Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

DMM: DMM ALLOY "Offset" have arrived!!! #Sizes 7 - 11. (5 piece) Range: 12 to 23.5mm. (Great Compliment to DMM Wallnuts. (Refer Peenuts for Profile) Awesome Pro!  $93.00
15% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Find Climbers

Find Climbers In Your Area

 Page 1 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 28
Author
balkans bouldering partner?
machine3lf
9/09/2011
4:29:23 PM
Hey. Im trying to find people to boulder with in the Balkans area weekday afternoons. I don't mind climbing alone but its always handy to have someone to spot or, worst case, some one to call next of kin.
Anyone interested?
One Day Hero
9/09/2011
10:29:58 PM
On 9/09/2011 machine3lf wrote:
>or, worst case, some one to call next of kin.

Gosh, bouldering sounds really hardcore and on the edge when you say stuff like that...........except, has anyone ever been killed bouldering in this country? Has anyone ever been trucked out of the Balkans in an ambulance?

Happens all the time at Piddo, and I don't see any trad climbers getting all "Hey, who wants to hold my rope?.......oh, and call my next of kin if something goes wrong as I roll the dice of death on Flake Crack? Ooooooh, I'm so tough, waaaaaaannnk!"
machine3lf
10/09/2011
10:57:03 AM
Sorry mate, I didn't mean to get you all upset you like that. I figured there would be more of a sense of community here or at least people with enough intelligence to detect sarcasm or irony.
I guess your the odd one out here then.




Duncan
10/09/2011
11:24:28 AM
I've seen someone trucked out of the Balkans in an ambulance.

Phil S
10/09/2011
1:21:25 PM
Oh ODH... Did the boulderers steal your meds again?
citationx
10/09/2011
5:26:19 PM
On 10/09/2011 Duncan wrote:
>I've seen someone trucked out of the Balkans in an ambulance.

I know of someone who fell off the top of the frontline to their death. Wasn't found until the next day after a big search because noone really knew where she was...
(While I don't mind your occasional rant, ODH, sometimes you really can push the d!ckhead envelope)

mattjr
10/09/2011
6:02:58 PM
On 10/09/2011 citationx wrote:

>(While I don't mind your occasional rant, ODH, sometimes you really can
>push the d!ckhead envelope)

+1
One Day Hero
11/09/2011
4:48:10 PM
On 10/09/2011 machine3lf wrote:
> I figured
>there would be more of a sense of community here or at least people with
>enough intelligence to detect sarcasm or irony.
>
For a quick lesson on sarcasm and irony, read through Simey and Useful's posts.

What I do detect is a creeping effect where boulderers try to project the extreme exploits of a hardcore minority onto the entire "sport". It cracks me up when pebble wrestlers try to sell the image of 10m solo's, while the reality is that most of the time arses are no more than 1m above the stack of pads.....or they do the hard bit with arse brushing pads, then jug-haul up gr15 to get "highball cred"

With extensive research I've come up with the following equations for bouldering, which seems to work 99% of the time

eq1) 2H<(P+S)
where (H=max height in m of feet above pads), (P=number of pads), (S=number of spotters)

eq2) (Rd+En+2)>Vgr
where (Vgr=the grade of problem being attempted), (Rd=number of recording devices), (En=number of idiots in entourage yelling "C'mon")
Duncan
11/09/2011
5:24:37 PM
On 10/09/2011 Duncan wrote:
>I've seen someone trucked out of the Balkans in an ambulance.

Thinking about it, I seem to remember that hard-person Heather T. broke her leg there back in the day too. So that's at least 2 people.

wallwombat
11/09/2011
9:06:25 PM
Well if you gauge "hardcore" activity by rates of accidents then it's obvious that abseiling is the most hardcore. More people seem to end up corpses while abseiling than climbing.

Damo, what I don't understand is, why you are so worried about what other people do.

Why do you give a shit?



hipdos
11/09/2011
9:22:46 PM
On 11/09/2011 wallwombat wrote:

>Damo, what I don't understand is, why you are so worried about what other
>people do.
>
>Why do you give a shit?
>

I reckon it is a Canberra thing. There is nothing else to do.

sbm
11/09/2011
9:39:24 PM
On 11/09/2011 Duncan wrote:
>On 10/09/2011 Duncan wrote:
>>I've seen someone trucked out of the Balkans in an ambulance.
>
>Thinking about it, I seem to remember that hard-person Heather T. broke
>her leg there back in the day too. So that's at least 2 people.

(May as well jump on the wagon)...what about that story in the Peter Balint guide about "20 Minute Knockout", named after what happened to the first ascentionist?

Man, this crag is dangerous. I might stick to the Fear Factory from now on. (That's sarcasm btw. I see that people are having trouble)

White Trash
12/09/2011
12:18:35 PM
On 12/09/2011 davidn wrote:
>On 11/09/2011 hipdos wrote:
>>On 11/09/2011 wallwombat wrote:
>>
>>>Damo, what I don't understand is, why you are so worried about what
>other
>>>people do.
>>>
>>>Why do you give a shit?
>>>
>>
>>I reckon it is a Canberra thing. There is nothing else to do.
>
>There's heaps to do (at least climbing-wise), but when your self-imposed
>standards interfere with your enjoyment of climbing and life, I guess you
>jump on Chockstone to try and project your feelings of inadequacy onto
>others!

Did it work?
widewetandslippery
12/09/2011
12:22:39 PM
I wasn't climbing back in the day but I also have never heard of people climbing there BITD? What gives? Was this Dr Darks secret spot? Was he there before rodw?

White Trash
12/09/2011
12:36:57 PM
On 12/09/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I wasn't climbing back in the day but I also have never heard of people
>climbing there BITD? What gives? Was this Dr Darks secret spot? Was he
>there before rodw?

think you just answered my question from recieving end but what about sending?.
Duncan
12/09/2011
1:36:57 PM
On 12/09/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I wasn't climbing back in the day but I also have never heard of people
>climbing there BITD? What gives? Was this Dr Darks secret spot? Was he
>there before rodw?

Is that directed at me? It's possible we have different definitions of BITD. I'm talking like 7-8 years ago.

grantoss
12/09/2011
1:53:57 PM
being the spotter could be worse than actually falling off a boulder out there...think buge snapped his ankle out there in a tree root related spotting incident and required an ambulance
widewetandslippery
12/09/2011
1:57:05 PM
On 12/09/2011 Duncan wrote:
>On 12/09/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>>I wasn't climbing back in the day but I also have never heard of people
>>climbing there BITD? What gives? Was this Dr Darks secret spot? Was he
>>there before rodw?
>
>Is that directed at me? It's possible we have different definitions of
>BITD. I'm talking like 7-8 years ago.
I think I know the Heather you are talking about and I'm sure she'll be so happy you righting her off as an old chook!
simey
12/09/2011
2:14:42 PM
It is always a pleasant suprise to click on a thread that I assume holds nothing of interest to me and discover that ODH has injected some humour into things.
widewetandslippery
12/09/2011
2:21:22 PM
On 11/09/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 10/09/2011 machine3lf wrote:
>> I figured
>>there would be more of a sense of community here or at least people with
>>enough intelligence to detect sarcasm or irony.
>>
>For a quick lesson on sarcasm and irony, read through Simey and Useful's
>posts.
>
>What I do detect is a creeping effect where boulderers try to project
>the extreme exploits of a hardcore minority onto the entire "sport". It
>cracks me up when pebble wrestlers try to sell the image of 10m solo's,
>while the reality is that most of the time arses are no more than 1m above
>the stack of pads.....or they do the hard bit with arse brushing pads,
>then jug-haul up gr15 to get "highball cred"
>
>With extensive research I've come up with the following equations for
>bouldering, which seems to work 99% of the time
>
>eq1) 2H<(P+S)
>where (H=max height in m of feet above pads), (P=number of pads), (S=number
>of spotters)
>
>eq2) (Rd+En+2)>Vgr
>where (Vgr=the grade of problem being attempted), (Rd=number of recording
>devices), (En=number of idiots in entourage yelling "C'mon")

This equation misses the elements of beanies and how heavy the spotting is and whether the spotting is actually flow and if the pad/s can absorb it.

 Page 1 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 28
There are 28 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints