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Arapiles needs more bolts

elmo_lives
22/10/2004
3:31:58 PM
I think that climbs with good potential such as Bard and Tannin should be bolted so that they can be more enjoyable. Plus, people would climb them faster, so everyone would be able to climb them everyday without having to do any of those other worthless climbs in the area (Grampians included). So, whoís with me? And could anyone recommend any methods for stealth bolting? Iím afraid that a few nutcases might think itís Ďunethicalí.
Pommy
22/10/2004
3:34:58 PM
That's the worst troll I've ever seen!
Surely you can do better than that

shaggy
22/10/2004
3:35:27 PM
I'm not even going to bite on this one! But Just imagine, considering the wear etc on these climbs already, what they would be like with even more traffic.... Bloody hell, so hard not to bite.

elmo_lives
22/10/2004
3:46:07 PM
Hehehe. All right, all right. Iím just a person who throws a rock at a bees hive when I see one. But you have to admit, if you and a mate were the only climbers in the world, and no one else cared about bolts, Bard would be kinda fun as a sport route.
Lucky that the occasional rifle target practice over the pines is enough to scare anyone out of doing such a thing.

Clancy
22/10/2004
4:28:17 PM
how about painting on sequence next to each hold...

ie left 1 right 2 etc

though the chalk already comes close in places.

mousey
22/10/2004
6:16:49 PM
what about taking the rock piece by piece to the powder coaters so that its more durable (we could even get the chalk marks done, that'd be a giggle seing those pesky enviro's trying to clean up the place) and then gluing them all back on (in more convenient places though, so that you dont have any of those terrible reaches. but we have to make sure we put in the bolts exactly where the placements are so that we dont change the nature of the climb.

right behind ya to gridbolt araps- all this wiggly shit takes away from the climbing itself. and hanging futons at the belays- i dont want to be uncomfortable any more at belays. with enough room for the polish lesbians (the type that like guys as well) who, while i pretend to belay, can feed me grapes and sing. ooh just thinking about it im gonna chalk myself...

wombats
22/10/2004
6:35:12 PM
silly silly thread....

elmo_lives
23/10/2004
12:22:54 AM
But thatís what we need. Mighty mouse, I couldnít have said it better myself.

mousey
23/10/2004
12:27:39 AM
neil better hurry up and finish enjoying himself, looks like he has lots of volunteer to work to do before i get there!!

nmonteith
24/10/2004
1:52:13 AM
i will back with 156 bolts for bard soon. it will be mega classic. i have a few gym holds to attach as well.
bob
24/10/2004
7:07:46 PM
Or why donít you just get better at tred climbing and spend moor time on the rock enjoying it, that climb is used as a test peace to parse a curse because itís suck a good climb with a good range of styles and exposure and some what bit of fear factor (the traverse) I remember when I did it and bolting it would be a sad, sad day in my opinion

I donít think itís necessary fore us to go around bolting the **** out of every piece of rock we see especially the ones that have plenty of natural protection and have been climbed with out bolts fore years, any one can climb something with a bunch of bolts so how about people that want to climb it start on something a bit easer and build up to it like climbers have been doing fore years, and doesnít any one remember what minimal impact means any moor??

If you cant handle the exposure go back to the Gym!

(no one has to agree it's just my opinion)

bob

mousey
24/10/2004
7:25:24 PM
woo hoo i didnt think we were gonna any troll points for THAT!!

wombats
24/10/2004
11:23:55 PM
Bob... ignore the silly trollers and forget about this silly silly thread.

Have a nice night Bob.


phil box
25/10/2004
2:19:49 PM
I`ve got a couple of aluminium extension ladders to add to the collection of fixed gear that should be added to araps. I suggest these ladders should be used on Punks in the Gym so I am able to climb it. That will take fixed protection to new heights. You can clip every rung of the ladder if you feel scared.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/10/2004
3:02:15 PM
On 25/10/2004 phil box wrote:
>I`ve got a couple of aluminium extension ladders to add to the collection
>of fixed gear that should be added to araps. I suggest these ladders should
>be used on Punks in the Gym
1st ya got to bolt it to the face, ...
If you only put one bolt in one side of it, does it still count as wiggly $hit?

rodw
25/10/2004
3:10:44 PM
I cant believe this thread, you even mentioning bolting a aluminium ladder is rediculous and downright irresponsible.....its gotta be stainless steel or nothing...think of the future climbers and put something that will last.... I for one dont wont to see in years to come someone falling off punks because a rusty ladder rung gave way.

But while there, can someone put in a small travelator from the road to the bottom of punks, as that walk up the hill is way to tiring.
earwig
Online Now
25/10/2004
3:25:11 PM
I reckon we should make a plaster cast of best bits of The Bard and other classics and make a really good climbing gym - just the hot moves - The Punky Bard Goes Kachong.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/10/2004
3:33:15 PM
On 25/10/2004 earwig wrote:
>I reckon we should make a plaster cast of best bits of The Bard and other
>classics and make a really good climbing gym - just the hot moves - The
>Punky Bard Goes Kachong.
Good concept, but what would the gyms do with all the bolt on holds left over?
Reality climbing comes indoors??

Easier to lump a ladder up to Punks methinks, but if there is a $ in it who knows what lengths the entrepreneurs will go to!
adamk
25/10/2004
3:44:16 PM
On 25/10/2004 phil box wrote:
>I`ve got a couple of aluminium extension ladders to add to the collection
>of fixed gear that should be added to araps. I suggest these ladders should
>be used on Punks in the Gym so I am able to climb it. That will take fixed
>protection to new heights. You can clip every rung of the ladder if you
>feel scared.

hmmm...i would probably still struggle to haul my fat arse up a ladder on punks. Could the ethics be extended to include aid climbing a ladder on punks? What would it's grade be?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/10/2004
4:05:37 PM
On 25/10/2004 adamk wrote:
>(snip) Could the ethics be extended to include aid climbing a ladder
>on punks? What would it's grade be?
Depends on whether you have to hammer off the rust on the 'aluminium' (sic) steps which have a galvanic reaction to the stainless steel bolt supporting it on the wall.
I'd suggest a grade of A1; being 'A' for arapiles; and '1' for it being the 1st atrocity of its kind.
Maybe the 1st bolted route on the Golden Arches (to be set up opposite the Pines), could be rated A2.
Regardless they would never get 'clean-aid' ratings due to the smelly climbers that would put them up!

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