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Dear Simey

MrsM10iswhereitsat.
26/07/2007
2:33:08 PM
On 25/07/2007 harold wrote:
>
>
>Maybe this is why simey is so successful with the ladies!

and Mr Simey wrote;
>it's good to see that they have got their facts right.

then later wrote;
>lying around the cafe when I get it open.

Is this what you posted about, Mildred?
Is there a connection here?

By the way dearie, Derek my M10 love says that this is all nonsense and has gone quite off topic, but never mind him deary because I know he only has Totem Pole on his mind. I know this because all he could say when I showed him the new fleece and puffa gear, was that it "would be great to wear if the weather is fine at the Tote", and he seems unenthusiastic for any housework chores lately, but would rather play with his equipment instead.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27/07/2007
12:57:26 PM
Excuse me please (Mrs M10 et al), ... may I interrupt for a mo?

BTW; Entertaining thread this one (imo).



On 26/07/2007 Idratherbeclimbing wrote:
>Certainly a classic shot, but what about the sequence to it?
>http://www.chockstone.org/Interviews/SMentz/falling.jpg
>
> Definitely stellar action happening there!
>:)

Musings from a climber who has not got out lately ...

I have not done the climb, (nor am I likely to at the grade given); ... but I have been thinking about the picture / link above; taken by Simon Carter & is from Chockstone Interviews site, titled: Simon Mentz's fall from grace; The Prow (27). Bluff Major, Mt Arapiles, Victoria.

Was specifically thinking about Simons body position in it relative to the 'new info' (for me anyway), of the photo posted by Harold.

If one gets through the crux (assumes the Harold post pic is it), to the easier (less steep), ground above; ... then falls; ... Would not the fallen climber be closer to the rock if the fall was unexpected?

If the fall was expected and Simon pushed off in the process, what would be the advantage in that? ... given the overhanging territory down lower? ... Would be harder on the ankles swinging back into the wall methinks!

I am strongly suspecting (like the John 'Verm' Sherman LOTR photo), a 'staged shot'.

Thoughts anyone?
Confirmation/denial Simey? / unknown belayer? or Onsight?

None of this (my hypothesis) detracts from the quality or composition of the photograph/s, nor from the obvious ability of Simon to get up the climb.
:)
:)
:)

Chuck Norris
27/07/2007
5:10:54 PM
never even thought about it before....but I suspect you're right....my whole world has come crashing down around me....i can't believe in anything anymore....its like the day Johno from grade 3 told me santa didn't exist.
simey
28/07/2007
12:19:21 PM
On 27/07/2007 Idratherbeclimbing wrote:
>I am strongly suspecting (like the John 'Verm' Sherman LOTR photo), a 'staged shot'.

Of all the things written about me, I've gotta say that is by far the worst accusation. To even suggest that I would consider posing for a climbing photo is scurrilous gossip and makes a mockery of everything I hold dear and true in climbing.


IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/07/2007
5:50:26 PM
>a mockery of everything I hold dear and true
?
Fair enough.
Heh, heh, heh.
I don't really know you but it seems from my reading of this thread that you don't pose with the women, ... so I thought it possible that you might pose for them?
:)

GravityHound
30/07/2007
8:45:52 PM
I think the most controversial aspect of the photo is that he seems to be climbing in jeans.........perhaps if he hadnt of been wearing jeans he wouldnt have fallen or perhaps he wore jeans because he knew he was going to fall and needed something to reduce the bark he was going to take off or perhaps they are are not jeans and are instead slacks.....

SwineOfTheTimes
30/07/2007
9:43:19 PM
On 30/07/2007 GravityHound wrote:
>I think the most controversial aspect of the photo is that he seems to
>be climbing in jeans.........

What you would prefer to see him in LYCRA!!!!!!!?
Ever since a few hardmen did some routes in jeans the wannabe world has been trying to play catchup. If there had been girls around he would have had a pair of KT-26's on too.
Onsight
30/07/2007
10:47:06 PM
I've gotta say a few words in Simey's defense here... they are not jeans!


n00bpwn3r
31/07/2007
1:32:02 AM
On 30/07/2007 Onsight wrote:
>I've gotta say a few words in Simey's defense here...

Don't think he needs anybody to come to his defence, after all he did write the guide book, even if it is only the "best of".
By the way did you find out which Oxford St publication stole the photo?
simey
31/07/2007
10:07:59 AM
On 30/07/2007 SwineOfTheTimes wrote:
>If there had been girls around he would have had a pair of KT-26's on too.

Spot on.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
1/08/2007
12:39:25 PM
... bumping the thread back on topic (of sorts);

Dear Simey,

>wrote the book Link.

&
>Spot on.


According to
here
It is out of stock, and the new edition is due out at end of 2007, 2008, 2009!

Is there going to be a chapter on 'what to do
>If there had been girls around' ?

or 'Fashion for the opposite sex conscious climber'?

?

Heh, heh, heh.
:)
tastybigmac
1/08/2007
3:23:49 PM
dear simey, i heared that natimuk won a game of football. now that you are an accomplished sportsman
can you give us fans some tips to become famous too?
tastybigmac
1/08/2007
3:27:46 PM
i seem to remember it was really cold at the time. simey was definately going for erect nipples in the
shot.
simey
2/08/2007
8:14:37 AM
On 1/08/2007 tastybigmac wrote:
>dear simey, i heared that natimuk won a game of football. now that you are an accomplished sportsman can you give us fans some tips to become famous too?

Well if you want to be famous, then forget being good at something and focus on being really, really bad at something... just like Eddie the Eagle in ski jumping and Eric the Eel in swimming. Everyone remembers them. The Nati Rams have had the honour of being the worst team in footy over last few years and look at the amount of press we received.

Climbing has had its fair share of bumblies, but just who is undisputed king of the bumblies? (Apart from Eduardo). Here is an opportunity for someone to really make a name for themselves.


Eduardo Slabofvic
2/08/2007
10:11:39 AM
On 2/08/2007 simey wrote:
> but just who is undisputed >king of the bumblies? (Apart from Eduardo).

Maybe I could write a book........or open a cafe.
Bob Saki
2/08/2007
1:21:33 PM
I once stumbled across the expression "bumbly chic" in some climbing text, where exactly escapes me at this juncture.

However, I resolved then and will publicy affirm now; I wish to wholly epiomise "bumbly chic" i.e. not starting at araps 'til 10, taking 4 hrs to get up siren and talking it up like it's a savage test of climbing skill and verve, I think is a good start.............................

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2/08/2007
1:35:33 PM
On 2/08/2007 Bob Saki wrote:
>I once stumbled across the expression "bumbly chic" in some climbing text,
>where exactly escapes me at this juncture.
>
>However, I resolved then and will publicy affirm now; I wish to wholly
>epiomise "bumbly chic" i.e. not starting at araps 'til 10, taking 4 hrs
>to get up siren and talking it up like it's a savage test of climbing skill
>and verve, I think is a good start.............................

Typo? ... 'chic' or 'chick'; like
>'epiomise'?

>talking it up like it's a savage test of climbing skill and verve
... or an excuse for climbing like an old blouse?
Your not allowed to claim the title from (allegedly Eduardo?) until you have over-night-epic-ed on it ! *

(*or on 'Thorkilds Lectin' with me! Heh, heh, heh).

:)
Bob Saki
2/08/2007
2:03:40 PM
Hey Idratherbe.....

chic I believe is correct:

from websters (not the best source I know)

Chic \Chic\, a. [F. Cf. Chic, n.]

Original and in good taste or form. [Colloq.]


epiomise is a most dastardly typo......



my aim is a 2 day ascent of "son of epic"

the lectin will happen in 07

Eduardo Slabofvic
2/08/2007
2:04:39 PM
On 2/08/2007 Idratherbeclimbing wrote:
>Your not allowed to claim the title from (allegedly Eduardo) until you
>have over-night-epic-ed on it ! *

I like where this is heading. I've always want to be recognised for my contributions to climbing, and the
bech mark for bumblyness is as good as anything....for there is only one thing worse than being talked
about, and that is not being talked about.
Will P
2/08/2007
3:09:15 PM
I'd lke to throw my hat into the ring with a claim of the slowest ascent of AoNang Tower in Thailand - 3 pitches, 6a+, 6b+, 6c+ (from memory), in... seven hours! And then the fun of trying to attract the attention of a passing longtail boat in the dark.

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