Main Page

From 24HHH For Idiots - Wiki
Revision as of 10:36, 9 March 2017 by MarkVabulas (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

So a PDF file doesn't do this justice unless you want to print it out and read it elsewhere, so a wiki seemed like the right thing to do for a more interactive and accessible set of content. Enjoy!

Read the disclaimer first, it's necessary. Then read it again. Then cry because it's depressing. Then read the intro and you can understand what's going on. Then dive into the content and marvel at its lunacy.


Follow this guide at your own risk. I approach 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell each year with the knowledge and certainty that I will die at the Ranch. I don’t mean that figuratively, I mean it literally. The techniques and information in this guide is liable and likely to actually kill you. Follow any advice or reasoning here within at your own risk and I am not responsible for your behavior or actions as a result of doing this. Accidents happen, rocks break, ropes tear, quickdraws fail, worn carabiners snap. If anything in here seems unsafe to you, then do whatever you need to in order to be safe. Your margin of safety is entirely different than mine. This guide is designed for moving as fast as literally possible while maintaining the basic-needs of rule-following and avoiding unnecessary risk. Some things we do are extremely risky, but we have thought through all angles to maximize safety outside objective risks. For your own safety, don’t try this at home, and please don’t actually climb like we do, unless you’re willing to actually die for the sake of 5 minutes saved. I accept no liability and this advice is entirely theoretical. Any nonconstructive arguments you want to make about this document will be kindly and thoroughly ignored.


  • Disclaimer
  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • Logistics and Equipment
    • Sign Up
    • Goals
    • Your Training
    • Your Equipment
    • Rope
    • Belay Device
    • Quickdraws
    • Protection
    • Shoes
    • Harness
    • Helmets
    • Headlamps
    • Visibility
    • Fingers
    • Miscellaneous
    • Food
    • Stashing
    • Liquids and Dihydrogen Monoxide and You
    • Accommodations
    • Clothing and Costumes
  • The Circles of Hell
    • Before Arrival (Week before Hell)
    • Night Before the 12 (Wednesday Night)
    • Morning of the 12 (Thursday Morning)
    • Climbing the 12 (Thursday)
    • Night of the 12 and before the 24 (Thursday Night)
    • Morning of the 24 (Friday Morning)
    • Climbing the 24 (Friday Morning to Saturday Morning)
    • Immediately after the 24 (Saturday Morning)
    • Dinner/Awards/Party (Saturday Night)
    • Last Breakfast (Sunday Morning)
  • Aftermath

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

Getting started