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Summersville Lake, West Virginia

Megan
23/08/2005
3:32:21 AM
Why I'll miss deep water soloing when I get back to Australia

For the second time this Summer, a group of us from the DC area headed out to Summersville Lake, in West Virginia and hired a pontoon for the day. The lake is drained in September/October, but at the moment, there's a lot of climbs (some bolted, some not) that can only be reached by the water. Anyway, here are the photos, better than any words to describe the day:

First climb of the day - Lara heading to the arete


... and Boer making his way up the arete


Henry finds a funky hand traverse


Meanwhile, Ocean reclines on Mr Tibbles and watches Alyce climb


Clare climbs, while Henry and Mr Tibbles look on (that turtle got around - until his untimely demise at the hands of Ness' incredibly long nails)


Lara and Captain Duckie head up another climb


Fat Dude jumps off the arete at Longs Point


Val (white rabbit) at Pirates Cove


The day ended when a thunderstorm rolled over around 2, and a lot of people decided that they didn't want to be out on a large body of water on a metal boat while there was lightning around. After returning the boat, a couple of us headed back out to some of the deep water soloing areas you can walk in to, while the rest of the pikers went shopping or hiking
mikl law
23/08/2005
7:25:26 AM
Ever siince I went out with you there last time I've been thinking of potentials back here- a bit of limited stuff at the dams cliff, near Cosmic county, maybe some stuff in a big dam near Wee Jasper in the ACT region with limestone crags, and maybe Dunn's Swamp near Glen Davis. I need to work on falling and swimming skills first though.

Megan
23/08/2005
8:15:44 AM
I'm hoping there are some potential spots to check out back home - it's the best way to spend a Summers day.

As for swimming skills, we found this time that having a whole pile of floaties made life a lot easier - you don't have to waste all that energy treading water.


Jackie
23/08/2005
8:20:26 AM
mad pics megal!!! Lookin 4wd to hearing all the adventures

Nick Kaz
23/08/2005
8:55:28 AM
On 23/08/2005 mikl law wrote:
>Ever siince I went out with you there last time I've been thinking of potentials
>back here- a bit of limited stuff at the dams cliff, near Cosmic county,
>maybe some stuff in a big dam near Wee Jasper in the ACT region with limestone
>crags, and maybe Dunn's Swamp near Glen Davis...

Mayby central coast:antho
JP
Photos by JP and antho

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/08/2005
8:57:53 AM
Great photos Megan. Inspiring stuff.

On 23/08/2005 mikl law wrote:
>in a big dam near Wee Jasper in the ACT region

Burrinjuck Dam is its name.
About half full at present ... so many areas that would have water bases at full supply are dry at the moment.

Most storages are at high capacity in end of Spring after normal flood events*. After that it becomes 'irrigation season' through Summer and the water is released progressively to a low level again by end of Summer.
(*The drought effect is still continueing as the storages have not recovered yet).

What this means is that when water levels are highest the weather can still be cool ...

Other storages that have potential are Wyangala (near Cowra NSW), & Talbingo (NSW also) but Talbingo has quite cold water all year round? Best access from the Sioux City end ??

Most storages would have the odd bit of rock dipping into the water at some point/s but it would be more hassle than its worth to search the specific spots out, unless you were already there for other reasons.

There is also a dam on the upper end of the Shoalhaven Rv (exits to the sea at Nowra), that may have some lower potential. Motorised boats are not allowed (canoes are OK) and there is plenty of upper cliffline/s, but I don't know about cliffs lower down .

Another spot might be the cliffs just West of the Pacific Hwy on the Hawksbury Rv or parts of Kuringai NP?

You are right about Burrinjuck having the most potential though. Best access would be from Wee Jasper vicinity by boat, as its a considerable distance to the limestone area/s from the Wall end of the storage.



aikibujin
23/08/2005
11:49:17 AM
Well, let's not forget:

Megan shaking out on an arete.


Mikl Law, in his own words: "deep water soloing is good but very weird, I have shots of myself barely out of the water and I remember looking down and thinking 'those little boats down there look like ants'".


Mikl and Ness practicing the Olympic sport of Synchronized Diving.


Eric pulling a crazy heelhook.


And of course, Crazy Niles doing his big jump.

white rabbit
23/08/2005
11:56:52 AM
Hi Boer......it's val

Rich
23/08/2005
12:09:29 PM
hey val and megs, great pics, you guys look like you're having an awesome time.. you gotta luv the DWS.. best fun you can have whilst wet!

White Rabbit
23/08/2005
12:15:42 PM
hey rich......

how goes things? how goes the woody?

seems like we're having a good time now...just wait for the photos from Utah/Colorado......3 words Indian Creek Baby!!

Rich
23/08/2005
1:36:51 PM
yo Val :)

Woody's great we just moved it over to my new place last weekend.. couple of pics here: http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=26211&Replies=9&PagePos=0&Sort=#newpost
You know i'm headin to europe in a few months.. ?
Look forward to the next instalment of ur pics.. motivation to head down that way on my big road trip!

aikibujin
24/08/2005
5:26:57 AM
Hi Val, shhhhh! Don't blow my cover. Aren't you suppose to be on your way to Colorado by now? Hope you're bringing enough cams for Indian Creek.

White Rabbit
24/08/2005
5:40:29 AM
sorry guy in a paper bag.....
I'm sorting out some paper work...and the bank lost both my checks so I'm waiting around for them to find them :(

Then I think I waiting around for our friend KC to come over to DC then I'm finially going to leave......that and I'm sticking around eating all the food you left at meggy's house.......

As for Rich nice photos.....and I want beta about Europe, coz I'm heading over the next year :)

Valski



Rich
24/08/2005
12:21:35 PM
On 24/08/2005 White Rabbit wrote:

>As for Rich nice photos.....and I want beta about Europe, coz I'm heading
>over the next year :)
>
>Valski
cool as valski, i should still be over there next year so I 'll be able to give you the beta in person! :)
gfdonc
24/08/2005
1:13:20 PM
GREAT! Chicks in bikinis, climbing, and inflatable toys .. all in the one thread! I never thought I'd see the day. FanTASTIC!
- Steve ;-)


IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2005
3:20:31 PM
On 24/08/2005 gfdonc wrote:
>GREAT! Chicks in bikinis, climbing, and inflatable toys .. all in the
>one thread! I never thought I'd see the day. FanTASTIC!
>- Steve ;-)
LOL
... you forgot 'and big drops'? (ie getting off the climbs looks rad too).

Good to see these people are not addicted to chalk!

Can't really picture you with an inflatable toy half up Buffalo Nth wall though ... :)


aikibujin
24/08/2005
10:40:37 PM
"Climbing" + "bikinis" + "big drops" often lead to "sexy results".

Errrr, of course, I wouldn't know ANYTHING about that.

Jackie
25/08/2005
2:50:49 PM
On 24/08/2005 M8iswhereitsat wrote:

>Can't really picture you with an inflatable toy half up Buffalo Nth wall
>though ... :)

sounds like a challenge to me...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/08/2005
2:59:28 PM
There you go gfdonc. You have now been challenged, ...
... or are you taking up wearing bikinis on the Nth wall of Buff now Jackie?
KP
25/08/2005
5:22:54 PM
you guys should head out to loddon river falls. Its stellar !!

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