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Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 10:11:24 am
What sticks in your mind as legendary feats of strength that you've heard about (and may even be true!) or witnessed?

The ones that stick in my mind are:

Heard about
* John Gill - one arm front lever
* Nick Conway? - double figure consecutive 1 armers both arms
* Dave Barrans - 1 arming the 45 degree sloper on a beastmaker
* Rich Simpson 1-5-9 on 2 fingers and 1-4-7 on single digits
* Rupert's static 1-5-9and a bit

Witnessed
* Malc climbing features only on the steep section of the Foundry Wave
* Leo Moger cranking off mutiple frontal 1 armers
* Jerry's 1 arm campus move and Ben's FA of 1-5-9 (on video)
 

 

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#1 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 10:25:22 am
The most impressive feat of strength I ever saw was from a friend of a friend who was freakishly strong.

He weighed about 13.5 stone but I saw him do 2 reps on 200kg on the bench press.

A Shaolin monk doing a one-finger handstand also impressed me.

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#2 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 10:35:49 am
Micky Page doing Monk Life 15 times?

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#3 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 10:40:08 am

A Shaolin monk doing a one-finger handstand also impressed me.

I always thought that was faked?

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#4 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 10:41:33 am
then,
Gullich making a scientific test fail by running out of weights in the lab. one dead hang with 175 kilos on...

on home turf, Mauro Calibani breaking a rib while locking off too deep on a route, which I think was Macumba Club in Orgon.

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#5 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 11:04:20 am
One I remember Gresh telling me about was Jerry doing one of the problems in Toms Roof static when everyone else had to toally slap it.

This was legendary not for the feat so much but because Ben Masterson was with Jerry and uttered the immortal phrase "OOOHHH! Nicely static Jerry" which became the standard call whenever one of us was flailing desperately on something.

Probably the most impressive thing I've seen / heard about was Malc doing and reversing the crux move on Hubble about five times in a row completely static. This was when it was the hardest route in the world of course. In fact even now if you think about it being able to do this on what is essentially a seven move 8B is fucking amazing.

Oh and I did that features problem on the wave first but I don't require a medal.

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#6 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 11:28:26 am
* Dave Barrans - 1 arming the 45 degree sloper on a beastmaker

I've heard a rumour that another brit (maybe Dan Bradley?) did this while absolutely steaming after a night on the lash.

Stevie Haston. Just generally.

I'm always impressed when I watch this...

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#7 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 11:38:28 am
Oh and I did that features problem on the wave first but I don't require a medal.


 :bow:

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#8 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 11:51:58 am
Daniel Woods at Mammut Bouldering Championships SLC Pro Finals #4 2009

Shame they are too busy filming the loudmouth MC and you miss him starting the prob. Otherwise very impressive indeed. With the sound down.

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#9 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 12:13:23 pm
I'm sure I remember seeing a youtube clip of Huffy doing 1-5-9 static, but I can't find it.

I heard a story about Malc Smith - when asked by my friend to do the lamp post trick he obliged by pinching a lamp post really hard with one hand, elbow bent at 90 deg. My friend looked down and saw his feet were off the ground.

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#10 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 12:53:48 pm
John Gill: Front arm lever at 70 (and 6'1"):



He's cheating slightly but even so...

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#11 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 12:56:19 pm
I heard a story about Malc Smith - when asked by my friend to do the lamp post trick he obliged by pinching a lamp post really hard with one hand, elbow bent at 90 deg. My friend looked down and saw his feet were off the ground.

That's a bit like the section in Stone Love where Malc does an 8B about 5 minutes. He just kept locking off one armed, front on and asked "where's the next hold", which he then one-armed up to. The whole time the camera is only showing from his waist up and he looks like he's just standing on the ground!  :bow:

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#12 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 01:26:24 pm
That :ninja: was franks wild years 8a these days. Most beastly few hours for me was filming simpson in the school. About 6 grade 8 problems,159 multiple times with ease then a million one armers on a sloper to warm down after a 3 hour sesh

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#13 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 01:40:27 pm
I'm always impressed when I watch this...

glad someone posted that...

also:



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#14 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 01:46:55 pm
Pretty sure I've never done 159 static.

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#15 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 02:02:56 pm
Pretty sure I've never done 159 static.

technically ru's done 1-5 then taken his bottom hand off and done a one-armer way past the point of where most people finish then grabbed 9 on his way back down. i don't know if we can count this as 1-5-9 or just 1-5-most mutated thing ever seen. for the record he's 4ft8

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#16 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 02:19:35 pm
* Jerry's 1 arm campus move and Ben's FA of 1-5-9 (on video)

Sadly the former wasn't all that hard but I heard of an Andrada video if him campussing 1-2-3-4-5 one armed on the small rungs?

Doyles simpson video - I knew those problems well and I've never seen anyone make them look anywhere near as easy.

Strong Ed and his legendary Foundry campussing

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#17 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 04:01:00 pm

Front arm lever at 70 (and 6'1")

 :jaw: Absolute legend

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#18 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 05:26:42 pm
there's the vid of huffy doing 1-5-8.5 static and doing hurricane static somewhere on t'interweb.

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#19 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 06:04:07 pm
My non climbing house mate at uni, whose idea of exercise was pausing the computer game / hacking / programming he was doing to go and drink irnbru or eat pizza, cranking out a one armer on my fingerboard (on a jug, but still) after a night on the piss. Legend.

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#20 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 06:04:35 pm
Chris Hamper doing a one arm front-lever; well, it turned more into a side-lever but rather beastly nonetheless.

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#21 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 06:29:53 pm
On wed a lad at the gym who weighs 85kg benched 203kg.also seen a lad deadlift 300 kg for 3 reps.another big yoth there can do a thing called farmers lift with 180kg in each hand

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#22 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 07:09:15 pm
one thing: Malc is Malc, Andrada is Andrada and so on, but Ru, Jasper, Huffy are to me "normal" guys with normal lives of jobs and all that. they're not professional and they can't dedicate all their time to climbing and training.
I want to say that I have the deepest admiration for them.
finally, I seriously doubt that I'll ever make it in a list like this, but if I'll ever do I don't think I'll ever forget what I've done. Ru, you're mental.  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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#23 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 07:45:32 pm
I don't think Malc ever received much in the way of remuneration for his climbing either.

I've never been impressed with feats of strength.

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#24 Re: Legendary feats of strength
November 17, 2011, 07:55:16 pm
you mean you've never seen pumping iron? I thought you lived with dense.