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Offline M_Sprague

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Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« on: February 13, 2013, 09:35:54 PM »
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« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 09:39:30 PM by M_Sprague »
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 10:02:01 PM »
"top five"?  pfff! ::)

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 09:54:40 AM »
he is indeed quite the mountain climber.

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 08:53:54 PM »
top 5....all time
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 09:00:04 PM »
check out at about 6 minutes where he's talking about his finger:

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:01:28 AM »
The best.. Tommy Caldwell said " Oh ,you got a flapper"  that set things off.. of course TC is missing part of a finger

I have never seen DG so relaxed.. he must be getting old   :'(

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 04:59:32 PM »
The best.. Tommy Caldwell said " Oh ,you got a flapper"  that set things off.. of course TC is missing part of a finger

I have never seen DG so relaxed.. he must be getting old   :'(

climbing starts at 5:30..  dave.. not relaxed haha.    I dunno anyone who uses toe hooks more effectively than he does
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 02:59:09 PM »
top 5....all time

From New England? Yeah maybe.

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 04:54:43 PM »
top 5....all time

From New England? Yeah maybe.

Climbing is too diverse to try to rank people.    But probably well above you ;) 
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 05:44:16 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 12:27:04 AM »
I agree with him.   Especially when conditions, technology etc are different.  Could he have climbed 5.15 like Ondra if he had the training, gear, and motivation to do so?  maybe..  Could Ondra do 8000m peaks.. maybe but he's not motivated to try.

I don't put much weight in what Dave said. he got asked a question and had to come up with something.. in his "era" and genre of sport and bouldering..  top 5 is likely true. 
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 06:56:56 AM »
I agree with him.   Especially when conditions, technology etc are different.  Could he have climbed 5.15 like Ondra if he had the training, gear, and motivation to do so?  maybe..  Could Ondra do 8000m peaks.. maybe but he's not motivated to try.

I don't put much weight in what Dave said. he got asked a question and had to come up with something.. in his "era" and genre of sport and bouldering..  top 5 is likely true.

I agree.  I also wonder where the next set of great climbs will come from.
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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2013, 12:36:30 AM »
Dave Graham is absolutely still one of the top climbers we have, respect man! Remember, he has put up 5.15a sport FAs, maybe not 15c, but besides Adam Ondra's two so far, who else has? However in bouldering there really is only Daniel Woods and maybe Nalle Hukkataival that have had greater success with the hardest problems of today, worldwide. And, in addition, his motivation and prolific FA record have inspired many climbers of all ages and especially young climbers today to go out and get at it. Climbing history will show him in a very favorable light, I am sure. Just look what hes done for New England climbing alone. Just today he has recorded another v15. Ridiculous. This is at the cutting edge of bouldering, no? Not to mention that this is a guy who has climbed hundreds of 5.14s also.

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Re: Taxi driver interviews Dave Graham
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 10:53:51 PM »
he climbs little rocks. Tommy Caldwell and wife,  Uli Steck both world class sport and boulderers that also get it done on very big rocks. there most be others who are world class and well rounded.