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I'm trying to find the names of some famous chalk free climbers, people who climb hard but treat their hands like a naturist treats their extremities.
 Andy Hardy 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Ian Roper - not quite sure how much climbing he does nowadays though.
 Carless 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Look up the Clean Hand Gang - used to include Pat Littlejohn, Graham Desroy, Steve Findlay and others

I think Steve is probably the only member now
Tim Chappell 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

I climb without chalk, mainly because if I take a hand away to put chalk on it I'm going to fall off
 Marq 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Well I climb without chalk, but I don't climb hard. Having said that I don't think I treat my hands like a naturist treats their extremities!

Marq
In reply to lm610:

One of climbing partners climbs without chalk as his hands never get sweaty. I carry chalk but try not to use it as i have realised that i mostly used it as a psychological aid.
 nniff 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Trevor Panther. Bare feet too
In reply to lm610: Trevor Massiah
 Big Lee 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:
> I'm trying to find the names of some famous chalk free climbers, people who climb hard but treat their hands like a naturist treats their extremities.

Chalk free climbers?

I've free-climbed on chalk if that's what you mean

In reply to Carless:
> (In reply to lm610)
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> Look up the Clean Hand Gang - used to include Pat Littlejohn, Graham Desroy, Steve Findlay and others
I think Steve is probably the only member now

including the late Arni Strapcans.
 _MJC_ 29 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610: I think it should only count if they actually need to chalk but choose not to.
 MJ 29 Aug 2012
In reply to Carless:

Look up the Clean Hand Gang - used to include Pat Littlejohn

Probably the hardest chalkless ascent: -

http://www.rockfax.com/databases/r.php?i=17798

Littlejohn finally succumbs to chalk: -

http://www.rockfax.com/databases/r.php?i=17810

(Think he might have initially used it in the States, though that might not have gone to plan...)

abseil 30 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Chalkless climbing at Dover or Beachy Head would be interesting.

[Apologies to anyone who's cracked this feeble joke before].
 alan moore 30 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

Any UK climber pre 1980.
 Mike C 30 Aug 2012
In reply to lm610:

I have never used chalk, up to E2-
ish years ago, VS more recently. But, wtf, I'm far from famous!
 Goucho 30 Aug 2012
In reply to alan moore: Hardly...it was being used regularly from the mid 70's, though granted it was mostly those operating round XS - plenty of trips to Boots for the box of light magnesium
 MJ 30 Aug 2012
In reply to Goucho:

Hardly...it was being used regularly from the mid 70's, though granted it was mostly those operating round XS.


"John Allen (16yrs) frees Great Wall but uses chalk": The famous quote from Mountain in 1975.

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