Tournament Rd 2: Peeps Region

 

Chris Sharma Paul Robinson
sharma 

Photo: Big Up Productions

  • Notable boulder problem FAs such as Mandala (V12), Witness the Fitness (V15),
  • Long list of groundbreaking route FAs including Necessary Evil (5.14c), Realization (5.15a) and the Es Pontas DWS arch

DSC_3393

  • Quick repeats of Terremer (V15), Jade (V15) and Ode to the Modern Man (V14) along with FAs of Mandala Direct SDS (V14) and Don’t Get To Greedy (V13)
  • Reigning ABS National Champion

[poll id=”41″]

 

 

Dave Graham Ethan Pringle
graham 

Photo: Big Up Productions

  • Perhaps America’s most prolific hard climber
  • Notable boulder problem FAs include Story of Two Worlds (V15) and From Dirt Grows Flowers (V15) in Switzerland
  • Just as solid on a rope with ascents of Coup de Grace (5.15a, FA), Realization (5.15a) and Action Directe (5.14d)

pringle

  • Notable ascents include The Beautiful and Damned (V13), Goldfish Trombone (V14) and Realization (5.14d?)

  • First person to suggest dropping a downgrade on Realization to 5.14d

  • 2007 Climbing Magazine Golden Piton winner for Sport Climbing

[poll id=”42″]

 

Alex Puccio Beth Rodden

alew-puccio-2

Photo: Wade David

  • Reigning 2-time ABS National Champion
  • Two time defending Teva Mountain Games Champion
  • Outdoor boulders up to V11
bethrodden
Photo: Big Up Productions 

  • Recently completed one of the hardest traditional pitches in the world with her ascent of Meltdown in Yosemite
  • First U.S. woman to do the FA of a 5.14b sport route with her ascent of The Optimists at Smith Rocks, OR

[poll id=”43″]

 

Tommy Caldwell Alex Honnold

tommy

  • One of the most well-rounded climbers in the world
  • Sport climbing up to 5.15a with his FA of the still unrepeated Flex Luthor
  • Traditional climbing feats include freeing two routes on El Cap in under 24 hours – one of which was The Nose
  • Bouldering up to V13
  • Much of this was done after he cut off half his pointer finger

honnold

Photo: MomentumVM

  • 2nd person to free solo Astroman and Rostrum in Yosemite in one day
  • Recently onsighted Bushido (5.13) and repeated Hong Kong Phooey (5.13+) both difficult crack climbs in UT

[poll id=”44″]

Vote in the other brackets

Dope Spots

Schwag

Winter in Wisconsin

Back Home

2 Responses to Tournament Rd 2: Peeps Region

  1. cultureshock April 4, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Alex Honnold has also done Freerider and the harder stance to stance version of the Salathe Wall.

  2. Climbing Narcissist April 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm #

    Thanks for the correction

Leave a Reply