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xmikeyx

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Influential climbers
« on: July 07, 2003, 10:40:34 AM »

So...I was in the shower today thinking about climbing - as I usually do - and specifically climbing in New England, how it's changed, how standards were set here back in the day and how standards are still being set in an area that a lot of people refer to as a kind of climbing backwater these days (I disagree but on trips out west I've heard "You're from New England? What's there to climb out out there?")
And I was wondering who people think of as being the most influential climber(s) who have called New England home over the years? A whole slew of names came to mind and I was just wondering what you all thought - Underhill, Pruden, Henderson, Weissner (dunno if he counts), Bouchard, Barber, Surrette, Webster, or newer guys like Dave Graham, Mark Synott, Tim Kemple, etc...Some set the mark with crazy solos, some with old school sketchfests, some with 5.14 redpoints, some by raising worldwide standars, some with big alpine expeditions, some with books...
Just wondering who you all think is/was the man/woman of New England climbing...That is if everyone can stop arguing about rusty old fixed pins for a few mintues...  ;) :P
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Re: Influential climbers
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2003, 02:00:37 PM »

OK, I'll bite. For me it would be Barber. Many great routes here, kicked ass in the valley, futuristic solos, climbed by East German rules when there( bare feet, knotted slings ), turned Australia upside down( or right side up) with free ascents, soloed new route in Pamirs, did it all in barefeet or EB's, with stoppers and hexes.
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