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Who has had the most influnce on Aus Climbing

9:16:26 PM
Who of all the multitudes of famous/not so famous climbers has had the most influential impact on the climbing scene as a whole???

9:22:03 PM
I reckon there have been a few who have had a major impact but in terms of taking climbing to a world standard the following I believe have played important roles:

International Visitor:
Wolfgang Gullich - For pushing the standard of climbing above and beyond the standard of the day and also for being a damn nice guy to boot.

Kim Carrigan - For the sheer number of difficult and high quality routes either put up or FFA.

Simon Carter - For taking the sometimes forgotten world of Australian climbing to the world through those amazing photos that he takes (I only wish that I was good enough to be in some of those shots).

9:35:13 PM
in my little knowledge about aussie climbing history i would say
"Doc" Sutherland, Noddy and the other earliest Natimuk climbers - for poineering climbing at Araps. (ref. Rock issue number, 55). i was allowed to use a reference wasn't i?!!

1:05:40 PM
i would have to say HB...
as someone who has gone there own way and has always seemed to have jusy got on with his own thing ..climbed what he wants to climb and not been suduced to the dark side (ie. bought into the whole commecial side of climbing)
to my mind he is the essence of the australian climber...

4:15:58 PM
We covered a fair bit of this this a while back - here.

8:19:55 PM
I've since become aware of this, but for those of us left behind for the weekend, this was a somewhat intersesting diversion

10:03:23 PM
:) I hear you

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