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Old Man Lightning-The Big Teaser

Cranky, yet witty bouldering legend John ?Verm? Sherman has lost his mojo and is jonesing to regain it. What better way than to climb the world's most famous boulder problem, Yosemite's iconic Midnight Lightning? He climbed it 25 years ago, but since then the climb has gotten harder and Verm's gotten softer due to beerlust and a third-degree burning passion for bird photography.


28 Oct, 2016
I think back in the day I was a little in love with Beverly Johnson, from afar. And what a rare delight to see Jim Erickson again. Midnight Lightning for Vermin off the couch at 57? I certainly wouldn't bet against it. Mick
29 Oct, 2016
I thought Verm was brilliant. I was never into bouldering but I loved his writing. I follow his photography ramblings these days, he still has the humour and the attitude, so of course he's going to do Midnight Lightning. I actually thought he'd be quite a bit older by now... Look forward to the whole film about the nose as well. Anyone know what happened to Andrea Stimson who was the first Brit woman to do the nose? She worked at the Clachaig for a short while in the early 90s, good company and a good egg.
29 Oct, 2016
You'd be a brave man to bet against it Mick :-) Met him once - I wasn't sure whether or not he was to going to put a curse on me. Like Biped, I thought he was much older.
29 Oct, 2016
Respect, looking forward to seeing the films.
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