm and Mike and I got weathered off and took cover in the little cave but left our rope hanging just in case. The guys in front of us were already hooting and hollering on top. We didn't check the watch but I'd be surprised if they took more than 20-25 minutes to climb the entire route and they were laughing the whole way. I imagine the rain made it tough to break a bridge-to-bridge record but I never saw any team climb it faster. Anybody know how long it took Jimmy Collins free-solo? Mark Pell
Joined Mar 18, 2012
104 points
Jun 20, 2014
Wow! That's insane. Nice work. Caden S
Joined Jun 20, 2014
0 points
Jun 20, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
K Weber wrote:
Wouldn't a soloist have the speed record? Who is it?

Generally no, on harder climbs. On easier climbs, yes, but when the going gets thin and a mistake = death, you can move much faster simul than you can unroped...
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,587 points
Jun 20, 2014
Ran into brad at Movement about 2 weeks ago and asked him if they were gonna give another effort at the record... guess i have my answer now! Blazin! ShireSmitty
From Boulda
Joined Jan 27, 2013
7 points
Aug 16, 2014
Stefan heading up the Casual Route in a bike helme...
Jason and I had another go at it last night and went bridge-to-bridge in 26m33s. About 6 minites of red lining it to the base of P1, just under 15 minutes for the route, and 6 more to scramble/run back down to the middle of the bridge. Dang, that is so much fun!! Stefan Griebel
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Oct 21, 2002
200 points
Aug 16, 2014
Yawn Tug
Joined Jul 8, 2007
6 points
Aug 16, 2014
You should drag me up The Naked Edge. It will be a bit longer than 30 minutes though. Eliot Augusto
From Boulder, CO
Joined Dec 29, 2013
35 points
Aug 16, 2014
Whats the record climbing it naked? EricF
From San Francisco
Joined May 21, 2012
132 points


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