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PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
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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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:Yeah he's fine, bit bruised but nothing a few drinks didn't fix wink

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2007
Total posts: 4061
Posted:Good to hear. Gonna be able to talk him into trying again?

Really must get onto rock again. Just horribly hot, so unpleasant.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Location: Australia
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Posted:I took an 8 metre ground fall this week. It censored hurt. Im out of the game for at least 2 weeks frown

sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Posted:Aston: Hes not up for a trip back there in the near future, massive multipitch isn't really his scene. I'll find someone to head over with though I'm sure.

WA: Jeez mate you OK?


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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Ouch.... Least you are able to post. smile

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Posted:just bruised and sprained. My ego took by far the worst damage. the climb was a bit run out, the rope pulled tight just as I decked, so I was saved from the worst of the impact. Im going on a bushwalk tomorrow to stretch my legs, and back to Arapiles the following week.

The worst part was staring at the ground on the way down trying to work out whether I wanted to break my legs or my arms and which will be better for my spine; but it was all good.


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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aston
aston

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Posted:Well, you are still around and still going to climb, so no harm done. smile

Although 8m fall.... Scary....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Poppy-rose
Poppy-rose

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Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Member Since: 5th Mar 2010
Total posts: 30
Posted:I climb but here in the UK. Havent done it for a while though as has no transport, mainly do bouldering to keep stamina up, but love lead-roping indoors. Havent experienced outdoor climbing yet.

Poppys will always be close to your heart.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:You need to get outdoors! Its sunny today, off you go smile

Seriously, its a million times better than pulling on plastic!


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Poppy-rose
Poppy-rose

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Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Member Since: 5th Mar 2010
Total posts: 30
Posted:lol yeah I gathered that. Its finding a climbing partner also frown

Poppys will always be close to your heart.

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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Posted:come to Aus, I will climb with you smile

bruises healing. Going back to Araps on Wednesday to put that puppy to rest. Man I love climbing.


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:Get it done smile And this time get your belayer to stand on a rock so they can jump off if you fall, that extra 2ft could make all the difference wink

A busted knee is keeping me off the rock right now, going to try a quick ARC session tonight but its looking like I'm stuck with the beastmaker for the next week.


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Just don't let 2 big guys peel back your skin and spray skin glue to the palm of your hand when you get a flapper laugh3 I screamed like a girl - I think they enjoyed it a little too much.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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aston
aston

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Location: South Africa
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Total posts: 4061
Posted:lol....

Sucker.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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brenonfire413
brenonfire413

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Location: New Orleans, LA United States
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2009
Total posts: 514
Posted:Finally got to do some climbing lately. It's been too damned wet or cold out here, but once spring hits in full I'll be out daily!

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Posted:I redpointed that climb I fell on, the crux felt smooth now I knew which sequence to take so yay I didn't fall again!

now four days of teaching kiddies how to navigate then another week out at Arapiles tradding, then off for 2 weeks to Nowra sport climbing and Point perpendicular sea cliff climbing. Oh the joy smile


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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aston
aston

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Posted:*hisss*

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Posted:I did Valkyrie at the Roaches yesterday. One of the best routes I've ever done smile

Finally got a psyched partner for long mountain trad too so this summer should be awesome!


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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Posted:3 weeks of climbing goodness coming up. Im gonna be typing with popeye forearms in a month smile

sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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WoodlandApple
WoodlandApple

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Posted:just got back from a week of sport climbing,a bag of new ticks, and a finger pulley injury that now needs to heal frown

but Im super stoked, one week rest and then off for 3 more weeks of trad bliss at Arapiles. An amazing season!


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

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Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Posted:Woot! Came soooo close to onsighting an E1 5b yesterday. Fell once and did it next go. Happy days grin

The top:

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aston
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Location: South Africa
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Posted:Assuming I do not freeze (Saffricans do not climb in the snow that much) I will be trying some stuff this weekend. Although I have done so little at the wall I doubt I will get anything worth mentioning.

Although there is a tempting technical 23 that I have my eye on.... (Think that is about 6c?)


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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aston
aston

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Posted:Yay! Got some climbing done at last.

Still able to onsight 20s (6bish), so not as out of condition as I thought.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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willworkforfoodjnr
willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Posted:Wooooo Hooooo HOOOOOOOOOOOO! grin

Off to Lundy island for a week in 48hrs smile


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aston
aston

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Posted:*wants*

I doubt I am going to get much done this semester. frown


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:Nice stuff smile

Had my first trip to Cheddar Gorge recently - very nice place, though the gorge acts a bit like an amplifier for all the cars and bikes that drive though it.

Nothing too exciting, but ticked a couple of 6a+ which is new high for outdoors.

Portgual in 2 weeks too, so should squeeze in some sport, bouldering and mebbe DWS too... (Though "psicobloc" is a much better phrase and quicker to say)

Huzzah


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aston
aston

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Posted:DWS?

Really want to climb again. frown


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Durbs
Durbs

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Posted:Deep Water Soloing - i.e. bouldering/high-balling over the sea smile

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aston
aston

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Posted:Ah. Have come across it, just not the abbreviation. Also, none that I know of in or near South Africa.

I want to do SPitzkoppe at some point. Slabby granite friction climbing. grin


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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WoodlandApple
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Posted:Originally Posted By: astonAh. Have come across it, just not the abbreviation. Also, none that I know of in or near South Africa.



Thats because if you do it in South Africa, you get eaten by sharks.

My finger is almost 100% and Im starting training for some "big wall" action (or as close as you can get in Aus anyway) in a few months!


sticks and stones my break my bones, but ski patrol will save me.

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