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wzrdgandalf


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Im going to have to throw my vote out there for Dave Graham and Sharma as of now. These guys are so explosive and continue to put up classics. They will probably be the best at what they do for the next five years until the "youngins" like daniel woods come into their own and truly throw down the gauntlet. You have to look at what he does before even the legal age to imbibe in alcohol.


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climb (klÓm)
v. climbed, climb∑ing, climbs
v. tr.

1. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs.
2. To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.

v. intr.

1. To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet.
2. To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise.


thought i might post the definition of "climbing" to anyone who might have forgot.

Jason Kehl is my favorite. Not the best. Just my favorite.


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miavzero wrote:
so is it shampoo, or coditioner?

water or gatorade?

GAAAAATTTTTTTOOOOORRRRAAADDDDEEEE!!!!

But seriously folks, its gotta be sharma. I think "witness the fitness" pretty much set that in stone (for at least a year or two). And his trademark grunt is an inspiration to us all! From the crusty trad hog to the hipster boulder addict, who hasnt whipped one of those babies out to stick that nasty crux move?


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ME!Tongue Just kidding.
Seriously, this is an impossible question to answer.
I agree with whoever posted saying this should be changed to favorite, or most popular boulderer ever (too lazy to check who it was since I also boulder). Then, my vote goes to Sharma and Koyamada. I have no idea why. It's just fun to watch them I guess...


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I'll go with John Gill or Jim Holloway. Are Sharma, Nicole or the others currently bouldering 4 or 5 grades harder than anyone else on the planet? No, I didn't think so.

Curt


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johnnybird wrote:
climb (klÓm)
v. climbed, climb∑ing, climbs
v. tr.

1. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs.
2. To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.

v. intr.

1. To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet.
2. To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise.


thought i might post the definition of "climbing" to anyone who might have forgot.

Jason Kehl is my favorite. Not the best. Just my favorite.

You can shorten that definition alot

Climb = To accend.


dlintz


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freeforsum wrote:
johnnybird wrote:
climb (klÓm)
v. climbed, climb∑ing, climbs
v. tr.

1. To move upward on or mount, especially by using the hands and feet or the feet alone; ascend: climb a mountain; climbed the stairs.
2. To grow in an upward direction on or over: ivy climbing the walls.

v. intr.

1. To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet.
2. To rise slowly, steadily, or effortfully; ascend. See Synonyms at rise.


thought i might post the definition of "climbing" to anyone who might have forgot.

Jason Kehl is my favorite. Not the best. Just my favorite.

You can shorten that definition alot

Climb = To accend.

Accend = To set on fire

What does that have to do with the best boulderer ever?

d.


freeforsum


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dlintz wrote:
You can shorten that definition alot

Climb = To accend.

Accend = To set on fire

What does that have to do with the best boulderer ever?

d.
Nothing!

Just like the best boulderer does not exsist. Its a personal choice.
Personaly, Im the best boulderer, simply because I could not care less who the "best boulderer is"!


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Oak. He is the best to me . I haven't seen anyone climb boulders better. Southern MO kid I met @ elephant rocks.


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I have to agree with John Gill, he and Halloway really turned bouldering into a discipline all of its own and not just a way to pass the time. While I always bitch and moan about bouldering it is only because I am too fat and weak to boulder hard myself. Those haters out their obviously have no idea what bouldering is. Bouldering is basically the hardest crux you can manage. Endurance is replaced by creativity and pure strength. Once you step away from the pioneers of the sport there is are two names that haven't even been mentioned Bernd Zangrel and Klem Loskot. Both have authored V14 and proposed V15 routes around the world. I agree that Fred Nicole is pretty much the man and personally ushered in the last couple of grades, but there are some many people climbing so hard now he is lost in a crowd. Everyone has their own style and their higher end routes reflect their strengths. I can't believe I was bored enough to reply to this subject.


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The one having the most fun and not spraying about his stupid ass accomplishments


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Holy Jeebus, who really cares?


freeforsum


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socalclimber wrote:
Holy Jeebus, who really cares?

That is what I have been trying to say all along.

Who F#$%^ cares. Its just bouldering. It doesnt really count.


curt


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freeforsum wrote:
...Who F#$%^ cares. Its just bouldering. It doesnt really count.

Is that what all of your other NAMBLA climbing buddies think, too?

Curt


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curt wrote:
freeforsum wrote:
Who cares? Its just bouldering. bouldering alone is lame.

Funny how all incredibly weak climbers say that.

Curt

amen. i boulder and people give me crap for not being 40 ft. in the air. so what your on a rope. climb on the roof of a cave and then come talk to me.


(This post was edited by CuriousJorge on Jan 8, 2007, 5:27 PM)


roflcakes


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Whats the big deal, I think that the best boulderer is Fred Nichole, yeah yeah so John Gill "started it" , whatever, its just like calculus, it would have come along anyways, WHAT ABOUT THE GRIT CLIMBERS WAY BEFORE GILL. Derek Hersey, made every wall into a boulder problem, he didnt rope up. He free climbed, everyone needs to get of Gills nuts hes old, there are still more boulders left in this world then there has been climbers, that means the best boulderer ever might still emerge. But, as for now, the order is Nichole, Sharma, Grahm, Moon(grit climber), Woods


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freeforsum wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
Holy Jeebus, who really cares?

That is what I have been trying to say all along.

Who F#$%^ cares. Its just bouldering. It doesnt really count.

And why is that precisely?

Twenty years ago, sport was greeted with a similar elitist mindset as you have demonstrated here. Twenty years from now, we might see another climbing fad emerge which us boulderers will heckle to no end. Who cares?

No one here climbs to impress you, freeforsum. Why should a climber feel that he or she must meet a certain standard of "hardcoreness" or "extremeness" that is set forth with the notion of being a climber?

It sounds although you have spent a bit too much time on this site rather than climbing. Perhaps if you were to get out and climb, you might not be so damn bitter about the whole issue and simply realize that people climb whatever makes them happy.

Or, if you really like, come on up here and flash some of my projects. I really need the beta....


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Dai Koyamada...the wheel of life. 60 moves, possible v16.

....maybeUnsure


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what do you know protogay? dai is not even as good as you. just cause you dont publicise your V18's, you are the best in the world.


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Best boulderer in the world? My bro vinnie, he doens't climb hard, but he's got heart. He was able to get the first few moves of a v.8 that i set and he has only been climbing for a little while. Hes a solid 5.9 climber but man he threw everything at this problem. HE got the first three moves ( mind you the entire problem is very consistently v8) so in my mind he is one of the best... because he got up from failing at that problem again and again with a smile on his face, and jsut the words wow that is cool


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asc_climb wrote:
Dai Koyamada...the wheel of life. 60 moves, possible v16.

....maybeUnsure

60 moves is not a boulder problem. He should have called it 5.15 or something.

Curt


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freeforsum wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
Holy Jeebus, who really cares?

That is what I have been trying to say all along.

Who F#$%^ cares. Its just bouldering. It doesnt really count.


bad.


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freeforsum wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
Holy Jeebus, who really cares?

That is what I have been trying to say all along.

Who F#$%^ cares. Its just bouldering. It doesnt really count.

If you didn't care then you don't really have to bother even posting about it


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Gill and Holloway are both a bit overrated. Not that they weren't pushing standards or great boulderers for the time. Gill certainly gets a ton of credit for inventing bouldering. However, the first bouldering guidebook to Fontainbleau came out in the early 1940's! Though Gill was bouldering way harder than anyone else at the time, no one else was bouldering so the competition was slim. Holloway was extremely tall and his problems that have held their difficulty are just really long reaches. They are certainly hard, but are very specialized.
Dave Graham in my opinion is the best boulderer to come along so far. He has consistently repeated the hardest established problems in the world in record time, and put up testpieces that are unrepeated even after attempts by the likes of Nicole and others. The guy is a machine.


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chainsaw wrote:
...Holloway was extremely tall and his problems that have held their difficulty are just really long reaches. They are certainly hard, but are very specialized...

It's good to see you don't let facts interfere with your erroneous assumptions. You should fit right in around here. The fact is that only one of Holloway's three unrepeated problems (Slapshot) involves a long reach.

Curt

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