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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 9, 2013
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Oh yeah. Basketball. Depending on where you reside in the world, you may or may not know about the most intense basketball game of the year. For the past three years, climbers from The New and The Red have competed in a basketball game to determine the best climbing destination in the US (yep, determined by basketball). Here is a link to this years epic game and conclusion.

And...... it's in a contest. So if you are in the mood to help a fellow climber out - hit those stars in the bottom right of the video.

citizen.tv/the-new-river-vs-th...

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By nicelegs
From Denver
Sep 9, 2013
This would be like if Buff Johnson and I had a thumbwar to determine which of us could bench press the most.

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By Buff Johnson
Sep 9, 2013
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I actually did play a lot of ball; broke more bones, and have more scars from inner city games, but I still fancy myself a talent of the highest porn star quality.

Looks like a good game, nice work on that Johnny!

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 9, 2013
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nicelegs wrote:
This would be like if Buff Johnson and I had a thumbwar to determine which of us could bench press the most.



Yes. Exactly. It's ingenious.

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 9, 2013
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Buff Johnson wrote:
I actually did play a lot of ball; broke more bones, and have more scars from inner city games, but I still fancy myself a talent of the highest porn star quality. Looks like a good game, nice work on that Johnny!



Haha that's great - the way you fancy yourself is the most important. And thank you for the words!

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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 9, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Only cared about the Gorge Cup basketball game ,,,sorry to see the NRG won again on their home court...do climbers trying to send their year end projects in the great fall weather even care about the NBA or NFL for that matter?

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By Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Sep 9, 2013
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"
^With organized sports dating back thousands of years, I would have to say some probably do.
Ps That game is an awesome tradition.

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By Kirby
From DC
Sep 9, 2013
Hahaha that song is so deliciously bad! Thanks for sharing.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 9, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Robbie Mackley wrote:
^With organized sports dating back thousands of years, I would have to say some probably do. Ps That game is an awesome tradition.


I saw the masterpiece of a game last summer at the Red, days after they poured the new court. Haven't been out to the home court of the Sock Monkeys yet,,,and guess they have won 2 of 3 contests so far. Home court has proven the difference each time.

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By Robbie Mackley
From Tucson, AZ
Sep 9, 2013
Me and Holden at the "Matterhorn"
^Thats awesome. Being from Tucson I naturally think Cochise is the best area. But thanks for the stats.
AZ should form teams for Cochise and Paradise Forks and come down to claim the title.

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 9, 2013
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Kirby wrote:
Hahaha that song is so deliciously bad! Thanks for sharing.


Haha it just fits in so perfectly. Thanks for watching

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 9, 2013
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Robbie Mackley wrote:
^Thats awesome. Being from Tucson I naturally think Cochise is the best area. But thanks for the stats. AZ should form teams for Cochise and Paradise Forks and come down to claim the title.


Man I'm sure that would be more than welcome. Game is being hosted at the Red next year. Start practicing. There has been talk of expanding and getting a tournament style bracket going. Stay tuned.

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By James Arnold
From Chattanooga
Sep 9, 2013
Chew toyed
Looks like a lot of fun. I'd try to bring a squad of southern boys up if there was a bracket...

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 10, 2013
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James Arnold wrote:
Looks like a lot of fun. I'd try to bring a squad of southern boys up if there was a bracket...



Yeah man there has been plenty of talk around here of getting Chattanooga and surrounding areas in the mix. Teams traveling from the west would be plenty rad too.

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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 10, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
More 'gorges' needed to make the official linup. What Gorge' climbing areas are super popular in the west to add? ..and do they have enough regulars there to post up a decent team?

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By Johnny Duke
From Fayetteville, WV
Sep 20, 2013
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Woodchuck ATC wrote:
More 'gorges' needed to make the official linup. What Gorge' climbing areas are super popular in the west to add? ..and do they have enough regulars there to post up a decent team?



Oh man - Smith, Red Rocks, Rifle, the Valley...maybe Squamish. Basically anywhere that can put climbers together that think they have game. This is the future of climbing.

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