Ascents & Events
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Ascents and Events

        Have you ever wondered how your class fared climbing the Greasepole in comparison to others or how the rules of the event have evolved over the years? What year had the fastest time of ascent and which the longest? Which years are remembered, not for their glory, but for their shame? Which years captured their memories in words or photos?

        This summary of the last few decades of the Pole climb are meant as a rough timeline, indicating specific highlights. It is by no means complete, there are gaps where records were slim, but it should provide some insight into the evolution of the event. Like everything within the Legend of the Pole, if you can add to the knowledge, contact me.

 

Timeline Legend

Pictures These climbs are immortalized in film. Can you recognize any of the people in these photos?
Newsflash! From famous firsts to enduring records to major changes in the way the Pole was run, these years were noteworthy.
Stories & Memories Say what? Read how the Greasepole was described by students of the day.
Rules & Hazards Lanolin or axle grease? The Greasepole event has changed markedly. Check out the climbing conditions that correlate to the times of ascent.
Bad Move! Sometimes things don’t go as planned. From thefts to falls, these embarrassing and notorious events mark the less grand parts of the Pole.

 

Greasepole Timeline

Class

Time

Events

Sci '55
Sci '57
Sci ‘60

8.17

minutes
Sci '61
Sci '62
Sci '63
Sci '64

?

minutes
Sci '65
Sci ‘67

42

minutes
Sci ‘68

20

minutes
Sci '69
Sci '70
Sci '71

69

minutes
Sci '72

1204

minutes
Sci '73

54

minutes
Sci '74

422

minutes
Sci '75

465

minutes
Sci '76

69

minutes

Sci '77

17

minutes
Sci '78

54

minutes
Sci '79

132

minutes
Sci '80

170

minutes
Sci '81

61

minutes
Sci '82

146

minutes
Sci '83

49

minutes
Sci '84

51

minutes
Sci '85

146

minutes
Sci '86

95

minutes
Sci '87

48

minutes
Sci '88

162

minutes
Sci '89

90

minutes
Sci '90

132

minutes
Sci '91

88

minutes
Sci '92

132

minutes
Sci '93

209

minutes
Sci '94

137

minutes
Sci '95

142

minutes
Sci '96

160

minutes
Sci '97

186

minutes
Sci '98

96

minutes
Sci '99

116

minutes
Sci '00

102

minutes
Sci '01

117

minutes
Sci '02

minutes

 

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Legend of the Greasepole Website maintained by Rob Burke. Last updated October 2004.