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stevenjfrisch


Jun 9, 2006, 1:30 PM
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Does anyone know any examples (such as names and accomplishments) of some free soloing ice climbers that have climbed a number of climbs in the same day? I read about a guy free soloing a number of WI5's and WI6's all on the same day but can no longer find the reference.


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Might have been Will Gadd, check his website @ http://www.gravsports.com/ 'Cause I remember that he did indeed link a number of routes in the Ghost-area, and wrote a nice article of it. Sadly can't remember if he did indeed solo 'em.


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Ueli Steck soloed the 340 m WI 6 route "Crack Baby" and "The Young Spider" in the North Face of the Eiger, a 1800 meter route containing WI 6!


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Soloing Ice is pretty normal so a lot of guys just go out and do it without all the spray and pre placed photo/ video teams that the rock jocks seem to have set up when they need to do a soul searching solo just for themselfs :roll: here in the nort east, Will Mayo and Shimburg have done some publicised big solos but some other guys have done some pretty big quiet ones.


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