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Partner bear829


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I really don't think that it matters what your height or weight is, just whether or not you can climb. It really helps if you are really flexible too. Not just for climbing either (I know what you are thinking. You're probably right too!) Being able to do splits and stuff really help to get those holds that are out of some people's reach. Happy climbing.


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LOL if the problem starts that low then you are skipping moves.. it would be like pulling on gear on a trad route.. do you count that as a send ?

Pullin on gear and not being able to do the sit start because I'm a foot and half taller than the route setter aren't the same thing. Whatever, reverse is true, I've had variations on a route that short people couldn't pull because they couldn't make the sit start hand holds.

Nik


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Being short (5'4), I have found that being more flex. than my taller friends and the ability (strength and power mostly) allow me to pull off any "shortcomings" a lack of height suggests.


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three apples high.


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LOL if the problem starts that low then you are skipping moves.. it would be like pulling on gear on a trad route.. do you count that as a send ?

Pullin on gear and not being able to do the sit start because I'm a foot and half taller than the route setter aren't the same thing. Whatever, reverse is true, I've had variations on a route that short people couldn't pull because they couldn't make the sit start hand holds.
Nik

I'm talking outdoors..(yanno where the holds cant be moved around?) as i said before gym routes mean nothing to the conversation because they are basically all contrived eliminates


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I'm 76" above sea level and I got two words for ya: sit-start!


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I'm 6' even, trim athletic build, brown eyes and hair. I enjoy walking to climbs, doing climbs and waking home from climbs

I climb even


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Well, it's reassuring to see so many people who are 6' and over. Round here all the climbers I see are 5'9" or less ...
The reason I asked what grade everyone climbed was only that I was worried that shorter people can climber tougher routes. Silly me.


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5'11"
- Being short teaches you technique.


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5'9 and 1/2 inches


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I'm 5 6, and I can climb 5.12 or better in the gym and toprope. Interesting thing though, one of the guys I climb with sometimes is about 6 9 give or take an inch. One of those crazy stick dudes, he must only weigh in at like 160. Anyhow, setting routes gets interesting, he likes to make me dyno, and I like to see him cruched up in a little nonmobile ball... Yeah that's how I get my kicks taking jabs at the tall guys. Course he's a much better climber than I am so.... Also consider that a bigger guy has bigger hands, some of the 5.12's I've seen were only rated that high because nobody bigger than me can fit their fingers in the crack.


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1.88976 meters... hehe... 6'2.5". I think it helps to a point, considering my lack of skill.


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lol this thread turned into a total spray fest.. Dude i flash like V12 cuz im 8'7 and can reach the top in one move :lol:

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Such petty route-grade spittle is beneath me. I try to keep my spray confined to areas such as penis length/width and IQ. :P

One of your best Mr. ung.

I'm 6'1" and climbed with them 6'6" and 5'7". We all climb about the same finding challenges on our own levels. Technique is key to harder climbing and I'd gladly give someone my 2 10 lb. sandbags I carry around.


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6' and climb 5.10b. Height is an advantage and disadvantage. You gotta take the good with the bad!


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to quote a friend who guides, "Tall people reach, short people climb." At 5'11" I confess I reach.


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I am 5'4" My boyfriend is 5'9". He has more technique that can get him through the tough moves whereas I actually have strength and balance that helps me. We both need what the other has, so we can help each other out be good. Although sometimes the mental gets in there where I don't think I can do it cuz I'm short, but then I get to the top because of my boyfriend pushing me through it.


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5'3"


good for some climbs, not good for others. In general I don't think my height is a disadvantage. Except when I'm on a sport route, going to clip the anchors on a 5.8 and find out that in order to reach I have to do a 5.10 move 'cause on the good holds I'm still 2" from reaching the chains.


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6' 165lbs I don't train for climbing and I'm around 5.10 on gear

Sadly I should start pulling plastic


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Im 5'5 and being short makes me stronger if im climbing good... now if im flailing on a route you better believe ill point out that hold that is just one inch out of reach and play the short card.


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5'6'' - 5'7''. Lead solid 5.10, some 5.11 a/b, trad is like 5.10, boudlering is like V2/V3.

I love how i can climb a 5.11 small hand crack easily because I fit it perfectly, put me on a 5.10 hand crack where it fits a normal man's hand and I struggle. Then there are the people who have no problem with either....


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between 5'4-5'5 w/ a -1" index so that's a 5'3 span. Sometimes I get annoyed when I can reach a hold or clip a bolt. But getting up a sit start is easier at most time except is the holds are put up too high or foot holds are too spread out (by a taller setter).

i just have to keep telling myself to climb for myself and give up on the routes that are not for me instead of getting pissed off. but i still get pissed off at times :lol: . i think i'll take a 5'6 with +1" index.


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I was working at the gym yesterday and this little girl age 7 whom i was belaying for told me that it didn't matter how tall you are because taller people could reach things she couldn't but she could do other moves that the tall people couldn't.
shes wise beyond her years.


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I am between 5'3" and 5'4" and I don't think height matters. My best friend is almost 5'0" and wears a size 1 shoe, she is little, but she likes it because she can find moves that taller people wouldn't be able to do. Although she still struggles, and she hates it when she misses a move and falls and starts to swing.


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I am between 5'3" and 5'4" and I don't think height matters. My best friend is almost 5'0" and wears a size 1 shoe, she is little, but she likes it because she can find moves that taller people wouldn't be able to do. Although she still struggles, and she hates it when she misses a move and falls and starts to swing.


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I'm 5' 4" (plus 3/4 inches as a coworker of mine insisted on pointing out).

Height normally isn't an issue... unless your taller boyfriend decides to set up a route in the gym which utilizes a hold at the very limit of his reach. Since it's not an outdoor climb and non marked holds are supposed to be "off route" I can't technically get the last hold on his route so I can't do it.

But other than situations like that where specific holds MUST be used, for outdoor climbing I don't think height/reach should matter that much.

As an aside: I tried to set a route of my own at the gym that would be hard for my boyfriend to do but he just bypassed moves which I had meant to crunch him up, and he just went for the higher hold instead. :P

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