John Sherman (born 1959), nicknamed Verm (fast for “Vermin”) is an American climber and a pioneering boulderer. He generally is a writer and photographer. He’s the originator of the V-scale for grading boulder points.
Sherman was a extremely seen “outsider” character inside the climbing world all through loads of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. An early boulderer, Sherman adopted the sport from the interval of looking for elusive Gill arrows to the forefront of the trendy climbing world. He was one among many foremost builders of Hueco Tanks bouldering with over 400 first ascents there inside the Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties.
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