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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

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Posted:Gday all!!

Im from australia and i love a bit of climbing. anyone else climb??

if so, where abouts? indoor/outdoor? toprope/lead/boulder? Grades? Fav climbs??

Gotta love a good chat about it tongue
Me... i love a good boulder, in or out. Havent done much outdoor toprope or lead but would love to do more.


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Durbs
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Posted:Yeah - had seen that and was quite tempted, that of "on sight" which has had good reviews.

I've got King Lines which is a bit of a Sharma fest but has some insane climbing in, an Doasge V which is heavily boulder-based but good nonetheless (Yay for Dave Graham!)

Just confirmed a climbing trip to Sardinia in March - can't wait grin
Shiney new 80m rope is just sitting here taunting me.

Also doing lots more regular training to get in shape for the trip, want to be leading 6b for when we go out.


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:oooo niiice. Will you really need an 80m rope? Can see that being a real tiring pitch!

I'm just trying to get out more, been an indoor monkey of late. Off over to Malham in a few weeks for a weekend on the sport routes, tho TBH they all look a bit hard for me so its probably going to be a weekend of of enjoyable failures.

Been invited on a trip doing some multi-pitching in Borrowdale too but not done much trad recently so holding back on a decision until I see how I feel out on the grit over the next couple of weeks, don't wanna end up being dragged all the way up on second :s


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Such
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Posted:I am a rock climber! Although I haven't been yet this year, too cold...

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aston
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Posted:I am so out of condition.

Going to get onto some sea cliffs at Morgan's Bay just befre getting back to uni though. I should be able to lead 6b (21) again after a few weeks heavy training.

Found a book called "The Villain" in the library about Don Whillans. Phenomenal man, even if he annoyed people....


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Live_in_a_spin
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Posted:Originally Posted By: willworkforfoodjnr Off over to Malham in a few weeks for a weekend on the sport routes, tho TBH they all look a bit hard for me so its probably going to be a weekend of of enjoyable failures. :s

I love that place. And Gordale scar would be such a great location for a spin vid.


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but if you fall don't come crying to me!!!

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:So I'm told! Never been up that way before but my usual camping/treking partner raves about the place smile

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Durbs
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Posted:Originally Posted By: willworkforfoodjnrWill you really need an 80m rope? Can see that being a real tiring pitch!


Well - there's a 40m Grade-5 which sounds good fun, have been running 4 indoor routes in a row to get ready for that - but it was partly future proofing. We've already got a 50m rope, so thought might as well get a long one. Rather too much than too little wink

Might try and squeeze in some bouldering or maybe even Avon gorge after BoB if you're interested? There's some bouldering quite nearby I believe


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Yeah that sounds really good actually. I'll have to check when Petes wanting to drive back but if I've time I'm definately in.

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Durbs
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Posted:le sigh - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article5497028.ece
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That's 4 enviromental protection orders swept aside due to an emergency planning consent passed after the war.

(The relevance being Portland is the UK's premier sport climbing venue)

Grrrr


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Goddammit I'm so near to losing all hope.

Quote:Our main quarry on Portland is 120 acres, but we have only six months left there. Weve got nowhere else to go. That planning consent takes precedence over conservation.

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Durbs
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Posted:Odd - logged on to HoP and all 3 pictures up top were of climbing...

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aston
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Posted:Pity I missed them....

Yay! Climbing on rough dolomite sea-cliffs next week.

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joffjk
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Posted:I haven't been climbing for a long time but i am definately going to get back in to it as i have move out of london now and i live near cheddar gourge which has some sick climbs... i can't wait for the climbing centre there to open for the summer again

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Durbs
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Posted:I *think* you best get a move on as the majority of cheddar gorge closes to climbers mid-march (and you need insurance to climb there too)

4 weeks till I go to Sardinia grin


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:*Grrrr, grumble, whinge etc*

I vaguely remember climbing outside, too bloody cold at the moment, tried a couple of times but hands freeze into claws too fast. Last time, it started heavily snowing while I was halfway up a route frown

Ah well, gonna go check out the new CityBloc bouldering centre in Leeds tomorrow, should be fun.


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aston
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Posted:I followed a 24 the other day. grin

24 SA, so either 22 or 26 Aussie, I can not remember which way that goes....


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shocked_prawn
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Posted:i just started climbing smile i go to the local climbing wall with some of my friends. usually boldering, why had no one introduced me to this before?

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Durbs
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Posted:2.5 weeks till Sardinia grin
Woooooooo hoo!

*ahem*

Carry on wink


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Good stuff man smile You feeling ready?

Think we're booking a long weekend in Mallorca for the end of September hopefully, good times!


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Durbs
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Posted:Ready-ish... Been bouldering lots to get the strength up, so aside from fear, should be good wink

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Mr_Joe
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Posted:Durbs go practice some falling. Get used to it. Nothing worse than being frustrated by fear rather than ability.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=874
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Very important part of the sport climbing game. Falling will probably be half your attempts. Remember there's no need to back off on sport routes tongue2

Got out to the Roaches over the weekend and had fun pottering about on some of the classics. Doxy's Pool was far too wet though, really want to send Staffordshire Flyer!


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Durbs
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Posted:Yeah - already taken a couple of falls, nothing too huge, but outdoors is still different smile

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Posted:It is more fun outdoors. Also depends on how hard you are pushing.

If you stay too far within your limits then there is no point though. At least in my opinion....


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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:How was the rock then Mr Durbs?

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Posted:Yea Durbs, how was it? I'm off to Sardinia on Sunday for a week of fun-on-rocks.


(YAY!!!)


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aston
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Posted:Cape Town in a week. Oh.. yeah....

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kyle82


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Posted:i had. but stopped. i have my legs now swollen after few years. i wanted to continue. anyway, guy from australia, can you message me which place in australia you often go for hiking??



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Posted:Sardinia was much fun... Climbing in the Domusnovas area - excellent limestone with barely any polish to the holds at worst. Some of the roads in were on the "interesting" side though - steep ascents of deeply rutted unpaved tracks; not good for the nerves when in a rented fiat panda with a stupidly high damage excess...
Much cave fun when it was raining too, being limestone there were lots of crazy stalactite/mite formations.

Will definitely be heading back there..


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Durbs
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Posted:Hey Nigel, sorry missed your first post smile

Had an awesome time too - were based at the Lemon House in Lotzori, climbed 5 days out of 7, walking into the Goroppu Gorge one day and having a beach to ourselves the other.

Excellent climbing, didn't really push the grades but was just great to be climbing in the sun.
Spent a beautiful at the Canyon at Ulassai which had the best non-climbing area ever, did some beautiful routes at er... El Castello I think it was near Pedralonga (sp?) and also managed to squeeze a couple of routes in at La Poltrana and Cala Fuili.

Likewise - would love to go back, but equally excited to explore more European rock. First Fontainbleu trip being vaguely planned already.

On the down side, damaged my rotator cuff whilst in Sardinia, and being on holiday climbed on it for 3 days... Now in an enforced rest stage (1-3 months) with no climbing frown
C'est merde.


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Malcolm
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Posted:Took Jesse, my son age 4 and 3/4, to an indoor climbing wall. And he loved it. I would have done it with him but for my bad hips.

We are having Jesse's Birthday at the wall climbing venue.

Very addictive and lots of fun grin


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