About 250 climbers gathered last weekend to participate in one of the country's most popular climbing events: 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Arkansas. Competitors climb for 24 hours straight on sandstone, trying to amass as many routes as possible. Brent Perkins and Nate Drolete on Team Petzl took top honors this year, climbing 205 routes, with the hardest line being 5.12d, totaling 56,370 points. However, no one topped Alex Honnold's 2010 score of 32,850.
Colin Haley and Jonathan Thesenga on Team Jala Neti placed second with 268 routes and 43,700 points, followed by Team Chucho Chuco's David McGee and Clay Frisbie in third, finishing with 213 routes and 36,160 points. (Scoring is based on route difficulty—the harder the route, the more points you get.) See full team results here.
Team Jackson Falls Ballers, Phillip Carrier and Jesse Koerner, climbed the most routes, totaling 291.
Look for a gallery by Lucas Marshall of the event coming soon. In the meantime, check out last year's images by Marshall here.
See full team, overall, and individual results here.