Rich Simpson called out

Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by in News

In an article on Ukclimbing.com, British climber Rich Simpson has been called out for not being able to provide evidence of his hardest ascents. His sponsors, Wild Country and Scarpa, have both dropped him. I think this emphasizes the importance of doing what you say you’ve done, and that if you’re trying to make it as professional climber, be it through shoe sponsorship or getting paid, that honesty in what you’ve done is imperative. Uncut footage would have instantly cleared his name. It should go without saying that honesty is imperative with everything you do, however this instance demonstrates the real life consequences of Simpson’s actions. Very interesting.

103 Responses to “Rich Simpson called out”

  1. michael rathke

    07. Jan, 2011

    lawlz, i want to be as funny as u one day justin

  2. norwegian

    07. Jan, 2011

    I’m I the only one who sees the stoner in rich simpson? he has to be the biggest stoner-climber ever, or wait, it probably excist bigger stoner-climbers than him, but he has the be the most accomplished one. yeah, I said it, I truly believe that he has done all the things he claims. he’s just in his own space, he don’t care what people thinks, what sponsors think, i like that kind of mentality. but u never know. anyways tho, i like to believe him.

  3. Nomadarupicola

    07. Jul, 2011

    Amateur = Faith is enough (idyllic)
    Pro = Proof (Sad but true otherwise distorts reality)

    Not giving proofs means you don’t mind either and then doesn’t matter anybody’s opinion for you (Cool¡)
    But if you mind and don’t want to proof yourself then you better found a sect with plenty of faithful acolytes

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