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Climbing (indoor or outdoor) routes as fast as possible. Usually, "anything goes", i.e. aid climbing techniques such as ascending ropes and pulling on anchors is allowed.

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What is this white substance some climbers smear on their legs?

In Dean Potters and Sean Leary's 2010 attempt to take the speed record of The Nose at El Capitan in Yosemite, Dean Potter has something white on his legs (and arms?): What could this be, and which ...