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Fixed gear on the bard

oyccos
16/03/2009
11:57:28 PM
On Sunday I was leading on The Bard in the one 10 min block of solid rain we had all day. The rock was
slippery and the rope heavy which lead to my .05 Wild Country Friend walking all the way up into a crack
until just the very tip stuck out.
So for all of those of you who were concerned that the easiest and last pitch of Bard had no fixed gear
shortly before topping out, rejoice!

Everyone else, my apologies for not jamming it in the crux or halfway along the traverse.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/03/2009
12:51:44 AM
I wager it will be booty before long as there are some who enjoy such challenge...

Capt_mulch
17/03/2009
10:14:42 AM
Booty galore! Has anyone extracted the 'Excalibur' nut that was about 3/4 of the way up Lamplighter?

howzithanging?
17/03/2009
5:35:59 PM
Has anyone extracted the "EXCALIBUR' tent peg from the middle of the pines.

it is marked with a cairn
They say that one day the chosen one will remove it.
i have wittnessed many drunken attempts, yet it remains stuck fast,as if held by a demon witch spell.
patto
18/03/2009
12:31:01 AM
On 17/03/2009 howzithanging? wrote:
>Has anyone extracted the "EXCALIBUR' tent peg from the middle of the pines.
>
>it is marked with a cairn
>They say that one day the chosen one will remove it.
>i have wittnessed many drunken attempts, yet it remains stuck fast,as
>if held by a demon witch spell.
>

Wow I thought I christined that tent peg EXCALIBUR. I guess great minds think alike. Or else I was chatting to you in a drunken night in the pines. Its been there since at least the start of December.
gfdonc
18/03/2009
7:54:21 AM
Hehe. I'd have to take a look to check, but I think that tent peg may have been my handiwork. Has it been there since 2007? Smacked one into a tree root with a big mallet one trip. Tried bloody hard to get it out; no chance.

westie
18/03/2009
10:17:25 AM
On 16/03/2009 oyccos wrote:

>So for all of those of you who were concerned that the easiest and last
>pitch of Bard had no fixed gear

Is that nasty, loose block still near the top? I say it should be tumbled.

oyccos
18/03/2009
9:12:59 PM
Nah, just a standard crack placement at the end of a looong day. I'm sure it's in someone's rack by now.
I look forward to hearing about how being out in the elements for a day made it glide out like silk!

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