/ people who should have been climbers

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silo - on 13 Dec 2012
my vote Bruce lee
davidbeynon - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Clint Eastwood
Paul Bowen - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:


Cyril Smith
ripper - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to davidbeynon:
> (In reply to silo) Clint Eastwood

what, you mean he didn't actually climb the Eigerwand?
silo - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to Paul Bowen: That's funny
deepsoup - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
I bet the young Fred Dibnah could've given the Villain a run for his money. :o)
rousse - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Makoto Nagano, Ninja Warrior legend - the guy's strength, agility and control are amazing.
ripper - on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Sergey Bubka?
999thAndy on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
Halle Berry
Ann S on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Me.
Hat Dude on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Ivy Benson
The Pylon King on 13 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Jimmy Saville
Gus - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
Bruce Lee. Two finger press ups etc!!
GrahamD - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Norman Wisdom
ripper - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to GrahamD:
> (In reply to silo)
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> Norman Wisdom

because he was so good at falling?
Gordon Stainforth - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Jessica Ennis
GrahamD - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to ripper:

Nothing like a bit of slapstick to liven up a dull day at Stanage !
Steve John B - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Barry Venison, Albert Collins, Kylie Flinker, Julius Caesar, Ella Fitzgerald, Jesus of Nazareth, Patrick Duffy.
ripper - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Tara Fitzgerald, Famke Janssen, Ludovine Sagnier, Zhang Ziyi... I'd happily spend all day belaying any of 'em.
Blue Straggler - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Zlata.

Be careful what you Google for.
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johnwright - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
> my vote Bruce lee

You have missed the obvious



















Sly Stalone, he was !!!! in Cliffhanger.

mkean - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Blue Straggler:
Zlata.

I'm not convinced, having seen her act I don't think she'd make a great climber: Very flexible but that level of flexibility is going to mean awful joint stability and probably fairly limited muscle tone. High feet are useless if you don't have the power to get your weight on them.

Hephaestus - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Rudolph Nureyev, or dancers and gymnasts in general.

Also, Arthur Scargill.
Neil Henson - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: That guy who does the amazing BMX tricks (forget his name) - great balance and willing to do very necky stunts.

Likewise I reckon Evel Knievel could have easily mastered the head games. He knew a lot of his stunts would fail, but did them anyway. Not sure if this would be a good approach for climbing, but I bet he would have pushed himself to his limits.
Neil Henson - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Paul Bowen:
> (In reply to silo)
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> Cyril Smith

Good weight to power ratio!
Trangia - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Mr Mark Stephen Davies:
> (In reply to silo)
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> Jimmy Saville

He was. Why else own a cottage in Glen Coe?
John W - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Pinocchio, Dougal off The Magic Roundabout, Wile E Coyote and King Kong.
Clarence - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to mkean:

Yes but she would be easy to smuggle past the other half in a 50 litre rucksack...
Darren Jackson - on 14 Dec 2012
Hephaestus - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Slash, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper: all lovers of Hard Rock.
Al Evans on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to ripper:
> (In reply to davidbeynon)
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> what, you mean he didn't actually climb the Eigerwand?

He did however get up to leading 5.7 in his training for it.
Al Evans on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: I think Denise Lewis was filmed trying climbing in a TV doc and did pretty well, I think her first climb was a VS on Stanage.
MJ - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Rich Simpson.
999thAndy on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Al Evans:
I thought was Dame Kelly Holmes.
lithos on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Neil Henson:

Danny MeggaSkill (macaskill)
ericinbristol - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Trangia:

Think about it ... isolate location ....
jj0076 - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Chuck Norris
subalpine - on 14 Dec 2012
Paul Robertson - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Bear Grylls
Paul Robertson - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
John Noakes
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Al Evans on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to 999thAndy:
> (In reply to Al Evans)
> I thought was Dame Kelly Holmes.

You are almost certainly correct.
Adam Perrett on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Peter Parker ;)
ripper - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Yoda
Dino Dave - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to Paul Robertson:
> (In reply to silo) Bear Grylls

I thought he did a fair bit of climbing in his spare time?
deepsoup - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to DavidRex:
Nah, he has people to do that for him. ;O)
climber34neil - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Brian blessed
Tom Last - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Douglas Adams
Flatus Vetus - on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Beth Tweddle
Oscar Pistorius
Bradley Wiggins
SeasonalDrip on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to climber34neil:

"> (In reply to silo) Brian blessed"

+1. Would love to hear him cursing on a desperate lead. :)


ollieollie - on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: michel roux jr
In reply to climber34neil:
> (In reply to silo) Brian blessed


He is/was a climber.


Chris
sleavesley on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to Chris Craggs: My favourite anecdote of his, was on Everest when going for a number 2 and bringing it back in with him in his hood unbeknown to him!
abseil on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Mohammad Ali
John Travolta
Spider Man
Tom Cruise
Magic Johnson
Napoleon
Sean Connery
Fred Astaire
Borat
Samuel - on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to abseil: Si O'Connor
Clarence - on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Bruce Forsyth
ripper - on 15 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Cartman
Sebastian Fontleroy - on 16 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Benny Hill
Backinthegame - on 16 Dec 2012
Usain Bolt ... although he'd obviously only do sport routes!
auldscotal - on 18 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: Any ballet dancer
Pinged - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Nicholas Lyndhurst
Whistling Roger Whittaker
Nana Mouskouri
Dave Lee Travis
Bluto
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French Erick - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:
Saint Augustine: his confessions of a sinful climber should entertain those condition-less days!
JimR - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to French Erick:

Lisa Riley
Ee on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to silo: The Hoff,Bernard Manning,Dame Edna,Gordon Brown+Tony (B)liar..............All in MY top 5.
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cb294 - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

My wife (there is hope yet...)

CB
Pinged - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to silo:

Abu Hamzar
Lady Ga Ga
Bez
Skeletor
Douglas Hurd
Bobby Davro
Helmut Cole
ripper - on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to abseil:
> (In reply to silo)
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>> Fred Astaire

yeah, good footwork apparently
Hat Dude on 19 Dec 2012
In reply to ripper:
> (In reply to abseil)
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> >> Fred Astaire
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> yeah, good footwork apparently

Ginger Rogers could do it backwards in high heels; how good would she have been!

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