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short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 11, 2011, 11:09:06 pm
I am about 5"2 with a +1 ape index and have set myself the goal of doing a 1-4-7, so this got me thinking who's the shortest person/kid to have done a 1-5-9?

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#1 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 01:10:01 am
are we talking 1-5-9 or 1-5-8.5?

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#2 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 08:46:39 am
are we talking 1-5-9 or 1-5-8.5?
good point, i was buzzing to do 1 5 9 when i did but then found out it was 8.5. Gutted.....

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#3 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:00:17 am
Ru's done 1-5-9 hasn't he? He's not exactly tall, though I have no idea what that amounts to in numbers.

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#4 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:08:41 am
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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#5 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:32:39 am
Shortest 1-5-9 is meaningless if the person weighs half a stone.

More impressive would be the person doing 159 with the most unfavourable armlength to weight ratio.

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#6 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:37:11 am
i agree completely dave which is why i also discount tall people dynoing and climbing on grit

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#7 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:49:22 am
Why limit it to dynos and grit?

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#8 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:50:14 am
Because everything else is shit?

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#9 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 10:52:14 am
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i agree completely dave which is why i also discount tall people dynoing and climbing on grit

The pantheon of gritstone legends is hardly filled with the lanky though is it? Unless you forgot a comma and you actually just meant 'I discount climbing on grit'?

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#10 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 11:14:35 am
nobody mentioned pantheons and their legacys? i just said i discount tall people dynoing and climbing on grit
for the record, i was on the grit yesterday. did i enjoy it? no

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#11 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 11:24:00 am
nobody mentioned pantheons and their legacys? i just said i discount tall people dynoing and climbing on grit
for the record, i was on the grit yesterday. did i enjoy it? no

You should write a blog with insights like that.. ;)

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#12 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 12:25:18 pm
nobody mentioned pantheons and their legacys? i just said i discount tall people dynoing and climbing on grit
for the record, i was on the grit yesterday. did i enjoy it? no

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Is that:
tall people dynoing and (tall people) climbing on grit
or
tall people dynoing and (any) climbing on grit

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#13 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 11:15:13 pm
You should write a blog with insights like that.. ;)

Amen! When will it happen!?


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#14 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 12, 2011, 11:17:30 pm
are we talking 1-5-9 or 1-5-8.5?
good point, i was buzzing to do 1 5 9 when i did but then found out it was 8.5. Gutted.....

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#15 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 12:03:07 am
I'm 5' 7 with a + ape and I think 1-4-7 is miles although I've done it before bit not since my last big injury.can't imagine having the reach for 1-5-8

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#16 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 12:41:05 am
are we talking 1-5-9 or 1-5-8.5?

I don't get it why would you make the last rung a half :S, or am i missing something obvious?

Who's this Ru guy?

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#17 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 08:58:31 am
RuPaul.

See google.

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#18 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 09:18:31 am
I don't get it why would you make the last rung a half :S, or am i missing something obvious?

I just can't imagine why this topic would get any, even slightly inane answers, it defies all reason.  Is nothing sacred?  Who'll think of the children!?

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#19 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 09:22:19 am
are we talking 1-5-9 or 1-5-8.5?

I don't get it why would you make the last rung a half :S, or am i missing something obvious?

Who's this Ru guy?

Don't worry about it. Ru's just a myth; a legend used to scare children to sleep at night.

1-5-9(8.5) was the original rung spacing at the School; a clever use of progression techniques...

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#20 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 13, 2011, 09:27:13 am
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#21 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 21, 2011, 01:04:11 pm
I'm 5' 7 with a + ape and I think 1-4-7 is miles although I've done it before bit not since my last big injury.can't imagine having the reach strength for 1-5-8

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#22 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 21, 2011, 03:01:16 pm
I'm 5' 7 with a + ape and I think 1-4-7 is miles although I've done it before bit not since my last big injury.can't imagine having the reach for 1-5-8

5'9 with -1/2 ape index, and can do 1-5-8 and 1-4-8. No 9th rung where i train, which is handy enough as sure as hell i can't do it... yet.

Reach is not a problem, train/pull harder and you'll get to look smug when you burn off people with longer reach. :jab:

Save the height wild card as a excuse to fail in proper routes. It will look more convincing that way.  :bounce:

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#23 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 21, 2011, 03:08:20 pm
I am 173 cm tall, I think that equals to 5'8". I have done 1-5-8 once and never touched a campus board ever since.
I think with some more technique (twisting instead of staying frontal) I could have done more but who knows.
I must have a vid made by The Guru somewhere, with various feats of failure on a campus board.

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#24 Re: short people that have done 1-5-9?
September 21, 2011, 03:23:57 pm
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