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audiobahn1000

climber
May 4, 2011 - 05:54am PT
Congrads, I got my white belt when I was seven.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
May 4, 2011 - 09:39am PT
hats off to them..they are some of the hardest men.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland -> SLT
May 4, 2011 - 09:57am PT
My sis is married to a retired one and there are others in the family.
The quintessential seal is wirey, lean and an endurance freak. Those burdened with excess muscle mass have a harder time surviving buds. Think cross country runner and not power lifter.
I've heard lots of great stories. Those guys are the real deal and even if they don't crush on the stone they can do a lot more and do it well as we've just seen. Hardy bunch indeed.
locker

Social climber
CO
May 4, 2011 - 12:18pm PT


"BY MAPPING THE FLOOR WITH A SEEL"...


LOL!!!...
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
May 4, 2011 - 12:21pm PT
^ ^ ^
Hmmm, I don't know about the the above (bergbryce's post, not Locker's).
The retired ones I've seen on the news in the past few days always seem heavyset (to use the polite term). A little fat may help them survive the cold water swims.

Seems like it would be useful to have a collection of SEALs having different body types depending on the mission--high level endurance athletes are incredible at what they do, but I don't see most of them as fighter types. They don't have much muscle, especially upper body.

Who would win in a fistfight--marathoner or sprinter? Even if they're armed, I would expect sprinter to have the advantage due to fast twitch muscles.
Crillz

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 4, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
No need for a fistfight if they just sneak up behind and stab 'em.
Papillon Rendre

Social climber
May 4, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
They're in a league of their own, that's for sure.

I read somewhere that a high percentage of these individuals played both water polo and lacrosse in school.



Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
May 4, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
I have had a few ex SEALS come through my station during their probation period trying to get on the fire department. The ones who really were SEAL's never brag or talk about what they saw or did, they were quiet and and very respectful to everyone.

I also ran across a few rookies who said they were SEAL's but turned out they were not, they were a couple of the most prideful, loudmouthed, arrogant SOB's. The direct opposite of what the real SEAL's were like.

My hats of and respect to the SEALs.
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
May 4, 2011 - 12:37pm PT
FACT: THE SEEL I TOOK DOWN IN CLASS WAS A BIT HEVY
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
May 4, 2011 - 12:41pm PT
Navy SEALs are normally pretty beefed up dudes.

Cheers to my buddy Louis and a job well done.

Credit: The Larry

Credit: The Larry


Credit: The Larry

Getting geared up for an evening stroll.
Getting geared up for an evening stroll.
Credit: The Larry
Conrad

climber
May 4, 2011 - 12:58pm PT
Back in the day i helped Jay Smith with his guiding program. We would go climbing with Dano, Gerberding and a bunch of tough, multi discipline soldiers.

Best story was ice climbing in Rifle. Rule was no leading so they all started soloing. After three days

Wheelbarrow worthy.
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
May 6, 2011 - 07:30pm PT
Archive photo from Vietnam ď68,  2nd Bat 327th Infantry Reg. 101st Air...
Archive photo from Vietnam ď68, 2nd Bat 327th Infantry Reg. 101st Airborne
Credit: lostinshanghai


A toast to started it all, no slack Colonial, you can sleep in peace now. Canít say you failed on this one. Honour to have known you. 2nd/327 Charlie Company: No Fu#king slack
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 6, 2011 - 07:40pm PT
lostinshanghai, that's proud. Kudos to the 101st too!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
May 6, 2011 - 07:55pm PT
Salute
Randisi

Boulder climber
Soon to be in China
May 6, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
Trained in violence and killing.

Ideal human beings.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 6, 2011 - 08:00pm PT
Trained in violence and killing.

Ideal human beings.


More like ideal warriors trained to defend us from them...
marv

Mountain climber
Bay Area
May 6, 2011 - 08:01pm PT
headshot
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 6, 2011 - 08:52pm PT
They are trained in much more than violence.

Many are medics.
Many are multilingual.
Many have highly technical skills.




All this talk over "Geronimo" is silly.

Geronimo killed a lot of terrorists.
(He actually hated the mexicans the most since they killed most of his family in 1858.)
bergbryce

Mountain climber
Oakland -> SLT
May 6, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Okay, sitting next to a former SEAL right now (in VA Beach)... Says the huge guys usually didn't last the initial training. Some who made it through decided to bulk up after getting in. Hand to hand combat was more of an emphasis for some teams than others but not really a big emphasis.
Just told me about the 12 nautical mile swim using this "side crawl" stroke, said that was about the toughest thing he had to do.

Edited to add...
Just told me there is a lead climbing school that not all SEALs attend. The goal is for each platoon to have at least one person who could lead a climb. Some of the guys who attend do have some climbing experience, others have none and want to get a "qual". The instructors are experienced climbers. One of his buddies had a very humbling experience on an lengthy unprotected traverse.
dipper

climber
May 6, 2011 - 09:39pm PT
Some other seals to appreciate as well...


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Elephant seal pup - Mirounga angustirostris
Elephant seal pup - Mirounga angustirostris
Credit: dipper


Elephant seal date - Mirounga angustirostris
Elephant seal date - Mirounga angustirostris
Credit: dipper


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