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To some, speed climbing is another iteration of alpinism--strong climbers tick multi-day routes in just a handful of hours and with little equipment. To others, the competition and repetition of speed climbing routes are the antithesis of the adventure and independence of alpinism. Curious to explore this sub-sect of our community, we interviewed some of the leading speed climbers from past and present to better understand the sport.

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