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General Climbing Discussion

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IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/07/2017
11:36:44 AM
>Ninja

I don't normally watch this sort of stuff but with the strong climber contingent within it this time around I can see the fun of it.
It'll be interesting to see how climbers fare against the other background pursuits involved with the other competitors...

Go climbers!

Post edit 24/07/17; Commiserations to Andrea who lucked-out on the 2nd but last (last is easy for a climber), obstacle. She actually completed it, though just skimmed the water and got disqualified... She made Ninja-history by beating the yanks with a first season ascent of the warped-wall obstacle which took their women 6 years to do it; with the brits still to achieve it at three years...
All three other climbers (Tom O'Halloran, Ben and Lee Cossey), are still in the race.

FatBoy
27/07/2017
9:32:59 AM
OK I took the bait and watched the finale because of the climber connection ...

That 2nd stage looked very much like they were set up to fail.
i.e. "Whatever happens, we can't have anyone complete the course in season 1", said the TV producer

Would love to hear the opinions of Lee, Ben, Andrea or Tom to hear if anyone there actually thought it was possible for anyone, ever.




rodw
27/07/2017
10:18:00 AM
Its meant to be hard..in the US version it took several season for someone to finish the course and in the end those guys had experienced and trained specifically for the obstacles....and the obstacles are much the same there....ie I reckon if they want to finish the course they might have to do a bit of specific training for it like they have done in the overseas version.


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