Monday, November 15, 2010

Gregor Peirce, The Buttermilker (v13)

I have to report that Gregor Peirce climbed The Buttermilker (v13) yesterday, declaring, "I've become man enough for the real start."

Nice work Gregor! Charlie tells me you made it look easy, despite refining the beta on the fly! Hey, anyone who declare's Wills's Seam (at Way Lake) "the best boulder problem I have ever done," deserves a mention on here! Gregor, you are the best! Thanks for that, and good luck on your next projects! Hope you send everything!

Oh wait a minute ... now he's saying The Buttermilker is probably his favorite problem so far... Lame ...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Wills its gregor. Lets say wills seam comes in a close second. you can't beat the perfect compression moves on the Buttermilker though. I put together a little video of my send. Here is the link: http://www.vimeo.com/16898547

I appreciate the post and I hope that I can send everything as well!!!

Anonymous said...

The Buttermilker WAS my favorite problem...


...Until I did Wills' Seam...

Anonymous said...

Why is it called Wills Seam?

Wills Young said...

Hey Gregor,
Nice video clip! Yep, you looked like you hiked it. Sweet! I would like to clear up a small confusion though. The problem you just did is called "The Buttermilker," and is the original problem of that name done by Chris Sharma in May 1999. There is no problem called "The Buttermilker Sit." I just feel that to give credit to Chris for his vision and talent we should acknowledge that original start as "The Buttermilker." It was a significant ascent at the time--and brought the area back into the limelight!
Keep up the good work!
Hope to see you out there soon!
Wills

DB said...

Hey wills, I was thinking of the possibility of doing a crouch start on the buttermilker. I just don't really like the whole feel of that first wide move ya know. So, like, starting one hand left on the jug and one hand right on that, like crimp thing.
I thought we could call it "Buttermilker Sharma Start High" V12/13.
What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Haha. Wills i was unaware that Chris originally did it from the low. Funny that i didn't even know that. I look up to the older generation who put these problems up and I mean no disrespect to anyone. So it broke and one day someone decided that they couldn't do it from the original start so they added a stand start? if thats true it sounds like its not even a real problem. I think next time I can't do a problem that someone has put up ill just start it a move in an call it a stand start. haha just kidding! thats super lame that a stand was put up after the original start was done and they switched up the names. Im disappointed that so many people, including myself who do the fake start and call it the Buttermilker.
peace out hopefully i see you out there sometime. -
Gregor