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Stalagosaurus R.I.P.

DT
26/05/2004
7:24:33 AM
Received this news yesterday:-

"Possibly the nicest 6a+ on the planet' - yes
we're talking about Stalagosaurus - is now probably 'just an ugly and
badly bolted 6c+'.

Yes it's true, the first stalactite, approx. 2m long, broke off. Apparently
almost crunching the belayer of the climbing girl who - luckily - had
already clipped the second bolt. Nobody's hurt and the broken stalactite
sits deeply in the sand, probably weighing close to 500kg."

I thought it was just the bolts that were dodgy at krabi.

alrob
26/05/2004
12:29:52 PM
is this the climb i've heard about where the face suddenly turns blank at on spot, and after a few moments of thinking WTF!!??, you realise theres a giant stalactite behind you that you step over onto?

Megan
26/05/2004
2:54:59 PM
Yeah that one is humanility (the wtf climb)... really curious as to what Stalagasaurus will look like now - and glad noone was underneath when that thing came off!

anthonyk
26/05/2004
10:35:58 PM
:~( RIP

..although i did think it was maybe a little overrated.. fun, but it didn't exactly make me squeal with joy
Steve M
28/05/2004
10:46:52 AM
I don't know about the best 6a+ for me that would have to be the right hand end of Thaiwand wall. Pretty amazing though. Climbed it about three months ago and would have sworn it would last forever.

It would be scary if the stalagtite off Humanality came off. That thing would way about 10 tonnes and would spear straight through freedom bar.

dt
28/05/2004
11:32:43 AM
Do you mean the 1st pitch of Circus Oz?

Great value for a 6a+

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/05/2004
11:50:47 AM
Thats the thing about limestone.
The most amazing (and large) formations can be 'cemented' on crud 'flowstone' bases. Sooner or later they will detach ...

Other formations can contain weak 'rock' when they grew during periods of contamination by other elements. All it takes is a climber to tip the balance.

Timebombs waiting to go off really ....

If you have doubts, try new routing at Bungonia Gorge.

Megan
28/05/2004
11:58:24 AM
Aaah.... memories.....


(Photos taken on the ubiquitous Stalagasaurus earlier this year)
Steve M
28/05/2004
12:06:35 PM
On 28/05/2004 dt wrote:
>Do you mean the 1st pitch of Circus Oz?
>
>Great value for a 6a+
No further right off the ledge in to instant exposure with full views of the peninsula. One of the greatest climbs I've done.

anthonyk
28/05/2004
2:52:55 PM
On 28/05/2004 Steve M wrote:
>On 28/05/2004 dt wrote:
>>Do you mean the 1st pitch of Circus Oz?
>>
>>Great value for a 6a+
>No further right off the ledge in to instant exposure with full views
>of the peninsula. One of the greatest climbs I've done.

that'd be this one i think:


look at those tiny little boats :)
bne
29/05/2004
2:17:11 AM
megan,
did it seem dodgy and fragile whe you were there?

megan
29/05/2004
9:59:37 PM
Nope, it seemed solid - else I wouldn't have been climbing all over it and belaying underneath it!
Steve M
31/05/2004
12:16:56 PM
How good is that climb. I was laughing while climbing it, sensory overload.

Heidi
31/05/2004
10:14:48 PM
I think you mean 'Fit to be Thaid', rad climb!

rich
1/06/2004
11:45:36 AM
Welcome Heidi! :)

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