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Piddo - sparta - wire!
strerror
12/06/2011
11:57:59 AM
long shot but my second failed to remove a purple WC wire of mine from the roof in sparta. If you did get it and care to return it for a beer or two, then let me know!

thanks
Winston Smith
12/06/2011
4:47:32 PM
This is not Sparta...

I think you mean The Spartan.

strerror
12/06/2011
5:34:15 PM
correct I do, wasn't being quite so pedantic .. I also meant Mount Piddington, not piddo...
Winston Smith
12/06/2011
6:20:28 PM
Whatever dude. You're the one asking for someone to find your gear. Better if they know exactly what climb you're talking about.
strerror
12/06/2011
10:10:03 PM
if you're being sincere then thanks, but I think you're a little misguided. However if you really think anyone could mistake sparta for anything but "The Spartan" at mt piddington then I think you're view of your fellow climbers is a bit low.
simey
Online Now
12/06/2011
11:30:49 PM
Some people are just idiots. I remember telling folk that I lost gear in the Crack and they went looking for it in Watchtower Crack. Of course I meant Thunder Crack. What the hell were they thinking?

SteveC
13/06/2011
5:38:59 PM
Saw this thread and thought it might have been about the wire I put over the carrot a month or so ago. Should be pretty easy to remove, if your seconder has more than 3 days experience.
Also 2 wires at the carrots anchor of Flakey Crack the same day. Probably still there. Nobody climbs past the flake after all do they?
If you found them you can keep them and buy your own bloody beer.
strerror
13/06/2011
8:32:33 PM
On 12/06/2011 simey wrote:
>Some people are just idiots. I remember telling folk that I lost gear in
>the Crack and they went looking for it in Watchtower Crack. Of course I
>meant Thunder Crack. What the hell were they thinking?

wow everyone is keen to have a go. There is one other climb in NSW with the word sparta in it from the searches I did. I really don't see how it can be confused, clearly both of you do, at least now if there are any others like you it'll be clear!

timfreddo
14/06/2011
8:09:06 AM
They're just having a go at you because it's one frickin wire...
Either go back and get it yourself if you're so keen on it, or get your seconder to buy you a new one...

Chill out mr Sparta
widewetandslippery
14/06/2011
9:05:08 AM
Your seconder stuffed up and now someone else gets booty. Seconder owes you a new nut or a few beers sterror.
strerror
14/06/2011
10:21:35 AM
sigh. I realize that my seconder stuffed up, but I didn't see any harm in ASKING if anyone picked it up, there were a few parties around, some of whom I know (/wave mikl), that I thought MIGHT have picked it up. I'm not that concerned about it but didn't think simply asking would cause this much of an issue...
FearOfFalling
28/06/2011
2:48:52 PM
On 14/06/2011 strerror wrote:
>sigh. I realize that my seconder stuffed up, but I didn't see any harm
>in ASKING if anyone picked it up, there were a few parties around, some
>of whom I know (/wave mikl), that I thought MIGHT have picked it up. I'm
>not that concerned about it but didn't think simply asking would cause
>this much of an issue...

This is what puts me off Chockstone... I've only just actually made an account and started posting (having lurked for over a year) because the minute you start posting the number of people that will flame you (whatever you say) is just crazy.

I've only been to Piddo once, but I knew immediately which climb you meant, and if I'd found your wire in it I'd happily have posted it back.

I wonder why most people can't just be a little more tolerable?
strerror
28/06/2011
4:03:24 PM
On 28/06/2011 davidn wrote:
>Because talking about climbing is, realistically, very very boring. Especially
>compared to doing it. Same topics over and over, same hot air about bolts,
>grades, trad, sport, i'm hard and you're not, you wouldn't know a good
>climb if you decked on it, blah blah blah blah blah. That's not an excuse,
>it's just the reality - bored + internet = arseholes.

thing is I've been on the net since it's inception and while there are a number of forums that do suffer from severe trolling, I don't readily associate climbers with it as opposed to say gamers. The reality here though is that there is a pretty vocal, active section of the climbing community that really likes to shove their views in your metaphorical face. It doesn't bother me, as I say, I've dealt with it for a long time, but it does surprise me as the people I meet out climbing are generally really great people.
The amusing thing about my post was that where I live, Sydney, a few beers actually cost MORE then the cost of the wire, no one seemed to pick up on the irony though.

garbie
28/06/2011
5:40:02 PM
On 28/06/2011 FearOfFalling wrote:

>
>I wonder why most people can't just be a little more tolerable?

You mean tolerant. But they also are intolerable its true.

lol couldn't resist flaming your first post - about flaming!
widewetandslippery
28/06/2011
7:08:09 PM
I strongly hold the gear is booty. Your mate owes u a nut.
FearOfFalling
28/06/2011
7:10:22 PM
On 28/06/2011 garbie wrote:
>On 28/06/2011 FearOfFalling wrote:
>
>>
>>I wonder why most people can't just be a little more tolerable?
>
>You mean tolerant. But they also are intolerable its true.
>
>lol couldn't resist flaming your first post - about flaming!

I did mean tolerant... But yes tolerable also works :P

And I agree with strerror, the people are meet climbing are great. It's sad that that doesn't seem to translate onto the internet.

shortman
28/06/2011
7:13:39 PM
On 28/06/2011 FearOfFalling wrote:
>
>This is what puts me off Chockstone... I've only just actually made an
>account and started posting (having lurked for over a year) because the
>minute you start posting the number of people that will flame you (whatever
>you say) is just crazy.
>
>I've only been to Piddo once, but I knew immediately which climb you meant,
>and if I'd found your wire in it I'd happily have posted it back.
>
>I wonder why most people can't just be a little more tolerable?

Seriously, don't worry about pussies posing as tough guys sitting behind computer screens.



Just develop a fantastical online persona and you'll fit right in.

There are 2 rules to remember -

You know everything.
Everyone else is wrong.
j.l.d
28/06/2011
9:48:09 PM
I might add, as I new comer to chockstone, I think all the cat fights are bloody hilarious. I've been off climbing for a while with an injury so have been looking over past threads. Hilarious! No way would you get away with most of the comments on the bushwalking/flyfishing forums that I frequent.

I especially liked ODH's HUDT and his comments about butt hurt. Classic!

Miguel75
Online Now
28/06/2011
10:25:42 PM
Fear of falling, as another relative newcomer to chocky i reckon just jump in and have fun. There are plenty of crazy posts though I have to say I've met a few chockstoners in real life and they're great fun to climb/play with.

As shortman said, assume you know everything and everyone else is wrong;)

If all else fails flame someone!

shortman
29/06/2011
7:32:27 AM
On 29/06/2011 davidn wrote:
>I completely disagree, you're wrong, and it may be due to defective intelligence.

Sometimes your a funny bugger davidn.

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