Ueli Steck smashes the Grandes Jorasses

Solo on the Colton - Macintyre route

14 June 2009 <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:70.85pt 2.0cm 2.0cm 2.0cm; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} -->   On 28 December 2008 Ueli Steck from Switzerland climbed the classic Colton - Macintyre route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 21 minutes, setting a new record for the wall and climbing all three great North Faces of the Alps in staggering times: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. First climbed by british climbers Nick Colton and Alex MacIntyre in a 24 hour marathon in 1976 at ED2, A1,VI/6, 90°, the 1100m route now is ED2, WI6, M6.     This is the video of his climb.   Ueli Steck speed solo of the Grandes Jorasses- Colton Macintyre route from Jonathan Griffith on Vimeo. fo  
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