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atahmour
29/01/2010
7:38:11 PM
Yeah greetings. Blue Mountains climber returning home to Adelaide for Feb and March... wondering if there are any local climbers who would be interested in sharing a day out with an x local who doesn't know the area of upwards... (took the bluey;s to convince me of that one....)

ANYWAY! Will be in Adelaide from about 12th Feb til end of March. Keen to check out the Bluff, and some Morialta stuff. Happy to do anything really...

Tahmour
Ball_Bagg
1/02/2010
10:12:21 PM
Tahmour,
welcome home to the festival state. I am keen to climb (especially midweek due to flexible/lack of work) so please give me a call or an email when you hit town- morialta, the summit or belair.

finding a midweek climber is harder than finding someone who leads @ morialta
Bill
0419 431689

.....and in the meantime if there is anyone interested in an afternoon (wed best) climb or a shady start to the day (wed,thurs or fri) over @ thorn butt .......
racingtadpole
2/02/2010
8:51:51 AM
PM me a mobi no. I will most likely have time somewhere in there....
Bill shot you a PM...
atahmour
11/02/2010
2:25:36 PM
Hey Bill,

Hmmm mid week I am down at Pt will, so not real pulsed about coming into the shitty... but will keep you posted...

Yeah from the rumours I have heard don't think I am keen to lead at morialta either... but hey who knows! I am a happy top roper... not sure if you call that real climbing.

i m not a confident trad leader (half a rack will do that to a person!) Anyway. See how we goes! Will let you know if I am in town on weekdays.

Til then. Rock on
prb
11/02/2010
3:21:37 PM
On 11/02/2010 atahmour wrote:
>Yeah from the rumours I have heard don't think I am keen to lead at morialta...

I often read this sentiment. The truth is that Morialta consists of about 10 crags that are regularly
climbed on and, like most climbing areas, they consist of good bits and not so good bits. The good
bits with the popular climbs are mostly solid quartzite, well cleaned and rarely shed holds these days.
99% of Adelaide climbers learning to lead outdoors go to Morialta so, not surprisingly, there's the
occasional grounder. They clip up a 16 at the gym and then jump on Muesli... Don't blame the rock for
gear falling out of placements!

Then you hear the rubbish about the ground being too close. Well, just like at most crags, you start at
the bottom and climb up and when you get high enough the ground isn't close any more!

Given an adequate rack, my point is that if you're good at leading you shouldn't have a problem and if
you're poor at leading then, yeah, you shouldn't be keen to lead at Morialta (or anywhere else!)

chossbagger
11/02/2010
3:52:34 PM
On 11/02/2010 prb wrote:
>On 11/02/2010 atahmour wrote:
>>Yeah from the rumours I have heard don't think I am keen to lead at morialta...
>>
>Given an adequate rack, my point is that if you're good at leading you
>shouldn't have a problem and if
>you're poor at leading then, yeah, you shouldn't be keen to lead at Morialta
>(or anywhere else!)

Indeed, the rock is good quality, no reason not to lead. There's alot of (short) well protected trad lines and sport routes as well. It's all good enough to lead if you can place gear okay.

foreverabumbly
11/02/2010
4:40:46 PM
I find the only real trouble is the short nature of the climbs means you cant afford any sort of runout, or any gear popping.

But there is enough safe leads to keep you happy from 10 to like the mid twenties, with some awsome routes around the grade 16 mark.
prb
11/02/2010
5:31:02 PM
I sound a little harsh above and there's people I know or know of who've been hurt there, but I don't think
they'd blame Morialta or it's rock for their downfall.
prb
11/02/2010
5:34:18 PM
Actually, I've had one grounder and two close calls over at The Lost Walls and I will blame the rock over
there! It's brittle as.

Chuck Norris
12/02/2010
11:36:14 AM
if any of you above (or anybody else for that matter) are able to go up to morialta this monday or tuesday morning i'd be keen. I'd have to be all wrapped up by midday but can leave early. Apart from boots chalkbag and harness I don't have any gear with me (though if your game i might be able to dig up an old rope for top roping).

atahmour
16/02/2010
1:31:36 PM
Hey stugang. Can't do this week. But maybe next mon arvo... if you still interested.

Chuck Norris
16/02/2010
10:47:33 PM
Sorry mate I was only passing through adelaide. Anyway I managed to hook up with Bill (from the posts above) for a great morning at thorn buttress today.

I should note, neither of us wore Helmut and neither of us are a member of a club.

However, the CCSA folk aren't anywhere near as evangelical as the VCC lot - so you should check them out. The CCSA god prolly don't need them to convert souls in order to get a ticket on the big spaceship that will take them to climbing nirvana.

I guess with the flinders so close by they figure they are already there.
simey
16/02/2010
11:14:52 PM
On 16/02/2010 stugang wrote:
>I should note, neither of us wore Helmut and neither of us are a member of a club.

If I was you Stugang I wouldn't be worrying about a helmet either, but I'd make damn sure I was carrying that full set of small wires.

-Stu-
19/02/2010
12:23:49 PM
Hey all, I'm also planning to be in Adelaide between 8th and 19th April. Not sure exactly which days I'll be free yet, but if anyone is keen for a climb, PM me a mobile number and will be in touch closer to the date.

I'm up for toproping, easy trad (or second your harder trad) at Morialta, Onkaparinga or other areas within an hour or so of Adelaide... have all my own gear and car.

Cheers
Stu

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