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A Hard Man is someone who is unafraid of a fight and/or can take loads of physical punishment and drink.
and can still keep his cool and deal with them. someone who does not go out lookin for trouble but when comes to him he will do watever it takes he will also protect others who are not capable of defending themselves
a good example of a hard man would be Ray Winstone's charachters in either 'Love, Honor and Obey' or the short film 'Bouncer'. an experienced fighter with some reserve.
2. A climber who has accomplished climbs of epic difficulty or danger.
3. A climber who has survived a number of epics
4. An exceptionally tough climber.
Orginally used to describe a number of talented and tough climbers from the British Isles during the 40s and 50s. Now used to refer to a mentally and physically tough climber