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People to climb with in Sydney on weekends
DrDan
13/11/2008
6:42:02 PM
I'm looking for some nice people to climb with in Sydney on the weekends.
I'm finding it relatively hard to find outdoor climbers where I'm climbing (Climb Fit... they all seem a bit snobbish...), and I'm relatively new to climbing, which probably doesn't help.

I don't necessarily want to drop in on people already climbing at crags and just scam/weezel a belay or two, and would jkust like to meet a nice bunch of normal people to climb with regularly on weekends.

If you're out there, let me know.

Cheers =)

Dan.

Capt_mulch
13/11/2008
7:27:21 PM
Dan,

I'll be in Syds this weekend - Manly area - let me know if you want to climb Sunday morning in that area. I'll be staying right near a classic bouldering area that is worth checking out!!! Then again, there's always Lindfield...
J.C.
13/11/2008
7:31:28 PM
what area you in?
got a smal crew of us out in the hills that boulder/train during the week if you're interested, full range of abilities (from me at the bottom, ha) and doesnt matter how hard you crank as long as you have fun

wallwombat
13/11/2008
7:34:03 PM
On 13/11/2008 DrDan wrote:
>I'm looking for some nice people to climb with in Sydney on the weekends.


...and he ends up with a lunatic from Canberra.

Brilliant!!

Capt_mulch
13/11/2008
7:54:00 PM
On 13/11/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>On 13/11/2008 DrDan wrote:
>>I'm looking for some nice people to climb with in Sydney on the weekends.
>
>
>...and he ends up with a lunatic from Canberra.
>
>Brilliant!!
Watch it bro, WW&S's English teacher never said to use 'nice', good advice, and I'm sticking to it!!! Now, where was I, filthy climbs and wicked buds. Line me up Josh...

wallwombat
13/11/2008
10:18:56 PM
On 13/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Watch it bro, WW&S's English teacher never said to use 'nice', good advice,
>and I'm sticking to it!!! Now, where was I, filthy climbs and wicked buds........

Hmmm........ I bet your parents are glad they spent all that money sending you to Sydney Grammar, eh Mulchy.



Capt_mulch
14/11/2008
5:38:14 AM
>Hmmm........ I bet your parents are glad they spent all that money sending
>you to Sydney Grammar, eh Mulchy.
>
Damn fine school too what!! Followed in the footsteps of such fine chaps as Sir Edmund Barton, Banjo Paterson, Malcolm Turnbull and that Mikl Law fellow.

Capt_mulch
14/11/2008
6:10:03 AM
In fact, while I was at School, I climbed an old Mikl Law death route that followed an arete of a beautifully carved (but chossy - hmm, maybe there's a common theme here) sandstone wall on the outside of the Big School building (you Grammar boys know where I'm talking about) when I came across an old alcove with an old school exercise book containing the following poem (I could just make out the name Paterson on the front cover):

I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better
Knowledge, sent to where I met him down the Lachlan years ago;
He was climbing when I knew him, so I sent the letter to him,
Just on spec, addressed as follows, "Clancy, of The Overflow."

And an answer came directed in a writing unexpected
(And I think the same was written with a thumb-nail dipped in chalk);
'Twas his climbing mate who wrote it, and verbatim I will quote it:
"Clancy's gone to Queensland climbing, and we don't know where he walk."

In my wild erratic fancy, visions come to me of Clancy
Gone a-climbing "to the Frog" where the Northern climbers go;
As the ropes are slowly stringing, Clancy climbs behind them singing,
For the climber's life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.

And the crags have friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plain extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.

I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city,
Through the open window floating, spreads it foulness over all.

And in place of seconds prattle, I can hear their racks a-rattle
Of the tramways and the buses making hurry down the street;
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.

And the hurrying people daunt me,and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.

And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
Like to take a turn at climbing where the seasons come and go,
While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal
But I doubt he's suit the office, Clancy, of The Overflow.
widewetandslippery
14/11/2008
8:08:26 AM
Did you have to wear a hat when you were at school Mulch?

Capt_mulch
14/11/2008
8:13:11 AM
Nahh, no hat. The suit was fun though.

wallwombat
14/11/2008
10:43:16 AM
I liked Sydney Grammar.

They were the only school we could beat at rugby.

Capt_mulch
14/11/2008
11:03:38 AM
Yeah, we were all too busy chasing girls - we left rugby for all the boys that liked getting neked in the showers with each other :-)
simey
14/11/2008
11:11:12 AM
On 14/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Yeah, we were all too busy chasing girls

Obviously. Because hanging out in the climbing scene back then was a girl fest.

Capt_mulch
14/11/2008
11:39:29 AM
On 14/11/2008 simey wrote:
>On 14/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>>Yeah, we were all too busy chasing girls
>
>Obviously. Because hanging out in the climbing scene back then was a girl
>fest.
Hey, plenty of chicks, it's just that they didn't climb. Ahh, Roseville Ladies College girls.... (and just up the road from Lindfield Rocks).
Jimmy Dave
14/11/2008
12:12:28 PM
Mate if you fancy a climb let me know. My usual climbing partner is out for the next 6 weeks. Weekends are a bit hard to come by, but I can usually sneak away during the week.

kuu
14/11/2008
1:40:16 PM
On 14/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:

>Damn fine school too what!! Followed in the footsteps of such fine chaps
>as Sir Edmund Barton, Banjo Paterson, Malcolm Turnbull and that Mikl Law
>fellow.

I have an idea that Sydney Grammar was the 'training ground' of other respectable climbers such as
Giles Bradbury, Kim Carrigan and John Croker as well as Mikl.

Adrian Cooper has a lot to answer for! But I doubt he had any influence on Malcolm Turnbull.



DrDan
14/11/2008
8:46:25 PM
On 13/11/2008 Josh Caple wrote:
>what area you in?
>got a smal crew of us out in the hills that boulder/train during the week
>if you're interested, full range of abilities (from me at the bottom, ha)
>and doesnt matter how hard you crank as long as you have fun

Im in Ryde, and am about 20 miuntes from Lindfield, 20 minutes from The Balkans, 30 minutes from Berowra and about 3 hours by train from Blue Mountains.

I'd be keen to come along one day - let me know the next tim you go, and I'll try and post out of work early.

My number is 0403 925 228.

Thanks Cat Mulch - unfortunately I have to attend a friends wedding on Sunday.... booooooo. Geez, some friends, hey. How dare they interrupt a climbing day, feck sake! JK.

Thanks Jimmy Dave,
If you're able to do ANY weekend at all, and woudn't mind someone tagging along, I'd be keen to hear from you. I usually finish work a bit before 5pm, so unless you were ken to get out in the arvo's, I think I'm unfortunately restricted to the weekends...
My mobile is 0403 925 228.

Cheers guys,

Dan.

Capt_mulch
15/11/2008
9:48:56 AM
Yep, Carrigan too. Didn't know about the other guys though. Ace Cooper inspired a lot of guys, though (in my humble opinion only) he sucked at being a maths teacher (had him for three years in a row). I think the teaching just filled in the time between adventures.

I should mention Mike Myers there aswell (for those of you too young to know him, lots of his pics in the Point Perp and Sydney Bouldering guide. Also a bit of a rave in the Syds Bouldering guide, though it's a bit misleading as it states him as being a 'bouldering only' climber).

Capt_mulch
15/11/2008
9:59:24 AM
Jhesus kuu, you've been around for ever. You must know everyone :-)
widewetandslippery
15/11/2008
1:30:03 PM
Mulchy I reckon kuu has probally met you to.

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