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Crag with the best amenities

Eduardo Slabofvic
29/09/2010
11:57:06 AM
Bundybear got me thinking. Where are the places that you've climbed that have other stuff handy that make the whole experience nicer? It has to be a crag, so you can't say, "Oh the Swiss Alps has blah blah blah"

Chazon in the Ardech had pizza van that also sold cold beer near the bridge you had to cross to get back to camp. It also had a great river for swimming.

But I gotta say that Ton Sai wins hands down. It had beach, swimming, tropical fist to look at, bars, night clubs, "friendly" people, restaurants, plentiful recreational substances
marky
29/09/2010
12:02:10 PM
On 29/09/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
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>tropical fist to look at, bars, night clubs, "friendly" people, restaurants,
>

Whats a tropical fist?? ;)

cruze
29/09/2010
12:03:56 PM
It is Thailand...
gfdonc
29/09/2010
12:15:00 PM
This might be topical, cos I noticed Tropical Thunder was on TV the other night. The topical topic of conversation might be tropical.

Then again, it might all just be a typo..

Eduardo Slabofvic
29/09/2010
12:33:19 PM
On 29/09/2010 marky wrote:

>Whats a tropical fist?? ;)

You mean to say you went there and didn't do any tropical fisting????


Man you should get out more

ajfclark
29/09/2010
12:40:49 PM
Do you typo that one often? I can just see a "gone fisting" sign hanging on your door...
widewetandslippery
29/09/2010
12:41:08 PM
Coles Bay. If you stay in the pay camping area. Dunnies, showers, fishing, swimming, short walk to pub and pizza and the climbings pretty bloody good to.
marky
29/09/2010
12:59:01 PM
On 29/09/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>On 29/09/2010 marky wrote:
>
>>
>
>You mean to say you went there and didn't do any tropical fisting????
>
>
>Man you should get out more

Hahaha Your the one telling the story
technogeekery
29/09/2010
3:22:20 PM
Tonsai +1

Table Mountain (Cape Town) is my #2 (Africa Crag if it has to be a crag). 10 mins drive from my home when I lived there. Cable car ride to the top, and cool slide down a pipe to get to the crag bottom. Fabulous views over city, mountains and ocean. Spend the day trad climbing multipitch, from grade 11 to 28 or so, amazing bulletproof sandstone, huge exposure, great positions. Full on restaurant and pub at the top, so when you are tired and dirty, roll in there for pies & pints, then catch the cable-car down. Or for the more adventurous, pop your parapente and fly back to your car. Then hit the beach for sundowners and a swim. Too good.

E. Wells
29/09/2010
7:30:29 PM
...Mt York has a round tin shed with seats and everything. I havent really been anywhere else.
daave
29/09/2010
8:05:04 PM
Best amenities...hmmmm.

This one got me thinking. First of all I thought of Frog, pretty alright toilets only a short walk from the crag. Then I remembered the hill you must negotiate to get out of the crag. Many people, if times were desperate, wouldn't make this crux, rendering the quality of said toilet useless...

Hmmm, which crag..?

But then I realised that the crag with the best amenities most definitely has to go to Centennial Glen! When climbing there, never will you have to do the desperate waddle, as there are so many perfect spots just meters from the track, Never will you have to worry about any unwelcomed guests hiding under the toilet seat and never will you ever have to bring toilet paper to the crag again, for the kind people before you have selflessly left some hanging on the low down bush especially for you to use!

I'd suggest, once we've decided on a winner, the inaugural Chockstone Amenities Christening..We can have an awesome lunch together - 2 menu choices, All Bran or Prunes. it'll be a blast!

However, I wont be attending, I'm a nervous pooer. But if someone would kindly set up a webcam, I'll gladly take part in the festivities from home!

widewetandslippery
29/09/2010
8:38:09 PM
I'm a nervous pooer.

best route name I've ever heard.

if someone would kindly has a creepy ring to it as well.
kieranl
29/09/2010
10:39:33 PM
Tremadog with Eric's cafe at the base.
Also Stony Middleton. Spent a couple of weeks camped under the crag. Just a short walk down to the caf and pubs. Also has the added spice of walking down the road while they're blasting in the quarry (if it is still going)

masterofrup
30/09/2010
9:00:49 AM
On 29/09/2010 marky wrote:

>Whats a tropical fist?? ;)

I've heard of a sneaky finger? which doesn't sound nearly as daunting.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/10/2010
12:41:21 PM
On 29/09/2010 kieranl wrote:
>Tremadog with Eric's cafe at the base.
>Also Stony Middleton. Spent a couple of weeks camped under the crag. Just
>a short walk down to the caf and pubs. Also has the added spice of walking
>down the road while they're blasting in the quarry (if it is still going)

Good one kieranl !
~> Another Chock-milestone reached... (kl's No 2,000)
Foreezajollygoodposteretc!!



D.Lodge
5/10/2010
6:09:10 PM
Ton Sai +1 more. Started an awesome multipitch from the concrete apron of the bar, and then rapped back to the same spot. Disconnect from rope, turn around, order a beer. Also did that at Diamond cave at Railay as well climbed a multi pitch in the fading light with people laying around outside the bar watching us climb, rapped off, as i coiled the ropes mate grabbed a beer for us. Sweet As!
martym
5/10/2010
9:04:12 PM
Paklenica in Croatia (my favourite crag in Europe) has a souvenir shop & flush toilets built into the cliffline - there's a sign politely asking climbers to not climb above the shop during opening hours. I saw plans suggesting a new information/conference centre was planned to be installed under the sport crags there...
The track through the sport climbing area is gravel covered, and many of the bigger climbs are sign posted (they're very proud of Anica Kuk)
And it's 2km down the road to beaches, pizza shops, cheap camping & pubs & gelato open all night.

MisterGribble
5/10/2010
10:20:37 PM
On 29/09/2010 kieranl wrote:

>Also Stony Middleton. Spent a couple of weeks camped under the crag. Just
>a short walk down to the caf

Kieran
Hate to spoil your romantic memories but the Caf (Pie, Chips, Beans Twice luv) is now a Bistro

Eduardo Slabofvic
5/10/2010
11:06:14 PM
On 5/10/2010 MisterGribble wrote:
>Hate to spoil your romantic memories but the Caf (Pie, Chips, Beans Twice
>luv) is now a Bistro

... but I see its still a whine bar.

phillipivan
6/10/2010
1:52:04 AM
On 29/09/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>Bundybear got me thinking. Where are the places that you've climbed that
>have other stuff handy that make the whole experience nicer? It has to
>be a crag, so you can't say, "Oh the Swiss Alps has blah blah blah"

Actually, the gorge I climbed at just outside Grindelwald had a 100m walk in, parking was opposite the pub, and you could gaze onto the Mittellegi Ridge for grand inspiration.

It is also where I learnt to Prussik in anger.


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