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Chuck Fryberger Discusses Fred Nicole

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Chuck Fryberger offers up some insight on climbing great Fred Nicole.

Should I even write about Fred? I’ve been bouldering avidly for 14 years and I still feel under-qualified to try to write any sort of authoritative article about him. I’ve slept on his floor on trips to Switzerland, I’ve shot footage and pictures of him, I’ve hosted him on a visit to Colorado, and I’ve flogged myself trying to repeat problems he opened in Hueco, Fontainebleau, Australia, Switzerland, and South Africa.

My favorite quote in the post:

Every time I visit Fred it’s like hitting the reset button. I come away with a sense of how the sport is supposed to be practiced… with tolerance and dedication.

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