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guangzhou


Dec 2, 2009, 10:42 PM
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5.14 trad at 52 years old
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52 Years old and climbing 5.14 crack. Guess I need to train more.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=50641


yokese


Dec 3, 2009, 2:10 AM
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Shocked

Onsighting 5.14 trad... well flashing it, fair enough.
But it's Steve, that man is a beast. Truly one of the best rounded climbers alive. He was in the forefront of the drytooling scene not long ago. More recently, he's redpointed 9a (5.14d). Now Greenspit, and he claims "[it is] nothing really that tricky"...

Allow me one more shocked smiley: Shocked


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camhead


Dec 3, 2009, 9:29 AM
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Yeah, this should really get into the "news" section on the front page. In numerical/grade terms, this one of the hardest gear routes ever done first go, although Haston himself admits that he's done routes that were much more challenging to him and that this just fit his style. Haston is a badass, some of his unrepeated lines at Indian Creek are intimidating to look at– unprotected, bold, soft sandstone face climbing to finger cracks.

The articles I have read (UK climbing and Climbing Magazine), however, both kind of don't put Didier in the best light, implying that he overgraded Greenspit on the FA. It should be remembered that when he put it up, he clearly stated that "if this were in American, it would be 5.13," but that he was grading it to be consistent with European grades.


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Dec 3, 2009, 9:40 AM
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The Mad Cow strikes again.




coolcat83


Dec 3, 2009, 10:05 AM
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I like his last line "I have 144 Friends and none of them are human. Be good to put them to good use."


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