CO Runner Climbs 1,000 Feet Up First Boulder Flatiron in Under 10 Minutes!

CO Runner Climbs 1,000 Feet Up First Boulder Flatiron in Under 10 Minutes!
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The Flatirons are a proving ground for Colorado runners and climbers alike. Photo credit: Beyond BoulderThe Flatirons are a prominent fixture in Boulder, CO which attracts the likes of hikers, runners, and climbers. For decades, there have been a handful of dedicated runners and climbers who have devoted themselves to test their mettle as they surge up the 1,000-foot rock faces in record time.

Related: Boulder, Colorado | If You Have A Weekend To Spend In This Mountain Town, Make This Your Itinerary Earlier this month, local runner, Micahel Reese, added his name to the Flatiron history book by ascending all 1,000 feet of the first flatiron in a matter of 9 minutes and 23 seconds. Reese just barely managed to surpass the previous record by two seconds which was formerly held by Stefan Griebel.

Michael Reese using pure friction in certain sections to send the 1,000 foot, 60-degree slab. Photo credit: Michael ReeseAlthough Reese did not shatter the record, this ascent is .... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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