They Came, They Saw, They Conquered for 12 Hours Straight: a recap of our 12HSS comp

It's been almost two weeks since our 12HSS competition, and it was totally nuts — to put it the most mildly. Over 50 teams (and over 100 climbers) climbed for 12 hours straight at three different gyms, and made thousands of sends, and climbed for miles — literally. In this post we've got a collection of what everyone climbed, how far, and their total points as well as their standing in their category. Towards the end we'll have a mini-photo album, collected from all of your Instagram photos! Here's the run-down of just how impressive all that climbing was: All in all, competitors climbed 41.7 miles at three gyms about the distance from the center of Dallas all the way to Denton, but in vertical climbing feet!

You guys LITERALLY climbed to Denton.
You guys LITERALLY climbed to Denton.

Competitors made 9,632 total sends, with 7,776 routes sent and 1,856 problems topped out. 5.9s were the most sent route, and V2 was the most sent problem. Three bold climbers actually achieved the vertical mile in 12 hours, and they were: Michael Sulkis, Danny Sing and Austin Sarles! (Jason Lambert and Corey McConnell got very, very close!) . The hardest boulder problem sent was V8 and the hardest route 12b. Our Carrollton location, which is also our smallest location, actually saw the most sends out of all three gyms!

We've been hard at work tabulatin' and re-tabulatin', so here's run-down of what everyone climbed, and their point and distance totals! Check it below!

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We were extremely impressed with how everyone climbed, and a lot of you really pushed yourselves to some pretty crazy places! Danny Sing gets the award for the most ascents at 113, but Blake Bankhead gets the trophy for most problems sent. Danny Sing and his partner Sarah Li went home with the enormous and awkward trophy for best overall team. But for the whole comp, our standings within each category looked like this:

Standings:

Beginner:                                

Female:

1. Brendon McCarville

2. Kim Hubbard

3. Bhavana Mantha

4. Hether Poe

5. Christy Glaze

Male:

1. Aden Quinn

2. Jeff Arndt

3. Nicolai Linza

4. Andy Nawoj

5. Hayden Scheibe

Intermediate:

Female:

1. Rebecca Burgmeier

2. Kelsey Adams

3. Glenda Reyes-Senduk

4. Tessa Hatley

5. Natalie Moore

6. Emily Gartland

7. Caroline Wick

8. Marie Sprague

9. Sarah Mirfakhraee

10. Audrey Speck

11. Victoria Beach

12. Taylor Jensen

13. Shirley Flores

14. Gina Alosio

15. Jennifer Brennan

16. Amanda Lidster

17. Erika Bennett

18. Nuri Hoo

19. Katherine Michener

20. Amanda Standley

21. Jessica White

22. Elizabeth Broun & Laura Southards

Male:

1. Brian Cox

2. Paul Wagner

3. David Williams

4. Robert Gaston

5. Elliott Aquila

6. William Spears

7. Jake Sowell

8. Peter Glaze

9. Cameron Fuentes

10. Kyle Talley

11. Cole Stuart

12. Seth Gartland

13. Jared Friz

14. Omar Acosta

15. Miles Black

16. Jeff Dachroeden

17. Joseph Sposito

18. Paul Lidster

19. Dane Goldstein

20. Michael Bumbaugh

21. Hamilton White

22. Shawn Baars

23. Austin Jeter

24. Will Verret

25. Sam Effarah

26. Austin Gee

27. Rommel Rodriguez

28. Brandon Terry

Advanced:

Female:

1. Sarah Li

2. Arielle Atkins

3. Maggie Kalinowski

4. Rebecca Embler

5. Anisa Siam

6. Ale Iraheta

7. Stephanie Quinn

8. Mariah Scarr

9. Alyssa Hammerbacher

Male:

1. Corey McConnell

2. Michael Sulkis

3. Jason Lambert

4. Sean Vallefuoco

5. Jarrod Krebs

6. Chris Irvin

7. Matt Beck

8. Dylan Honeyman

9. Matt Day

10. Vance Duke

11. John Ertekin

12. Blake Bankhead

13. Ryan Gilberg

14. Michael O'Hara

15. Eric Andersen

16. Joseph Perkins

17. Kevin Strong

18. Raymond Wang

19. Jon Felt

20. Luke Skinner

21. Emmanuel Zendejas

22. Nick Curry

23. Logan Prentice

24. Robert Retzloff

25. Jonah Quaschnick

Extreme:

Male:

1. Danny Sing

2. Austin Sarles

3. David Michener

4. Bryan Prater

5. Addison Kim

6. Mike Flores

7. Kevin James

8. Brian Seale

9. Zackary Hefley

Team Something Clever and Witty still looking cheery while finishing up the day at Summit Dallas.
Team Something Clever and Witty still looking cheery while finishing up the day at Summit Dallas.

We requested that everyone show up in costume, to add to the air of absolute ridiculousness that we were aiming for, and you guys delivered, and then some. We saw many teams with matching shirts, like Team Snake & Bacon, Team Princess & the Pebble and Team Leviosa. Some of you guys just went all out and wore entire, incredibly impracticable get-up, like Team The Wiggling Weasels, Team Les Fontainbleau and the winners of our costume contest, Team Over the Hills and Far Away, HELLATUBBIES Come to Play. If you were curious as to what other absurd team names your fellow climbers came up with (real talk, some of you are disgusting!), here's a list of every team that competed!

Sweet Farts, See You At the Top, Craggy Gabbies, The Tunnel Snakes, Team Leviosa, Les Fontainbleau, Footy Pooty Fun Time, The Kneebar Stimulation, Busty Bouldering Bros., The Master Betas (we see what you did there .... ), Grandy's Club, Keep Your Crimp Hand Strong, Kaioken Climbers, Double Ds, White Rock Soap Gallery, Partners in Climb, No Sleep Til Redpoint, Slabby Tabby, Stone Dogs, The New Kids on the Rock (SO MANY PUNS YOU GUYS), V-neckception, Figure Four F*%$ers, Safety Third (Summit certainly does not endorse that ya psychos), Tuskirkeningshire, Booty Snatchers (who dressed up as pirates LOLZ), GREAT SCOTTS, Leave It To Beavers, Slopers Not Dopers, The Princess and the Pebble, Tampon String Duet, I Got Sleep Comin', Something Clever and Witty (nice try), Team 'mERICA, Glazing Saddles (their last name was Glaze, and I definitely laughed way too long at that), Asian Tourists, Team Bring It, Vatos Locos, The Rag Tag Bag of Sea Hags, Projecting Penguins, Ultimate Frisbee, The Wiggling Weasels, I'm Always Sexist, Pocket Daddys, Something Clever - Maybe Witty - Definitely Dirty as F%$*, Neon Mountain Goats, We Like It in the Bolt-Hole (HEY OHHH), Over the Hills and Far Away - HELLATUBBIES Come to Play, The Lost Cause, Chicks With Dicks, Team Snake & Bacon, White Rascals, and Crushin' Cruxes.

Whew! Now how about some photos to finish everything off with?

Kevin James of Team Something Witty, Maybe Clever, Definitely Dirty as F*%$ as he no-hands rests on a hold.
Kevin James of Team Something Witty, Maybe Clever, Definitely Dirty as F*%$ as he no-hands rests on a hold.
Climber hand camaraderie!
Climber hand camaraderie!
Ok ... you might have overdone it a little there ...
Ok ... you might have overdone it a little there ...
Team I Got Sleep Comin' and Team Leave It To Beavers showin' off their handmade awards! SUCH CRAFTMANSHIP.
Team I Got Sleep Comin' and Team Leave It To Beavers showin' off their handmade awards! SUCH CRAFTMANSHIP.
Sweet shirts, Team We Like It in the Bolt-Hole!
Sweet shirts, Team We Like It in the Bolt-Hole!
The winners of the costume contest, Team Over the Hills and Far Away, HELLATUBBIES Come to Play. Not pictured is their sun balloon with a creepy baby face taped to it.
The winners of the costume contest, Team Over the Hills and Far Away, HELLATUBBIES Come to Play. Not pictured is their sun balloon with a creepy baby face taped to it.
Team Les Fontainbleau found their motherland's wall.
Team Les Fontainbleau found their motherland's wall.
Team Kaioken Climbers shares a moment on the bouldering wall.
Team Kaioken Climbers shares a moment on the bouldering wall.
Team Chicks with Dicks and Co.!
Team Chicks with Dicks and Co.!
Jon Felt of Team Vatos Locos rockin' some comp swag afterward!
Jon Felt of Team Vatos Locos rockin' some comp swag afterward!
Look at all that giveaway swag!
Look at all that giveaway swag!
I think everyone was feeling this way at the end of the day. Seth Gartland got the prize for best #12HSS Insta post with this one!
I think everyone was feeling this way at the end of the day. Seth Gartland got the prize for best #12HSS Insta post with this one!
Team Snake & Bacon's sweet team shirts.
Team Snake & Bacon's sweet team shirts.
After-party!
After-party!
Team Snake & Bacon is down for count!
Team Snake & Bacon is down for count!
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FullSizeRender (29)
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Auto-Belay-carrollton
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Award-Ceremony-Overview
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Awards-Uptight-1
BadassBrianAndAsh
BadassBrianAndAsh
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Bumblebee-climber
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Birds-eye-final
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Costume-climbing
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David-#1
elliot-climbing
elliot-climbing
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friends-and-fun
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Group-Photo
Logan-Climbing
Logan-Climbing
Mean-Pink-Climbing
Mean-Pink-Climbing
Team-photo
Team-photo

And finally, thanks to all our sponsors for making this possible! A special shout out Fuzzy's Tacos, Three Nations Brewing Co., and Dunn Bros. Coffee for providing us with food and drink!

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