Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

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Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

Wilbur teams with Ebers to set new mark in Eldorado Canyon
John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur begin to solo up one of three pitches as difficult as 5.8 before reaching the start of The Naked Edge Climb in Eldorado Canyon.
John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur navigate thin finger cracks while setting a new speed record on The Naked Edge climbing route on May 22 in Eldorado Canyon.
John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur had to deal with the extreme exposure and technical climbing during the speed record climb of The Naked Edge.
Durango’s Ben Wilbur approaches the top of The Naked Edge Climb during a speed record ascent and descent on May 22.

Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur begin to solo up one of three pitches as difficult as 5.8 before reaching the start of The Naked Edge Climb in Eldorado Canyon.
John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur navigate thin finger cracks while setting a new speed record on The Naked Edge climbing route on May 22 in Eldorado Canyon.
John Ebers, top, and Ben Wilbur had to deal with the extreme exposure and technical climbing during the speed record climb of The Naked Edge.
Durango’s Ben Wilbur approaches the top of The Naked Edge Climb during a speed record ascent and descent on May 22.
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