Fun New Sharma Video: Neanderthal, First Rnd First Minute

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 2, 2010 - 10:15am PT
Fun shorter video of Sharma on First Round First Minute in Margalef and Neanderthal FA in Santa Linya



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVXdC-PY-nw&feature=player_embedded
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:31am PT
Random question 1: does everyone agree with the following statement:
If you're a "regular joe" and take "victory whippers," you're kind of a tool. But if you're CS, then you're still super cool?

Random question 2: are these 5.15b "consolidated," that is, do other high end climbers agree with them. (I don't suppose non high-end climbers can have a meaningful opinion.)

Video looks great.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:33am PT
Wow!

Mas! Mas! Mas!

How the h*ll does one break down something like 5.15 into a and b grades anyway??
Geesh.........
Pate

Trad climber
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:36am PT
I liked it when I was a 5.11 climber and the hard grades were 5.13. I felt so much more powerful.

Now that I've dropped a number and the other end is up around 5.15+, well, I guess I just feel old.

Love that first shot of his face. "Powered by Herb-A-Life".
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:37am PT
He does waaay too many one finger pocket things.

I feel sorry for his hands when he gets old like the rest of us.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:52am PT
Why would taking victory whippers make you a tool? It's about having fun right? So unless your a "I climb to look cool type" why would you care what others do as victory celebration.

Consolidated? Your right blahblah, we should be questioning sharmas climbing prowess. He wouldn't know what 5.15 feels like...He hasn't shown us all enough hard stuff yet. You should go try the route and get back to us.

blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:44am PT
Why would taking victory whippers make you a tool? It's about having fun right?
Right. Keep on with the victory whippers, yo.

Consolidated? Your right blahblah, we should be questioning sharmas climbing prowess.
Uh, yeah, like I did that. It's a bit interesting to me that someone goes for years without rating his hardest climbs, then starts rating them again when it's at a number that no one else is using. Hence my question. My comment could be seen as mildly questioning his rating ability, but not at all questioning his climbing ability.
Work on your reading comprehension skillz between taking victory whippers, bro. And I'm sure that Sharma is glad you know that you got his back.
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Feb 2, 2010 - 05:20pm PT
impressive climbing, way to send and have fun...
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Feb 2, 2010 - 05:46pm PT
Who cares? He loves climbing and he's having fun. He's a kid, his life is great, he has wonderful talents and he is a wonderful human being. I say all the more power to him!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Feb 2, 2010 - 05:58pm PT
If he says its 5.15b, I think I'll take his word for it. Super nice guy and class act.
Credit: Studly
Cpt0bvi0u5

Trad climber
Merced CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
well put Mark
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Feb 2, 2010 - 08:02pm PT
Regardless of your opinion of Chris, you gotta love the psych and sending!

I'm with Mark, as well.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Feb 2, 2010 - 08:05pm PT
You gotta like the local guys,

or should i say "loco"?

no, save that term for Potter.

what's Uncle Dean doing lately, anyway?

wingsuit down everest?

not enuff wind me thinks.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 2, 2010 - 08:22pm PT
gotta like the production of fun

that doesn't have a grade
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Feb 2, 2010 - 08:25pm PT
Class act for sure. Thanks for posting this Peter.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Feb 2, 2010 - 10:57pm PT
What's with all the draws? There is no excuse for taking 50 footers with that many frickin draws. WTF?
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:27pm PT
Chris Sharma's like the best climber that ever was.

I read an article about him by Sonnie Trotter in some climbing mag about how he was so jealous of him. Sonnie has done the first ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish but he's no Sharma.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:29pm PT
frickin Wes, haha!


thx for the link peter. I've been youtubing much too much but I still dig the high production high quality vids.

jghedge

climber
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:35pm PT
"Chris Sharma's like the best climber that ever was."

He's like the Ron Kauk of his generation.

Except for the big walls in Yosemite.

And the alpine routes.

And Uli Biaho.

Wait - scratch that...
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:41pm PT
Mason's stupid sycophantic post should do it's trolling job with this crowd.

Maybe that was the intent...

DO YA THINK? OMG!
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