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joemor
5-Aug-2004
9:00:31 PM
i think the phrase is "t-u-r-t-l-e power, t-u-r-t-l-e power, heroes in a half shell, turtle power!"

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6-Aug-2004
10:37:21 AM
"Everything has beauty. The art of photography is seeing beauty and capturing that beauty to share it.
I hope that my pictures help you return in spirit to nature, evoking your memory of its beauty".
Karl Baba
WM
6-Aug-2004
10:53:19 AM
Hey talking of Karl Baba can anyone confirm or deny whether his site about the 41 pitch Yosemite route Galactic Hitchhiker (http://www.stanford.edu/~clint/yos/galahitc.htm ) which maybe has too many bolts is referring to 'our' Matt Brooks ?

nmonteith
6-Aug-2004
11:46:13 AM
That looks like a cool route - but i reckon it can't be a Matty Brooks route as the name doesn't directly relate to a Guns N' Roses song or album.
WM
6-Aug-2004
12:26:36 PM
True. But then again the moaning about the bolting is eerily familiar

nmonteith
6-Aug-2004
12:35:33 PM
Here is some info I found when i typed 'matt brooks yosemite' into Google. I reckon he is not the sport climbing vic legend...

Assessing Mohave Ground Squirrel Population....published in the journal California Fish and Game, USGS scientist Matt Brooks...Presentations by USGS scientists Matt Brooks, Steve Hostetler, and Tom Bobbe on invasive grasses, climate, and remote sensing, respectively, are included in the broadcast....Las Vegas Field Station Matt Brooks, Ph.D.702-914-2206 ext.225 matt_brooks@usgs.gov...AMGA Guides list Matt Brooks (415) 386-3285 San Francisco CA rewmb@aol.com Rock / Alpine...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6-Aug-2004
12:54:14 PM
Trivia sidetrack/s for anyone interested:
USGS stands for United States Gauging Service.
It is linked to the Army Corp. of Engineers, and it is essentially a federal body set up to monitor water resources in USA across all their States; ... to do away with State induced 'red tape'.

A Karl Baba pic I recently saw of half dome showed many places where water seeps down the lower apron/s.
The thought occurred to me that the whole (vertical) face of Half Dome will one day 'fall down' if this water is linked vide incipient cracks within that massif, due to the undercut / girdling nature of the seeps.

Damietta
11-Aug-2004
1:01:24 PM
Climber heard at South Central Nowra early in the day, the other weekend

"I'm so good at slopers when it's cold"

Same climber later same day, during sport climbing dummy spit post redpoint failure

"This place is Spooge Central!!!"

Heard at the sport crag every weekend

"I can do all the moves......."

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13-Aug-2004
2:16:34 PM
"The future has several names.
For the weak, it is the impossible.
For the fainthearted, it is the unknown.
For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal."
~ Victor Hugo
mikl law
14-Aug-2004
12:30:58 AM
I was depp in the grose valley thrashing through shrubbery to look at what was to become Hotel California when a pair of climbers with very new packs and gear were holding Martin's sport climbing guide open at the map (upside-down) to Bladderhozen (a clip up some 2 km away):-

"Is this sector 1?"

mousey
15-Aug-2004
11:17:09 PM
haha mikl thats awesome- btw im still looking for someone to do HotelC with, any potentials?

Ell
16-Aug-2004
8:38:40 PM
Hey Josh,

I'm pretty keen for HotelC. Send me an email.

Elliot

HEX
30-Aug-2004
5:02:00 PM
On 4/06/2004 adski wrote:
>Great thread so far guys, keep em coming.


As the last of the winter mud-slinging / snow-ball-fighting was happening today, Mike wrote :

'...Deleted a bunch of personal attacks and rubbish posts. Please email or better yet, some manners.'

Computer screens, e-mail , sms, e-forums, etc,etc,etc...--- this stuff hasn't been around,in the general public domain, THAT long --- but it is here to stay...

Thanks for the on-going education, Mike, and for a memorable quote, which is very applicable way-beyond Chockstone and cyber-space...

Luv HEX & da crew...

------------------------------------
Enter Damo...

Damietta
30-Aug-2004
5:50:54 PM
I think the fat controller tolerates us tadpoles making a mess in the cauldron as long as it doesn't spillover into popular culture or infringe on the big names. He likes to keep us contained. I guess that is our fate, tadpoles, grasshoppers and dung-beetles. When one of us messes up, the fat controller quickly corrects the flow of the cauldron. He coldly and mechanistically flicks the perpetrator out and into the Chockstone meat-grinder, from which they emerge Corrected before insertion back into the cauldron. The fat controller returns to stirring the cauldron.

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble.....

War is Peace......Freedom is Slavery......Ignorance is Strength
WM
30-Aug-2004
6:20:19 PM
For all you Thomas the Tank Engine fans out there....
Have you ever noticed that Aussie kids pick up on the pommie pronunciation of "fat controller" so that it comes out as "fu**in troller". from the mouths of babes eh Hex?

HEX
30-Aug-2004
6:28:54 PM
Dunno --- Damo's under-the-bridge on that one...

Damietta
30-Aug-2004
6:52:37 PM
On 30/08/2004 WM wrote:
>For all you Thomas the Tank Engine fans out there....
>Have you ever noticed that Aussie kids pick up on the pommie pronunciation
>of "fat controller" so that it comes out as "fu**in troller". from the
>mouths of babes eh Hex?

Nice one. Thomas the Tank Engine is another relic from the kinky 70's and 80's BBC which spawned such seriously bent and twisted classics as the Kenny Everitt Show, The Goodies (brilliant! - complete with a very camp and risque Tim Brooke-Taylor!!), Worzel Gummidge (traumitising and disturbing for the 80's child), Noddy, the Two Ronnies, Captain Pugwash.

neats
30-Aug-2004
8:03:54 PM
I loved the Goodies!! Bill was my favorite.

climbau
30-Aug-2004
8:40:38 PM
What about Benny Hill?
Now there's some classic Brit Laughs!

oweng
31-Aug-2004
7:52:29 AM
Who could forget the Captain Pugwash cartoon show, with the Captains two crew-men ;Seaman Stains and Master Bates.

Gees they got away with some classic stuff at the BBC!

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