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Whiskey Wednesday! Josh Wharton

28 January 2009 1,292 views 9 Comments
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Resident Evil

Josh Wharton is a badass. The man is about as hard as hardmen get and probably one of the best all around climbers in the country. A couple weeks ago, he sent 5.13, v10 and M10, all in ONE WEEK. Any one of those accomplishments would represent a lifetime achievment of most folks. I mean there aren’t many people who have climbed  5.13 v10 and a M10 period, let alone in one week.

Between Janury 12th and January 17th, Wharton sent:

  • Blint date, 13b at the fortress of solitude
  • Package of Woe, M10 in Redstone canyon
  • Resident Evil, V10 at Joes Valley

Package of Woe

Cheers Josh! I don’t know what I was drinking to the week you actually did this, but this week I’m drinking to you!

All photos courtesey of mammutathleteteam.blogspot.com

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  • furry
    furry said:

    I watched Josh in the Ouray Mixed Comp a few years ago. Partway through the route he paused and used his teeth to pull of his gloves and threw them to the ground so he could get some solid fingerlocks. Badass.

    • jskittles
      jskittles said:

      I’m not really sure what the big deal is… my roommate could add a full NUMBER grade to each of those disciplines. I guess Wharton’s feat is cool… but not THAT cool.

      • Kyle
        Kyle said:

        You should have him go out and send then. Maybe when climbing interviews him he can say his inspiration for the ascents came from you, J Skittles.

        • jskittles
          jskittles said:

          Climbing?… Climbing sucks. I’ll have him interview with Rock and Ice.

          • Andrew Tower
            wig said:

            We know you work there skittles no need to hate just because you do ad sales for a mag.

            • jskittles
              jskittles said:

              Blast!!! I’ve been unmasked. Haha. Wig, I’ve heard some crazy stories about you man… ie.. dancing in your undies at Phat Thai?

              • Andrew Tower
                wig said:

                There’s actually a link to one of the pictures SOMEWHERE on this site but I don’t recall which interview it was in. Maybe one of the first CCGOTWs

                • SCARPA Climbers Earn Top Positions At Ouray Ice Festival Comp | Verde PR’s Blog
                  SCARPA Climbers Earn Top Positions At Ouray Ice Festival Comp | Verde PR’s Blog said:

                  [...] Josh Wharton, SCARPA athlete, took the lead, and kept it, with an impressive climb on one of the most difficult competition routes ever; watch the video below. 2nd place belongs to Sam Elias, Greenwood, Colorado native, and talented climber with very few years of actual climbing under his belt, according to an interview with Urban Climber. Both reached high points during the comp with impressive, acrobatic moves on ice and rock. Ignoring their swollen hands, the two go into Ouray Ice Festival history with incredible ascents! But don’t take our word for it, check out the links below to read more about the event and the stories behind the stories… [...]

                  • RMC
                    RMC said:

                    Question for Josh Wharton-

                    Back in the day when you & Jonny Copp climbed Agujas St-Exupery and other tasty routes- what did your rack consist of?

                    We want to bring the correct gear for the task at hand.


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