Fun New Sharma Video: Neanderthal, First Rnd First Minute

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Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Feb 2, 2010 - 11:44pm PT
It does debasement supertopo a bit, doesn't it.

Btw, "its" is possessive in the form you used but no apostrophe is needed.

Just sayin!
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Feb 3, 2010 - 12:46am PT
I don't think they're consolidated yet. Some of the rock at Margalef is a bit questionable (haven't been to Sta. Linya). Maybe in about 50,000 years it will be consolidated.

Seriously, though, neither of the routes has had a second ascent yet, so who knows what the grades will end up at. As far as I know, Sharma's suggested grades don't often get adjusted downwards.

There is an amusing discussion at www.8a.nu about Sharma's having grabbed the anchor on Neanderthal.

So, it seems that neanderthals and humans may have been able to produce offspring. That somehow doesn't come as too much of a surprise.

Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Feb 3, 2010 - 09:31am PT
Look, there's only one way to find out if it's really 5.15b.

I'll have to go climb it and then report back.

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Feb 3, 2010 - 10:04am PT
Geez, it's only 5.15b. According to an old Beal Ropes ad, 5.15 was done back in the 1980's.
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Feb 3, 2010 - 10:24am PT
True, Gunkie.

I was thinking there's nothing like a good 5.17d rx.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 3, 2010 - 10:32am PT

"Why would taking victory whippers make you a tool? It's about having fun right?"
Right. Keep on with the victory whippers, yo.

Doesn't seem as self-indulgent in this instance: Long, ultra-steep cave pitch that lips out to chains on a vertical face. Tons o' rope friction,sharp limestone.

If he clips those anchors and lowers, it's a long grind back to the ground, the rope leaves a bunch of its sheath on the lip, and he ends up in the maquis eighty feet from his pharmaceuticals.

I just hate the screaming. I understand that, for Sharma, there is actually a metaphysical rationale for it, but it's spread like a frickin virus to every gym and crag in the world. Not his fault, I guess, but it sucks.
billygoat

climber
Pees on beard to seek mates.
Feb 3, 2010 - 10:46am PT
Chris only ever did one thing for me; show up at my wedding as a best man!

Credit: billygoat


I'd tell you who the other guy is, but he's kinda a tool. Okay, he's actually an artist tool. So I guess he's a con artist. No, actually a zen freak. Wait... I like my friends. Chris is one of the biggest sources of inspiration for so many people. You can criticize him for what he hasn't done, but what are you going to say about his accomplishments? As for Adam, don't get on his bad side. Payback is a bitch when you mess with Uncle Sam.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Sep 4, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Sep 4, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
some cool videos, thanks for posting those.

not sure I've ever seen Sharma wear a helmet.
hb81

climber
Sep 4, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
not sure I've ever seen Sharma wear a helmet.

And WHAT a helmet! LOL!
Really pleased to see him bolting from the ground up. I expected all these insane sport routes there to be bolted on rappel.
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 4, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Awesome stuff!
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 4, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
Forget the film name but when he gave a presentation at movement climbing gym a couple months ago he was wearing a helmet. It was on ~7-9 pitch-ish 5.14 climb he bolted- good stuff
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Sep 4, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
sonic- was it bolted on lead? too cool! Bachar style on hooks!
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Sep 4, 2012 - 09:13pm PT

Wow, even I can't say anything old school, lame or bit'er about Sharma!!

"is it really 5.15b?"

really??

now that's a lame-ass statement

wait.....maybe BlahBlahBlah is Adam Ondra??

O.K.

then that's cool,

because Adam O knows 5.15


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 4, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
The new version of the classic Sheridan cartoon will feature a climber being consoled by the words, "Honn'ld never climbed fifteen b. Florine never even climbed fifteen a, f'r gosh sakes."

Sharma by a knockout.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 1, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 1, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
You guys are homos.

SHARMA IS AN AMERICAN LEGEND BITCHES.

AND...I haven't sport climbed in a year (fat...weak...scared)...but understand the burliness.

Watch climbing history and be amazed hater bitches.

JGA
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 1, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
He didn't rate his routes for a number of years... I wonder why.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
bumpage
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 13, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
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