Ammon McNeely


Ammon McNeely

Ammon McNeely (born June 3, 1970) is an American rock climber, who holds the most Speed Climbing World Records and First One Day Ascents on El Capitan in Yosemite. His most recent accomplishment was climbing one of the hardest routes on El Capitan, The Reticent Wall along with Dean Potter & Ivo Ninov in 34 hours and 57 minutes, shaving the existing time by more than five days.

He is recognized as the third person to have climbed the most amount of different routes on El Capitan having climbed it 53 times by 39 routes.

McNeely is the first (Nate Brown is the only other one) to have climbed all three routes on The Streaked Wall in Zion National Park, ascending all three routes with a First One Day Ascent.

Ammon is also a prolific slackliner and pioneered many highlines throughout the US

Some of his other El Capitan speed climbing accomplishments include:

Never Never Land

16:00:02 - w/Chris McNamara - August 4, 2004 (First One Day Ascent)

Horse Chute

20:39 - w/Chris McNamara - Oct 8, 2004 (First One Day Ascent)

Magic Mushroom

55:15 - w/Ivo Ninov & Kevin Jaramillo - July 4-6th, 2005

The Reticent Wall

34:57 - w/Dean Potter & Ivo Ninov - July 12-13, 2006

Wall of Early Morning Light

23:43 - w/Brian McCray - September, 2004 (First One Day Ascent)

Pacific Ocean Wall

33:02 - w/Ivo Ninov - May, 2004

New Jersey Turnpike

14:00:02 - w/Brian McCray - September, 2002

Atlantic Ocean Wall

23:38 - w/Brian McCray - August 04, 2004 (First One Day Ascent)

Native Son

23:53 - w/Ivo Ninov - May 15, 2006 (First One Day Ascent)

Iron Hawk

30:42 - w/Cedar Wright - May, 2004

Tangerine Trip

10:24 - w/Cedar Wright - July, 2002

Virginia

17:24 - w/Gabriel McNeely & Ivo Ninov - July 16, 2005

Lost in America

18:04 - w/Brian McCray - August, 2004

Zenyatta Mondatta

22:56 - w/Ivo Nivov & Kevin Jaramillo - June 27, 2005 (First One Day Ascent)

Plastic Surgery Disaster

21:37 - w/Brian McCray - June, 2001 (First One Day Ascent)

Lunar Eclipse 19:58 - w/Jose Pererya & Chongo - June, 2001

Born Under a Bad Sign

22:22 - w/Chris Van Luevan & Erik Walden - October 2, 2001 (First One Day Ascent)

Eagle's Way

9:08 - w/Brian McCray - August, 2004

Pressure Cooker

23:41 - w/Ivo Ninov - September, 2004 (First One Day Ascent)

Get Whacked

12:49 - w/Brian McCray - June, 2001 (First One Day Ascent)

External links

* [http://rocknclimb.com/ RocknClimb.com - Ammon's Website]
* [http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP10/climbing-note-mcneely Alpinist Article - Nine Records in 2003]
* [http://www.timmyoneill.com/zodiac.html Zodiac Ascent with Timmy O'Neill and his brother Sean, a paraplegic]
* [http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/nativeson1day One Day Ascent of Native Son]
* [http://www.podclimber.com/?m=1&c=24&p=360&page=5 Podclimber Interview]
* [http://www.climbing.com/photo-video/av/flyingmonkeys/ Video: Realm of the Flying Monkeys]
* [http://www.rockclimbing.com/Articles/General/The_Zodiac_with_Ammon_McNeely_Hardman__60.html Article: The Zodiac with Ammon McNeely - written by Donald Perry]
* [http://www.chrismcnamara.com/2006/03/gone-sufferin-zions-rodeo-queen.html Gone Sufferin', Zion's Rodeo Queen - by: Chris McNamara]


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