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Your Favorite Oldschool Legends

petzl logic · · Home: NYC, Present: Montreal · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 424
Marc801 C wrote: Nope. He did Matinee on a visit from California, where he was already a badass climber.

bad ass but not el cap certified!

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
petzl logic wrote:

bad ass but not el cap certified!

Doesn't matter. And remember that when he did the FA of Matinee, it was on aid. FFA was once again Jim McCarthy.

Isac Fresquez · · Golden, CO · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 10

Rufus Miller, still climbing strong and a blast to climb with.

Isac Fresquez · · Golden, CO · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 10
Joe Hunt wrote: People that captured my imagination through the years:

* Royal Robbins
* Warren Harding
** John Long **
* Lynn Hill
* Catherine Destivelle
* Reinhold Messner
* Ron Kauk
* Dave Evans
* Tobin Sorenson
* Todd Gordon
* Bob Gaines
* Charles Cole
* Alex Honnold
* Alexandra Degen

2nd Destivelle she's a monster!

Rob Dillon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2002 · Points: 763

Shaggy.

Jens 1 · · . · Joined May 2009 · Points: 416

11 or 12 French climbers from about 1985-1994 that could each out-climb in multi disciplines any American specialists in single disciplines (8,000meters, plastic competitions, free solo rock, ice/mixed, ski descents) Imagine soloing a technical new route on a Himalayan giant one month, then beating a Nathan Coleman, in a competition, or outsoloing an Alex H in today’s terms. These all arounders are unmatched even to this day. You won’t get this from reading American climbing magazines or websites. 

c es · · Smog Lake/Conway · Joined Apr 2019 · Points: 0

has no one mentioned Steve Hong?!

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

did any of these soloists out solo Bachar? 

Gerald Adams · · Sacramento · Joined May 2019 · Points: 0

In the 1980's Galen Rowell presented grand slide shows for the Sierra Club among others that featured his adventures around the world .His photos of people & places were always outstanding . In the 1990's Reinhold Messner presented a slide show to a sell-out crowd of climbers in Berkeley that featured his personal slides . While Reinhold's photo skills did not match Galen's  his humor , curiosity , & ethics stood out .In  1998 Ed Viesturs presented the IMAX film "Everest" in Reno with a  very interesting q&a session .

Doug Lintz · · Kearney, NE · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 1,186
Caleb Esmay wrote: has no one mentioned Steve Hong?!

He's mentioned nine posts above yours.  Legend crack master.

Glenn Schuler · · Monument, Co. · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,320
Sawyer W wrote:

What route that? Looks doope

Gunfighter, Hueco Tanks. 5.13 trad route, was a Climbing Mag cover shot.

petzl logic · · Home: NYC, Present: Montreal · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 424
Doug Lintz wrote:

He's mentioned nine posts above yours.  Legend crack master.

OT but his son matty is a pretty good too:

https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/athletes/matty-hong.html
Kyle Elliott · · Picnic Point, WA · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 1,578

Mark Hudon. A badass then, a badass now. And a MP poster, as well. 

James Sweeney · · Roselle Park, NJ · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 30
Jens K. wrote: 11 or 12 French climbers from about 1985-1994 that could each out-climb in multi disciplines any American specialists in single disciplines (8,000meters, plastic competitions, free solo rock, ice/mixed, ski descents) Imagine soloing a technical new route on a Himalayan giant one month, then beating a Nathan Coleman, in a competition, or outsoloing an Alex H in today’s terms. These all arounders are unmatched even to this day. You won’t get this from reading American climbing magazines or websites. 

  I dunno Jens

  I'm lookin at this video from that time period and I see Albert Stalk wearing work gloves and boots, and sporting his team battle dress.

  The Frenchmen are wearing Froot Loop suits and A ROPE!

  I'm givin' this one to the American.        
 
WoodyW · · Alaska · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 70

Si McCartney & Jack Roberts. After reading about their two epics in Alaska, in Simons book "The Bond" about their ascents on the north face of mt. Huntington and the SW face of Denali. I couldn't put the book down.  Major props go to Jim Bridwell, for being the burning man on the wall and all the Stonemasters.

Im Sorry · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 20

Your mom

Ty Gilroy · · Great White North · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 10

'Famously, on the first ascent of Kichatna, Bridwell bivied in a garbage bag, a hole poked for venting cigarette smoke.'

Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 11,349

Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld - that West Ridge climb and down the South West Ridge as out there.

z sweep · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 30

jimmy dunn and his beaver

C Limenski · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 15

Mentioned once on the first page but Charlie Porter definitely deserves some recognition.

  • solo of New Dawn
  • solo of Cassin Ridge
  • solo of Mt Asgard on Baffin 

plus 5! classic el cap routes and middle triple in kitchatna 
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