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Thailand deep water soloing guide book is out!
mattmaddaloni
8/09/2006
3:44:50 PM
Hello eveyone. I've finished a new guide book for Thailand deep water soloing. You can directly download it at www.mattmaddaloni.com
enjoy

also check out www.DWSWORLD.com

nmonteith
8/09/2006
4:07:26 PM
It would be good if this guide has heights in metres not feet. I think Thailand went metric quite a long
time ago... (you use french grades so how about french metres!)

DWS is so much fun...
DJ Biggs
8/09/2006
10:12:29 PM
Is their a vietnam one out and about that anyone knows of for Hoa long bay?

mousey
8/09/2006
10:18:11 PM
damn straight, DWS is the most fun ive ever had climbing
does halong bay have established routes?? i did some muckingaround dws when i was there a few years ago but i didnt realise that anyone had looked at it seriously. theres good stuff there ay! anyhow im pissed as a nit and uber tired and have work tomorrow so faretheewell gentlemen & good ladies, im off for a quicky and a sleep.
joemor
9/09/2006
10:21:43 AM
http://www.vietclimb.com/

thats probably the best place for vietnam.

brat
9/09/2006
8:18:03 PM
I'm hoping to be in Halong Bay in January, http://www.toddskinner.com/Gallery_Nam/index.htm has pics from a trip there in December 1996 by climbers Todd Skinner, Paul Piana, Lynn Hill and Scott Milton. I'm still trying to find topos?

Oh yeah, and this http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=15434&Replies=8
DJ Biggs
10/09/2006
9:12:25 AM
I will most likely be there for december .... and maybe january, though I might just get lazy and head to tonsai... could be good to meet up, pool resources for boats what ever.

brat
10/09/2006
3:53:40 PM
Sounds good, we'll be in Tonsai somewhere around 8th December for a few days, Halong Bay around the 30th, no dates set in stone, check out my email address in my profile and drop us a line!

brat
10/09/2006
7:01:38 PM
I did a free French to English translation on the VietClimb.com topos! Seems like some rebolting was done in 2003 from the original 1996 bolts, most have GPS co-ordinates, oh well looks like I need a GPS! :o(

"The magnificent mood, majestic island lost in the waves of the halong Bay, she crushes us by his height and his extent. Vegetation islets overcome the ways, and cheer up this landscape brumeux and mineral. The boulder is compact, and alternates between the gray one and the flows ochres. The departure of most of the ways is done the slippers in water, there is strong luck that your rope floats on the stuffed sea of salt when you will recall it. A small boat is recommended confronting these banking, these roofs, these stalactites, these small columns. A big party of the cliff was equipped in 1996 by an American team of shock: Lynn Hill, Todd Skinner, Paul Piana. and Scott Milton. Some left rééquipée by the French team at the time of his passage in 2003, certain spits are to tighten and to oversee, and the relays ask sometimes to be reinforced!"

DJ Biggs
10/09/2006
8:23:07 PM
hmmm interesting..... sounds like ultra quick corrosion alla thai style, hopefully they used titanium in 2003.
but hey there should be enough water to fall into without clipping bolts.
James
11/09/2006
9:34:09 AM
yo Dave - drop Jason a line (ie Jason from Thailand/Bluies). he went to Ha Long Bay climbing a couple years ago. Think he said it was ok, but the climbing just wasn't as good as Tonsai.
dalai
11/09/2006
9:39:03 AM
Article from 2004 on the OP's site mattmaddaloni.com

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