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Sep 25, 2012, 8:33 PM

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Re: [zxcvbnm] Any "large" pro climbers out there?
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Generally speaking, being above 6 ft is worse. The point I'd like to make is not that your screwed if your taller simply that you fooling yourself if your taller and you think you're going to be the rare exception that will climb hard and weight 180 plus. The rule is, you need to be as light as possible. This means you need to cut all fat possible, probably more than you even believe you can, combined with losing any unneccesary muscle. Stack the odds in your favor. Hope is better than nothing but it's not a good action plan.

After asking many elite climbers myself what they weigh I've found that for some unknown reason, they generally like to say they are heavier than they actually are, for men that is. This is based on a large enough sampling that I believe it to be true at this point. You can speculate as to why.

I climb pretty hard myself and I've spent plenty of time climbing with top climbers so this is based on experience over 15 years. If you want to get better at climbing more than you want to be a BIG guy, cut it.

(This post was edited by flesh on Sep 25, 2012, 8:36 PM)

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