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Does size really matter

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:38 pm
by fanta
Let us know what range you fall into

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:05 pm
by Hector
I take exception to the classification of Huge Bitch. There is only one, so back off little people!

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:42 pm
by fanta
Its a pitty the crags aren't as quiet as this sting... climbing at certain venues would be a pleasure!!!

Who's the scrawny weasil? :lol:

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:55 am
by fundaddy
Would be interesting to have some stats on the top climbers/boulderers to see what body type is typically best suited to climbing.

Anyone know what Fred Nicole is like, I read recently that he did a pinkie finger one arm pull up!

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 2:58 pm
by Hector
From what I can make out, it looks like less is more. The skinny, small climbers usually dominate, particularly in sport and bouldering. Obviously there are exceptions. A big build usually suits mountaineering and alpinism better. But I think psyche matters more than anything else. I am way too big for bouldering though, no matter how psyched. I just cant use sit start grips at waist level. But I sure can reach up nice and high to place that psychological piece on a sketchy trad monster!