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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

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new climb?

itchyfingers
26/04/2005
10:42:42 PM
not sure where to post this, but i'll try here. feel free to abuse me...
i was at camels on mon, and i'm sure its been done but i couldn't find the write up for it. if anyone knows the spot; behind the ledge above the finish of grey arete (10) there is a mossy section. if your facing the cliff and go down into the sort of crack.

i don't really want to admit to doing it (maybe why i found no write up) but the largish crack infront of you, i went up the face to the right of it. it was mossy and foul, and i thought the face towards the top might be okay, but it was about the same. its almost directly in line (on the other side) with romulas and remulas i think, maybe a bit to the left. it was a chossy, crappy piece of rubbish, but i was thinking of naming it 'Slash your wrists instead', just at the least to warn others off it!

tell me if its been done, but i am shattered that i even contemplated going up the line at all! i thought i had some sense of judgement by now. maybe if all the moss went it's be a passable bit of rubbish, but now its a joke. thanks guys.

anthonyk
27/04/2005
12:05:38 AM
On 26/04/2005 itchyfingers wrote:
>it was a chossy, crappy piece of rubbish, but i was thinking of naming
>it 'Slash your wrists instead', just at the least to warn others off it!

moss and slime generally make a pretty good sign for warning people off, but not the adventurous (or foolhardy) it seems! nice one, climbing crap builds character :)

Rich
27/04/2005
12:45:42 AM
On 27/04/2005 anthonyk wrote:
>On 26/04/2005 itchyfingers wrote:
>>it was a chossy, crappy piece of rubbish, but i was thinking of naming
>>it 'Slash your wrists instead', just at the least to warn others off
>it!
>
>moss and slime generally make a pretty good sign for warning people off,
>but not the adventurous (or foolhardy) it seems! nice one, climbing crap
>builds character :)
>
moss, slime, walk-offs...
Robin
27/04/2005
7:04:27 AM
Personally I wouldn't bother writing up a mossy ramble unless it was an access route or a clearly defined line. There are dozens of climbs on the eastern outcrop that are nothing more than low grade mossy rambles. It was quite a task working out where they actually went when editing the guidebook. One of them had a 70m pitch described, which turned out to be a closer to horizontal than vertical bouldery walk out.

If we were to write up every mossy ramble at Camels there would be hundreds more new routes there. I guess the bottom line is do you want to put your name on the route and does it contribute anything possitive to climbing?

LittleMac
27/04/2005
9:22:28 AM
Is the spot you are talking about, the area you were climbing over on Monday?? Heading back towards the top of the Omega Block.

anthonyk
27/04/2005
2:55:43 PM
On 27/04/2005 Robin wrote:
>If we were to write up every mossy ramble at Camels there would be hundreds
>more new routes there. I guess the bottom line is do you want to put your
>name on the route and does it contribute anything possitive to climbing?

in a way i think it could be worth having some way of sharing a climb for posterities sake (depending on the climb), but not including it in a guide, which would imply that the climb was somehow worth repeating.

but then again sometimes its nice letting adventures fade into the ether so other people can explore places too. i think it would be depressing if every walk or climb that had ever been done was recorded so you knew that someone had been there before. there's no "progress" in this game, knowing that every area has been ticked off doesn't contribute anything to humanity except refine places people will explore in future till there's nothing left. i reackon sharing your exploits with people around (eg in a forum or club or something) and then letting it fade with memory is enough..

hmm.. gotta burn that soap box one day.

itchyfingers
27/04/2005
7:28:23 PM
all very true, and thank you for the imput. i wasn't all that concerned about writing it up, and am sure it had been done b4 anyway. thanks again

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