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bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 27, 2007 - 02:13am PT
Yeah, I've really lost it now. Who's the most ripped climber you've ever seen?

I gotta' go with Dale Bard. Post up...

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:25am PT
I saw Josune Bereziartu speak last week in Vancouver. A good talk, her first in North America. She's from the Basque country in Spain, and one of the best female rock climbers in the world. She's a slight woman, and has AMAZING muscular definition, as her photos showed. There's one at http://climbing.com/print/features/hf224josune.jpg
Mimi

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:27am PT
Are you talking beef or biscuits?
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:33am PT
Any opportunity to post a pic of Dean...

LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:39am PT
ooooooooooooh

good post , susan
Mimi

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:40am PT
Well, he's no Christian Griffith, but hey.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:43am PT
Christian Griffith....Swerve, I mean Verve?

Yeah, that's what we need here on the Taco stand. Dean in a thong!

~Susan
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:51am PT
My "Abs" may not be what they USED to be...

But I've got the "Guns of a God"...
















































LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:51am PT
i might faint
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
one pass away from the big ditch
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:54am PT
Peter Croft in Moving Over Stone 1

dude has muscles in his cheeks!

nita

climber
chico ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 03:03am PT
I used to have to avert my eyes,when Don Harter- would walk by
shirtless.... & every time grounds-keeper Willy, takes off his shirt, I think of *the Wonderful Bob Finn.*
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:10am PT
Rrrrrriiiiiiipppppppppppppppp!

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:31am PT
Two more suggestions (from Mike's stonemasters.org site)

The Bird (no, not Charlie Parker)
http://tinyurl.com/3cwlhj

And Ron
http://tinyurl.com/2m3rpp



EDIT

Just out of curiosity, does anybody know who took that photo of Jim, and John, when was the photo of Ronnie shot?
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:41am PT
This thread is like porn. Keep it coming!
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Feb 27, 2007 - 09:16am PT
I gotta go with Locker.
Blowboarder

Boulder climber
Back in the mix
Feb 27, 2007 - 09:56am PT
If I'd read this thread last night, the answer would have been me.

But I'm mostly sobered up now...
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 27, 2007 - 10:39am PT
Hands down, Bobbi Bensman. Holy sh#t, that woman has muscles that could scare a bear! I was in the weight room with her last week (she'd just scored a free day pass) and the muscle heads there could only stare in amazement. Load that on top the fact that she'd had 2 kids...

Runner up=Tony Yaniro. I think I have the picture around somewhere of him de-pumping after doing laps on Equinox. Everybody remembers that picture, eh? Nuf said.

Mal

426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:06am PT
yeah, dig it up, mal (Equinox dab?)-that's some vascularity...



Ripped.


Teutonic style edit:


locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:11am PT
Well...

he is not THE most ripped in this shot...

and I have posted it before...

But had he kept at it???...



Still TONED to the bone so to speak...

But NO LONGER CLIMBING...

He does boulder some on occassion..

Something about climbing at least three times a week with his Dad since he was FIVE burned him out a bit...
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:15am PT
Amazingly enough i can't find that Yaniro pic anywhere online.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:18am PT
it's in the 100th Ann. issue of Climbing iirc.
James

climber
A tent in the redwoods
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:22am PT

They call him the dictionary...Rob has definition.

I'd say either him, the Canadian Beef...Oliver, or one of the squamish Hardmen....Tim Doyle or Israel

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:27am PT
Me! Check out those legs--such tan, such definition!

paganmonkeyboy

Trad climber
the blighted lands of hatu
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:44am PT
here's me at...oh, wait - thought it was most tripped climber...
Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:47am PT
*They call him the dictionary...Rob has definition. *

With a line like that, we're gonna start calling you DaMan!

GOOD ONE!

:-)

eKat
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:54am PT
oh, wait - thought it was most tripped climber

LOL Pagan
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Feb 27, 2007 - 11:57am PT


Felicia Terry while looking at photo back when Russ was an anatomy lesson then to him in his current condition, says, "what happened?"

~Susan
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:09pm PT
Locker has my vote--never seen arms like that!

Then Ron "Mr. Beautiful" Kauk...



(Crimpie, you're right--it is like porn, only waaaaaay better. Excuse me...gotta go shower...)
TradIsGood

Happy and Healthy climber
the Gunks end of the country
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:11pm PT
Sorry, no picture.

But the lady I am climbing with now has legs that make all the legs above look like girlie legs. I guess years of dancing and ballet can to that to you. And more vascular arms than above as well.

Does not win in the lats dept., though, but she isn't shabby there.

:-)
Mimi

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:17pm PT
Susan, I was hoping you'd dig up that pic. Too bad he had his shirt on. Check the lats and guns on that lad!
Robb

Social climber
Under a Big Sky
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:20pm PT
No pics, but I think that back in the day Ed Berry (Barry?)would be in the top five at least.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:44pm PT
Tiffany Levine (now Cambell). I'm pretty sure the pic I'm thinking of w/ her on hangboard was in "How to Climb 5.12".
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:50pm PT
TIG


Dude I hate to break it to you here like this...

"has legs that make all the legs above look like girlie legs"...

that's because...









































She's a HE!!!...
TradIsGood

Happy and Healthy climber
the Gunks end of the country
Feb 27, 2007 - 12:56pm PT
Locker,
that is a most interesting conjecture,



























and that is all I have to say about it.
quartziteflight

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:10pm PT
426,

who is that in the second pic? Looks like he just crushed the rock and dust is flying everywhere...


chappy

Social climber
ventura
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:18pm PT
John,
You are so right about Dale. How about Ed Barry in his prime? Sean Myles' back was something to see when he was cranking.How about these guys... and our own Jobee
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:20pm PT
Yeah, Ed Barry was pretty buffed out.


Now I gotta get to the gym and start pumping some iron, so when I show up in the Meadows this summer I'll look the biz - otherwise I may be lying on some sandy bank of the Tuolumne and some bully climber will come kick sand in my face.
susan peplow

climber
www.joshuatreevacationhomes.com
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:41pm PT
Looks to me like Jobee is staying off those potato chips. Go Jo go!

~Susan
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:42pm PT
Lynn Hill

L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:44pm PT
Eeeeeeeeewwwwwww AC, that's so gross!
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2007 - 01:52pm PT
Not quite as ripped as Dale (no one was), but RK had some buffage...

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 27, 2007 - 01:57pm PT
John, I don't no if you noticed my post earlier in this thread, but that is one of the photos I linked from Mike's Stonemaster.org site. When was that photo taken?

Cheers

Patrick
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2007 - 02:22pm PT
Patrick - I took that photo in about 1984 or maybe "85. It's Ron on his own testpiece "Kauk's Corner", 5.12a. (R.I.P. Kodachrome 25!)

(I saw your link that's why I tossed it up here).
graham

Social climber
Ventura, California
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:35pm PT
That is a good shot of Ron!

I think Dale is still the most Ripped although Ed Barry had the best Strength to weight ratio, until Dave graham maybe?
Jonny D

Social climber
Lost Angelez, Kalifornia
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:40pm PT
for this era: Timmy Fairfield - hands down
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:55pm PT
What! No one has listed the Roman Statue, The World's Strongest Man, Butt-Chuckleman and many other names which are semi obscene. More ripped than anyone I've seen.

Someone post a pic (Russ, Tarbuster?)
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Feb 27, 2007 - 02:59pm PT
stone mason / Seven summit skier Kit Deslaurers gets my vote





someone out there must have a photo that better makes my point.



Man, Jobee, you been workin' out!
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Feb 27, 2007 - 03:39pm PT
Dale had a high strength to weight ratio when he lived in his van at the Buttermilks. All I ever saw him eat was candy especially caramels.



Banny Root also was wicked strong.



Anyone who climbed as hard as they could would get pretty honed but, there were always those people that had the right physique and stood out from the rest like Ed Barry, Werner Braun, Yabo, Kauk, and Bachar. Me, no matter how hard I tried I could not get past a certain point. I guess I just enjoy eating too much.



Ken
burp

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Feb 27, 2007 - 03:51pm PT
Banny Root?

Whoa, you can see the right rear delt extend all the way from his arm across to his back. Plus ...

What is that tumor like thing?!? Part of his traps?

Crazy!

burp
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand.... man.....
Feb 27, 2007 - 04:35pm PT
I present to you, in all his anatomical glory, the one, the only, the legendary, Buttfukelman:



Wills Young, the shrinkwrapped Bruce Lee ain't bad either:

mack

Trad climber
vermont
Feb 27, 2007 - 04:49pm PT
Grrrr keep em coming
mack
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal
Feb 27, 2007 - 04:49pm PT
I'm with you John...Dales calling the shots.
and Susan...that one of Russ..OMG!
Is that you Russ...Russ is that you? hello-hello-hello!?

Hey Mark I know it's shameful but post that one of you climbing the tree.

Sue P.-chips are the main stay of my no-diet routine!
but..geeez..my hair has got to go..
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2007 - 04:51pm PT
Looking a little chunky compared to the others on this post... check the green Vasque edging boots.

Ouch!

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 04:55pm PT
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal
Feb 27, 2007 - 04:55pm PT
-Okay, okay...that Shrink Wrap Will is catching up, i'm going to go grab a nice chunk of lemon pound cake and enjoy the show.

Thanks Lats errr I mean Lads!
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 27, 2007 - 06:20pm PT
>>it's in the 100th Ann. issue of Climbing iirc.

All right...the Yaniro pic we've all seen isn't in this issue...
anyone know which it is? I'd be happy to scan it and post it, but gotta find it first.

Edit: Found one in Issue #119 - 20th Anniv. Issue, page 102
But this isn't the larger one that appeared before this... what issue? Anyone? Anyone?

mdubbyap

Boulder climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 27, 2007 - 06:40pm PT
http://tinyurl.com/2ljj47

dave graham. dang.
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 27, 2007 - 06:49pm PT
Ouch! wins again with yet another "Most Ripped Climber"...er, Ouch!...I think it was supposed to be "Most Ripped", not "Most Gripped"...
WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 06:51pm PT
Get some real muscles ya punks!

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 27, 2007 - 07:03pm PT
Can't resist posting a shot of myself following Vandiver on Lazy Bum around 1973-5. At this point I could do a true deadhang one-arm pullup on either arm, at 190lbs. If only I knew how far from that I fall .

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 27, 2007 - 07:07pm PT
I'm honored beyond words that "Ouch!" has used my crash pad in one of his contortions on reality. I'm all verklempt...twalk amongst ya-selves...
scuffy b

climber
The town that Nature forgot to hate
Feb 27, 2007 - 07:09pm PT
That looks like maybe a lipoma on Banny Root's back.
WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 07:14pm PT
From Mt Olympia itself.

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2007 - 07:16pm PT
Hold on, we're forgetting somebody!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 27, 2007 - 07:26pm PT
Yerian,
Tryin' fer runner up:

Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:05pm PT
OMG. I'm having physical responses to these photos. No joke. Keep 'em coming...

:)
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:14pm PT
Crimpy--Tell me, what was your physical response to Fattrad the Most Gripped?

I'd like to compare notes.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Feb 27, 2007 - 08:50pm PT
yes well, ahem, "The Wonderful Bob Finn" is still pretty ripped.

Thanks for the eye candy!
James

climber
A tent in the redwoods
Feb 27, 2007 - 09:11pm PT

Which way to the gym?
WBraun

climber
Feb 27, 2007 - 09:17pm PT
That's it James.

Let's see the newer people. Most of the people in this thread are long goners with sorry sagging over weight bodies that have seen better days.

Like me, I weight close to 300 lbs now.

We should have a thread where we see how everyone looks today.

Are you all still ripped?
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
It's Mr. 300 himself...looks pretty ripped for 300lbs. !

ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Feb 27, 2007 - 09:50pm PT
Bachar is that Jerry? I almost puked, can you photoshop some pants on him??? i always thought Yaniro had it dialed with the muscles, got an old b&w of Yabo at the Santee boulders, he was ripped, I also remember a guy from so cal Dan Leikfest of something like that.
Peace
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
one pass away from the big ditch
Feb 28, 2007 - 12:17am PT
Dan Leichtfuss was the guy on "That's Incredible" doing WOTWS for the show with his kids, i think.

bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2007 - 12:22am PT
Yeah Dan Leichtfuss!...wow, he knocked me out sparring in TM campground once. He used to be a Golden Gloves boxed in college. He was (is?) ripped - still not like DB.

Ron - yeah that's Mr. Moffatt. Killer tan huh?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2007 - 12:49am PT
Moffat got's the most ripped sense of humor that's fer sure.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 28, 2007 - 12:50am PT
if Werner is 300 lbs, then I'm looking like the Ouch! character...
nita

climber
chico ca
Feb 28, 2007 - 02:31am PT
Ok...Still waiting for a pic of - Chappy in the tree.....Also
please, send pic's of...the Ripped..Rick Cashner, Vern Clevenger, Claude Fiddler,and Pat Timsom... We Woman are waiting. ;-) ;-)

Karl Aguilar

climber
san francisco, ca
Feb 28, 2007 - 03:05am PT
Ed Barry

Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Feb 28, 2007 - 04:21am PT
Now how good is the beer?
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 28, 2007 - 07:50am PT
Moffat must work for UPS...delivering packages...

heh heh..heh heh...
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Feb 28, 2007 - 09:29am PT
Quartzite flight: that's Reinhard Karl, all around bergsteiger. His story about the Son of Heart is one of my all time faves...it's in an old ascent iirc.

Supertopo thread from a while ago

steelmonkey, oops, yeah, 20th Anniversary (heh). Thanks for digging that up.

maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2007 - 09:49am PT
From WBraun:

"We should have a thread where we see how everyone looks today.
Are you all still ripped?"

You're kidding, right?
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Feb 28, 2007 - 10:21am PT
"We should have a thread where we see how everybody looks today."

Okay, I'll start


The Candid, tarbuster got of me in my morning stretch
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 28, 2007 - 11:46am PT
Jaybro, have you been working out? You look much fitter than in other pix you have posted, and I see that you had a facial recently.
Kevin Calder

climber
Bishop
Feb 28, 2007 - 01:48pm PT
I think Tiffany Campbell deserves a mention here!
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 28, 2007 - 01:52pm PT
"The Candid, tarbuster got of me in my morning stretch."

Jaybro--Way funny! I admire a guy who carries his toilet paper with him wherever he goes.
Anastasia

Trad climber
California
Feb 28, 2007 - 02:04pm PT
I agree, Tiffany has incredible definition. She embodies the image of strong climber.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 28, 2007 - 02:51pm PT
She was my pick up thread. I've never seen another woman even come close to being that ripped...and not many men either.
Apocalypsenow

Trad climber
Cali
Feb 28, 2007 - 03:29pm PT
My vote, Catherine Destiville..."Catherine the Great!
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2007 - 03:32pm PT
Yes indeed, Tiffany Campbell is ripped - has been for a long time.

More pics Kevin!

Tim Fairfield too - anybody got shots of him?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2007 - 04:19pm PT
Remember Rob Oravitz?
Dave Altman?
They were pretty darned ripped.

JB:
Oravitz, after following the Bachar Yerian, walked up to you afterwards and complimented your fine masterpiece.
He wore his physique like a crown and laid it at your feet.
Kevin Calder

climber
Bishop
Feb 28, 2007 - 05:09pm PT
OK...a few more of Tiffany, cause she's pretty strong and...well, just pretty!



Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 28, 2007 - 05:18pm PT
Dave still is ripped! I was taking a walk w/ my class one day when we ran into him. After he passed my student's comment was "How do you know that guy? HE'S RIPPED!"
L

climber
The City of Lost Angels
Feb 28, 2007 - 05:26pm PT
Great photos of Tiffany, Kevin! That girl is ripped!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2007 - 06:14pm PT
OK,

Yes that woman is cut, ripped, bricked even.

Who's got the goods on Bobbi.
Malcom is so right.

Joyce Rossiter in her day had some unreal abs.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Feb 28, 2007 - 07:36pm PT
Can someone (Can't say or Bachar) post up that Bullwinkle shot of Yabo on Planet X. It'll give Dale a run for his money!
Melvin Mills

Trad climber
Albuquerque NM
Feb 28, 2007 - 08:10pm PT
Bob Murray wins for the skinniest and least likely ripped climber.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 28, 2007 - 08:50pm PT
well I guess I should join in here. I too vote for Yerian as one of the most ripped climbers.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2007 - 10:37pm PT
Awesome Save Wonder!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 28, 2007 - 10:39pm PT
Hey,
Lets play that fun game Werner said where we post up pictures of us from now.
Yah!
You know, to show how rippt we still are.

K, Ill go first. Yup, its all about me.me.me.
shoot but I aint gots no shots of my badself;
n Lisa wont shoot any pics of moi, cuz she says a skinny guy with flab aint so pretty.




Hmmm
Oh Yah!
Here, I got a great current foto of my good buddy, The Muss Man, Mussy, RW:


-silly arse manip stolen from Blort (sewelleymon) who stole it from...
Walleye

climber
Yosemite Valley
Mar 1, 2007 - 12:20am PT
Ed (the fly) Barry......... That photo of Reinhard Karl gets a serious vote too.. Check out Reinhard Karls book "Yosemite: Climbing in the Vertical Paradise" for photos of this threads author on 'Cocaine Corner"... Very ripped indeed!!!
Hootervillian

climber
the Hooterville World-Guardian
Mar 1, 2007 - 10:38am PT
good jeebus, the Dangle family reunion vibe of this thread has put me off my cameltoe fetish for sure.
Jefe'

Boulder climber
Bishop
Mar 1, 2007 - 07:26pm PT
Largo, after a night in Richard Harrison's basement.
G_Gnome

Boulder climber
Sick Midget Land
Mar 1, 2007 - 07:29pm PT
Shockley after too many tabs at Josh is the most ripped I have ever seen anyone. Weren't he and Bachar having some sort of contest to see who could over indulge the most?
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 10, 2007 - 12:25pm PT
Well, I can't let THIS site go flaccid! What a nice romp through memory lane. For women, I'd have to give a vote to the late, great Catherine Freer. Anyone have that old picture from one of the Outdoor Trade Shows in Vegas? There is a great shot, flexing from behind, of (if my memory serves me) Bridwell, Mugs, Sibley (?) J. Lowe (?) F. Beckey (?), and Catherine, all in lycra, sans shirts. She's as buff as the guys. Also, there is an old video we used to show at Neptune's, of Jill Lawrence and Luise Shephard working out in a gym....they were pretty buff in their day. Speaking of Neptune's, I always liked that old add of Gary climbing, perhaps in the Calanques? Nice arms! I seem to recall enjoying seeing Sandy East overindulge at parties.....seems he always ended up with his shirt off. Working at Neptune's for so many years gave me a lot of opportunity to ogle some of the most buff....quite a perk! :-) In fact, I'll give a nod to the man who caught my eye there over 20 years ago in his lycra, and eventually married...nice eye candy for this old gal! But with all due respect, I'll give my vote to Tony Yaniro, and those scenes from "On the Rocks". Quite the specimen! And even though he's not a climber, I have to recognize Laird Hamilton as fairly awesome. (Surfer, for those of you that don't know).
Anyway, I"m sure we can all appreciate the beauty of the human form,in its prime...can't ever be too old to enjoy that! Thanks for the great shots, all! :-)
Pam
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Mar 11, 2007 - 02:36pm PT
Jo from Fontainebleau at the ripe old age of 65 (this is just a few years old!):

(Rock Police edit: Jo didn't put any of those tic marks on that problem)
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Mar 11, 2007 - 04:37pm PT
LOL...you'd have to tick those holds in black to see your ticks. ;-) Here's to ripped old guys and gals!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Mar 11, 2007 - 10:39pm PT
Jerry, what happened to that photo of JLd?
he was just here and I tried to show it to him. (and his GF)
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Mar 12, 2007 - 01:41am PT
...probably one of these guys...



Hahahahahahahahaha.......

Curt
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 12, 2007 - 01:47am PT
50 Cent
Honorable Mention



Plus that gunshot wound upper left deserves some respect...
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 12, 2007 - 03:04am PT
Actually, pretty badass...
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 12, 2007 - 10:17am PT
This ones for you, Pam. Climber (and surfer) Mike G. in 1977.


Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 13, 2007 - 06:17pm PT
Rick,
Hey thanks! My very own studmuffin! Besides Jack, I mean! :-) Is that "G" for Graber? I met him once randomly in a AAA office...knew who he was right away, just from descriptions I'd heard. Still looks good! In fact, I'd be willing to bet that most of these "old guys" who were ripped back in the day still look pretty good. Gals too, although not too many pics. What do you think....do climbers age well? Well, I mean the ones that last long enough to age?
Pam
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 13, 2007 - 09:41pm PT
Pam,
Nope, its the artist formerly known here as Gramicci, but who now has adopted a different alias, Graham.

Heres one of the other stud muffin you mentioned, bouldering in North Wales well before you met, photo by Al Harris. Too cold and rainy or he would have removed the shirt.

Rick


Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Mar 13, 2007 - 11:18pm PT
Be still my heart! :-) Where DO you come up with these photos? I also like the "bouldering pad" (aka "jacket") underneath! Thanks for the smile....:-)
P.
mastadon

Trad climber
Seattle
Mar 14, 2007 - 12:03am PT


Nita, your every wish is my command......








Pat Timson at the base of Middle Cathedral, mid 70's
nita

climber
chico ca
Mar 14, 2007 - 12:23am PT
WOW, Thanks!! double WOW!.. Hey , Mr Mastadon, Do you know
Gary Brill?

Thanks for the pic.. it made my day.. back to our youth.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Mar 14, 2007 - 09:20am PT
Off Topic thread drift

cold and rainy

Rick, my ex and I lived for a short while in north Wales (Tregarth, a tiny village 7km from Bangor) and that just about sums it up, though it does snow as well.

Of course, that also sums up Ireland much of the time.



I still say Ed Barry pound for pound, but geez, there are a number of ripped climbers and I ain't one of them.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Mar 14, 2007 - 09:29am PT
southern bump, buzzard loc...



Jefe'

Boulder climber
Bishop
Mar 15, 2007 - 07:35pm PT
Ricky, you forgot your pad.

Jefe' from a time long ago.
rmuir

Social climber
the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Mar 15, 2007 - 07:51pm PT
Jef said, "Ricky, you forgot your pad."

Now, now... You know better! Absolutely no pads were necessary, due to the excessive amount of MOIST vegetation at the base of each Welsh boulder. And, if you look really closely at the photo, you can see Rick's damp EBs. Yeah?

Nice photo of Jack, though...

Damp bouldering, you bet. That's what the stolen (pinched) bar rags were good for.
pimp daddy wayne

Trad climber
[url=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img235.image
Mar 15, 2007 - 07:58pm PT
Sarah is



stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Mar 16, 2007 - 04:47pm PT
Steve Maisch on a hard problem in Little Cottonwood
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2007 - 07:12pm PT
Woah...that Steve Maisch is ripped - he's gonna have to eat pickles and chocolate bars to get that Dale Bard thin skin look.
mbb

climber
the slick
Mar 16, 2007 - 08:06pm PT
Bachar, see if you can find the pic of Dale on Taco Chips at Smith Rocks, I think it was in a Sportiva add or something. I remember thinking he was the most ripped dude I have ever seen in that pic.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 16, 2007 - 08:09pm PT
the only thing I ever saw Dale eat was Chips Ahoy!
Jefe'

Boulder climber
Bishop
Mar 17, 2007 - 12:16pm PT
C'mon Robs. Don't get the sarcasm. I used to boulder with you at Baldy sans pad.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Mar 17, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
Doesn't Tarbuster have some pics of D. Yerian with huge, distended belly? Someone does; I've seen them somewhere!
rmuir

Social climber
the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Mar 17, 2007 - 10:29pm PT
Jefe' said, "C'mon Robs. Don't get the sarcasm."

Sarcasm? Who, moi? Climbing pads... Don't know when they were first invented (or used) but certainly they didn't exist in the day of Roberts, Lewis, Muir and Accomazzo that Summer in Wales. At least in our world-view... No pads at Baldy back then for precisely the same reason.

Wow, I don't think I even owned a pad until my 25th or 30th year of climbing! I finally broke down and bought one so that Bolton and my REALLY OLD friends wouldn't bust any brittle bones.

Hell, we took the pad up to Baldy just last Thursday! We ain't tired (or proud)... (Suit up, Henny! The weather's fine.)
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 18, 2007 - 12:58am PT
My first experience with pads was when my girlfriend said she didnt need them anymore.
















Seriously doh, it was probably in the early nineties down in Hueco, my first pad was a ridge rest folded over with egg shell cushion from the local Kmart & held together with duct tape.

Talk about psychological protection... pathetic.





Oh yeah, most ripped climber, boobi, err bobbi.


I don't know why shes so angry, she justed clipped in.

Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Mar 18, 2007 - 02:37pm PT
Dave Yerian: Yesterday & Today (Mar. 17, 2007):



Base of Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, California. Weighing in at a "fat" 175 after weight lifting this winter:


nita

climber
chico ca
Mar 18, 2007 - 02:50pm PT
Hey Bruce, Could you Please tell Dave, that Nita and Andy
say Hey-Hey-Howdy-Hello. ;-)
Damm, he just does not age.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Mar 18, 2007 - 03:31pm PT
i recall dave yerian saying in college he ran the 1500 & mile? i think his mile time was pretty fast. maybe 4:15ish... ditto todd gordon- ran a waht? 4:10 or 4:20? cardio animals
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Mar 18, 2007 - 05:58pm PT
In any event, Yerian talked at the top of his lungs all the way up West Alpine Road to the summit riding the same old steel Colnago he's had for 20 years, while I struggled to keep up with him on my Guru Ti.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Mar 18, 2007 - 06:02pm PT
Go Dave, go.

Bruce, tell David hello. I have his phone number now, thanks to A Crowley, and will give him a shout over the coming days.

Patrick


I use to have a Colnago, but my brother now has my Pogliaghi.

A Masi and Bianchi (Bianci?) too.
bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2007 - 12:11pm PT
A old friend of mine sent me this photo of Jeff Gruenberg...not too flabby!

Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Mar 23, 2007 - 03:09pm PT
Anyone know if iron-man like posed ripped backshots of Wolfgang G. or Tobin S. exist? I would say they were pretty ripped.

Man, were they ahead of their time. It would be interesting to see shots of these two late great "StoneMasters." Even if Wolfgang wasn't actually a StoneMaster member, he is an honorary member by default in my book.

These two were damn good, strong, and true well rounded Alpinists, and way ahead of the times. They were Visionaries.

Edit: Yep, good find below. I have that poster in my garage for inspiration :-))
bonin_in_the_boneyard

Trad climber
Sittin' on the dock by the bay...
Mar 23, 2007 - 03:15pm PT
Best I could find of the Wolf:

426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Mar 24, 2007 - 12:35pm PT
Looks like JG's on "Au Natural"...

Prolly startin' a poo fling-but I've always considered Gulli to be in a class of his "own"--........from "Crazy Bouldering" to "long, hard and free" ...more "buff" than ript. JMO.


Creds to whoever took em'.




















Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Mar 24, 2007 - 12:40pm PT


Not just because he's MisterBlinny and all. . . but. . . I'm just sayin'!

:-)

eKatFakeBlinny
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 24, 2007 - 05:15pm PT
Upthread someone requested an 80's post trade show Climbing or R&I lay out featuring, Bridwell, Freer, Sibley, Cannon, maybe Wilford and a handfull of others, posing atop and ajacent to wrecked cars out in Vegas, all shirtless, Freer included (back shot), in their lycra.

BVB or some such archivist shud dig that thing up pronto.
I tossed that issue a cuple years back.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 24, 2007 - 05:26pm PT
I remember that one Roy! Good Idea!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 24, 2007 - 07:36pm PT
Now that you mention it, 55 quarter, 1:55 half, 4:13 mile, 9:20 2 mile, and 2;50 marathon.......bet I couldn't even RUN one mile now........(But I can change diapers on 3 babies pretty damn fast....). Mike Ayon was a fast runner back in the day.....faster than I was, that's for sure......(Fitness is over-rated.....)
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 24, 2007 - 08:47pm PT
i've got that ish -- c.f. shirtless and more ripped than most of the guys -- bridwell in lycra -- it's a hoot.

i just got a new scanner -- old one died -- i think the mussy 'neb thread killed the poor thing -- guess i'll pull the new one out of the box and load the software and get busy....
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder
Mar 24, 2007 - 09:01pm PT
cool bvb you rock
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 24, 2007 - 09:47pm PT
Ya bob we wanna see C Freer's ript' back muskles.
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Mar 25, 2007 - 01:02am PT
John,

Nice photo of Bones...



Curt
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Jul 25, 2007 - 11:11am PT
OK so those were good efforts, but I remember a picture of Charlie Fowler in an old IMS catalog in the mid to late seventies. He was standing on a tree stump in Eldo doing a classic Grecian statue pose. Man that dudes' rips were ripped. Sorry I don't have a pic. But if any one does post it up.


Then there is always the indomitable Roger Briggs. that guy has veins in his legs bigger around than my thumbs.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 25, 2007 - 11:53am PT
what happened to the pic of Tony Yaniro's "guns"?

philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Jul 26, 2007 - 09:19am PT
DaftRat that is the funniest thing you have ever posted.
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Jul 26, 2007 - 01:35pm PT
Jack In the Box must obviously be a republican joint....
Oli

Trad climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jul 27, 2007 - 04:23am PT
No one was more "ripped" than John Gill in his prime (the later 1950s and early-mid 1960s). No one in his class, and radically far ahead of his time. Even the great physical talents that started coming later were missing some of the magic of that great genius.

I have known a lot of very "ripped" climbers. I wasn't bad in my gymnastic heyday, you know, a plange on the floor, straight-body hollow backs, etc., but there were gymnasts twice my strength who couldn't climb well. I met all sorts of climbers through the years who were unbelievably "ripped," and made me feel weak by comparison, but I could do harder climbs than they. Barry Bates wasn't particularly ripped but could do one-finger pullups and was as good as anyone in Yosemite in his day. I climbed with Ed Barry and Dale, bouldering in Yosemite, and they were strong strong, light, could do one-arms as easily as they could slide a package of hamburger into their coat at Degnan's, but it was possible (at least at that time) to out boulder them. Maybe they got better, though. I knew weight lifters with huge muscles, to make Largo look like Pee Wee Herman, but they'd fall off ledges just standing there and were too muscle-bound to do a pull-up. Sacherer, as just one example, on the other hand, was thin, didn't look to have much muscle, though he could really climb... Holloway never looked ripped, but in bouldering he could make quick work of just about anyone...
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Nov 10, 2007 - 05:18pm PT
Ripped I vote (because no one has mentioned them)
old school: Jimmy Dunn
new old school:
In the early 80's 'Adam ant' or Antman Grozowski was pretty ripped.
He was not the strongest, but far from frail.

Oli mentions guys that were not ripped physically but sure shred.
For skinny, non muscle dudes that shred.... I vote a toss up between:
Peter Mayfeild and Alex Lowe.
AndySan Diego

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 10, 2007 - 09:21pm PT
Largo seems to fit here. What about that guy, Herman Wing? He was in the movie Yosemite Climbing with Johnny Woodward.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Nov 10, 2007 - 10:22pm PT
Yes, the Mexican dude Herman, wicked burly kinda' lad.
Man that guy: Werner said he would soon explode!
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Nov 10, 2007 - 10:25pm PT
My wife won't let me post pictures of myself revealing my ripness so you'll just have to take my word for it.

I am.
Riotch

Trad climber
Kayenta, Arizona
Nov 11, 2007 - 10:36am PT
I think we could end this discussion with a few good shots of Steve Petro, in his prime....

C'mon you photoheads!
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 11, 2007 - 01:49pm PT
Much as I feel honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as my fallen friend and hero Alex Lowe, I must correct this notion. Alex was a pull up fiend and an aerobic monster and trained his butt off. I was never that disciplined, and pulled off a relatively small number of hard leads by relying on good technique. Like Oli states above, ripped does not mean much if you can't dance with it.

My approach to climbing and focus on footwork made my venture into the world of professional dance a logical progression, that and being secure enough to pirouette in tights on stage. In a full body way, I would say top dancers get more "ripped" than climbers. We did try to bring the climber machismo into the studio, like "Ho-Man we better go crank some plie's".

Peter
mingus

Trad climber
Grand Junction, Colorado
Nov 11, 2007 - 03:59pm PT
California -- 1978.
I would make the pilgrimage to Yosemite every spring and fall from Colorado for years. It was the Holy Grail place, and I had one day that was utterly remarkable to a 19 year old kid.

I was working out in the Camp 4 gym and Bridwell approached me. We stuck up a conversation -- he assesed my character and determined I was not a big wall player, but he was so cordial and asked me if I had some laundry detergent he could borrow. Going back to my van that had been illegally parked right next to the ranger kiosk in C4 for two months, I grabbed the whole ten pound box and took it back to Bridwell. He seemed pleased...Tick # one.

An hour later I walked by Dale Bard who had just gotten off his third El Cap climb in a month, and he had less body fat and more bad-a#s tone than I have ever seen in a human to this day. He too, spoke to me in this super friendly manner. I can only say that Michalangelo's "David" was a pathetic redneck, fatman compared to Dale. As Mr. Bachar propose's, he is frighteningly fit and that is quite a statement coming from Bachar who is fit as h#ll.

As I am waiting for dinner outside the Lodge that night, Mr. Bachar complimented me on my dashiki and then uses those red flashing glasses during the NPS naturalist presentation to freak people out. He stood behind the presenter and flashed these tiny red laser lights at the crowd and then would smile slightly.

Scene three: I have already encountered Bridwell and Bard and Bachar. Now I am eating a cheeseburger at the Four Seasons And I look across the room to Largo who is busting out of his shirt with muscle and energy....and I make a mental note that I would never want to get on his 'bad side'. In case he ever actually spoke to me I would tell Largo the story about when I climbed with Tobin on Ten Karat and he virtually ruined my rope. A person like Tobin was worth having a shredded rope for.

Let us reasess for a second. I have now encountered four legends in the course of less than four hours in the Big Ditch. They all spoke to me, aside from Largo who was too scary -- observing him was best. By the end of the evening I went with a great friend from Washington State who introduced me to Ed Barry at the Mountain Room Bar. Mr. Barry taught me about "Sausalito Archie". I love the intonation Mr. Barry put in his stories about "Archie".

So from from 4 pm to 11 pm on a September day, I met the masters..... and they were sure stinking fit....

My votes for most fit are Bard, Barry and Tiffany Campbell who I witnessed folding tee-shirts in a Lander, Wyoming laundromat.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Nov 11, 2007 - 08:52pm PT
A few years back I wasn't in too bad of shape.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/images/photos/assets/1/231511-largest_17376.jpg

I also remember Dale being pretty ripped for a skinny guy.

Also remember a guy that I used to see up at Suicide in the mid to late 80's that went by the nickname Troll or Dwarf or something like that. He had a huge beard and pony tail was extremely stocky and muscular. Anyone remember what his real name was?

Then of course there's Petro - another stocky brute!
Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Nov 12, 2007 - 12:22am PT

Kap

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 13, 2007 - 12:58pm PT
I don't know if he climbs, but I vote for Iggy.





Bazo

Boulder climber
Ky
Nov 13, 2007 - 01:25pm PT
Purty good fer a sixty-year old.....



How the F... does he do it?
Blowboarder

Boulder climber
Back in the mix
Nov 13, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
heroin
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Nov 13, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
Iggy is one of the iconic skinny-ripped dudes for sure.

Here ya go Rox:
They both look pretty ripped, but I'd still place Dale, Tiffany, or Bobbi Bensman out ahead a notch.



Photo of Kauk & Shelley Dunbar, by T Carter, or CF, not sure.
Mine is a copy from an original print.
Turok

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2007 - 01:51pm PT
Cripmpergirl who is the climber in your photo?
Many thanks!
Turok
James

climber
A tent in the redwoods
Nov 14, 2007 - 04:29pm PT
Tar-
Is that Shelley Lee-Presson?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Nov 15, 2007 - 11:14am PT
Yes James.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Nov 15, 2007 - 11:24am PT
Why is she facing the wrong direction?
Conrad

climber
Dec 17, 2007 - 10:25pm PT
Per Maysho's comment...




Alex Lowe at Annapurna III base camp, October 96. The weather was less than optimal so Alex trained all day.

Mimi

climber
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:08am PT
Fun thread, JB. Nice muscles everyone!

Just watched this enjoyable film over the weekend. Fine effort by the late Mr. Reardon, his team, and a well-chosen cast.

Dave Tapes

Trad climber
Silverado CA
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:30am PT
I got no pics but what about Hideously Skinny Hidetaka Suzuki.

Other then him I've got to vote for the man with a million names. Dave Bruckman. Aka.....

DW

Not so skinny.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:38am PT
D Bruckles: strongest man alive?
We do need a Petro shot.
Mimi

climber
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:47am PT

Mr. Suzuki, photo: John Bachar
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 18, 2007 - 11:22am PT
Alls you need to do is switch beer brands and you can be there again bro.
Keep faith alive!

Wait till the Taco Belles get a look at that shot.
Yer gonna be in the dog house with the boss again...
Blowboarder

Boulder climber
Back in the mix
Dec 18, 2007 - 11:27am PT
That pic screams "I'm Canadian!!!"


lol riley
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Dec 18, 2007 - 11:30am PT
Riley was a Chippendale dancer?
There really is no excuse for that type of behaviour.
Please turn in your 'man card' as you exit;)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 18, 2007 - 12:18pm PT
Mr. Steve. This is a Bill Hatcher shot from a Mythos ad. I've never been so clear on copyright issues for ST postings.



bachar

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2007 - 12:53pm PT
Mimi, Thanks for the compliments...yes Michael did great job - that documentary is way too flattering.

Thanks for posting the Suzuki photo...please note however it is not my photo! I'm not really sure who took that shot (someone on the ST might know???)...

Cheers all, jb
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 18, 2007 - 01:31pm PT
Petro aka Nitro!
CF

climber
Dec 18, 2007 - 02:43pm PT
Oakeshott and Bard at the buttermilks, 1970?


Bachar, Knobs 1970 or 80 something.

klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 18, 2007 - 04:30pm PT
Funny: Oakeshott still looks EXACTLY the same...
oldtopangalizard

Social climber
ca
Dec 18, 2007 - 06:10pm PT
socalbolter - I remember a guy from Suicide, late 70's - mid 80's, named Kelly who could be your guy. I certainly would not call him a dwarf. I saw him around Idyllwild quite a bit, finally talked it up with him half way up the Long Climb.They were on a climb to the left. We were over half way up when a big downpour hit us. He was with a guy named Todd and another person, one of them had just had a baby or was going to have a baby. After a bit of conversation they bailed right, we aided the overhang in the rain. We got soaked, they were clearly the smarter party.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 18, 2007 - 07:34pm PT
Kelly = The Troll and gunned to the hilt no doubt.
One of his tricks was to clutch these Coors mini-cans, like 8 oz'ers ... made him look huuuge.
Wonder

climber
WA
Feb 16, 2008 - 12:04pm PT
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Feb 16, 2008 - 12:07pm PT


:-)

TheFake
quartziteflight

climber
Aug 4, 2008 - 04:12pm PT
bump! Cause this thread is badass...
Tahoe climber

Trad climber
a dark-green forester out west
Aug 4, 2008 - 04:26pm PT
Interesting to see how the Ironman traverse looks way different back in the 70's than it does now.

Lot's more lichen back then.

Lot's less chalk on the holds.

Still super fun problem

TC
drgonzo

Trad climber
east bay, CA
Aug 4, 2008 - 04:58pm PT
Gayest thread ever...

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Aug 4, 2008 - 05:27pm PT
My vote goes to Dave Altman, then or now. 'Part animal, part machine', that one. (Or, 'part Bruce Lee, part Captain Caveman.')
Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Castle Rock
Aug 4, 2008 - 06:13pm PT
I need to get juiced.
Any dealers here?
don coyote

climber
mahogany ridge
Aug 4, 2008 - 06:50pm PT
Charlie Fowler was a pretty ripped dude and as I recall Mugs Stump had a pretty impressive physique.Either way they could both climb.
Phil Bard

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, OR
Aug 4, 2008 - 06:54pm PT
Emaciation masquerading as fitness. After the Shield in '82



I remember Yerian telling me not to do any more walls...
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 4, 2008 - 07:33pm PT
You guys are all a bunch of amateurs!



Punk Rock Traverse at Horsetooth. 1981
quartziteflight

climber
Jan 5, 2009 - 02:48pm PT
bump
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Jan 6, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
YayP

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 6, 2009 - 05:36pm PT
Anyone familiar with Estes Park area and the Bernard Gillett guidebook will remember Mike Caldwell's picture when he was a body-builder in the 70's. The picture is mega-classic and even more hilarious if you know Mike. Can't find a digital copy, but this one takes the cake!!!
shutupandclimb

climber
So. Cal..............d00d
Jan 6, 2009 - 06:34pm PT
I just wish I could climb as hard as you-all!





sorry, I couldn't help myself :-)

My vote is for Tiff Campbell or does anyone have a shot of
Brittany Griffeth??????
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 9, 2009 - 11:13pm PT
This was a pretty good one, too.

Though we all know who was REALLY the most ripped...
cody hall

Sport climber
apple valley
Jul 10, 2009 - 05:27am PT
BUMP
quartziteflight

climber
Who knows?
Jun 9, 2010 - 03:05pm PT
Credit: quartziteflight



bump, another jb classic!
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Jun 9, 2010 - 03:21pm PT
I will always miss the friend that should have still been with us. He left too soon with too much ahead of him.
Did you know, he liked being called "Johnny?"

:)AFS
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 10, 2010 - 01:11am PT
Yaniro on the Pirate, Suicide Rock; Idyllwild, CA

Credit: illusiondweller
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 10, 2010 - 01:27am PT
RIP Johnny B.
eliot carlsen

Social climber
San Diego
Jun 10, 2010 - 01:42am PT
Nice one of the Pirate!
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Jun 10, 2010 - 01:47am PT
On the Shaft 5.12a


Liberator off Bagdad 5.12c/d


Getting ready to shove some gear in


Writing updates in the guide give me another shot at reaching past strengths.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jun 10, 2010 - 02:29am PT
^ DUDE is SWOLL

Winnar.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 10, 2010 - 02:37am PT
The Dude's on The Shaft and you say he's swole ?


Oh, dear.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 10, 2010 - 03:34am PT
Credit: John Gill Archive
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jun 10, 2010 - 03:39am PT
Get your mind out of the gutter young lady.
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 10, 2010 - 03:58am PT
Had to throw these in there...can you say 14g?

Credit: illusiondweller

Credit: illusiondweller

An earlier post mentions Tony Yaniro's famous pumped forearm picture. That's what sent me on the hunt for it also to no avail!

Anyone?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jun 10, 2010 - 07:44am PT
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Nov 27, 2010 - 09:16am PT
That shot of Yaniro always reminds me of this guy...

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Nov 27, 2010 - 02:49pm PT
Then of course there was Skip Guerin

Skip Guerin - Courtesy Bob Horan and MP.com
Skip Guerin - Courtesy Bob Horan and MP.com
Credit: ydpl8s
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 10, 2010 - 03:08pm PT
these guys look pretty ripped..
these guys look pretty ripped..
Credit: climber bob
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 10, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
YDP: great shot of Skip!

Climber Bob:
That last shot .. Dick Richardson aka Bearamiah[2] ... on the right?

EDIT: supposed to read bearsquared ... couldn't get the superscript to work first time around.
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Dec 10, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
Yeah, Maldaly, Bobbi Bensman is ripped! 1st time I saw her flex her arm it looked like Arnold's severed arm in Terminator, nothing but muscle, bone, and sinew. Tony Yaniro is a very close 2nd.
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Dec 10, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
Eric Chemello, Houda Point, Ca.
Eric Chemello, Houda Point, Ca.
Credit: Disaster Master
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 11, 2010 - 01:03am PT
that was dick...rip
Wallwombat

Trad climber
Australia
Dec 11, 2010 - 09:59am PT
German climber by the name of Markus Schlenkrich, pictured here in Yosemite.


Freaky!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 11, 2010 - 10:07pm PT
Did Bearamiah pass on?....rj
climber bob

Social climber
maine
Dec 13, 2010 - 05:05am PT
sadly yes..@ 8 years ago or so..
G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Dec 13, 2010 - 12:07pm PT
No, Bearamiah is living in Colorado with his beautiful wife, or was a year ago.
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Dec 13, 2010 - 12:15pm PT
dick richardson from squaw valley did pass on some years back.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 13, 2010 - 12:24pm PT
To correct my reference above,

Bearamiah is Kim Carpenter (as noted by G_Gnome).
Dick, RIP, was: BearSquared ...

(then there was bear to the dodecahedron ... forget who that was, but they were all ripped, varying in degree and manner)
ericz

climber
Ogden, UT
Sep 23, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
The artist at 52 in his studio. Ho Ho Ho !!! Omnia Vanitas ! Twisting ...
The artist at 52 in his studio. Ho Ho Ho !!! Omnia Vanitas ! Twisting @ in electronic rabbit-holes,... when serendipity cast this forum up. Couldn't resist,.... tossing in a couple of pennies..... the amazing variety of human forms,... all reflecting the
Credit: ericz
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 23, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
Isabella on her 50th Bday getting ready to send/free her Birthday pres...
Isabella on her 50th Bday getting ready to send/free her Birthday present. A new climb lead bolted by me...
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Sep 23, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
According to Congressman Paul Ryan, he is the most ripped fourteener climber, at 6-8% body fat and a total of 28 "unique peaks!"
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 23, 2012 - 10:03pm PT
But who is the most ripped-off climber?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 23, 2012 - 10:06pm PT
With all of the Olde English 800 going up with portaledges, the most ripped climber must be on a wall somewhere.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Sep 23, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
my new bride has only been climbing since January plus only recently doing some light weight training, so she's got potential...

Credit: Sewellymon
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Sep 24, 2012 - 12:21am PT
Maybe I'm too nostalgic, but I think this thread went downhill. Not gonna say where.

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Sep 24, 2012 - 02:17am PT
Most ripped climber, the one in C4 shaving with a squirrel, or was that a weasel?

Credit: Jon Beck
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Sep 24, 2012 - 03:07am PT
Markus Schlenkrich, pictured here in Yosemite.

Probably explains why being 'ripped' perse is not that important to really climbing rock. He may have torn hell a half acre at the time, but the name doesn't ring a bell.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Sep 24, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
On one of my local climbs:

White Trash First Ascent
White Trash First Ascent
Credit: socalbolter
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Sep 24, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
No one will ever match the late Don Whillans. 5b with cig in mouth!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Sep 24, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
JB had it right in the OP

DALE!


Credit: Ihateplastic
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Sep 24, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#259488
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 24, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
Bard. Transporter Room. End of discussion.

(He almost punched me out at Smith Rocks in '87, but that's another story.)
jogill

climber
Colorado
Sep 24, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
Credit: jogill


Silly boys (and girls) . . . this is the future of difficult rock climbing. Forget the male physique.

;>)
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