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Who has the best technique?


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Nate Doyle · · Sierra Foothills · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 39

Please backup your claim with videos, if possible. Bonus points for an in-depth breakdown/explanation of why you've chosen said climber/video.

Justice Holloway · · Oak View, CA · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 120

I'd nominate your Mom but I don't think I can post that kinda video on here.

crag cat · · San Diego · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 15

People in the gym who say “I’m not strong, but I have really good technique”

Jason Giblin · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 15

Adam Ondra without a doubt. The simple fact is, he is not the strongest climber in the world, yet he is by far the best in every discipline of rock climbing because of his outstanding technique. 

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 210

Yep.  Margo Hayes also has incredible technique.

Bryan · · Minneapolis, MN · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 351

Lynn Hill

Cory F · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 25

Alex Honnold is still alive...  Would Margo or Adam be alive without the ropes?  They fall a lot.

Sam Cieply · · Venice, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 30
Cory F wrote: Alex Honnold is still alive...  Would Margo or Adam be alive without the ropes?  They fall a lot.

Irrelevant. They all climb with ropes and they all fall. Rehearse then redpoint.

F loyd · · Kennewick, WA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 361
Sam Cieply wrote:

Irrelevant. They all climb with ropes and they all fall. Rehearse then redpoint.

He has quite a few onsight free solos.

Sam Cieply · · Venice, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 30
F loyd wrote:

He has quite a few onsight free solos.

True, but he can’t climb the same grades as Adam and Margo. They all have excellent technique. Honnold is a granite master, though I have heard him state that he most enjoys steep limestone. Adam and Margo are masters in that realm.

Nate Doyle · · Sierra Foothills · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 39
Sam Cieply wrote:

True, but he can’t climb the same grades as Adam and Margo. They all have excellent technique. Honnold is a granite master, though I have heard him state that he most enjoys steep limestone. Adam and Margo are masters in that realm.

What would happen if Margo trained like Adam? 

Sam Cieply · · Venice, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 30
Nate Doyle wrote:

What would happen if Margo trained like Adam? 

I fully expect her to go super saiyan now that she's dating Megos.

Nate Doyle · · Sierra Foothills · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 39
Sam Cieply wrote:

I fully expect her to go super saiyan now that she's dating Megos.

See boys, all you have to do is climb 5.15 and you too can have a Slaydies. 

EJN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 198

Dave Graham. Check the wizard interview.


Rob D. · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined May 2011 · Points: 30


plantmandan · · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 50

Another vote for Lynn Hill.

There is some great footage of her climbing at Indian Creek in a 90s IMAX movie called 'Extreme'. Couldn't find it online, but it's amazing.

Jer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 26

a couple of my favs

Rob warden The space lizard · · Now...where? · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 0
Cory F wrote: Alex Honnold is still alive...  Would Margo or Adam be alive without the ropes?  They fall a lot.

They dont fall at the grades that alex climbs

Jaren Watson · · Idaho · Joined May 2010 · Points: 2,450
Rob warden The space lizard wrote:

They dont fall at the grades that alex climbs

For real. Adam has onsighted several grades harder than Honnold’s hardest roped climb.

Alex Hoxie · · Redmond Oregon · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

siegrist. 

Jaren Watson · · Idaho · Joined May 2010 · Points: 2,450
Alex Hoxie wrote: siegrist. 

He’s also a total freaking stud in addition to climbing at the highest levels.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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