"Speed Climbing is Pointless, Stupid, and Dangerous" Nik Berry Speed Soloing Great White Icicle in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

"Speed Climbing is Pointless, Stupid, and Dangerous" Nik Berry Speed Soloing Great White Icicle in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

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"Speed Climbing is Pointless, Stupid, and Dangerous" Nik Berry Speed Soloing Great White Icicle in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

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Black Diamond Grassroots athlete Nik Berry decided to take on one of the many mythical Alex Lowe speed records: a car-to-car lap up the Great White Icicle, a 650-foot WI 3 climb near the BD offices here in Salt Lake City. Alex’s record is rumored to be an amazing 18 minutes. Photographer Andrew Burr had a few different cameras in place to capture the speed action, and sent us this video.

[Note: As Nik mentions in the video, speed soloing is “stupid and dangerous” so don’t try this at home. Much like shark diving, juggling chainsaws or dating a Kardashian, it’s fun to watch but ain’t worth the risk to do yourself.]

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