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James Kilpatrick 14:11 second winning footlock on YouTube

Richard Tregoweth - Friday, September 03, 2010



2010 Asia-Pacific Regional TCC representative, New Zealand climber James Kilpatrick won the mens footlock event at the 2010 ITCC in Chicago with a 14:11 second climb - check out the video below and then get out there and start practicing!

The secured footlock event measures the time it takes for the climber to make a vertical ascent into the tree using a doubled rope attached via a prussic or friction hitch as fall protection. Mechanical ascenders are not allowed in this event.

The men's footlock is recorded at a height of 15 meters and 12 meters for the women's. The maximum time limit for this event is 60 seconds - obviously no problem for James!

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