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alpinerock


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A couple of days ago i was talking about bouldering with one of my partners, and he described a certain problem(The Dean Problem) as "Proud" i really didn't know what he meant until i got there, It was a perfect balance of power, mental(it was highball), and physical... it was amazing just as he described it "Proud". Any other problems you would describe as "Proud"?


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well, seeing as how we've got the Christian Climbers advertising on our site, and how "pride" is one of the seven deadly sins, I think you'd better just delete this post.


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the dean problem in LCC? I'd say there are plenty of "prouder" lines in the canyon.

shivers, triple threat, prime rib, ring toss, etc.

One line that really sticks out in my head as proud is Ride the Lightning in Squamish.


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Hey AlpineRock, isn't the dean problem chipped?

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=5553


Unless I'm mistaken, granite doesn't tend to have deep pockets like that.

Sissy.


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Hey AlpineRock, isn't the dean problem chipped?

http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=Show&PhotoID=5553


Unless I'm mistaken, granite doesn't tend to have deep pockets like that.

The dean problem is a result of early pioneers quarrying the canyon to get rock for the LDS temple in salt lake city, even though its chipped its still awesome moves


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despite the chipping it is still fun, and don't forget tall.

the height and sense of accomplishment/adrenaline when you reach the top is probably why it was referred to as "proud."


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Proud:

Boulder (not TR) ascent of Hear My Train Acomin' or Stairway to Heaven at Woodson

So High, jtree

Crackhouse, IC

What's the tall V6 @ Hueco on the way to North Meadow? That thing's proud.


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what about slashface at hueco, seen pictures of it, nice angle of rock, its a pure line going at what V13, not that 99% percent of us cant do it, but I dont know any other pure lines that i have seen pictures of that inspire me. Granted I could be wrong but i think slashface looks so fun, cant wait till i get to go to huecos whenever that is. :lol:


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What's the tall V6 @ Hueco on the way to North Meadow? That thing's proud.
"See Spot Run"

Curt


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What's the tall V6 @ Hueco on the way to North Meadow? That thing's proud.
"See Spot Run"

Curt

That thing is hella hard, too. I could barely hang on the start holds, and couldn't really get anywhere with the moves.


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the dean problem in LCC? I'd say there are plenty of "prouder" lines in the canyon.

shivers, triple threat, prime rib, ring toss, etc.

One line that really sticks out in my head as proud is Ride the Lightning in Squamish.

Who are you dude? Ride the Lightning is crazy looking and tough! Did you sent it?


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that's pretty proud. who put that up?


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the dean problem in LCC? I'd say there are plenty of "prouder" lines in the canyon.

shivers, triple threat, prime rib, ring toss, etc.

One line that really sticks out in my head as proud is Ride the Lightning in Squamish.

there probaly are, I really haven't been to a lot of areas there, could you please tell me where these problems are and their ratings(so i dont try so V8 highball with an X rating) thank you.


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that's pretty proud. who put that up?

John Gill put that up. That is "The Thimble."

Curt


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I haven't seen many pictures of it but when I saw that photo there was no boubt what it was. What a classic problem, fu#k he was ahead of his time.

Also, wasn't there a fence/railing on the landing spot ready to break your back when Gill did it?


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Joe:

Who is that bailing off The Thimble? Did he send?

Truly an amazing climb... this picture should illustrate Even More what a ridiculous achievement it was by Gill - subbing a back breaking guard rail for half a dozen pads, and old school shoes for the toe scrunching rubber of today.

Not to belittle the fella on it here... but John Gill truly did it in impeccable style.

(The black n white pic of Sherman sending with his solitary crashpad is also quality)


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I haven't seen many pictures of it but when I saw that photo there was no boubt what it was. What a classic problem, fu#k he was ahead of his time.

Also, wasn't there a fence/railing on the landing spot ready to break your back when Gill did it?

Yes. The parking lot has changed in size and shape over the years. The guard rail that you see in that photo used to come to the front side of the rock--rather than to the back side, as it is today.

Curt


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Thanks Curt.

Maybe I better start saving up and get over there one day.


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that's pretty proud. who put that up?

John Gill put that up. That is "The Thimble."

Curt

sorry...I knew that, I was making a funny.


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stickclipper - it was posted on boldering.com and they said it was "ben" bailing off it.
maybe ben moon?


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the dean problem in LCC? I'd say there are plenty of "prouder" lines in the canyon.

shivers, triple threat, prime rib, ring toss, etc.

One line that really sticks out in my head as proud is Ride the Lightning in Squamish.

Who are you dude? Ride the Lightning is crazy looking and tough! Did you sent it?

Didn't even have the balls to try it.


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It's Ben Scott coming off the thimble. It's in the movie 'Friction Addiction' too.


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any slabby gritstone highball.

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