Edelweiss Athlete Establish New Speed Record on the Diamond's D7

On February 4, Edelweiss athletes Joe Mills and Scott Bennett, established a new speed record for a winter ascent of D7, the Diamond’s most popular winter route in Rocky Mountain National Park. D7 is also a multi-star free route as well, although it is mostly done on aid.  Joe Mills reported that "RMNP got about 8-12in of new snow prior to our mission which gave the mission a solid alpine feel."

They topped out after 12 hours and 31 minutes, shaving off around 1 hour and 45 mins to the previous record held by Josh Wharton and Jonny Copp.

Read the report on Climbing.com
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