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cchas


Jul 7, 2010, 6:33 AM

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Re: [dynosore] Climbing all 50 classics
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I understand Hummingbird Ridge. If you noticed in posts previously I said that its a bad M#$F#$%er since its killed quite a few individuals. Middle Triple was also quite a feat in the day it was done since its been done so rarely since then.

All I am saying is that if you think that todays climbers are a bunch of specialist prima dona's then you don't know todays climbers. Look at Josh Wharton, he'll go climb sport at Rifle, crank out hard routes in the Black Canyon, ice climb M9, and then go put up hard FA's in Pakistan. And he may be good but there is a good contingent of young climbers in hot pursuit or surpassing him, such as Kennedy, Stanhope, Haley. I'm just saying, give these guys credit.

I will and have, given the guys of yesterday credit (doing hard-ass routes with the heavy gear they had, without Gore-Tex, with Double Leather Boots (My first pair, and man were they heavy). They were hard-asses. But the people on the forefront today are also, even though they get no press in the climbing rags.


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