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Free solo speed record on the Tooth?

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The fastest I have heard is 1:58 car to car, that is the only time that really counts.

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Oh ya. I know about that one. It is actually 87 minutes car to car but that is with a ride up the chair lift and skiing out. But I was talking about the actual climb but oh well.

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I think hawk berry toped it out in something ridiculous like 40 minutes from the car in a pair of vans skate shoes, don't remember too many other details or round trip time.

 

Looking at the big mountain talent in Seattle i wouldn't be surprised if it has been done in less.

 

Shaving it down much beyond 10 minutes on that rock would be a fools game. Go find some solid granite.

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it has to be 5th class to count as a free solo ;)

 

Isn't the standard route mid fifth?

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my guess is uninformed. After all, he's from Canuckistan. WTF does he know? :crazy:

 

Edited by giza

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What were the conditions of that 1:58 ascent? If that was a typical hike in, hike out I am impressed.

 

I ran the approach and deproach and soloed up and down the tooth in 2:15. The basin below the east face of the Tooth was hard snow which ultimately slowed me down what with all the back sliding.

 

I hiked up Si with Mike May who claimed he walked the completey dry approach to the tooth for a round trip time of 1:58. As fast as Mike walked up Si I believe him.

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Dumbest thread of the decade.

 

Better be careful, you'll attract Dan H. like stink on shit

Edited by MarkMcJizzy

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I as being sarcastic but honestly ... 4th class and 5.4 so close to each other.... im sure more than half the peopel going up the Tooth 'solo' it

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I as being sarcastic but honestly ... 4th class and 5.4 so close to each other.... im sure more than half the peopel going up the Tooth 'solo' it

 

Hey hey hey don't go knockin' my first lead man!

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Shaving it down much beyond 10 minutes on that rock would be a fools game. Go find some solid granite.

 

Why? That shit gets climbed so much its just as solid as any granite.

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Shaving it down much beyond 10 minutes on that rock would be a fools game. Go find some solid granite.

 

Why? That shit gets climbed so much its just as solid as any granite.

 

I guess I was up there in early spring but there was much loose/frost wedged flakiness in evidence and not much continuous crack climbing.

 

But hell, do what you want.

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spraying about solo times on das toof-wand is much like spraying about how fast you can jerk-off - not to knock either activity, mind you :)

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I respect your opinion but I see it a little differently. It all depends on your margin of safety. If you can solo the tooth safely (relatively speaking) pretty fast I think that is cool. Not that I make a huge habit out of it. Thats just me. There are plenty of people who don't agree.

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