American Ninja Warrior is the best climbing spectator sport!

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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 31, 2014 - 10:04pm PT
Kind of hoky, but By far and away the most interesting "climbing competition" I have seen. They could still do so much more as well. Maybe throw a few crocs in the mote.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 31, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
Komodo dragons rather than crocs. Or, barring that, "Salties" from Ozztralia.

:-D
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2014 - 10:11pm PT
Tami, have you had any of your trainees try out? You would think they would do well.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Aug 31, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
Hey Arnold is doing great.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Aug 31, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Totally hooked!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 1, 2014 - 12:33am PT
I kinda like this.

Rolfr

Social climber
La Quinta and Penticton BC
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
Kudos to Sean, he made that look easy, a world class athlete!
TrackerTodd

Mountain climber
CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Awesome show . I do wonder how many actually climb outside though as most seem to be gym climbers from the footage .
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:46pm PT
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Sep 2, 2014 - 08:55am PT
Totally hooked. But shorter folks, like Kacy, can't even stretch out far enough in that spider thingy. So for the time being it looks like an all male group (not that I'm complaining!).
Maybe they'll have to do a woman's version.

Susan
couchmaster

climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 06:40am PT
Katy needed longer arms. After kicking ass in the other courses she hits the spider wall thinggy that is designed for tall people. Video:

blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Sep 4, 2014 - 08:54am PT
^ ^ ^
Well as climbers we're familiar with the concept of height dependent moves, but it does seem a little lame to have an obstacle that can't be overcome by any means if you don't have enough height. But maybe that's just part of the sport--it's not as if short people can have any realistic hope of success in the vast majority of sports.

Climbing is an exception of course, but that's partly because high-level climbers can pick and choose their routes that they brag about. If you had to climb every route picked by third parties to be an elite climber, even the great Lynn Hill and similar climbers could be shut down on routes any half-way decent male climber of average height could do.
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