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Arapiles Summer (warning nanny-state ahead)

camjammer
17/10/2012
2:34:10 PM
For a bit of cover from the sun I have been using a long sleeve light cotton hooded T-shirt for the last few years on multipitch climbs. It's great when you get to a belay as you can throw the hood over the top of your helmet and it shades the sides and back of the head well. The helmet holds the hood off your head and on a hot day it pulls the shirt up a bit to allows airflow to your shoulders. You can take it on or off in a second. No good when actually climbing but but wearing a hat under a helmet gets too hot for me. Need plenty of sunscreen as well to help when actually climbing
pecheur
29/10/2012
3:59:09 PM
On 16/10/2012 IronCheff wrote:
>Does anyone have any suggestions or pics of home remedy visors or flaps
>they have fitted to a climbing helmet for keeping the sun off? A wide
>brim would be ok for belaying but can get in the way and reduce field of
>view when climbing so something that can be added or removed or folded
>away would be ideal.

I read this fantastic Trip Report over at the Topo and thought of this thread, and realised Da Brim would suit your needs perfectly. From the adjustable strap it should fit a wide range of helmet sizes and is easily removable...

ado_m
29/10/2012
5:04:08 PM
"If you think another party needs a rescue, please check with them before calling 000. They may have the situation in hand or have called 000 themselves. Just because a climber is injured doesn’t mean that an ambulance is needed; ask and see if it is needed. Lots of people have hopped or even crawled back to the car and then to hospital. You’ll usually find that people who need a rescue because of illness or injury are in no doubt about it and will be screaming “Help” to attract your attention."


Within limits - About 3 or 4 years ago, there was a party who was stuck out on the top pitch of Tiger wall, that had been there all day in 35 degree heat without any water. The Israeli leader had a fall and broke his ankle, and they decided that they were going to sleep out on the wall and climb the last pitch of grade 10 the next day, leaving their 3 kids (aged 8, 12 and 14) to roam the pines without any adult supervision. They told me they did not want to get rescued because they were worried about the cost, and had things "under control" despite being out all day in 35 degree heat on the dummest part of the mount.....I thought it was fair play to call rescue regardless.

anthonycuskelly
29/10/2012
5:04:16 PM
Iron Cheff: Outdoor Research do a spectacularly unattractive hate that fits nicely under a helmet (legionnaire style).

Keiran, don't worry, I don't think the types who should read your post are likely to do any of the type of reading that may result in them reading your post :D
maadness
29/10/2012
10:33:55 PM
As the sun sets after 8pm during the summer months, i think it would be safer to leave the rescue party at the pub. That's unless you require a slab!
kieranl
30/10/2012
8:52:03 AM
On 29/10/2012 ado_m wrote:
>Within limits - About 3 or 4 years ago, there was a party who was stuck
>out on the top pitch of Tiger wall, that had been there all day in 35 degree
>heat without any water. The Israeli leader had a fall and broke his ankle,
>and they decided that they were going to sleep out on the wall and climb
>the last pitch of grade 10 the next day, leaving their 3 kids (aged 8,
>12 and 14) to roam the pines without any adult supervision. They told
>me they did not want to get rescued because they were worried about the
>cost, and had things "under control" despite being out all day in 35 degree
>heat on the dummest part of the mount.....I thought it was fair play to
>call rescue regardless.
>
The exception that proves the rule. The other open alternative was to call the police because the children were at risk, I wonder which they would have preferred?
hero
30/10/2012
10:03:25 AM
7 billion people on the planet. I think we can afford to lose a few, and even encourage the natural selection.

Groveller
30/10/2012
11:45:37 AM
And I was worried about climbing TTR with my kids. A bloddy grade 5.
uwhp510
30/10/2012
1:08:39 PM
On 30/10/2012 kieranl wrote:
>The exception that proves the rule.


Superstu
30/10/2012
2:12:59 PM
On 30/10/2012 hero wrote:
>7 billion people on the planet. I think we can afford to lose a few, and
>even encourage the natural selection.

Thats why i stick all my bolts in with Clag.

Miguel75
30/10/2012
3:44:29 PM
On 30/10/2012 Superstu wrote:
>On 30/10/2012 hero wrote:
>>7 billion people on the planet. I think we can afford to lose a few,
>and
>>even encourage the natural selection.
>
>Thats why i stick all my bolts in with Clag.

Mmmmm, I like clag!
One Day Hero
4/11/2012
3:23:10 AM
On 30/10/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>Mmmmm, I like clag!

Miguel, I hate to break it to you, but "clag" is not clag. The most recent time that the median use of the word "clag" actually refered to the branded product clag (rather than that other claggy substance) was about 1974!

Not that there's anything wrong with a statement such as "mmmm, I like clag"...............if one is that way inclined.


Superstu
5/11/2012
7:28:22 AM
I was thinking of the white goey stuff we used to stick cutout pictures of farm animals into our scrapbooks at kindy, and got high on. But ODH if you want to go stick your bolts in with arse hair and poo that's fine too.

Miguel75
5/11/2012
10:09:16 AM
On 4/11/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 30/10/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>>Mmmmm, I like clag!
>
>Miguel, I hate to break it to you, but "clag" is not clag. The most recent
>time that the median use of the word "clag" actually refered to the branded
>product clag (rather than that other claggy substance) was about 1974!
>
>Not that there's anything wrong with a statement such as "mmmm, I like
>clag"...............if one is that way inclined.

Damn my innocence! Thanks for the update ODH, from now on I'll clarify which clag I like.

For the record I like the old school clag... not that there's anything wrong with 'new school' clag...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
7/11/2012
2:07:54 PM
On 5/11/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>On 4/11/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>>On 30/10/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>>>Mmmmm, I like clag!
>>
>>Miguel, I hate to break it to you, but "clag" is not clag. The most recent
>>time that the median use of the word "clag" actually refered to the branded
>>product clag (rather than that other claggy substance) was about 1974!
>>
>>Not that there's anything wrong with a statement such as "mmmm, I like
>>clag"...............if one is that way inclined.
>
>Damn my innocence! Thanks for the update ODH, from now on I'll clarify
>which clag I like.
>
>For the record I like the old school clag... not that there's anything
>wrong with 'new school' clag...

Unless you are a sheep and using dag, as described by ss ~>
>arse hair and poo
!
kieranl
21/11/2012
10:09:56 AM
Thought I'd try one of these DaBrim things and it's just arrived. Got the packable climbing version and here it is sitting nicely on my Petzl Elios.



Now to see how it goes in field testing. Ended up ordering it straight from the US website as their only Australian supplier that I could find was a horsey one that didn't stock the climbing versions. Took a bit over 2 weeks to arrive. If anyone else is interested I'll let you know how it goes. Anyone else thinking of ordering one could save some money if you can find a couple of other people who want one as freight was a major component of the cost..

shortman
21/11/2012
10:20:36 AM
Nice carpet!

EDIT: And weird hat thingy.
kieranl
21/11/2012
10:27:39 AM
On 21/11/2012 shortman wrote:
>Nice carpet!
>
>EDIT: And weird hat thingy.
>
Just another of my contributions to the improvement of climbing fashion :)

shortman
21/11/2012
10:33:29 AM
On 21/11/2012 kieranl wrote:
>On 21/11/2012 shortman wrote:
>>Nice carpet!
>>
>>EDIT: And weird hat thingy.
>>
>Just another of my contributions to the improvement of climbing fashion
>:)

Agreed....you put the F in fashion for sure.

Nayda
21/11/2012
10:43:57 AM
On 21/11/2012 kieranl wrote:
>On 21/11/2012 shortman wrote:
>>Nice carpet!
>>
>>EDIT: And weird hat thingy.
>>
>Just another of my contributions to the improvement of climbing fashion
>:)

I'd recommend hitting up one of these puppies - has saved me rubbing in litres of sunscreen, is easy to pack away & is Australian owned -

http://www.frillneck.com.au/catalog/index.php?cPath=25_37&osCsid=35fe9bc54c078f4db607ff072fef27b5

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