Videos and Stories about Hell

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This is a collection of stoke-inducing videos about 24HHH. Watch them and see what you're getting into. If I've missed one, please let me know and I'll be sure to add it.

Basic Overview

This video features a few really experienced veterans talking about how their competition went, and helps you understand what it's like while you're going. Watch it and enjoy!

Gear Check and Preparation

Here's my buddies and I doing our gear check before the competition. It's kinda boring, but it shows you how much stuff we have for 4 people, how we do our food and gear, and that it takes a LONG time to be comfortably prepared.

Gordo the Great

Here's the immortal Gordo the Great (Jeremy Collins), taking care of the Climber's Creed. This particular speech went down in history, but expect things like this in the morning.

Pretty Cool Timelapse

Here's a timelapse of the competition taken from different areas, it looks really cool!

My buddies doing terribly..... awesome

These guys crush super hard, and I love climbing with them. Here's a first-hand account of how their comp went.

Here's another team

Pay special attention to how they multitask when they're going, including eating while climbing. Also, the AFTERPARTY!

Dick Dower

Here's info on Dick Dower, the great, who has competed every year and is an awesome part of the competition. I talked about him in the Online Resources page.

Picture Diary from Hell

Here's a dude's picture diary of his time at 24HHH. It's actually really cool. [24HHH by KBecker Photography]

Leather and Lace in 2009

Here's a photoblog about Leather and Lace in 2009. * Leather and Lace do 24HHH


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.

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