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trip to arapilies
carl the pomme
7:11:50 PM
hi there, i'm over from England currently living and working in apollo bay Victoria and am comming for a trip to Araplies on the 1st of feb for 4 days. I climb VS, HVS back in sunny old england and also teach at single pitch crags. I am hoping to meet up with some one who knows the crags and can help me appreciate the fantastic climbing which is on offer. I only have my shoes and chalk bag with me but would realy appreciate someones help if they canshow me around and loan me a harness.

hope to here from you soon and happy climbing
Dave C
7:24:26 AM
You'll have a ball at VS - HVS mate. Grades 15 - 19 covers some of the best routes in the place. Careful of locals bearing sandbags though!
Carl the Pomme
10:19:32 AM
thanx mate. i am really looking forward to it just hope i can hook up with someone. are you in the uk? if so hows the climbing going with the weather?hows the gods own gritstone?
9:13:35 AM
God must be 10cm tall if that's his/her idea of the perfect crag... :)
Carl the Pomme
10:13:04 AM
there not big in size but the climbin it offers is superb, great friction great jams, and very varied. if you ever get the chance to go to pomme land, get yourself to almscliff on a cold dry winters day????? i promise it will be spot on.

11:32:06 AM
If you don't hook up with anyone before you head off. There is always the notice board @ Araps. You'll find the board down at the toilets, where loads of crew seem to find partners to climb with. I loved the grit stone, could go without the -10 degree lows overnight while hiding in my sleeping bag. Arapiles on the otherhand, great rock and amazing weather. Enjoy!!!!!
Carl the Pomme
1:53:23 PM
thanks for that mate appriciate your help.
have fun

2:04:25 PM
Hi Carl, hope you're enjoying Lucky Land so far. I'll (probably, but don't count on it) be at Araps next week (the 31st til the 5th), taking it easy before uni and teaching a mate how to climb. It's my first time at the crag, so I'd be more than happy to swing leads on a couple of the classics one day - I'll probably be sticking to things < 13 (hard Severe, easy VS) with my friend, so I'll be more than keen to do something a little harder, although not too hard because I haven't climbed with wigglies for a while and I'll be scared. ;)

I can loan you a helmet and a harness (or rig one up out of slings), and I've got close on to a full rack with doubles of some things, although if you could snaffle some more cams from anyone they wouldn't go astray.

I'm unusually short, with glasses, sandy-brown kinda hair, and a big nose. I'll probably have a shitbox old red Nissan Pulsar and a serious case of sunburn. Come on up and say hi if you see me.
Carl the Pomme
6:11:19 PM
that would be fantastic mate. im more than happy to climb easy stuff and more than happy to give your mate a hand. do you have a mobile number or a private email i can contact you on as i am really keen to meet up (really missing my climbing while ive been out here. i look forward to hearing from you.


7:04:44 PM
On 24/01/2005 WM wrote:
>God must be 10cm tall if that's his/her idea of the perfect crag... :)

Mate, it's how you use it.
8:31:36 AM
the classic excuse of the under-endowed

8:39:36 AM
On 24/01/2005 rokmonkee wrote:
> You'll find the board down at the toilets, where
>loads of crew seem to find partners ....
Didn't George Michael get into trouble for something similar????? ;)

ShinToe Warrior
10:01:35 PM
Hey Carl,
It was good meeting ya mate! I think that squeak dude needs a hobby :) On the way to or from araps,
check out the bouldering at Andersons, near Mt Stapleton. I was just there today for a lightning visit on
the way home to melbourne. It was cool, Helps if you have a Grampians Selected Guide to suss out
where it is . PM me if you need more exact beta on how to get to the boulders or to just say g'day. Have

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