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General Climbing Discussion

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Your grading system is f#@ked

mousey
8/10/2004
3:48:10 PM
i wouldnt know, im underage (extra dry & new, im reformed from my old days of vb. whatever you do though dont drink that new pretty boy 'empire' stuff. tiger is permissable if you are in southeast asia on a budget, canada dry is permissable if the water they're serving is too stiff for your palatte. while at home watching footy, only crownies are acceptable, and only if they are accompanied by a ffrozen meat pie. while in blackheath, get whatever they'll sell you)

Hawkman
8/10/2004
3:55:27 PM
coopers extra stout. now there is a beer!
James
8/10/2004
8:29:01 PM
On 8/10/2004 steve wrote:
>coopers extra stout. now there is a beer!

congrats go to Steve for the 1st post on chockstone that acutally makes sense!! 'poopers' is the only beer to drink in this part of the world.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
8/10/2004
8:34:31 PM
On 8/10/2004 James wrote:
>'poopers' is the only beer to drink in this part of the world.
Their Stout is good but their ale is cricket-piddle!

neats
9/10/2004
10:09:32 AM
black ale in general is yum! Coopers and Tooheys Black (formerly Old), mmmmm...

wombats
9/10/2004
3:54:45 PM
From what I have heard, coopers brewery has a natural spring underneath it and it's the only beer in Australia brewed using natural spring water. I love coopers (not the stout though) but I wouldn't mind if they lost the beer snot!

Nick Kaz
9/10/2004
5:25:53 PM
Coopers is great beer and the "beer snot" just adds character, however their price tag doesen't appeal to my universty student budget so I just homebrew my own coopers, and with adverts like these, who wouldn't!

cheesehead
12/10/2004
3:53:29 AM
I'm uncertain whether to be proud of paying 2quid ($5) the other week for a VB. Ah, nostalgia :)

The best have to be monteiths ales from NZ. The only places in Melbourne that I've found them are the Safeway bottleshops on Smith Street, collingwood; and the even dodgier one off Syndey road - is it coburg there?
risky supermarkets for awesome beer...

cheesehead
12/10/2004
3:55:04 AM
which grading systems best applies to beer - possibly the UK sys, cos it takes boldness and death potential into account? Or Aus, cos it avoids such unpleasantries and gives us a good, dishonest difficulty-to-swallow (onsite) rating?
Archangel in Oz
9/12/2004
2:00:01 PM
OK I'm back again, and for good this time, well a few years at least and I am going to try my best not to piss anyone off.

Do I read correctly that the Ranges has burned down? That seems a bit of an extreme measure to resolve the grading issue. If so it is shame it was a really good facility.

PN
9/12/2004
3:13:05 PM
Far from resolving the issue, the Flemington inferno has inflamed the debate

PN
9/12/2004
5:11:22 PM
On 9/10/2004 wombats wrote:
>From what I have heard, coopers brewery has a natural spring underneath
>it and it's the only beer in Australia brewed using natural spring water.
>I love coopers (not the stout though) but I wouldn't mind if they lost
>the beer snot!

Yeh natural spring alright, more like the Murray-Darling* river runs past the brewery! That's why the beer is cloudy, and the beer snot.......







* Major river that takes in the Darling from Qld, NSW, SA and the Murray from Vic, and the Murrumbidgee in NSW/ACT. After each state has dumped waste and recycled drink water and sewage plus significant fertilizer run-off from farms the natural spring makes it's way towards SA where it provides that state's drinking water and beer supply. Yum!
chester
9/12/2004
7:30:48 PM
Our grading system is f---ed? We don't need to factor in how scary a climb is, because Australians have balls, we don't whimp out 30cm above the last piece of bomber gear or bolt.

Trust me I would know because I occasionally climb in a gym and have even top roped an 11 sport route at Nowra.

Nick Kaz
9/12/2004
8:52:37 PM
On 9/12/2004 chester wrote:
>Our grading system is f---ed? We don't need to factor in how scary a climb
>is, because Australians have balls, we don't whimp out 30cm above the last
>piece of bomber gear or bolt.

Damn my foreign blood!

Jackie
9/12/2004
10:58:19 PM
meh...
Archangel in Oz
10/12/2004
2:22:17 PM
>Trust me I would know because I occasionally climb in a gym and have even
>top roped an 11 sport route at Nowra.

LOL, brilliant. You are the vaguard of the Australian hard men. My nads are shrivelling at thought of your bravery.
Chester
11/12/2004
7:32:01 PM
I should probably provde a little bit more detail about the 11 top rope (just so my experience isn't taken out of context) there was probably at least 2-3 metres between each bolt and there was a good chance of a slight swing if I didn't stay composed.

Despite having to rest on the draws a couple of times it was a fairly ethical ascent. I'm not sure what the equivalent grade in the UK would be, perhaps your scale doesn't have enough numbers and letters to describe this test piece. I still think it was quite stiff at 11.

cheesehead
14/12/2004
3:50:30 AM
>, we don't whimp out 30cm above the last
>piece of bomber gear or bolt.

Oh for a decent piece - nay, any piece of gear on an E6....

Ben R
17/12/2004
12:05:34 PM
Is E6 that bad? I would be interested to see how some of the Ozzie climbs shaped up against the British grading system.

The Brit grades can't be that bad because Ozzie sport cloimbers have cleaned up England's hardest and boldest on their holidays (Saxon, Toby). Are a lot of the E8+'s just extended bouldering problems?

Salamander
17/12/2004
12:11:48 PM
What do all those E's mean anyway, is it how many E's they needed to pop before doing the climb? :)

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