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Biggest sandbag
5:22:37 PM
And strangely enough, I thin Basilisk Direct is a great route, and it's really not hard. Just a bit odd.
9:28:37 PM
On 21/02/2014 prb wrote:
>The biggest sandbags Iíve come across are among those old climbs at Moonarie.
>Black Manís Reach (13) is ridiculous Ė looping out onto the Sweeping Statement
>slab at grade 20 is way easier. But The Black Hole of Calcutta (8) on Checkers
>Wall takes the cake. The aim is survival. Thereís some hard climbing at
>the grade through vegetation and a deadly steep boulder field, a crawl
>along one of those poorly protected scoopy ledge systems you get on Checkers,
>a leap across the void to grab a bush and finally a fully-enclosed tight
>dark chimney that no-oneís been in for decades. We piked it and went up
>the front of the buttress at about grade 16.
I think Black Man's Reach was done by some of my friends that I started climbing with at La Trobe Uni on an inter-varsity climbing meet to Moonarie in 1974(?). Of course they were off-route! They also repeated Black Hole of Calcutta on the same trip and raved about it. None of us knew any better in those days.
5:15:15 PM
Everything out at Sister's Beach. That's what I thought. Oh yeah and that old Claw haunt up past Narrabeen; scary that.

6:26:10 PM
Biggest sandbagger; PhillipIvan;)

Eduardo Slabofvic
11:53:45 PM
Best sandbag I've ever heard of was Hero sending Simey and his minions off on a road trip to "Australia's second largest granite monolith" of Mt Wudinna, but as miss-fortune goes, he was unable to accompany them at the last minute.

Damn shame that.

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