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bigwalling


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They aren't a real aid climber if they don't lead. I'm sure some young people have jugged up walls. This is way awesome! I would love to see someone haul a kid.


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Perhaps this should be in the trivia forum, but does anyone happen to know the age of the youngest climber to do a wall ?

(Doesnt have to be on lead, just the youngest to send an aid route.)


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Tori Allen jugged up with Hans Florine to become the youngest girl, I think.

As for leading, I don't know, but Chris Macnamara got a pretty early start, I think.


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Chris did Zenyatta Mondatta when he was 15. Him and his bro did Zodiac a year later. His brother was like 13 or 14 I think.


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am i in the running? start leading aid when i was 16. (it was easy A1 and A2- but thats beyond the point )


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one of my old partners in Utah swung leads on the nose with his dad at age 16.


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I'm going to solo some stuff this spring and fall. Nothing over 8 pitches though. I will be 16. I don't consider this to be young. But it will likely be A4.

I started aid climbing a while back. I did A3 stuff when I was 15. C1 and C2 stuff is pretty easy. Did that when I was 14. Started aid climbing on small nails in trees in my backyard when I was 12-13. None of those nails would have held a fall. I fell from 25 feet once when a beak blew out of the tree and nailed the ground. It was really funny. It didn't even hurt.


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Scotty Theilin (sp?) soloed the Shield at age ? I need help on this one. He was really young.


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According to the Squamish guidebook, Hamish Fraser soloed University Wall at the age of 14! That was back in 1980 too. U-Wall is a clean aid climb on the Chief.


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Me and my partner are doing the nose this summer ...we will both be 17...so maybe thats like the youngest combined...given a handycap because we live in PA


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My buddy Ryan Sayers began aiding A1-A2 at age 13 or so, I think. He's never done a Yosemite wall, just CO and UT stuff.


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They aren't a real aid climber if they don't lead. I'm sure some young people have jugged up walls. This is way awesome! I would love to see someone haul a kid.

I've hauled a kid before. Good hauling practice, although I think my daughter enjoyed it more than I did. I guess I can try it again when I want to learn PTPP's Better Way.

I don't know if he'd be the youngest wall climber, but there's a 12 year old kid who climbs at the local gym who has climbed the Nose twice. At least one of the times it was in a day with HF. Oh, and I doubt he played jug-monkey the whole time. He leads 5.13 in the gym, and he climbs a lot.


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Scott Cory went up the Nose with Hans et al. when he was ~10ish. He went back the next year and did it in about half a day with Tommy Caldwell and Beth Rodden. Even if all he had to do was jug a fixed line (I'm not sure whether or not he did more...he may have), I still think jugging 30 pitches at that age is pretty tough.

As far as the youngest on hard aid...I've never heard of anyone younger than Chris.

I think I would have to get maternal and stand in the way of my 15 year old (if I had one that is) climbing A4 on El Cap. Is anyone else stodgy like me this way?


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Here u go this is Josh on the Zodiac he is donaldjamesperry son and he was 8 when ha did this with his father and Ammon McNeely


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That is so cute!
I really can't see myself jugging Zodiac when I was 8! Very impressive.

hgb


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Here you go Punk... :)

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Gotta love those REI shades! ;)

He's a bigger man than I am...

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I didnt want to post the Image since it will take more bandwidth :wink:


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