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Who hates Chris Baxter?

westie
31/03/2008
11:54:12 AM
right then,

It seems to be an open secret but I'll shout a six pack to anyone who can inform me of why Baxter always gets it in the neck. I've asked a couple of folks who'd know but they're keeping mum about it.

Another six pack to know who scrawled the infamous graf on Castle Crag.
mikl law
31/03/2008
12:15:29 PM
So many reasons;-
He's got way more passion than talent, and is still putting up more new routes than the VCC combined. Anyone can climb 20 if they can climb 25, but you have to work hard if you can only climb 18.
He was supposed to retire in THE 70's, and it looks like he mightn't even retire is HIS 70's.
Tall poppies are supposed to be elegant.
Hexes and Helmets!
etc
hero
31/03/2008
12:23:13 PM
Ok, so that's one vote for who loves Baxter.

shiltz
31/03/2008
12:31:37 PM
- being a magazine editor for so long would have to be a factor
- getting on the front page of the Sun after Ozymandias can't have helped
- being an eager participant in interstate rivalries

I dunno really... but I like the concept of a free six pack!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
31/03/2008
12:51:22 PM
- more recently it might just be due the internet fashion of picking a celebrity to flame on?

We all have our habits. From what I have seen and heard over the years he does not sound too different to many who call themselves climbers.

You can make that two 'for' CB now hero.

Richard
31/03/2008
1:12:00 PM
On 31/03/2008 westie wrote:

>Another six pack to know who scrawled the infamous graf on Castle Crag.

oh oh .. this is an easy one .. the answers here in a previous forum .. I just need to find it before BA logs on !!

----------------
and the answer is:

it was chipped by his belayer on the first ascent of Undertaker (the name of which is now trivial to get from the guide..)

http://www.chockstone.org/Interviews/MLaw.htm

IdratherbeclimbingM9
31/03/2008
2:11:35 PM



seems like it has been an institution since at least 2004

westie
31/03/2008
3:28:01 PM
On 31/03/2008 Richard wrote:

>>Another six pack to know who scrawled the infamous graf on Castle Crag.

>it was chipped by his belayer on the first ascent of Undertaker

Names anyone? or I'll have to give Richard the beer...
tastybigmac
31/03/2008
3:51:48 PM
what was that route he did at araps with 1 aid that someone else did free at grade 10? it is somewhere over near the organ pipes

Dikko
31/03/2008
4:07:05 PM
Isn't it in the corner R of Touchstone in the Northern Group? I forget the name though...

westie
31/03/2008
4:12:47 PM
On 31/03/2008 Dikko wrote:
>Isn't it in the corner R of Touchstone in the Northern Group? I forget
>the name though...

Pretty sure you're right there.

foreverabumbly
31/03/2008
4:13:47 PM
Mentzies guide has Chris Dewhirst as Baxters partner.

*edit* so does Luise's

foreverabumbly
31/03/2008
4:19:28 PM
and his "aided" route was Leaden Echo - grade 9, and yep - just to the right of touchstone

although the same FA party eliminated the aid later.
prb
31/03/2008
4:40:05 PM
Soloed Leaden Echo not long ago. It's actually a pretty bouldery start, especially if you're wearing
blinkers.
tastybigmac
31/03/2008
9:45:06 PM
oops my bad. you are right. why were you wearing blinkers?

JamesMc
31/03/2008
10:07:54 PM
BA?

When someone is a bit noisy, perhaps a bit arrogant, and stands out from the crowd and tries to make a name for themselves by really doing something for climbing, they seem to lay themselves open to bagging from the nobodies.

Chris Baxter, Kim Carrigan, David Brereton, Glenn Tempest, Jo Goding.....

Most of these people have come and gone, or only just arrived. Chris came first and never left.

While I must confess to enjoying a little "Melon Bating" in the past, and have done enough climbing with Bangla to know all the stories, I have the greatest respect for Chris. History will show him to be THE Victorian climber of the 20th century.

I am told that the Imortal Inscription was by Fred Langenhorst. Have also heard that Chris showed a slide of it at a BMC confernece years ago.

JamesMc


wallwombat
1/04/2008
12:19:39 AM
He's a crap kisser, but besides that, I've got nothing against him.
rod
1/04/2008
3:59:19 AM
crap thread salvaged by the mike law read: bang on about 23 being the universal sandbag though 19 comes a close second.

happened to come across a photo of mike at onsight's today and mike was dressed in blue on lead looking somewhat less than real fat. being a fat climber, i'll have to to drop him from my heroes list unless someone proves its just a slimming lens effect.
hero
1/04/2008
8:49:32 AM
Big claim james, the sort of thing BIAS himself would have said (think about it). I would suggest other contenders, included on the list below. But just to make it interesting I have anagrammed their names.

CALM AWHILE
CRANK AIM RIG
CANAL MOSLEM MOTH
ANIMAL MART
EASY HURT TWIT
LITHE MENTION
ZEN ISN'T MOM
RAT BIRCH SEX
GENT SLEPT MEN
DRIVEN OFF LINK
DICK WHOLE TOOK

Ok, so it's a quiet day at work.

westie
1/04/2008
8:51:26 AM
On 1/04/2008 rod wrote:
>crap thread

you got a better idea? lets compare cams again, find climbers or lifts to crags, argue bolting vs natural etc etc...

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