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Apr 24, 2013
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Here's a post designed to inspire us that focuses on climbers under 16 who are so amazingly talented. Check it out!

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Crux Crush
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Apr 24, 2013
It seems like it won't be long before grades like 5.14c and 5.15b are considered beginner to intermediate. It will be fun to watch their progression throughout the years. CornCob
From Omaha, NE
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Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
I see this stuff, and tell myself, 'face it, you suck.'...and open another beer. Woodchuck ATC
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Apr 25, 2013
Day Lily.
"Its evolution baby!"

The youngest badasses now who will lead the way (in any direction, not just difficulty) will be surpassed by the next generation, who will be "outdone" by the following generation, ad infinitum...

Life is cool.
The Stoned Master
From Pennsylvania
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Apr 25, 2013
Stabby
Well, once again:
"They still ain't worth shit in a bar fight"
Mike Lane
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The Stoned Master wrote:
"Its evolution baby!" The youngest badasses now who will lead the way (in any direction, not just difficulty) will be surpassed by the next generation, who will be "outdone" by the following generation, ad infinitum... Life is cool.


These guys will never be as bad ass as the guys who started it all. Imagine tying a hemp rope around your chest and heading up a wall with a pair of boots on and your only protection are some pins and a hammer, and you don't have any idea of whether or not this thing will even go. And if you fall you'll most definitely end up at least with some broken ribs.
Shawn Heath
From Forchheim, Germany
Joined May 29, 2008
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Apr 25, 2013
Eventually we will near the human limits of climbing. Just as the world record for the 100m dash has been approaching an absolute limit, so will climbing. The only question is, where is that limit? Matt Wilson
From Bethel, Vermont, USA
Joined May 15, 2010
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Apr 25, 2013
There are only so many rocks to climb too, maybe it wont be a human limit... Jack Mullen
From Oceanside CA
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Apr 25, 2013
what if we run out of rock on earth, do you think theres good climbing on mars? or is it all just chossy sandstone? Nolan Robertson
Joined Jul 28, 2011
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Apr 25, 2013
Nolan Robertson wrote:
what if we run out of rock on earth, do you think theres good climbing on mars? or is it all just chossy sandstone?


There is Olympus Mons, 22km tall mountain. Might be a few FA's to grab there.
CornCob
From Omaha, NE
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Apr 25, 2013
Thanks Hank Caylor!
Haha I am sure everyone can climb 5.14s and 5.15s if they train like the Shaolin monks :) Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
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Apr 25, 2013
im not positive when saying this but little hands and fingers help with little holds, im not disregarding the sends in anyway because shit, i stuggle with .12s. what the kids are doing is rad, but as they grow older/bigger/heavier does anyone else think that these might be a little harder for them? Brennen T
From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Apr 26, 2013
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Just don't forget they are also growing taller and stronger, and racking up more experience. Aaron Bugh
From Bozeman, MT
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Apr 26, 2013
Ya I have been thinking the same thing. Watching some vids of these little kids on these routes with tiny crimpers and stuff for adults are pretty good holds for them. I mean they have great strength and technique but I can't help thinking that if those tiny pinches and crimps were hand size for Everyone else it may not be so hard. Again not trying to take anything away from the send or their skills. Just throwing that out there for thought Kyro
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Apr 26, 2013
Thanks Hank Caylor!
Aaron Bugh wrote:
Just don't forget they are also growing taller and stronger, and racking up more experience.


Or fatter, with all the beers :)
Bang
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Apr 26, 2013
El Chorro
ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php... Ryan Williams
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Apr 26, 2013
Photo
Nolan Robertson wrote:
what if we run out of rock on earth, do you think theres good climbing on mars? or is it all just chossy sandstone?


I could send .14c in mars gravity
Hamilton Kibbe
From Boston, MA
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Apr 26, 2013
Me again!
I pretend they are aliens and feel better about myself. J Q
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Apr 27, 2013
I wonder how much long term damage some of these kids are doing to their bodies by training so hard so young. There was a guy who worked at my local trader joes that is in constant pain from body building young. Also there are plenty of gymnist who reck their bodies and hormones.

Not trying to put them down, just wondering...
NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
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Apr 27, 2013
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Everybody gets sore with age. Best have the fun while you're younger. Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
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Apr 27, 2013
BITD I was a "kid" 20, 21 years and din't know shit, except how to hurt myself.
my buds were 5-10 years older and very good climbers.

Did a 5.12 f/a in '83 and that kinda changed things.. esp my fingers

i do get psyched when the new gen hits the hard, R -ish routes and rediscover the clasics

do i sound old enough ?

BTW- new area photo
new ?
new ?
john strand
From southern colo
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Apr 28, 2013
Locker wrote:
Everybody gets sore with age. Best have the fun while you're younger.


The body building guy I talked about was early 30's
NorCalNomad
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