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Oct 23, 2002, 10:00 PM
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I am sure that this topic has been discussed, but I was unable to find anything in a search.

Who do you think is pushing the ice and mixed climbing envelope these days?

Will Gadd?
Stevie Haston?
Bubu?
Someone else?


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Steve House

(and Dean Potter)

not in terms of technical difficulty but in terms of style, which is what really matters.

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Alex Lowe was amazing before his passing. RIP Jeff Lowe is really good. I didn't know that Dean Potter climbed ice.


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Dean Potter does do alpine ice, and very well. This year in Patagonia he soloed Cerro Torre's Compressor Route (5.10, A1) as well as Fitzroy's Super Couloir (VI 5.10 WI 3+), and he put up a new line (again solo) on Fitzroy called Californian Roulette (VI 5.10+ WI 5).

Crazy!


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No one compares.

Guy Lacelle



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Jean Christophe Lafaille is always up there too. The guy pulls down on ice, mixed, rock, high altitude. So other than he's French, he's pretty cool....


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For technical mixed/ ice. I think it's Will Gadd. Not that silly contrived comp stuff, routes on real rock, oh and with a smidge of ice here and there.


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