Satisfied with her performance in the third edition of the World Cup in speed climbing, a competitor supported by Five Ten, TOP30, Entre-Prises, Grupa Azoty and Elzat, Edyta Ropek has just come back to Poland. The inhabitant of Tarnów has returned to the World Cup competition after a break caused by a very serious knee injury. In spite of missing one edition Edyta Ropek takes the 9th place in the World Cup 2013 classification as yet.
The current Speed Climbing Champion of Europe is fighting to get back to health. Injured over three weeks ago, Edyta Ropek underwent an ACL reconstruction surgery, and a few days later started her rehabilitation, now thinking about coming back to regular training.
Edyta Ropek, athlete supported by Five Ten, will take part in prestigious World Games competitions, which will take place in late July and early August in Cali, Colombia. Champion of speed climbing is awarded a qualification from the International Federation of Sport Climbing.
Competition came to an end in the speed world cup 2012 series. Five Ten athlete Edyta Ropek after last event in Mokpo was classified at fourth position in WC ranking. She is the best non Russian athlete throughout the all cycle. This was also for her breaking through season, as she managed to climb in 8,90 second during WCh in Paris – it’s her personal best, and one off the countless results in the world.
3 Yosemite speed records in 3 daysAfter a magical summer flying wing suits in Europe it was nice to land in Yosemite Valley for autumn. Although with temperatures still soaring in the 90’s during the last week of September, it didn’t exactly feel like fall. The summertime temps made crimpers feel like buttered toast, and small granite footholds seemed like marbles polished with bacon grease, so it was time once again to forget about trying hard free projects and focus instead on the speed climbing game. Rolling into Yosemite with a high level of psyche I parked...
Speed climbing is not really something I have ever really wanted to focus on…. However, I find the mens speed record of around 2 and a half hours incredible and I do enjoy the feeling of moving fast. I started becoming inspired to set a new women's speed record on the Nose when I was in the Valley last Fall and discovered that the long standing speed record was barely even speed climbing - 12.15 hours! I felt that this was almost an embarrassment….That Fall (last September) two good girl friends of mine, Chantel Astorga and Libby Sauter managed...