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tH1e-swiN1e


Nov 20, 2011, 8:10 AM
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http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/adam-taylor-southern-smoke-direct-first-ascent-515a

Props to Adam Taylor for taking down Southern Smoke Direct, the direct line to Southern Smoke (14c). Im glad the first 15 at the Red was sent by a local red climber. Read the article, Adam climbs 14c and rockets off 60 pull-ups at the top!!! He is a machine and a true inspiration.


Now hoping to see J-Star take down the Vader Project (also supposed to be 15a) before seasons over.

http://www.jstarinorbit.com


jbone


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Where the hell does anybody get off trying to assign a grade to any problem that has only been sent by one person??

I don't care how many magazines you want to be on the cover of, your still a douchebag for even thinking this matters.


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jbone wrote:
Where the hell does anybody get off trying to assign a grade to any problem that has only been sent by one person??

I don't care how many magazines you want to be on the cover of, your still a douchebag for even thinking this matters.

Everybody does this?


tH1e-swiN1e


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Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.


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jbone wrote:
Where the hell does anybody get off trying to assign a grade to any problem that has only been sent by one person??

I don't care how many magazines you want to be on the cover of, your still a douchebag for even thinking this matters.

Well if you knew your history you'd know that rating a route after one ascent has be going on since the early years of the sport...

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


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

Anything? I mean really - anything?


tH1e-swiN1e


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shockabuku wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

Anything? I mean really - anything?

Hahaha Shocka.......my soul is yours when its gets downgraded to 14d lol.


damienclimber


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
shockabuku wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

Anything? I mean really - anything?

Hahaha Shocka.......my soul is yours when its gets downgraded to 14d lol.


hey, CI did this FA-10 years ago with Johnny!


tH1e-swiN1e


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I think you are mistaken, considering Southern Smoke and its direct start were bolted in 2008 by Joe Kinder.


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
I think you are mistaken, considering Southern Smoke and its direct start were bolted in 2008 by Joe Kinder.
Damienclimber isn't all there. Not in a mean way, but she isn't.


damienclimber


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sungam wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
I think you are mistaken, considering Southern Smoke and its direct start were bolted in 2008 by Joe Kinder.
Damienclimber isn't all there. Not in a mean way, but she isn't.



Jealous Bi--tch ! Angelic


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damienclimber wrote:
sungam wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
I think you are mistaken, considering Southern Smoke and its direct start were bolted in 2008 by Joe Kinder.
Damienclimber isn't all there. Not in a mean way, but she isn't.



Jealous Bi--tch ! Angelic

and she smells like catpee.


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damienclimber wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
shockabuku wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

Anything? I mean really - anything?

Hahaha Shocka.......my soul is yours when its gets downgraded to 14d lol.


hey, CI did this FA-10 years ago with Johnny!

This is correct. Me and Johnny did that thing 10 years ago. We did top rope it after an onsight warmup of Ultra Perm, but thought the direct was maybe 13c/d and really worth bolting, so we moved on.


tH1e-swiN1e


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Damn!! Catpee and crushing insane routes. I need to climb with these people.


damienclimber


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Damn!! Catpee and crushing insane routes. I need to climb with these people.


Hey, why aren' t you climbing with Sasha she has the moves?


tH1e-swiN1e


Dec 19, 2011, 8:52 AM
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damienclimber wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Damn!! Catpee and crushing insane routes. I need to climb with these people.


Hey, why aren' t you climbing with Sasha she has the moves?

Shes too young to hang with a fogey like me. I seemed to cross paths with Graham and Herrington often.


camrock


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tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/adam-taylor-southern-smoke-direct-first-ascent-515a wrote:
Adam comments that he is “confused about grades.”


climbingtrash


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camrock wrote:
tH1e-swiN1e wrote:
Why are you whining?

As Wesley said....everybody who FAs does this.
Adam is a crusher. Hes established and FAed several 14+ routes here at the gorge, not to mention that route has been tried and tried and tried for years and no one could do it.

Ill bet anything the grade sticks.

http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/adam-taylor-southern-smoke-direct-first-ascent-515a wrote:
Adam comments that he is “confused about grades.”

yore doing it rong


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