/ Bodyweight and highest grade climbed.
My personal best is VS trad and 6b sport at 15 stone. That puts me over the 14st 4 pound mark so i would be a heavyweight in the boxing ring!
I strongly suspect John Dunne will occupy his own little part of the graph....
To be honest though I think it's my head that holds me back outdoors, looking to rectify that starting this weekend!
Fatty here sneaking in with an early lead 17stone and 7a indoors, E1.5 trad, 6c+ sport and v4 bouldering.
I've dropped a stone and the grades are pretty much the same :-(
I'm sure it's been done before, but 95kg
VS & F6b outdoors, F6c indoors.
F6c+ on top rope
> Fatty here sneaking in with an early lead 17stone and 7a indoors, E1.5 trad, 6c+ sport and v4 bouldering.
> I've dropped a stone and the grades are pretty much the same :-(
Good stuff i was waiting for a 7a to come in!
Mitigating circumstances should probably be disclosed:
I'm lanky not fat, the 7as were mostly technical and reachy bridging or slabs :-)
Are you planning to chop it off?
Or maybe getting a longer neck?
> Mitigating circumstances should probably be disclosed:
> I'm lanky not fat, the 7as were mostly technical and reachy bridging or slabs :-)
They all count.
Respect. Any chance of any lessons?
you've never been 15 stone. More like 16.
tried a couple of F8a routes where I could do all the moves but never quite managed to string it all together for a redpoint. Convinced that F8a will be a formality when I put in a little more time at it later this year though (infact, I see no reason I couldn't get F8b with a lot of hard work).
I might shed a bit of weight and be 14.5 stone by the time I do F8 though.
is 15 stone like 90kg? If so I also have the dubious pleasure to announce im in that club as well. I guess finger strenght to weight ratio is really bad as well as technique and footwork ( due to the reach of taller guys, they can usually skip bad holds and footholds) At least thats mainly why I suck at climbing.
Im also interested, whats Tylers secret? Fingerboard and/or talent?
You're a big guy Mike but you never struck me as fat, except perhaps that time I nearly topped out at Harlow - whilst belaying you ;)
I don't think he's even on the graph :)
Calm down children. He's just big by legend, and in any case has a famous ability to train down to his 'fighting weight': there are much bigger blokes out there who have climbed hard.
180cm, 100kg, regular E2 and F6b, well into my 30s.
5ft11, 11 stone 2 (71 kg?), f7c , e3, ft7a/+
You sure? He looks distinctly 'chunky' to me :)
...yes, great climber, I used to watch him in his heyday
E2 (wings of unreason tho...)
and bouldered v4 outdoors but have done v5 indoors.
12 stone 3oz.
Can climb Mods. Diffs on a good day.
At 21 st hs 4c
At 20 st Plenty of vs routes and an hvs 5a
At 17.5ish lead e1 5a
> Calm down children. He's just big by legend, and in any case has a famous ability to train down to his 'fighting weight': there are much bigger blokes out there who have climbed hard.
I've met him several times, he may be big by legend, but the legend does rather have a basis in solid fact.
Tim Wager (of Wagerholds, used at many climbing centres) I've belayed at a point where he was, if I recall, about 22-23 stone. He used to boulder English 6b at that point.
By the way, I know he doesn't look that big, but he's well over 6ft...
6ft, 14stone, climb up to 6b. Then again, I'm not great climber anyway.
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