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#50 Re: benchmarks for the elderly part deux
January 09, 2015, 02:46:48 pm
Having only started bouldering 6 months ago (at 40) I've found progress has been good on plastic. But fear of falls without a spotter and technique/finger strength are the limiting factors outside. The power is there I just need to strip some fat and continue to push my flexibility (Plus grow a pair for crux moves). For me the affect on performance when feeling warm and light can be worth a grade indoors. Just attempting V0s at Pex and the Breck make plastic grades seem like a stroll. It's great inspiration to realise I've plenty of years of improvement ahead. Providing I don't fall on my head.

Take yer time though... muscles grow in weeks/months, tendons take months/years...

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#51 Re: benchmarks for the elderly part deux
January 09, 2015, 09:06:50 pm
Good luck BobbyBear. TC was schooled at the Breck and Pex, check his achievements out.

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Also Martin Keller"s FA of Ninja Skills sit (8C/+) must be of note, or is 39 not considered old enough?

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Font 8a at age 56 is very impressive. I wonder if she’s stronger than her comp days?

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Font 8a at age 56 is very impressive. I wonder if she’s stronger than her comp days?
Think it's actually V12 and the mellow chaps haven't quite got their grade conversion right - even more impressive!

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Yeah right, but what has she done on plastic?

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Font 8a at age 56 is very impressive. I wonder if she’s stronger than her comp days?
Think it's actually V12 and the mellow chaps haven't quite got their grade conversion right - even more impressive!

Glad they seem to have dropped the nonsense B grade thing at least.

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Font 8a at age 56 is very impressive. I wonder if she’s stronger than her comp days?

She climbed her first 8c at 49 having climbing her first 8b+ at 30 so safe to say she didn't rest on her laurels!

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Is this a new level for her. I think she’s been climbing this hard for ages.
Impressive either way but more so if your still improving at 56, especially improving from what was a high level anyway.
I am always more impressed with old people doing hard stuff than teenagers. Everything going against you with age where as it’s all pretty easy when your a teenager.

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 56? Old people?
Bastard.

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56? Old people?
Bastard.

Is that  - bastard, I'm not quite 56 so can't be included in the benchmarks for the elderly or bastard, I'm 56 or older and don't consider myself elderly :)

Asking for a friend. Obvs :D

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Well, I'm nearly 60 don't consider myself elderly but might be considered a bastard. HTH
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 04:28:06 pm by sherlock »

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Did we ever agree what the benchmarks for the elderly are?

40- 9b and 8C? (guessing Fred and others)
50- 9A and 8B? (8A+ in video above so guess an 8Bs been done)
60- 8b+ and ?
70- ??

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No idea what they've climbed recently but I expect Jacky Godoffe and Jo Montchaussée must be contenders for some of the hardest boulder problems by someone in their 60s and 70s.

 

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