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Glad I'm not in the Blueys
Wendy
14/02/2012
12:38:19 PM
I'm really not sure how Allie and Darren managed to convince their group to jump into a freezing Bluey's canyon in this weather in the first place!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-13/hailstorms-pummel-blue-mountains/3827308?section=nsw
maxdacat
14/02/2012
1:00:39 PM
Crikey! And this is after 2 people getting struck by lightning at Echo Point last week.

nmonteith
14/02/2012
1:02:40 PM
With two weeks of summer left I feel we have gotten ripped off massively this year.
Wollemi
14/02/2012
1:09:12 PM
> I feel we have gotten ripped off massively this year.

Diversification keeps me a low-grade climber, but keeps frustration away. Have enjoyed a bit of lame WW kayaking on the swollen Nepean and Grose lately.

I'd like to know how others climb in a normal summer - greasing off holds, toes of climbing shoes insanely hot, sweat in eyes...
One Day Hero
14/02/2012
2:21:06 PM
Ah, for fuchs sake! I was just about to call some friends in the Blueys to see if its worth heading up there, get some climbing done, and desperately try to find a bit of form for autumn.

Climboholic
14/02/2012
2:33:13 PM
Interesting point from Mikl's article that Blueys Sandstone is so much weaker in the wet. I was thinking about doing some Trad at Piddo on Saturday but with all the rain we've had I'm having second thoughts...
Wendy
14/02/2012
2:35:04 PM
On 14/02/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Ah, for fuchs sake! I was just about to call some friends in the Blueys
>to see if its worth heading up there, get some climbing done, and desperately
>try to find a bit of form for autumn.

You should just come to Buffalo instead then :) It looks ok for the weekend.

evanbb
14/02/2012
2:37:58 PM
There should be heaps of cheap apples available around Blackheath! Make some cider.
Wollemi
14/02/2012
2:45:58 PM
On 14/02/2012 Climboholic wrote:
>Interesting point from Mikl's article that Blueys Sandstone is so much
>weaker in the wet. I was thinking about doing some Trad at Piddo on Saturday
>but with all the rain we've had I'm having second thoughts...

Trad (at Piddington) concerns you, but BBB above the Grose does not?

Does Mikl's article express concern for canyoners, for example on the chockstone in Butterbox?

I have from time to time, gone on abseil trips in drizzle when the rock was too wet to climb. Have I weakened the anchors at Malaita Point or Boars Head?
dalai
14/02/2012
2:46:20 PM
On 14/02/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Ah, for fuchs sake! I was just about to call some friends in the Blueys
>to see if its worth heading up there, get some climbing done, and desperately
>try to find a bit of form for autumn.

You could always train indoors... ;-)
One Day Hero
14/02/2012
3:19:31 PM
On 14/02/2012 Wendy wrote:
>
>You should just come to Buffalo instead then :) It looks ok for the weekend.

Its an awfully long way to drive solo for "looks ok". I can also stay home, hang out with good friends who I don't see very often, play a bit of music, and drink beer...........hmmmm
citationx
14/02/2012
3:25:05 PM
On 14/02/2012 Wendy wrote:
>I'm really not sure how Allie and Darren managed to convince their group
>to jump into a freezing Bluey's canyon in this weather in the first place!
>
>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-13/hailstorms-pummel-blue-mountains/3827308?section=ns
>

If they're from ASM i'm surprised (and given all those lovely bright yellow bags, i'm going with "it is them"). As Saturday's midday storm came through I saw 4 groups of around 12-15 each go down Grand Canyon on the Saturday. Ran into Ecowain who said that they'd pulled out of doing Empress because it was dangerous but doing GC would be fine. Clearly someone didn't get the memo from ASM telling people not to do Empress in the storms on the sunday...
Wendy
14/02/2012
3:25:20 PM
yeah well, i'm not going to make stronger statements than "ok" this far out ... but it is indisputably looking way way better than the Blueys! And you won't be getting fit for the autumn sitting on your arse playing music and drinking beer!
One Day Hero
14/02/2012
3:50:21 PM
On 14/02/2012 Wendy wrote:
> And you won't be getting fit for the autumn sitting on your arse playing
>music and drinking beer!

Its starting to look like "fit for the autumn" was a bit of a fantasy anyway. Now that I think about it, I don't actually see how grunging up a bunch of wide cracks at Buff would help me move in the right direction either.....in which case, music and beer (and maybe a day at the beach) is probably the best option.
citationx
14/02/2012
3:55:24 PM
On 14/02/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 14/02/2012 Wendy wrote:
>either.....in which case, music and beer (and maybe a day at the beach)
>is probably the best option.

Don't think that you're going to get any better weather down at the beach, just because it ain't hail storming and tornadoing here, doesn't mean it's all sunshine and lollipops...
One Day Hero
14/02/2012
3:59:31 PM
Fuuuuuck this summer!

grantoss
14/02/2012
4:06:30 PM
On 14/02/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>Fuuuuuck this summer!

I havent even climbed since before xmas! Gotta get the ball rolling asap or am gonna be weak as piss when the weather allows enjoyable conditions again..

Climboholic
14/02/2012
4:19:06 PM
On 14/02/2012 Wollemi wrote:
>On 14/02/2012 Climboholic wrote:
>>Interesting point from Mikl's article that Blueys Sandstone is so much
>>weaker in the wet. I was thinking about doing some Trad at Piddo on Saturday
>>but with all the rain we've had I'm having second thoughts...
>
>Trad (at Piddington) concerns you, but BBB above the Grose does not?
>
>Does Mikl's article express concern for canyoners, for example on the
>chockstone in Butterbox?
>
>I have from time to time, gone on abseil trips in drizzle when the rock
>was too wet to climb. Have I weakened the anchors at Malaita Point or
>Boars Head?

This post doesn't make any sense to me. I'm not concerned about weakening SS glue-ins on BBB, I'm concerned about trad placement failure.

I'm not planning to go canyoning...?

ecowain
14/02/2012
4:21:04 PM
ASM wasn't involved on sunday, but it was Empress canyon.

GC on the saturday had 4 groups from 3 different companies (our group size was 9 + 2 guides, which adherres to our EcoPass).
Wollemi
14/02/2012
4:27:34 PM
>On 14/02/2012 Climboholic wrote:
>Interesting point from Mikl's article that Blueys Sandstone is so much
>weaker in the wet.
>
>...This post doesn't make any sense to me. I'm not concerned about weakening
>SS glue-ins on BBB, I'm concerned about trad placement failure.

I made an assumption that Mikl's article was about an all-bolted route


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