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General Climbing Discussion

Author
Climbing nicknames
jdb
29/08/2013
10:20:56 AM
The post 'came to me' when reading about Dr Craw's book launch

Can someone explain to me the origins of the following:

"In the 70s he swanned around with Greg Child (Java), Chris Piesker (Aspro), Giles Bradbury, and started Kim Carrigan (Captain Triangle) climbing"

Feel free to add your own, along with the explanation
mikllaw
29/08/2013
10:42:45 AM
Greg looked sort of pre-nanderthal so he was called Java Man (an early hominid contender). Aspro is slow dope, he's also called Crispy. Kim was always smiling like a loon and he had a big triangular grin. I was always called Claw as Baxter (Melon) found the pun too good to resist, lucky my second name wasn't Hunt.
There were many others, Fluipper and Yarbo from the valley. In Sydney in the 90s we had too many Daves so there were Jewish Dave, Mongy Leg Dave, Dirty Dave, Dave the Dude, etc.
The height of inventiveness was the nickname we had for John Smoothy, Crunch.

Pat
29/08/2013
6:04:51 PM
What about the origin of Ferret?
hero
29/08/2013
7:11:58 PM
Ferret is called that cos he's not weasel.

Others Sebco, The Mute, The Leper, Toad, Grogran, Dulux, Bobdog, Animal, Crushed, Stretched, Compost, Chunder, Jack the Slack, Tadpole, Jim the Brick, Tim the Half Brick, Milan, Charlie Crinkle, etc.

Miguel75
29/08/2013
7:33:39 PM
Mongy leg Dave is my favorite nickname, closely followed by Jewish Dave...
GoUp!
30/08/2013
8:21:16 AM
Vintage Squidney bouldering...
Hot Scott - 'When you're hot your hot and when your Scott you're not'
Petey way homo
Big John
G man

Sabu
30/08/2013
9:14:32 AM
In our club we had:
Captain (I said what? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Gj8earX_w)
William (his name was Scott)
Madam F
Anne (short for Anne Frank)
Hot Stuff
Mbrooks
2/09/2013
1:30:27 AM
Bundy, Monty, Paul "the Punk", HB, the Hoe, Conan (Dalai), Little Graham, the list goes on!
mikllaw
2/09/2013
7:50:39 AM
The ethically upright pair of John Smart and Norm Booth threatened the punky eurodogging free-for-all and were promplty named Johnny Notso and Telephone Booth.

ajfclark
Online Now
2/09/2013
8:10:48 AM
Does he need a telephone? I thought everyone, everywhere could just hear him when he spoke... ;-)

MisterGribble
2/09/2013
9:21:43 AM
Look, in my native Sheffield in the 80's there was not one but two, yes, two, chaps with the nickname of 'Smeg'. One was tall and the other was short, Big Smeg and Little Smeg.

I'm going now....

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