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The Aid Climbing Rant

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In the new R&I issue 174 pg. 36, Chris Kalous talks all about this video. Check it out. Chris Kalous gives us the low down on hard aid climbing.

Rating:Average Rating = 4.88/5 | Votes: 8 | Comments: 13

Submitted by: krosbakken on 2008-08-08 | Last Modified: 2008-11-30 | Views: 4618

Comment MikeSaint on 2008-08-08
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Very interesting.
Comment frogclimber on 2008-08-08
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Indeed. I know nothing about Aid Climbing but that seems to fit my uninformed bias perfectly.
Comment flamer on 2008-08-08
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Keep in mind this guy did early ascent's of some of Yosemite and the Desert's hardest Aid lines AND he climbs 5.13 Trad.
Comment dockzilla on 2008-08-08
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Yeah I died on an aid climb one time. But I went back and redpointed that biatch.
Comment itstoearly on 2008-08-08
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That was a very entertaining 7 minutes. Where do I sign up for the full version? :)
Comment clymber on 2008-08-08
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did anyone else notice around minute 2:15 when hes talking about send 5 ppl up a route and that only 2 should be able to summit that when he shows 5 climbers he holds up 6 fingers
Comment climbingtrash on 2008-08-08
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Hahaha...I like the way this guy thinks.
Comment sanfranpunk on 2008-08-09
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O-mazing. Seriously this guy is a prophet. You still need balls to aid though.
Comment eckov14 on 2008-08-12
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where are they filming this? I like this guy.
Comment dreday3000 on 2008-08-13
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great. freakin great!
Comment Kev2380 on 2008-08-15
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I have to second what frogclimber said "Indeed. I know nothing about Aid Climbing but that seems to fit my uninformed bias perfectly. "
Comment jpitcher on 2008-09-14
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Pretty funny, but by your logic the only way to "advance the sport" is to leave all the pro at home and free solo everything
Comment airscape on 2010-02-28
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was he being Kalous?