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5 Things Developers Say to Get You to Their Crag

ajfclark
25/02/2013
10:43:04 AM
Splitter Choss published a top 5 list of things developers say to get you to go to their new crag: http://www.splitterchoss.com/2013/02/21/the-top-5-things-developers-say-to-get-you-to-their-crag/

I would've called them the top 5 lies... I'm sure there's others that are more common here though...

What porkies have you been told in an attempt to get you out to a specific crag or route (or what lies did you tell to get someone to come along)?
simey
25/02/2013
12:27:57 PM
Instead of posting this here I would have simply PMed it directly to Joe Goding or Neil Monteith.
ademmert
25/02/2013
1:20:35 PM
On 25/02/2013 simey wrote:
>Instead of posting this here I would have simply PMed it directly to Joe
>Goding or Neil Monteith.
>

LOL
gfdonc
25/02/2013
1:39:17 PM
A wise person once said to me: "the number of people coming along on one of _____'s trips bears a direct relationship to the number of days before the trip starts" or words to that effect.

Where the relevant name might be one of those mentioned above.

Said wise person no longer lives in Victoria though.
I'll leave the rest for everyone to puzzle over.

Eduardo Slabofvic
25/02/2013
1:45:20 PM
Hero's devotion to this area of climbing must surely surpass anything anyone else has done.
spicelab
25/02/2013
2:46:08 PM
Love the premise, pity the article is confused and crap.

So...developers are putting up routes for others to enjoy - yet don't want any recognition, are paragons of generosity but masters of deception. Right-o.

Did make me think back to some of the chimerical descriptions I've heard from developers of new Blueys crags over the last 10 years:
- the rock is super solid,
- the routes are really sustained,
- there's hardly any breaks,
- it features way differently to normal Blueys rock
- it's like two Wave Walls stacked on top of each other
- it looks a bit like like Taipan Wall (I kid you not!)


maxdacat
25/02/2013
2:59:42 PM
It'll clean up with traffic.

sliamese
25/02/2013
3:26:03 PM
>So...developers are putting up routes for others to enjoy - yet don't
>want any recognition.

Such noble beings with motives being purely to service the community. Could they just be doing it cos it's fun!?!

"you just pull on the ticked holds and its fine..."

"its the best x in northern tasmania", where x = only climb of that genre longer than 10m

"this cliff's so good you don't even need sika!" - Dani Andrada regarding the Getu


kuu
25/02/2013
3:30:25 PM
On 25/02/2013 simey wrote:
>Instead of posting this here I would have simply PMed it directly to Joe
>Goding or Neil Monteith.
>

geez simey, that's a bit of Sublime irony don't you think? ;-)

Miguel75
25/02/2013
4:11:37 PM
On 25/02/2013 ajfclark wrote:
...SNIP...
>...or what lies did you tell to get someone to come along?

'Loose rock at Werribee Gorge? Yeah nah mate, that's only on the closed crags!!'


IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/02/2013
8:54:44 PM
Didn't onsight sandbag hipster a classic (a while back), with his rave reviews of Dunns Swamp new route potential?
evdog
26/02/2013
3:40:53 PM
"It's the next Andersons" is a phrase that has motivated me towards all sorts of stupidity, pointless/endless hikes and chossy rubble heaps. The phrase still works to; if any of you know the location of the next Andersons i'm totally down, hit me up, seriously.
mattbrooks
26/02/2013
3:48:31 PM
I am sure I have said them all!

Add,

1. Yes there is easier routes!
2. I have a perfect project for you!
3. There's no crowds!
4. and definately its the next ..... lol

rodw
Online Now
26/02/2013
5:04:02 PM
One you here a lot up here in NSW

"its got Grampians hard solid sandstone" or something similar.
mattbrooks
28/02/2013
11:58:02 AM
LOL Rod used that with one the Junk Yard Cave. Admittedly the rock is very good there though, hence the excitement!!!!
JDB
28/02/2013
12:21:00 PM
Not naming names...but GFDonc suckered a budding cinematographer into filming Australia's longest climb (on a secret/over looked cliff)...I believe a mega dose of coffee wasn't a sufficient stimulant to keep 'said' cameraman awake.
gfdonc
28/02/2013
12:36:11 PM
No, not my work John .. you know who the lead protagonist on that project was.
JDB
28/02/2013
5:27:29 PM
Ooorr, thats right it was Wacko Jacko. Anyways, seeing how the route is a goat track maybe a Goatfest appearance is beckoning?
skegly
28/02/2013
7:06:25 PM
"its the best new crag I have seen in 10 years" Steve Morris
gfdonc
28/02/2013
10:45:32 PM
"it's the longest route in Aus.". Nuff said.

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