John Gill Interview

Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by in News

Check out this great interview with John Gill.

8 Responses to “John Gill Interview”

  1. matt

    24. Feb, 2011

    If you have ever done a Gill problem you probably realize what a visionary he was.
    I really enjoyed the problems he did in the Gunks and the Tetons.

  2. BigA

    24. Feb, 2011

    Perfect. I love how there are ZERO comments on this..

    Great post to clear the cobwebs of prior threads…I wonder what Gill would say about the last few threads??

  3. leopold

    25. Feb, 2011

    finally, earns its name.

  4. seth

    25. Feb, 2011

    heh…. BigA I was thinking exactly the same thing, no respect for the history, or the pioneers. Only about NOW.

    Young chumps, this is “The Godfather”, recognize.

    BTW, I have a Wilford poster at Rotary above my desk, and Lynn Hill early eighties poster next to it. 9 out of 10 climbers that see these posters on a daily basis have no idea who either of them are, not kidding.

  5. Adam M

    25. Feb, 2011

    I was thinking the same thing last night!!! I felt it very ironic that there was a thread about semantics and then a clip of John Gill talking about how we should just enjoy the climbing.

    I’m surprised nobody called out John for jump starting that boulder problem when there is clearly a lower start…

    One of the people I am most proud of ever meeting is John Gill.
    @matt: Word.

  6. peter beal

    25. Feb, 2011

    He would laugh. I have discussed these issues with him recently.

  7. ktmt

    27. Feb, 2011

    “You can’t give up . . . Never, ever . . .”

    As someone who’s training and climbing harder in my 50s than any time in my life, I can only say these are real words to live by. Gill is a master in so many ways! Thanks for the links Jamie.

  8. michael rathke

    02. Mar, 2011

    these videos are awesome for a reason

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