John Sherman

Also known as: Verm

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 7A+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 7a+
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Inventor of the hueco V grading scale. The V comes from his nickname "Verm". He was prolific in the early development of bouldering in the US, taking over the mantle from John Gill and extensively developing Hueco Tanks during the 1980s and 1990s, with over 400 problems to his name. [1]

References

[1] https://www.climbinggold.com/voices/john-sherman

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 7A+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 7a+
Social Media

Inventor of the hueco V grading scale. The V comes from his nickname "Verm". He was prolific in the early development of bouldering in the US, taking over the mantle from John Gill and extensively developing Hueco Tanks during the 1980s and 1990s, with over 400 problems to his name. [1]

References

[1] https://www.climbinggold.com/voices/john-sherman


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Pics + Vids

The Thimble (7a+)
Added at 18:02 on 27 February 2021
The Thimble (7a+)
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Added at 07:03 on 04 March 2022
The Edge Direct (7A+, FA)
Added at 08:09 on 10 September 2022
Lord of the Rings (8b)
Added at 08:09 on 10 September 2022

Ascents

3 recorded ascents.

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Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
1987 Lord of the Rings 8b (Lead Did not finish) 1987

The famous photo with Verm climbing the route with flip flops on and beer in hand was carefully staged, with a rope under his clothes keeping him on.

1988
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Lord of the Rings 8b (Lead Did not finish) 1987

The famous photo with Verm climbing the route with flip flops on and beer in hand was carefully staged, with a rope under his clothes keeping him on.

The Thimble 7a+ (Lead)

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/943441849055324

https://www.instagram.com/p/CamuImWuc8i/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Edge Direct 7A+ (Boulder)
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