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pendereki


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Fifteen or twenty years ago, a friend had a poster of someone hanging from one hand and one foot while drinking a beer on some insane wall, without a rope. A really cool photo!

Does anyone know anything about this? Who was it, what route, what is the story? Did I dream this?

Thanks.

Chad


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John Sherman, not sure where, but it looked like somewhere in the Red River Gorge.


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The picture you are thinking of was a shot of John Sherman hanging off of Punks in the Gym down in Arapiles drinking out of an "oil Can" of Vic Bitters so something. It was a poster from Patagonia at one point. If you want me to see if we still have it let me know and I will take a look and see if I can find it.


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If you want me to see if we still have it let me know and I will take a look and see if I can find it.

Yes, I will take you up on that! Thanks powpierre.

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I'll run down to the wharehouse and see if I can find one. Back in a bit.


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:shock: :D :shock:


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http://cgi.ebay.com/...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's one on eBay. Check it out, it has a little of the low down behind the shot.


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I was pretty sure Patagonia had used the image but if they did there are no more of the posters in the wharehouse sorry. It looks like it will be ebay.
Sorry


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Yup, that's it. Thanks you'all! Pretty cool that it is still around and being sold after all these years.

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Thanks for taking the time to look powpierre, I was waiting to hear from you, even though the one on ebay is signed!

Happy climbs..


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The climb is 'Lord of the Rings' it's in Oz and was a patagucci poster. There are worse things to have on your wall.


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AND... there is a hidden bolt at Sherman's waist to which he is clipped.

Its still a very cool shot, staged though it may be.

DMT


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look closely you can see the harness under his pants and just a lil part of his climbing shoes! :wink:


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AND... there is a hidden bolt at Sherman's waist to which he is clipped.

THAT is part of the story that I do not think I have ever heard! So the wuss was clipped in to drink his beer? Now I have lost all interest in the photo :lol: .

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I think that Sherman was clowning an earlier photograph of some lycrad climber who was basically posing for the camera while climbing. A friend of mine had a book, don't know the name, and there was a very similiar picture of Lord of the Rings.
Funny stuff.


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AND... there is a hidden bolt at Sherman's waist to which he is clipped.

Its still a very cool shot, staged though it may be.

DMT

Aw c'mon Dingus, next thing you know you'll be posting that there is no Santa Claus on Tricycling.com! Can't we keep some of our idols sacred?


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I think that Sherman was clowning an earlier photograph of some lycrad climber who was basically posing for the camera while climbing.

Part of my reason for posting this was that my memory or imagination had Derek Hersey drinking a Fosters on this climb. So, there was another photo--could Hersey, or a Fosters have been in the other. It would be nice to know that my mind has a few links still connected.

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I think that Sherman was clowning an earlier photograph of some lycrad climber who was basically posing for the camera while climbing. A friend of mine had a book, don't know the name, and there was a very similiar picture of Lord of the Rings.
Funny stuff.

Thats what I always suspected. I figured it was making fun of posed pictures. I mean, if your going to pose a picture, do it right. Right? I also heard that you can traverse in to that point on easier terrain, and thats apparently what Sherman did. Don't know if thats true.


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It was Kurt Albert (Inventor of the red point) who posed like this in Frankenjura, Germany. Completely free solo. And probably before Sherman did so.


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AND... there is a hidden bolt at Sherman's waist to which he is clipped.

Its still a very cool shot, staged though it may be.

DMT

Aw c'mon Dingus, next thing you know you'll be posting that there is no Santa Claus on Tricycling.com! Can't we keep some of our idols sacred?

Not if your idol goes by John "The Man" Sherman you can't!

Cheers though!
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It was Kurt Albert (Inventor of the red point) who posed like this in Frankenjura, Germany. Completely free solo. And probably before Sherman did so.

Wearing kletterhosen, with an open mug, on a 5.10, hanging by one hand, feet dangling in the air (Kurt Albert signature move), looking up at the camera, mug in hand, smile on face... NO hidden bolt at waist.

Cheers
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Thanks Dingus.

http://www.dynamo.at/...WS_0/kurtalbert0.jpg

Makes me want to climb and drink, what could be better?

-moggs


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Thanks moggs and christophal!!


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...anybody got a poster of that one?

...need it for the bar/bouldering cave in the basement!


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Jun 23, 2006, 3:30 PM
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The verm poster can be found in Solid Rock Gym, Poway CA.


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