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hex-TROLL
30-Jun-2004
7:00:18 PM
' I once wiped my arse with a piton hammer ! '

Gerry Narkowicz,in Screamer mag.
Duncan
30-Jun-2004
8:12:50 PM
"Alcohol gets you through times of no food better than food gets you through times of no alcohol."
-a customer who came into the liquorland where I work (he was joking).

phil box
1-Jul-2004
10:52:06 AM
On 11/06/2004 BA wrote:
>"If I wasn't so knackered I could jam this." From Baxter's Central Victoria
>guide of 1974, described as a "Queensland proverb".

If it was a Queensland proverb it would have been spelled "Jamb".

HEX
1-Jul-2004
11:25:59 AM
Phil--- I think you will find that it should in fact be spelled (sp?) as ' jamB '--- the B was a typing error that went to print in Thrutch ? , and then became more popular than the Henry's-flat-hat craze...

Luv, a fan of Dr Phool...

BA
1-Jul-2004
1:06:37 PM
It wasn't a typo as such, it was a confusion with door jamb. And yes, it come out of Thrutch and was picked up and repeated with much glee by certain parts of the climbing (or should that be climing?) scene. To rub a bit of salt in (ha, a bit more condiment for the cauldron!) it was spelt with the capital 'B' to rubbish the Q'landers. I think the article was called 'Frogwyn the Harder', sort of rhymes with Clogwyn D'ardu.

HEX
1-Jul-2004
4:47:10 PM
And further more :

There is probably not a more (in)famous climb [infinity] in Australia. It was here that the well-known Queensland technique, ' the diagonal jamB ' was originated by Rick White as the 60s gave way to the 70s. The photo in Thrutch depicted him ' jamBing diagonally across the bulge on Infinity '. Rick took merciless 'stick' over the incident during the interstate 'wars' of the early ' 70s. I played my part in administering it lavishly. I was determined , therefore, never to get on to the route with Rick any closer than Brisbane.
But times change. Now , as the ' 70s roared into the ' 80s , the moment of truth had arrived. Rick sat on top grinning, after this umpteenth lead of one of the finest looking cracks I'd seen. Quips about ' diagonal jamBs ' faded from my lips as the last of the slack disappeared.
...Soon I was away up the purest jam-crack I can remember. For 10 metres it was the pure joy of continuous movement in a single wrist-locking crack.
Safely on top , it took some minutes to catch my breath sufficiently to allow me to resume my light-hearted jibes at Rick's expense...

Thanks for that , Chris (1983) --- I quite enjoyed cyber-climbing that warm rock with you today !

Luv, HEX

phil box
2-Jul-2004
12:43:33 PM
Mmmmm Infinity, one of my fav Frog climbs. But then they are all my favourites, there`s not a bad climb at Froggy.

mousey
2-Jul-2004
1:59:37 PM
sorry if its its been covered before (no way am i reading all those quotes to find out), but was it mikl that said 'we're all bumblies at our own grade'?

Phil S
5-Jul-2004
12:42:00 PM
>On 1/06/2004 jono wrote:
the body is evil and must be punished

"The Liver is evil and must be punished."
T shirt for sale in a Wanaka pub.

jono
5-Jul-2004
3:38:18 PM
On 5/07/2004 Phil S wrote:
>>On 1/06/2004 jono wrote:
>the body is evil and must be punished
>
>"The Liver is evil and must be punished."
>T shirt for sale in a Wanaka pub.

i've seen them t-shirts elsewhere but that ain't where the quote came from. the quote i stated came years before i saw that variation of it but funnily enough it too was on a t-shirt sold at the oktoberfest in germany...so i guess it's all beer related.

life is like a bong...the harder you suck the higher you get
benjo
5-Jul-2004
4:19:58 PM
the qutoe that keeps me going is simon mentz timeless classic - in climbing, slipping is the enemy.
what a guy!
i also over heard joe oconell say something inspirational one day, he said " when my belayers not looking, i pull on the draws!" mabey thats how he climbs so well.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29-Jul-2004
3:21:21 PM
Just as the grain of sand in the oyster creates the pearl, so-too the chaff ploughed back in, provides the nourishment for the next crop of wheat; grass-hopper...
Hex-Troll
climberman
29-Jul-2004
8:29:22 PM
"Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable of doing. Mountaineering is above all a matter of integrity".
Gaston Rebuffat

"Endurance won't help."
Master Wu
#1 Killer of the Green Dragon Clan
Operation: Scorpio

"Endurance routes get easier.
Hard moves are always hard moves."
Jerry Moffat
Joe
2-Aug-2004
1:27:33 PM
Yeah that's right Benjo, you can get great recovery from hanging on draws... but only in Victoria. People call it invalid or some shit in NSW, I guess that's cause everyone's so ethically pure in NSW.

mousey
2-Aug-2004
6:46:51 PM
hey, you've never climbed with me buddy!! mitch reckons he's gonna take the stitching out of his draws so that i cant grab em :)
climbing4eva
5-Aug-2004
3:03:13 PM
"Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face....You must do that which you think you cannot."


Eleanor Roosevelt

Pei
5-Aug-2004
3:29:23 PM
"In this short span between my fingertips and the smooth edge and these tense feet cramped to a crystal ledge, I hold the life of a man"

-Geoffrey Winthrop Young

mousey
5-Aug-2004
4:09:13 PM
'whatevers behind you and everything thats in front of you is nothin compared to what inside you' -read it in a snowboard mag, forget who said it

Nick Kaz
5-Aug-2004
7:00:29 PM
"Aid climbing is like turtle porn. Only interesting if your a turtle." - RC dot commer.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5-Aug-2004
8:46:14 PM
On 5/08/2004 Nick Kaz wrote:
>"Aid climbing is like turtle porn. Only interesting if your a turtle." - RC dot commer
Turtles of the world stand up and unite!
Lets hear it for the turtles!!
Yay, the turtles!!!
Go, turtles, go !!!!

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