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Comments by manboy (12)


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Wolfgang who? Gullich?

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The name of this route is The Ralph Bomb 5.13b. i did the First Ascent last year after Ralph went back to Texas and left it as an "open-project". it's awesome (but the name is not "kika shredder")

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that kidz a geek, hahahahaha

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Rotate the picture 180 degrees. it's upside down!!! people do that SOOOOOOOOOO OFTEN!!!! (photo editors of climbing mags do it the most! it's anoying!). cool pic though . how hard is it? does it go all free (without the aid part off the ground?). i might check it out in the spring...

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are those Methos? that was my first pair of shoes (10 years ago, dam i feel old! i just turned 25!). this is a really good photo! i like that you can see her face and foot-hold. and it's so crisp (and the girl is very cute too). top notch

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5 out of 5 stars Que Chido Guey Cabron!!! Son Mis Amigos! Milton y Homero!!! Orale!!! Quien es la chica? es bien bonita guey!

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bad-ass photo! looks like a killer route!

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PS. any idea of what the grade might be? did Simon hint at what he thought? does he live in Malaysia or where's he from?

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I'm in KL for today (just getting a new 60 day Visa for Thailand; be back in Tonsai tomorrow). i wish i saw this photo a few days ago!! i would have loved to go out there with some locals and try this route, it looks awesome! maybe i'll come back in January? anybody know where i would go to hook up with some locals who could show me around? (if i come back)...
stevetownshend@hotmail.com

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i don't go by "Manboy" anymore, hahaha! i can't believe how long that name stuck for! (it's been 13 years!). i think at 28 i'm a bit too old to still be called that. "Steve" will do just fine! haha.
Wow, this photo is awesome (so old!). i think it was taken when i was 19! (9 years ago!)

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so "dude" (if you ever read this), get off your high-horse, and stop writing anonymous comments on the Internet that diminish other peoples accomplishments. People like you, who try to bring others down, perhaps to make yourself feel better, are exactly the type of person that nobody wants to be around, and i feel sorry for anybody who you convince to come out climbing with you...

It is only climbing man... it's not really that important! and a girl in Canada doing her first 5.11 on Top Rope... Why would you try to bring her down? The only reason to write a comment like that is to make the other person feel bad, it is only climbing!!! Come On!!!!

PS. Elise, if you ever read this: nice "SEND"!!! (even though you now can lead 5.12, haha!)


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Actually "dude" (this response is 3 years late, haha!) "Sending" refers to doing a route with no falls... You can send in many "styles"... some "sends" are done in "better style" than others... for example: leading a route placing trad gear is a better "style" then doing it on pre-placed gear or clipping bolts or Top Roping. But as far as the term "send" goes, it refers to doing a route with no falls. You can "Send" a route on Top Rope, it just isn't as good a style as leading it. And since usually people don't consider something a "send" until they lead it (and trad climbing... while placing the gear on lead), if it is done in another "style" (like Top Roping, or Pink-pointing - leading a trad route on pre-placed gear) people usually specify that when they say they "sent" a route. Last week i climbed an E10 in Wales (5.13d RX) and before i "Red-pointed" it (climbed it while placing the gear on lead), i "Sent it on Top Rope". That is totally a legitimate "Send", it just isn't as good of a "Style" as leading it, and as such, isn't usually reported on in the News.

If a beginner goes out and Top Ropes a 5.9, and goes home that night, and they tell their mom or wife or sibling or whoever that they "Sent" their first 5.9, that is totally legitimate! (or 5.11a or what ever the case may be). There is a route a friend of mine put up in the Gunks that is 5.14a and you are not allowed to bolt there, and the route doesn't have any gear placements, so he "Sent" it on Top Rope... that is the style for doing that route. Since this route isn't able to be lead, the only "better style" that this route could be done in is a Free-Solo ascent, but i doubt that will ever happen.

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