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hafilax


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With Will Stanhope and Alex Honnold's latest escapade of the 3rd free ascent of Southern Belle I got to thinking about climbing's greatest partnerships; the ones that have produced not just one but a string of notable ascents.

What are some partnerships that have inspired you and what are their accomplishments?


airscape


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I say that video clip of Uli Steck and Honnold on the nose, I think those guys could do some great things if they teamed up.


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Lionel and Louis


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Fred and Ginger

Seriously: Bill Austin and Jack Lehrberger, two cavers from the 1950s and 1960s who made some major discoveries in the Flint Ridge Cave System, Kentucky (now part of Mammoth Cave). They were "out there" before anyone knew what "out there" was.

EDIT: To add serious contribution rather than derail the thread with stupid humor.


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Mark Twight and Scott Backes.

Mark Twight and Barry Blanchard.

Steve House and all those guys.

More of a small, very talented club than a partnership I guess.


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Hi
No F. and G. joke. He was talking about Lionel Terray (numerous first ascents all over the world including in Himalaya) and Louis Lachenal (third ascent of North face of Eiger among others) both with speed ascent of several mountains. You should read more about mountaineering ...


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Great Partnerships:

Wonderwoman and Blueeyedclimber
Clausti and Camhead
gblauer and Mitchal


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yves wrote:
Hi
No F. and G. joke. He was talking about Lionel Terray (numerous first ascents all over the world including in Himalaya) and Louis Lachenal (third ascent of North face of Eiger among others) both with speed ascent of several mountains. You should read more about mountaineering ...

I was well aware of to whom he was referring, I was referring to me derailing the thread with the Fred and Ginger reference. That's why I added a serious answer also.

Yes, I should read more mountaineering literature. Why don't you buy me a few new books to add to my current collection of several hundred ?

T


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Don Whillans and Joe Brown

Marc Twight and Scott Backes

Bridwell and Schmitz

Lowes... in any combination thereof

Charlie Fowler with anyone

Hubers

Doug Scott and Dougal Haston


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hillary and norgay


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Hubers - Strong
Iker & Eneko Poe - Also strong

Lindblade - Whimp

Mick Fowler and anyone.


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gblauer wrote:
Great Partnerships:

Wonderwoman and Blueeyedclimber
Clausti and Camhead
gblauer and Mitchal


How crass... Tongue


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Paul Piana and Todd Skinner.

Amongst other of their notable climbs, their free ascent of the Salathe Wall in 1988 brought free climbing to a new standard:

http://www.toddskinner.com/...ry_Salathe/index.htm

r.c


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another vote for mark twight and any of his partners, scott backes, steve house, barry blanchard, johnny blitz, jeff lowe. twight's writings on partnerships really influenced me.

others..
henry barber and bob anderson - tons of NH "5.9"s in the early 70's.
dave graham and luke parady - FA on like half of the 5.13 and 5.14's at rumney.
audrey gariepy and ines papert
mark synnott and jared ogden - parallel worlds (with alex lowe)

and of course, johnny copp and micah dash. shafatt fortress, tons of other stuff.


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ham and sandwich


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Güllich and Albert: Eternal Flame, Riders on the Storm (w/ Arnold, Batz, and Dittrich), etc...


Oh, and climbing and beer (in that order) are a great partnership too! Cool


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Hans and Fritz...

Henry Barber and ....himself.

Jeff Lowe and Catherine Destivelle

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler
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Messner and Habeler were criticized by many for their techniques. Some climbers considered them foolhardy, risking brain damage and death from the severe oxygen restriction. Despite this, they continued with their minimalist methods, forcing some exercise physiologists to reconsider their theories about human limitations at high altitudes. Surprisingly, although Messner has been found to have a very strong physique, his respiratory ability is similar to that of "an above-average marathon runner," according to Jamie Murphy in Time, meaning that although he is genetically gifted, he is not unlike thousands of other athletes. What sets him apart, Murphy noted, is his drive to succeed.


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rangerrob


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Renato Cassarato and his rope

Beckey and anyone who climbed from 1945 to the present


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Shipton and Tillman.

Boardman and Tasker.


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McNeill and Nott. They showed us that badass refers to women too.


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gblauer wrote:
Great Partnerships:

Wonderwoman and Blueeyedclimber
Clausti and Camhead
gblauer and Mitchal
Chossmonkey and Granitegrrl shitz pants in RAGE!


Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith.


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gblauer wrote:
Great Partnerships:

Wonderwoman and Blueeyedclimber
Clausti and Camhead
gblauer and Mitchal

I never come in this forum. Just happened to wander in and see our name immortalized for all to see. Wow!

Thanks, Gail Cool

Josh


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