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TR - Mt Buffalo Southside Gorge FA 25-Apr-2018 At 1:12:12 PM bigchris
I was wondering how long it would be before we heard from you :D

On 25-Apr-2018 Wendy wrote:
>i go and have shoulder surgery, and chockstone produces its most interesting
>2 threads of the past 5 years for me. fantastic!
>i had eyed off this line before. i mumbled about making plans to do it
>with singersmith or even m9. But the tradition of the moment is that other
>people jump on lines i'm thinking about whilst im injured :(. Geoff was
>toproping a route on the pharos i'd been planning on doing this summer
>the other day. if you believe in karma, you might be amused that he clonked
>himself in the head with a hold he ripped off. and chris destroyed his
>harness on this one ... and his shoulder by the sounds of things. shoulder
>surgery sucks, Chris. my commiserations.

It's all good - my harness was probably due to be replaced anyway from crawling up trenches and giant cracks and my shoulder was knackered before this and its starting to come good :D

>i think we can safely say i wouldn't have lead the thing if there wasn't
>any gear smaller than a valley giant in it. maybe singersmith might. if
>i can ever overcome the challenges of getting this shoulder better, getting
>fit again, and probably the greatest of them all, finding someone who wants
>to climb it with me, i'd happily clip the bolts.

I'm sure you'll find it sufficiently pants-pooping anyway :D

>I really doubt that the bolts will excite a new generation off width climbers
>though. Almost all climbers won't be able to do enough moves to even get
>between the bolts. If the ease of putting a tr on cacophonic crack hasn't
>brought the masses to the delights of offidths, 4 bolts in a harder, dirtier
>offwidth at the top of a long pitch of crack climbing isn't going to either.
>Chris and Tim are just special climbers :)

I don't think Tim had much say in the matter - "DUDE LETS GO DO THIS" "Ummmmmm ok?"

>What disturbs me more is the sideline mention of highlining anchors appearing
>all over the place at Buffalo. So now i'll go over to the other thread
>to have a little rant about those.

Tim and I saw a few different sets up near LGL, Country Road, and of course they would have partner anchors on the other side of the Gorge. I can't say I care enough about them to get my knickers in a twist and it seems like the dude from the other thread put them in. There well out of the way of anyone seeing them (at least I thought so) so no harm, no foul (on these ones).

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