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Gil

Main Haunt: Boulder
Favorite Style: Single push

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Ben

Nickname: Zoom Loco
Representing: La Jolla’s Most Wanted
Boldest Ascent: Khan Tengri, solo, alpine stye
Favorite Mountain Ranges: Tien Shan, Eastern Sierra, North Cascades
Favorite Peaks: Zoroaster Temple, Russell, San Jacinto, Denali, Forbidden, Gannett, Djigit (Kyrgyzstan), Huxley, Temple Crag
Favorite Care Bear: Wish Bear
Quote: “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”-Boukreev
Goals: Only two hard and fast plans– to climb hard and fast.

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Konstantin

Nickname: Zardooz
Nationality: Siberian
Favorite Food: Salami and Sardines
Favorite Pastime: Suffering
Favorite Routes: 3rd Pillar of Dana and anything at Joshua Tree
Number of Toes: 9.5
Most Visionary Climb: Evolution Traverse in Winter…sent!
Favorite Song: Beating Like a Hammer

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Berto

Proudest onsight: Left Ski Track (JTree)
Claim to fame: Within 365 days, Free Climbed 4 big walls + Halfdome french-free in a day
Best idea I ever had: Host a marathon
Worst idea I ever had: Host a marathon
Goals: Romantic Warrior

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Angelina

Nationality: Indonesian
Nickname: Tumble Weed
Internationally known for: Crack master extraordinaire
Favorite type of climbing: Thinker climbs with rests
Motivation: Curiosity
Most memorable obscure climbs: Golden Spike (Sedona), Abracadaver (Cochise Stronghold)

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Andre


Notable Redpoints: Nothing Shocking (5.13a, Red Rocks), The Gift (5.12d, Red Rocks), Kingpin (5.13a, Riverside Quarry)
Most Memorable Onsight: Wiggins 1 (5.11 off-width, Indian Creek)
Newest Pastime: Discovering hidden energy reserves on long adventures
Big Days: Bear Creek Spire – Pipsqueak –Dade C2C ski mountaineering link-up; Shepherd TH to Whitney Portal via Tyndall-Williamson-Barnard in a day; Badwater to Whitney Summit in a day bike-a-hike; Bishop–South Lake–Mosquito Flat–Pine Creek–Bishop road bike
Where I’d rather be: alpine/trad/sport climbing, ski mountaineering or road cycling anywhere between Olancha and Lee Vining
Motto: Life is too short to train – just go for it. Just don’t get in over your head or your life may be short.
What’s Next: Finding partners to onsight Evolution Traverse C2C in Winter

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Asa

Specialty: Big Walls, Crack
Resides in: City of Fallen Angels (Hell-A)
Favorite places to climb: Joshua Tree, Boulder, Patagonia, Brazil
Current projects: FAs and setting up a Brazilian climbing program to give back to the local community

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Michelle

Specialty: Trad, Crack
[editor’s addition] Bonus asset: Eye candy for the rest of pullharder
Representing: Ocean Beach
Favorite places to climb: Indian Creek, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Tahquitz
Favorite climbs: Jumpin’ Jack Crack, Coarse and Buggy
Superpower: Very fast healing and recovery
What’s next: High Sierra!

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Luke


Nickname: nicknames are lame
Specialty: Trad climbing
Motivation: Making sure my wife only climbs several letter grades harder than me
Favorite Mountain: Incredible Hulk
Notable Climbs: Freeing Astroman, FA of Lost in the Sun 5.12
Geographic Region: South Bay representing
Goals: Bigger mountains, as long as it’s not winter…

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Robb

Favourite Climbs: The Orphan, Left Ski Track and Coarse and Buggy (JTree), Frogland (Red Rocks) or anything in the Alpine…
Weakness: Heat
Nicknames: Beast, Alaskan Granite, Hound-dog, Albatross
Ape Index: 6 1/4″
Lifting?: I am weak… this is too pitiful to mention…
Where next?: Hopefully somewhere back home in the Alaska Range, or out in the Wrangells.
Other: Alpine Touring, Private Pilot, SCUBA, Sailing – anything that get’s me cool places and is fun to do…

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Kostas

Nationality: Greek
Most Memorable climbs: NE Ridge of Williamson in Winter, Frendo Spur, Il Sogno del Gran Scozzese
Favorite crag: Lumignano Classica, Veneto, Italy
Favorite food: Olive oil

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Nath

Nationality: French Canadian
Number of Countries I’ve Climbed in: 12
Best Day of Climbing: Royal Arches to Crest Jewel Direct
Biggest Adventure: The Totem Pole
Favorite RP: Please Don’t Rush 7a+ (Laos)
Hardest RP: Zombie Roof 5.13a (Squamish)
My Motivation/Goal: “Leading for the girls”
When I’m Not Climbing: I’m sailing/racing on Maleficient

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Ian

Specialty: Clipping bolts
Best part of the climb: Shredding the descent
Favorite routes: Imaginary Voyage
Known for: Running up Longs Peak
Represents: Colorado

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Scotty

Claim to fame: The Scotty Vacation
Best tick: FA of the Dragon’s Horns, Tioman Island, Malaysia
Favorite mountain: Lone Pine Peak
5 year plan: consolidate at the 5.11/5.12 level; alpine climbing in Alaska, Alps, Peru; Sierra FAs

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Charles

Favorite style of climbing: Alpine
Known for: Bringing the ruckus
Resides: People’s Republic of Boulder
Mourns that: There is no face that’s steep enough

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Lindsey

Why I Climb: To meet chicks
Best climbing moments: Direct East Face of Whitney car to car, FA of Nelson/Pearson on North Face of Mt. Russell
Favorite place to climb: Indian Creek, The High Sierra, Tuolumne
Resides: The Beaver State, of course
Goals: Sending life! Also, Sierra FA’s, big walls, The Viper, and bringing spandex back into fashion

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Yu-Min

 

Claim to Fame: National Geographic Adventure of the Year
Favorite Climbing Experience: Nose, El Cap
Most Obscure FA: First Winter Ukulele Ascent of Mount Whitney’s East Face
Other Favorite Routes: Papaya Crack (Joshua Tree), Moonlight Buttress
Other Pursuits: Searching out tomb of Ghenghis Khan

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Ducky

Specialty: Alpine climbing in winter, solo
Notable quirks: Heads north in winter
Most notable ascent: Evolution Traverse, First Winter Ascent
Relatives: Honey Badger

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Arnold

What is best in life: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women

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Josh

Hardest Redpoint: Pyromania, 5.13b (Needles)
Most Wicked Onsight: Totem Pole, Tasmania
Number of Countries Climbed in: 13
Nickname: Rocket Man (70′ head first fall)
Craziest Days: NIAD and Freeing Original Route, Rainbow Wall surrounded by storms.
Favorite Aspect of a Scotty Vacation: Hallucination
Current Goal: Moonlight Buttress free
What’s Next: High Sierra FAs with the Pullharder crew

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Shay

Favorite climbing experiences: FA of Sweet Carillon, Nose, Dark Star, RNWFHD, Cloud Tower
Deadlift: 2.1x body weight
Bench: 1.5x body weight
Squat: 0.9x body weight (DUTT, Meine beine sind schmal!)
Future goals: Gunsmoke traverse (too much rope drag on previous attempts)
Professional: Tech exec working to crowdsource satellite image analysis

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Nate

Climbing Breakthroughs: Josh 5.10 weekend, Sun Ribbon Arete C2C, Cleavage Dreamer, Complete N. Ridge of LPP in Winter in a push
Deadlift: 450 (2.57x bodyweight)
Pullups: 24
Most stunning line: Definitely the Michael Strassman Memorial Route on LPP. Unreal.
Short Term Goals: Train finger strength and pull hard
Longer Term Goals: Get more ice experience; climb in the Alps, Alaska, Peru; Sierra exploration and FAs

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