Chris Omprakash Sharma (born April 23, 1981 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American rock climber . In 2007, NPR wrote that Sharma had been described as the world's best rock climber. [ 1 ] [ edit ] History
Alain Robert (born as Robert Alain Philippe on 7 August 1962), is a French rock and urban climber , from Digoin , Saône-et-Loire , Bourgogne , France . Known as "the French Spider-Man" (after the comic character Spider-Man ), or "the Human Spider", Robert is famous for scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes. Robert is managed by English player's agent Bryan Yeubrey . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Strategy
Catherine Monique Suzanne Destivelle (born 24 July 1960) is an Algerian -born French rock climber and mountaineer . [ 1 ] In 1992 she became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger 's north face . [ 2 ] She completed the climb in winter in 17 hours. Her other notable climbs include the Bonatti Route on the north face of the Matterhorn and the southwest pillar of the Aiguille du Dru (the Bonatti Pillar). [ 3 ] Destivelle has been the subject of several documentaries, [ 4 ] including French director Rémy Tezier's, Beyond the Summits ( Au-delà des cimes ), which won the award for best feature-length mountain film at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival . [ 5 ] [ edit ] Biography Catherine Destivelle was born in Oran, Algeria , to French parents, Serge and Annie Destivelle.
Alexander J. Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls . He has broken a number of speed records, most notably including the only known solo climb (mostly free climbing, but using some points of aid) of the Yosemite Triple crown, an 18 hour 50 minute link up of Mt. Watkins, The Nose , and the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome . [ 1 ] He and Hans Florine are the current record holders for the Nose with a time of 2:23:51. [ 2 ] Honnold says he likes tall, long routes and he tries to do them quickly. [ 3 ] [ edit ] Biography Honnold was born in Sacramento, California , and graduated from Mira Loma High School with a GPA of 4.7. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] He started climbing when he was 11 years old.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Patrick Edlinger , né le 15 juin 1960 à Dax et mort le 16 novembre 2012 à La Palud-sur-Verdon [ 2 ] , est un grimpeur français . Réputé pour ses ascensions en solo intégral , il est un des pionniers de l'escalade libre de haut niveau et a été dans les années 1980 l'une des premières figures médiatiques de la discipline. Biographie [ modifier ]
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Fred Rouhling (né le 24 janvier 1970 ) est un grimpeur français célèbre pour Akira , voie qu'il ouvre en 1995 et pour laquelle il propose une cotation en « 9b/5.15b ». Réalisations notables [ modifier ] 1989 : premier 8a à vue Spinoza encule Hegel , Volx 1992 : FA (First Ascent) Lagra (8c/5.14b) 1993 : FA : UFO (premier 8c des Calanques) FA : Hugh (9a/5.14d) (premier 9 Français) (confirmé par J.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Akira . Akira est une voie d'escalade située près de Vilhonneur en Charente . Ouverte en 1995 par le français Fred Rouhling qui proposa une cotation de 9b. Cette annonce déclencha une polémique à l'époque, du fait que la cotation 9a n'était pas encore établie, et que le degré intermédiaire, 9a+, n'avait pas été proposé. Elle n'a cependant toujours pas été répétée.
Jeudi 19 mars 2009 4 19 / 03 / Mars / 2009 11:20 Quoi de plus naturel quand on est de passage à Angoulême , d'aller jeter un oeil aux voies extrêmes qui ont fait couler tellement d'encre. La visite a commencé dans la vallée des E aux Claires avec toutes les premières extrêmes de Fred Rouhling : "Hugh" premier 9a français gravi en 1994 et seulement répété en 2001 par Alessandro "Jolly" Lamberti puis en 2002 par l'alsacien Pierre Bollinger et le japonais Daï Koyamada . "De l'autre côté du ciel" 9a de 1996 sans répétition depuis. En 1995, Mister Rouhling (connu des marseillais lorsqu'il était étudiant au STAPS de Luminy et sa première de "UFO" 8c à la grotte de l'Ours des Calanques ) alimente le moulin à scandale en proposant son dernier enchainement "Akira" à Vilhonneur comme le premier 9b au monde.
Steph Davis is an American rock climber , BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer . [ edit ] History Steph Davis was born in Illinois , lived in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and was raised around Columbia, Maryland , the daughter of an aerospace executive.
John Bachar (March 23, 1957 – July 5, 2009) was an American rock climber noted for his skill at free soloing . [ 1 ] A fitness fanatic, he was the creator of the climbing training device known as the Bachar ladder . [ edit ] Biography Bachar was born in 1957. He grew up in Los Angeles, California and started climbing at the bouldering hot spot of Stoney Point in the northern San Fernando Valley . After attending Westchester High School , graduating in 1974, he attended UCLA , where his father was a math professor, but dropped out to climb full-time.
Daniel Eugene Osman (February 11, 1963 – November 23, 1998) [ 1 ] was a Japanese-American extreme sport practitioner, known for the dangerous sports of free-soloing , rock climbing without ropes or other safety gear. He also participated in rope free-flying or rope jumping , falling several hundred feet from a cliff then being caught by a safety rope, for which his record was over 1,000 feet (300 m). He was known for living a bohemian lifestyle , working as a part-time carpenter and living in Lake Tahoe, California . He was the subject of several rock climbing videos, which brought free-soloing to a wider audience. Dan had one daughter, Emma Osman. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Climbing films
Dean Potter (born January 18, 1972 in the United States ) is an American free climber , alpinist, BASE jumper , BASEliner, and highliner who grew up in New Hampshire. He is noted for hard first ascents, free solo ascents, speed ascents, and enchainments in Yosemite and Patagonia . [ edit ] Free climbing and free spiriting Dean Potter has made several new routes and solo ascents in Patagonia . [ edit ] Speed climbing In July 2006, he climbed The Reticent Wall , one of the hardest routes on El Capitan , in 34 hours and 57 minutes with Ammon McNeely and Ivo Ninov, shaving five days off the existing time. [ 1 ]