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sungam


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Yeah, we need a little encyclopedia climbatica action here. I want a list of all the worthy hardmen (and women) that put the balls (of muff) to the wall and pulled off some neat stuff. I'll order the stuff into alphabeticalness and stuff.

So here it is,
Who's Who in climbing history:
A
Abalakov, Vitaly. 1906 - 1986 Russain Alpinist. Invented the Abalakov/V-thread.

B
Balmat, Jacques. 1762–1834. First ascent of Mont Blanc.

C
Riccardo Cassin. 1909-2009. Italian alpinist. Literally thousands of first ascents of technical routes all over the world. Started Cassin equipment. Decorated for military achievement for the Italian resistance partisans.

D
Dawes Johnny. 1964 -. British rock climber. First ascents of routes with both very high technical difficulty and striking risk (poor gear, long run outs). Most known for his routes on the English Gritstone.

E

F
Frost, Tom. ????-. First ascents on Yosemite big walls, and some in the greater ranges. Also, first ascent of Lotus Flower Tower in the Cirque of the Unclimbables. Owner of Frostworks. Co-invented the RURP with Yvon.

G
Gill, John. 1937 - . The father of bouldering. First to use chalk and dynamic movement. Among the first to view bouldering as it's own sport and not just training. Please note that the beanies and boom-boxes were not his idea.

H
Humar, Tomaž. 1969 - 2009. Slovenian alpinist and big-waller. Famous for his bold new routes and solos in the greater ranges.

I

J

K
Kain, Conrad. 1883-1934. Austrian super-guide. First ascents of serious peaks in Europe and Canada, including the stunning Bugaboo Spire.

L
Lowe, Alex. 1958-1999. American alpinist and ultra-badass.

I'll finish this later, I have an exam on monday that I should probably get back to studying for.


jcrew


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sungam wrote:
I want a list of all the worthy hardmen

J

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j jcrew .....guy basicially invented the concept of going big on the intenet, then being on "rest day" at the crag.


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Before everyone replies, adding their name to the list...there is this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_climbers

Personal favorites:
Yvon Choinard...founder of Choinard gear and patagonia.

Lynn Hill...feed the nose. I want to be just like her when I growed up.


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sungam wrote:
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Ebert, Jim. Has guided more clients in more mountain states, 7, and more alpine countries, 11, than any other guide with a perfect safety record.


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^^^ literally made me laugh out loud ^^^


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Laugh all you want but you should research about people before you laugh at them. He charges good money to take people who cannot walk hiking in the Grand Canyon. When was the last time you did something nice for someone else and made an awesome profit?!? Food for thoughts.


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karmiclimber wrote:
Laugh all you want but you should research about people before you laugh at them. He charges good money to take people who cannot walk hiking in the Grand Canyon. When was the last time you did something nice for someone else and made an awesome profit?!? Food for thoughts.

Never.

I am sure Jim is a great guy, but that doesn't mean that he is not also a pretty funny dude.


karmiclimber


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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'.


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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'.

I am pretty sure that you misread the pdf. He never had an injury that could not be fixed with a bandaid or and ace bandage. He only says it a million times. How dare you slander JIM EBERT like that.


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Oh, and to be on topic.

R for Royal
R for Robbins


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We should call him. No you should call him. Record him and put it on your blog. I double dog dare you.


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Twight, Mark. In the straight bad-ass category.


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karmiclimber wrote:
We should call him. No you should call him. Record him and put it on your blog. I double dog dare you.

My blog couldn't handle it, but I am sure yours could.


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sungam wrote:

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Balmat, Jacques. 1762–1834. First ascent of Mont Blanc.

Beckey, Fred.

Still alive, although only your mom and china has any idea of his whereabouts recently. More first ascents than....your mom.


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Wiessner, Fritz
Kraus, Hans
Bachar, John
Long, John
Whymper, Edward
Shipton, Eric

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Me.


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S

Schoening, Pete.
Most famous belay bitch in the mountaineering world.


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Dip wrote:
^^^ literally made me laugh out loud ^^^

+1


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Matt Wilder

he's freed Yosemite big walls, climbs 5.14R on gear, and sends V14 boulders. All while working on his Phd in cognitive science. He is the author of 2 guidebooks (Yosemite Bouldering & Hueco Tanks Bouldering), and he used to be a rubik's cube performer on the street. That's all pretty bad-ass IMO.

notable ascents:
-FFA of Cheating Reality 5.14R N face Devils Thumb.
-FA of Viceroy 5.14 R (unrepeated)
-Sent The Path 5.14.
-FA's of 2 buttermilk highballs This Side of Paradise (V10) and The Ninth (V7). They are both 50 feet or higher.

interview: http://gtotheregory.blogspot.com/...ilder-interview.html

It'd be nice to see him on your list.


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karmiclimber wrote:
We should call him. No you should call him. Record him and put it on your blog. I double dog dare you.

This thread also made me laugh. If someone gets the audio, I'll post it ... at least until I see a 'cease and desist' letter.

For the list:
E: Ed Webster - I've always thought he had a good perspective on alpine/mountaineering worth sharing.

P: Phil Bircheff on a good day, for FAs and sculptures

and

P: Phil Bircheff on a bad day, for being that crusty cranky old guy.


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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!


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karmiclimber wrote:
Before everyone replies, adding their name to the list...there is this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_climbers

Personal favorites:
Yvon Choinard...founder of Choinard gear and patagonia.

Lynn Hill...feed the nose. I want to be just like her when I growed up.

that sound yummy


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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