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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion
General Climbing Discussion
On 23/11/2005 PreferKnitting wrote:
>Been reading and watching the chockstone interviews and there are some
>inspirational climbers out there. The video links are a nice way to observe
>such great climbers' climbing styles as well.
>All this reading and watching has inspired me and leads me to one question...
>who is your climbing idol,who would you want to emulate and why? Who's
>do you wish you could be? ....If at all
Back in the daze...
The pioneering climbers in Yosemite.
Anyone putting up new routes in places like Patagonia, Baffin Island etc; or those putting up new routes in the greater ranges, e.g. the Chris Bonnington expeditions.
The notable soloists, the 'in a day' ascentionists, and also the unsupported and oxygenless ascentionists in the high Himalaya.
These days I get gripped by the ascents that Alex Honnold makes.
On 16/08/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>These days I get gripped by the ascents that Alex Honnold makes.
stugang grips me. Tacky I know.
Especially when I think of his legendary stacked rp's ascent at The Hole.
Even idle simey was impressed by that.
On 16/08/2014 gnaguts wrote:
>On 16/08/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>These days I get gripped by the ascents that Alex Honnold makes.
>stugang grips me. Tacky I know.
>Especially when I think of his legendary stacked rp's ascent at The Hole.
>Even idle simey was impressed by that.
Well that was a pleasant surprise. I've always known I'm awesome, but suffered from the sadness that the world is not ready for my awesomeness. To have it independently validated has made my day. I'm off to drown a cat to celebrate.
Bernd Arnold climbing hard in great style well into his 60. Even taught hot Henry a thing or two back in the day.
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