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Araps Nov-dec?
12:27:54 PM
I was informed recently that climbing at Araps early morning and late afternoon is best during this time of the year.

I was also wondering if anyone had any recommendations for shade chasing?

I'm only barely on 20's (18 and 19 are more comfortable), and I will prob's be seconding the routes we attempt anyway (unless they're POP routes...)


Oh, yeah, invitations are open for anyone down there between 20/11 and 10/12 to give advice, chill with, or be a smartarse and free it past me while I'm struggling on the 3rd pitch of some 16 :P

3:39:33 PM
well passion fingers you obviously have no idea, i will have to accompany you down to make sure you dont get an expert at remote train travel as any blackheath/lithgow/hartley memorial local will know! so ill get you to melbourne but thats where we will require some divine intervention from a melbourne local who will gratiously let us jump in their boot for the rid to horsham for supplies, then will drop us off 3 feet from our compsite at the pines. are there any heavenly beings out there?

4:52:20 PM
deciphered version: we're going down to melbourne, by train if we can't sort out a lift, and were wondering if we could chip in petrol money for a lift to the pines?
7:15:02 PM
Hey BF,

It can still be a bit cold at Araps in Nov/Dec, especially at night. Don't forget the beanie etc.

Enjoy yourself! (and ya grades will probably go up over the 3 weeks too)

9:18:23 PM
Not to get off topic, but I will be at the Gramps 26-9 of Dec. Sould I look out for any particular (non-northern exposure) crags?


9:46:19 PM
i dunno, but do you need a partner/s for a couple days?

4:14:54 PM
I'll be at Araps from about the 30th January next year, for something between 9 and 21 days (depending on a few things). Anyone going to be around then? I'll be teaching a friend of mine how to climb for a lot of that time, which means low grades and lots of beer, but it'd be good to have someone who can lead/follow up to about 22 in case he loses interest. :) (That said, I haven't climbed anything with wigglies in about two years, so my head might not be up to grades higher than my age, heh.)

Also, if anyone needs/wants a lift out from Melbourne on the 30th I can probably help you out. Not so sure about getting you back though.

8:31:04 PM
ill get back to you on that one, depending on the money situation i might be down there

9:29:11 AM
MM, so do you know exactly when you'll be at araps?

i'll have a few days off mid week soon, and would like to get out for a climb.


9:50:38 AM
i WAS going to be there from mid november till mid decemeber, BF bailed and mum says i cant go without someone to go down with (aparently ill get raped or something...meh)

6:21:35 PM
On 28/10/2004 alrob wrote:
>MM, so do you know exactly when you'll be at araps?
>i'll have a few days off mid week soon, and would like to get out for
>a climb.

Hey Al,
When I finish exams on mon 15th Nov, I'll have a few free days before I head back to Perth. I'm going to hang around Melbourne because I need to pack my stuff up but would be up for some daytripping around Melbourne if you can't find anyone to go to Araps with.
-Pei :)
9:59:29 PM
On 28/10/2004 Mighty Mouse wrote:

> mum says i cant go without someone to go down with (aparently ill get
>raped or something...meh)

What your mum is really worried about is the fact that you might discover being a fulltime climber beats the shit out of a career.

Your biggest worry would being dragged off to have a shower 'cause you stink too much!

10:11:40 PM
my mum has already come to accept the fact that i am destined to be a dirtbag climbing bum.
do they have showers at arapiles? maybe if we put a caravan park across the road???
11:01:48 PM
Have a swim in the fire dam every month or so, you know when you really stink when the organic vegie guy offers you a free shower!!!!

5:08:31 PM
Alternatively there's a campground just outside Horsham (heading out towards Stapylton campground) that let us swim in their pool and shower in their pristine amenities for about $3 a pop... That was in January 2003, might have changed.

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