/ Older boulderer high points..?
Not the longest list in the world so far is it ?
I think Gaz Parry is about 39, he was 2 yrs above me at school , and i am 37 today :0)
He has just made it onto the UK team again.
Thank you !
Only 3 yrs to go and i can be in the 8A and above 40 yr olds list.
Just need to improve my bouldering from a long ago previous best of 7A+
A few 7a's in Font will make me a happy man tho :0)
I'm a baldy climber = beanied sender ?
Christ I can't do that = trying to free the route ?
Geeza clue = dude got any beta ?
My wife says I'm gnarly = try botox and you should qualify for parking exemption.
Other than that there is no reason why us veterans shouldn't progress.
It's my aim to get to a font 7a sometime by end of the year. If I do, great. If not, c'est la vie. I'll give it a try and may even train towards it but won't beat myself up if I don't. I'm having fun, which is my main aim.
However having said all that I'd love to see some older guys bouldering high grades on film. That would be ace.
I put it down to better technique, more awareness of tactics and my own limitations, and having good climbers around for tips, beta, encouragement, etc.
It's easy. Get the youngsters to set indoor jamming problems and V7 at 50+ is perfectly achievable.
Silky skilled Old Cheese is being modest. He's 50 really.
Thats the spirit! Good effort doing 8a at 40!!! Nice to hear about folk climbing at that level at 'our' age..
Im 40 this year and there are a few classic problems I'd love to do before it gets even harder for me to gain and retain strength and maintain an injury free(ha!) body, they are all in the 7b+-7c+ range so Im not asking too much but its still a big challenge for me, so keen to hear of anyone else in the same situation and how they go about training and staying sharp/psyched and youthful!
>Isn't there a French guy called Jacky Godoffe
Yes, I can confirm there is 'a French guy named Jacky Godoffe'.
> >Isn't there a French guy called Jacky Godoffe
> Yes, I can confirm there is 'a French guy named Jacky Godoffe'.
Can you confirm he climbed 8a in his 50's smartarse?
> Andy F
You are a beacon of inspiration to us all
> You are a beacon of inspiration to us all
As is your dedication to the siege, most impressive determination and perspiration.
> Andy F
I'll pin that sentence to my fridge door mate, cheers. :-) Maybe my 40s wont be all bumbly trad after all,not that theres anything wrong with being bumbly, its all Ive ever done on trad, but it would be nice to still be bouldering semi hard and ticking some classics,,
55 on Good Friday. Font 7b+ the previous week. Life in the old dog yet.
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