John Brosler Sets U.S. Speed Climbing Record

4/7/14 - Competition speed climbs can't possibly get much faster than this. Saturday at the SCS National Championships, John Brosler set a new U.S. speed climbing record by climbing the 10 meter route in 3.95 seconds (video below). The race was decided by hundredths of a second, with the Russian Stanislav Kokorin finishing the route in four seconds flat. In the women's division, Megan Carr took the title with her 6.47 second finish.

Men's Finals
1. John Brosler (3.95)
2. Stanislav Kokorin (4.00)
3. Ryan Strickland (4.85)
4. Michael Retoff (4.96)
5. Josh Levin  (5.10)

Women's Finals
1. Megan Carr (6.47)
2. Danielle Rogan (6.58)
3. Jacquelyn Wu  (6.65)
4. Grace Mckeehan (6.73)
5. Kyra Condie (6.81)

Full results are at


Previous Comments

@Michael White - Unfortunately, the video has been removed by its owner.

Climbing Staff - 07/16/2014 9:57:20

mmmmmm....where is the video???

Michael White - 07/16/2014 4:29:06

so fast and amazing speed !!

EunKyoung Ahn - 04/27/2014 9:46:53

When the video first starts it appears that John (in Black) is on the climbers left and Stanislav (blue) is on the climbers right, then John is magically on the right and Stanislav is on the left. Must be two videos spliced together.

Derek - 04/19/2014 2:46:24

Looks like its time to increase difficulty a wee bit

Jerr - 04/11/2014 10:35:26

Also, the holds and their placement are internationally standardized so climbers can create the route anywhere and practice.

Joshua - 04/09/2014 5:48:59

@ Zach: pretty easy, like .10a/b (gym grade) But the coordination to climb this so fast in incredible! Congrats John!

Kris - 04/08/2014 11:08:17

Grade wise how hard is speed climbing?

Zach Windsor - 04/07/2014 4:55:49