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johnwesely


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sungam wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
colatownkid wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
sungam wrote:
Okay, Matt Wilder I like!
Fred becky will OBVIOUSLY make the list. Indeed all of the ones on the wiki list will be on it. Let's get some names that aren't on it down!
Come on - who developed all your local crags? Who put up the testpieces you aspire to climb in your state?
Post 'em UP!

Stegg, Shannon, The Epitome of the southern hardman.

He put up almost every route at Tallulah, and half of the routes at Laurel Knob, including the only 5.12s.

In that case we probably can't overlook Arno Ilgner or Rob Robinson either.

Agreed.
Can you guys give me little snippets like I have on the list? Preferably with where they're from/operated and when.

Shannon Stegg, late seventies to the present, Responsible for hard, bold traditional climbs all over the southeast. Most notable for almost every route at Tallulah, Over 50 pitches at Whitesides, including the only route with no bolts on the main South East face, and almost half of the lines at Laurel Knob.

I don't have enough info on Arno, outside of his stuff at Whitesides, to write one.

Same deal with Rob Robinson. However, there is a really great interview with him on the SCC website.
http://www.seclimbers.org/...;order=0&thold=0


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B Baillie, Rusty

C Cleveland, Pete

E Erickson, Jim


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Peter Croft

Sierra Nevada Mtns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/...eter_Croft_(climber)

Royal Robbins calls this guy his "hero"

nuff said


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Just for openers,

John Bragg
Art Gran
Jim McCarthy
Rich Romano
John Stannard
Dick Williams
Steve Wunsch

The East Coast, from north to south, gets especially short shrift on the Wiki.


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Keep 'em coming. I'll get around to sorting through them all and compiling the list soon as finals are over. (2 weeks or so)


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If this is your standard, then it's gotta be said:

Porter Jarrard
Doug Reed

I don't even know how many routes of theirs I (or you) have climbed.


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E for Eman


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Henry Barber
John Stannard
Fred Beckey


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The Gunks List:

Fritz Wiesner
Hans Kraus
Dick Williams
Lynn Hill


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Hey guys/gals, some of the people listed don't have tons of info available online - would people be keen on writing up a short biography on their favorite local hero/ine/s? I've decided that the little short things I did in the examples is NOT enough, we should have a nice big info on everybody.


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sungam wrote:
Hey guys/gals, some of the people listed don't have tons of info available online - would people be keen on writing up a short biography on their favorite local hero/ine/s? I've decided that the little short things I did in the examples is NOT enough, we should have a nice big info on everybody.

A good start for the US rock climbers is "American Rock" by Don Mellor. Good Book.


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napoleon_in_rags wrote:
sungam wrote:
Hey guys/gals, some of the people listed don't have tons of info available online - would people be keen on writing up a short biography on their favorite local hero/ine/s? I've decided that the little short things I did in the examples is NOT enough, we should have a nice big info on everybody.

A good start for the US rock climbers is "American Rock" by Don Mellor. Good Book.
Bookscan sukkit, I want to know what the locals think about their local badasses!


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napoleon_in_rags wrote:
sungam wrote:
Hey guys/gals, some of the people listed don't have tons of info available online - would people be keen on writing up a short biography on their favorite local hero/ine/s? I've decided that the little short things I did in the examples is NOT enough, we should have a nice big info on everybody.

A good start for the US rock climbers is "American Rock" by Don Mellor. Good Book.

An even better resource is Pat Ament's book, "Wizards of Rock, A History of Free Climbing in America."

Curt


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Herb and Jan Conn


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Herb and Jan Conn
Info about them please?


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karmiclimber wrote:
God, I am just glad someone out there is saving all of the top ropers who are dying left and right. He said in his resume that no one ever got injured on a trip with him that could not be fixed with a bandaid. Broken foot? Put a bandaid on that sucker and quit yer bitchin'.

Bag Balm works better.

DMT


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sungam wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
colatownkid wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
sungam wrote:
Okay, Matt Wilder I like!
Fred becky will OBVIOUSLY make the list. Indeed all of the ones on the wiki list will be on it. Let's get some names that aren't on it down!
Come on - who developed all your local crags? Who put up the testpieces you aspire to climb in your state?
Post 'em UP!

Stegg, Shannon, The Epitome of the southern hardman.

He put up almost every route at Tallulah, and half of the routes at Laurel Knob, including the only 5.12s.

In that case we probably can't overlook Arno Ilgner or Rob Robinson either.

Agreed.
Can you guys give me little snippets like I have on the list? Preferably with where they're from/operated and when.

together with Forrest Gardner they discovered and opened T-Wall. That do ya?

DMT


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dingus wrote:
sungam wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
colatownkid wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
sungam wrote:
Okay, Matt Wilder I like!
Fred becky will OBVIOUSLY make the list. Indeed all of the ones on the wiki list will be on it. Let's get some names that aren't on it down!
Come on - who developed all your local crags? Who put up the testpieces you aspire to climb in your state?
Post 'em UP!

Stegg, Shannon, The Epitome of the southern hardman.

He put up almost every route at Tallulah, and half of the routes at Laurel Knob, including the only 5.12s.

In that case we probably can't overlook Arno Ilgner or Rob Robinson either.

Agreed.
Can you guys give me little snippets like I have on the list? Preferably with where they're from/operated and when.

together with Forrest Gardner they discovered and opened T-Wall. That do ya?

DMT
Well, it's a start. T-wall is badass, but I was hoping for a little back story to each person.
E.G. "John Langsdon is a pretentions spray-bot that is known for climbing trad harder then he had* ever climbed sport. He did lots of gnarly offwidths in CO, UT, and WY, but then moved to Bermuda where he now sprays at the climbing wall for a living and does all the hardest routes in the area, except when dave macleod comes to town and puts up a V13. He met dave."
Cool


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sungam wrote:
dingus wrote:
sungam wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
colatownkid wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
sungam wrote:
Okay, Matt Wilder I like!
Fred becky will OBVIOUSLY make the list. Indeed all of the ones on the wiki list will be on it. Let's get some names that aren't on it down!
Come on - who developed all your local crags? Who put up the testpieces you aspire to climb in your state?
Post 'em UP!

Stegg, Shannon, The Epitome of the southern hardman.

He put up almost every route at Tallulah, and half of the routes at Laurel Knob, including the only 5.12s.

In that case we probably can't overlook Arno Ilgner or Rob Robinson either.

Agreed.
Can you guys give me little snippets like I have on the list? Preferably with where they're from/operated and when.

together with Forrest Gardner they discovered and opened T-Wall. That do ya?

DMT
Well, it's a start. T-wall is badass, but I was hoping for a little back story to each person.
E.G. "John Langsdon is a pretentions spray-bot that is known for climbing trad harder then he had* ever climbed sport. He did lots of gnarly offwidths in CO, UT, and WY, but then moved to Bermuda where he now sprays at the climbing wall for a living and does all the hardest routes in the area, except when dave macleod comes to town and puts up a V13. He met dave."
Cool

Do you pay by the word, or by post?

DMT


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dingus wrote:
sungam wrote:
dingus wrote:
sungam wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
colatownkid wrote:
johnwesely wrote:
sungam wrote:
Okay, Matt Wilder I like!
Fred becky will OBVIOUSLY make the list. Indeed all of the ones on the wiki list will be on it. Let's get some names that aren't on it down!
Come on - who developed all your local crags? Who put up the testpieces you aspire to climb in your state?
Post 'em UP!

Stegg, Shannon, The Epitome of the southern hardman.

He put up almost every route at Tallulah, and half of the routes at Laurel Knob, including the only 5.12s.

In that case we probably can't overlook Arno Ilgner or Rob Robinson either.

Agreed.
Can you guys give me little snippets like I have on the list? Preferably with where they're from/operated and when.

together with Forrest Gardner they discovered and opened T-Wall. That do ya?

DMT
Well, it's a start. T-wall is badass, but I was hoping for a little back story to each person.
E.G. "John Langsdon is a pretentions spray-bot that is known for climbing trad harder then he had* ever climbed sport. He did lots of gnarly offwidths in CO, UT, and WY, but then moved to Bermuda where he now sprays at the climbing wall for a living and does all the hardest routes in the area, except when dave macleod comes to town and puts up a V13. He met dave."
Cool

Do you pay by the word, or by post?

DMT
This is a free service for climbers as a whole. :) I provide this service free.


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sungam wrote:
moose_droppings wrote:
Herb and Jan Conn
Info about them please?

Herb and Jan were the ultimate pioneers of climbing in the Black Hills. From the late 1940's through the 1950's they established over 200 FA's on needles, spires and formations in the hills. They maintained strong free climbing ethics on all of their climbs. Sometime in the late 50's they were hired by the Parks Service to explore and map miles and miles of Jewel Cave (second longest in the world), and continued there into the 70's. Even with today's equipment, many of their routes are very bold.


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sungam wrote:
Well, it's a start. T-wall is badass, but I was hoping for a little back story to each person.
E.G. "John Langsdon is a pretentions spray-bot that is known for climbing trad harder then he had* ever climbed sport. He did lots of gnarly offwidths in CO, UT, and WY, but then moved to Bermuda where he now sprays at the climbing wall for a living and does all the hardest routes in the area, except when dave macleod comes to town and puts up a V13. He met dave."
Cool

I'm confused. Are you cupping my balls again?


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We're missing some important names here.

Reinhold Messner
John Salathe
Warren Harding
Gaston Rebuffat (who else is bad ass enough to have a climbing move named after them?)
Jeff Lowe
Alan Watts
Ron Kauk
Ray Jardine
Werner Braun
Jim Bridwell
Sir Edmund Hillary
Tommy Caldwell


Shane769


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malcolm777b wrote:
We're missing some important names here.

Tommy Caldwell
Yes! Tommy Caldwell
Ammon McNeely


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malcolm777b wrote:
We're missing some important names here.

Reinhold Messner
John Salathe
Warren Harding
Gaston Rebuffat (who else is bad ass enough to have a climbing move named after them?)
Jeff Lowe
Alan Watts
Ron Kauk
Ray Jardine
Werner Braun
Jim Bridwell
Sir Edmund Hillary
Tommy Caldwell

Some other obvious gaps.

Sonnie Trotter
Dave Mcloed (sp?)
Wolfgang Gullich
Steve House
The Leather pants wearing brothers who speed climb el-cap. Can't remember their names.

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