/ Jordan Buys, not bad for a part timer

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Gene00 - on 10 May 2013
GrahamD - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Gene00:

Not bad at all. I remember reading an article in one of the rags a few years ago listing the very few new non full time climbers that were able to hold down a job and climb 8a !
Adam Lincoln - on 10 May 2013
In reply to GrahamD:
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> Not bad at all. I remember reading an article in one of the rags a few years ago listing the very few new non full time climbers that were able to hold down a job and climb 8a !

You should rephrase that to 8b+. As there are hundreds and hundreds that climb 8a with jobs now.

Tall Clare - on 10 May 2013
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> You should rephrase that to 8b+. As there are hundreds and hundreds that climb 8a with jobs now.

I think Graham's point is that it was a few years ago, when 8a climbers were a rarer breed.
GrahamD - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Adam Lincoln:

Its a "how times move on" observation. There was loads of speculation on what *might* be possible on a full time job but I don't think 9a figured. In fact I'm certain 9a didn't exist.
Enty - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Gene00:

Unjustified 8C at Malham - climbed by full time GP Tony Mitchell in 1993.

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TRip - on 10 May 2013
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He's the art collector gagder isn't he? Read about him in the power of climbing the other day. What an ace book. Who would be in the 2013 edition?
johncoxmysteriously - on 10 May 2013
In reply to GrahamD:
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> Not bad at all. I remember reading an article in one of the rags a few years ago listing the very few new non full time climbers that were able to hold down a job and climb 8a !

Quite a few years ago, I'd have thought.

jcm
Enty - on 10 May 2013
In reply to TRip:

I haven't seen him for about 15 years. He used to live in Accrington. He also did the full traverse at Longridge about the same time I think.

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Michael Ryan - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

There are probably hundreds of examples of climbers in the UK who work full-time (not sponsored) and who climb 8a - to 8c.

There are in fact very few professional climbers in the UK who just get paid to climb: even Steve Mac's bread and butter is route setting at climbing walls.
Tyler - on 10 May 2013
In reply to TRip:

No, that's Jon Hart, although both were in PoC. TM is a doctor.

john yates - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH: Tony is not the art dealer/GP. That is john hart, peak district activist who put up a number of very hard new routes on both grit and limestone - including a UK 7a at Curbar which might be unrepeated, and too many to mention eights at cheedale..amazing that john runs a busy practice, has a family, trained like a demon, and performs brilliantly on rock..
johncoxmysteriously - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Tyler:

The really incredible achievement is JH combining his climbing with his goalkeeping career.

jcm
TRip - on 10 May 2013
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> No, that's Jon Hart, although both were in PoC. TM is a doctor.

They're both Doctors. Just checked.
Michael Ryan - on 10 May 2013
In reply to john yates:
> (In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH) Tony is not the art dealer/GP.

I never said he was John!
jonathandavey - on 10 May 2013
In reply to TRip: Tony Mitchell now residing (or working at least) in Tod.

http://www.physiotherapies.co.uk/our-team/101
Enty - on 10 May 2013
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8a yes but I bet there weren't that many people with full time jobs climbing 8C 20 years ago.

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Michael Ryan - on 10 May 2013
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....or even no time jobs ; o )
Tyler - on 10 May 2013
In reply to TRip:

> They're both Doctors. Just checked.

Yes but only one of them is an art dealer, which is the question you asked.
Kemics - on 10 May 2013
In reply to Gene00:

amazing to think what you can achieve being a 'weekend warrior'. i.e train in the week. CRUSH at the weekend.

time to amp the training!
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Fraser on 10 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

> There are probably hundreds of examples of climbers in the UK who are still at school (not sponsored) and who climb 8a - to 8c.

Fixed that. ;)

Well done JB incidentally.


Mike Highbury - on 10 May 2013
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The gallery on Upper Street closed several months ago.

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