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Havachatwithhexy...

HEX
2-May-2005
1:46:10 PM
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dalai
2/05/2005
>Regardless of value, theft is theft!!

& booty is booty !! hehehe...

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HEX
2-May-2005
3:03:12 PM
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Poll Option
I leave gear on routes just for fun

I leave gear on routes that I am working overnight

I leave gear on routes for up to a week

I leave gear on routes for more than a week

I'll never leave gear because bastards steal it

I'm a bastard that strips routes and steals gear


Topic Date User
How Safe is our gear on routes Monday, 2 May 2005, shaggy:
>So, with all the gear that is getting stripped of route of late, I'm just curious how many >people leave gear up, and for how long...

Hexy has 100% success with the following 'option' --- regardless of how crowded/remote the crag is ...

I am an intelligent person who understands what motivates people to be good/rational/evil/etc , and I have the common sense to attach a plastic-laminated-generic-please-thanku-situation-explained note, if I/we are leaving gear for ANY amount of time ...
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IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-May-2005
3:17:58 PM
On 26/04/2005 Onsight wrote:
>Good to hear from you Hex. So where ya been; school hols or something?
>I was beginning to get worried.
>Had even started psyching up to write your cyber-obituary and all.................

cyber-obituary ... Interesting thought.

So what would you put in it Onsight, ... seeing as how our learned cyber-freind is anonymous and all !

A picture perhaps?

... a poem??,

... (and feel free to correct us Hex).

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There once was a chock(head)stone that said Hex,
Where s/he's messages once read were blessed.

Like Chortens and prayer flags in Tibet,
... we will have an anniversary to commemorate, lest we forget.

The crumpled rice paper lays mute on the (crampon scratched) lino floor,
'Cos there is nought for cyber-sky-burial outside the basecamp door.

RIP (ondasummit)
~HexTroll~
Our learned mate & wordsy adversary!
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HEX
2-May-2005
3:19:01 PM
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billk
2/05/2005
>Internet forums like Chockstone make it easy to let other climbers know if you have found >abandoned gear. That means we should all be making more effort to get found gear back to >its rightful owners before declaring it booty. If that shift in thinking happens, then it should >become even clearer that taking gear off a route that is being worked, then not attempting to >get it back to its owners, is plain theft...

I've come to expect such half-baked-moralistic-cyber-crap from oxygen-thieves ...


HEX
2-May-2005
3:46:41 PM


shiltz
2/05/2005
>Must be a short list of suspects at grade 31...
dalai
>Not really. The draws on the crux section were left...

Good thinking ! , Mr Grade 31 thief... evil-grin ...
dalai
2-May-2005
4:02:31 PM
On 2/05/2005 HEX wrote:
>Good thinking ! , Mr Grade 31 thief... evil-grin ...

On 2/05/2005 Skip-Skip wrote:
>...The THIEVES took 2 from the anchors and 4 from the lower
>section, demonstrating their base and incompetant nature by being unable
>to take the final 2.

Yes it must have been me Hex because I am literate!!

I still have ~ 25 sets of draws from my climbing days that are my own (bought or product placement when I was sponsored) so I don't need more. And the fact I have only bouldered the last years only might also prove a substantial alibi...

HEX
2-May-2005
4:17:46 PM
On 14 April 2005, Onsight bemused :
>Huh?

Dalai --- you're the only one putting your head in a noose ...

HEX
2-May-2005
4:21:42 PM
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Topic Date User
Worst researched mainstream article - ever. Friday, 15 April 2005, JCP :

>no wonder i cant pick up!! guys, id like to annouce...

Dear Mousey --- are you sure that comma is in the right place?

Luv HEX;-)
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IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-May-2005
4:36:21 PM
>Invisible Fist beta and Grey Green Walls question. (..::- Chris -::.. thread)

>grey/green petzl draws with spirit carabiners (Skip-Skip thread)

... The (evil) spirit of the Youies at work again?
or imparting the fist of fear into the booty gatherers??

HEX
2-May-2005
5:00:04 PM
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gfdonc
2/05/2005
>I once had a food drop raided. It was a minor issue, but ...

If this was the one containing chocolate&raisin scroggin , then I apologize...

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IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-May-2005
5:09:23 PM
>If this was the one containing chocolate&raisin scroggin , then I apologize...
LOL. This is a new twist on the definition of booty!

HEX
2-May-2005
5:25:29 PM
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dalai
2/05/2005
>Not at all M8. Common on harder routes at trad areas like Arapiles to leave gear insitu >over periods (not confined to sportclimbs only)...

Yes indeed --- a very common practice during the Araps ' Golden Age ' ... in fact it was common practice to leave the rope thru the gear too ...HB decorated Uncle Charlies (26) for a couple of weeks doing this --- while red-necking in&out of Horsham in that horribly-poo-coloured Torana of his ...
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HEX
2-May-2005
6:15:51 PM
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climbingjac
2/05/2005
>I think there's a little bit of confusion here. If you find a route fully-equipped, it doesn't >mean that the route has been reserved for the exclusive use of the owner of the gear. >You can still climb the route - you can certainly clip into the draws, fall on them etc. >The thing you can't do is take the quickdraws for yourself.

No --- you're the one getting confused,luv --- thats like saying if someone leaves the keys in the ignition of their car ' ... you can certainly go for a joy-ride, do a few do-nuts etc. The thing you can't do is take the car for yourself...'

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HEX
2-May-2005
7:35:21 PM
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Topic Date User
Trad Rack for Araps Monday, 2 May 2005, armyiain :
>Gday all, just wondering if there is anything I have forgotten from my basic trad rack. >Before someone points it out, my lack of cams/2nd set of nuts/hexes/rope will be >rectified by uni gear. This is to make sure there is nothing REALLY OBVIOUS that is >missing due to a brain-fart...

brain-fart ?? :D

You will also need a chalk-bag & LOTS of chalk ; cigarettes ; & a quick-draw-poker-face, to be used when ppl start asking you suss questions about those funky bits of climbing-gear that have mysteriously found their way onto your rack ...
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HEX
2-May-2005
7:48:07 PM
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Somewhere between a poem & a short story ...


'...Hand In My Chalkbag by Ilana Stern
sung to the tune of Hand in my Pocket by Alanis Morissette

I'm young and I'm fearless
I'm sport and I'm trad
It's nice so I'm climbing, yeeeeah !
I'm strong but I'm careful
I'm short but I'm flexible
I'm setting a tri-cam, ba-byyyyyy!!

But what it all comes down toooo,
is I haven't got this move figured out just yet.
Cause I've got one hand in my chalkbag
and the other is holding an under-cling...

I'm tired and I'm shaking
I'm hanging on tight...
I'm desperately clipping, ba-byyyy!
I'm pumped but I'm breathless
I'm losing my finger-strength
I'm weak and I'm falling, catch me !!! ...'

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HEX
2-May-2005
7:53:46 PM
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Wendy 2/5/5 :
>Take whatever damn drugs you want...

Phil " young people read this forum too " Box, blah blah buffer zone ...
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HEX
5-May-2005
2:38:52 PM
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=128901

hehehe !
Dave C
5-May-2005
7:00:16 PM
On 5/05/2005 HEX wrote:
>http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=128901

It's at number 4 on the UKC "most commonly repeated thread" list after:

1. Top-roping isn't really climbing (boy do some people have a bee in their bonnet about that one over here!)
2. What grade is 'Three Pebble Slab' at Froggatt (the most disputed grade in Brtish climbing)
3. What is an on-sight/flash/redpoint ascent (I see that one is going on here now as well)

HEX
6-May-2005
6:21:45 AM
On 5/05/2005 Stuck in UK wrote:
>3. What is an on-sight/flash/redpoint ascent (I see that one is going
>on here now as well)

'...Iker Pou Azkarrga, the Basque climber who has done everything from V14 boulder problems to 5.14 free walls, is now *the third climber to flash an 8c* (5.14b) rock climb. Pou flashed Alpinismo Deportivo at the pocketed limestone crags of Cuenca, a couple of hours east of Madrid, Spain.

Austriaís Kilian Fischhuber was the first to flash an 8c, Tai Chi in Switzerland, in the spring of 2004. Last fall, Yuji Hirayama of Japan onsighted White Zombie at Spainís Baltzola. *The difference between a flash and onsight at a well-traveled sport crag is subtle and debatable*, however, given the number of climbers working the routes, the well-chalked holds and tick marks, and climbs that often share starts. And, of course, grades are always debatable: Hirayama onsighted a route thought to be 5.14b way back in 1999, but this climb was subsequently downgraded.

Pou shot to prominence among world climbers in 2000, when he repeated Action Directe, the benchmark 9a (5.14d)...'

Stuck in the yUcK --- I can Blairly believe it !!!

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Dave C
6-May-2005
7:25:59 AM
On 6/05/2005 HEX wrote:
>Stuck in the yUcK
- soon to be changed as the mrs has been granted a resident visa for Oz so we'll be making a move later in the year.




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