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What to do with 5 metres of choss

Capt_mulch
18/07/2011
11:44:28 AM
Hi all, I know you've all been wondering "where's Mulchy been lately", so the news is I'm now living in Honiara and have a v. nice full-time job which comes with house supplied. Out the back of the house is a five metre wall of choss (limestone - old coral reef). It's not completely chossy, just very breakable when the holds are small. So, short of getting out an ice axe and digging chunky holds into it - what can I do? I've thought about gluing in long bolts and bolting climbing wall holds to it - any other suggestions?

kimbyl
18/07/2011
11:49:00 AM
Shotcrete it?
widewetandslippery
18/07/2011
11:55:31 AM
thats pretty desperate Mulchy. Go fishing

Capt_mulch
18/07/2011
12:14:20 PM
C'mon, you know it's gotta be done. Yep, thought about concrete, but I don't think it will be much better. Fishing - Honiara tends to be crap for fishing - you've gotta get out of town too far unless you own a boat (which a few friends do - so stay tuned ww&s - you'll be on the next plane over - there's everything right up to Marlin - if you like killing big creatures and not eating them). And yes, I'm getting desperate - until I suss out the limestone gorges around here there's nothing to climb except the back stairs - thank god for the gym at work!!
gfdonc
18/07/2011
12:24:27 PM
Ever bump into a guy there by the name of Brian Lewis? If so say hi.

shortman
18/07/2011
1:01:21 PM
Sell it on ebay.

Capt_mulch
18/07/2011
1:33:30 PM
For sale, 5m of choss, where is as is - will trade for a woody...

Eduardo Slabofvic
18/07/2011
1:44:06 PM
Aid it on really long bolts that have been filed down to sharp points. I once read an article by these guys in russia (or somewhere like that) where they climb frozen soil in such a manner

rodw
18/07/2011
1:49:40 PM
Just build a woody in the space.....but seriously I dont feel sorry at all for ya since you living in the tropics...also you been there a while now...why havent you got off ya arse and checked out the gorges?

wallwombat
18/07/2011
2:39:39 PM
Get a big hammer and a big chisel and make your own Kambah Rocks.

Capt_mulch
18/07/2011
2:40:27 PM
On 18/07/2011 rodw wrote:
>now...why havent you got off ya arse and checked out the gorges?

Been too busy stuffing around out in the Western Province plus 2 young 'uns puts the damper on things for a bit. I have a good mate here who has done plenty of climbing (brother of Anton Woiperis) who is keen to get out and about, so at least I have a belay slave!! bwah hah ha! Stay tuned - I'll get there - only just got all my climbing gear out of the boxes last weekend.

chossbagger
18/07/2011
2:57:36 PM
send it!

Capt_mulch
18/07/2011
3:27:52 PM
On 18/07/2011 wallwombat wrote:
>Get a big hammer and a big chisel and make your own Kambah Rocks.a
That was my other idea - I have a chunky cold chisel - and I've got to make more use of that aid hammer - it would be more fun though if wallwombat came over for the weekend, drank three slabs of beer and bashed away at it with me (ww&s can go fishing...)
widewetandslippery
18/07/2011
3:50:46 PM
Can I also fish in these gorges?

rodw
18/07/2011
5:47:42 PM
Fuk off Mulchy ww&s is my climbing weekend partner...you can borrow him during the week though

wallwombat
18/07/2011
5:59:01 PM
On 18/07/2011 rodw wrote:
>Fuk off Mulchy ww&s is my climbing weekend partner...you can borrow him
>during the week though

''weekend'' implies more then one day.

Does the missus let you out on a Saturday too, rod?

Bonus!

rodw
18/07/2011
7:16:56 PM
Nope Saturday is expedition planning day...oh yeah plus I work on Saturdays

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/07/2011
8:35:11 PM
G'day mulchy of the new avatar tribe...

>So, short of getting out an ice axe and digging chunky holds into it - what can I do?

Take a tablespoon of cement to harden up?
... or convert the copper tank in the foreground of pic into a moonshine -
nappy soak!
;-)
One Day Hero
18/07/2011
10:45:01 PM
On 18/07/2011 Capt_mulch wrote:
> any other suggestions?

Put it in a box and airmail it to Wingello............looks way better than the grunder which gets climbed upon up there!!
Samuel
19/07/2011
8:48:34 AM
Buy some plywood and build a woodie.

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