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Dear Simey

6:27:14 PM
Cheers, mate ... but stay with me on this one !! ...

>It eases off considerably ...

What sort of grade??

And the 2nd pitch ?? How much ' easy ' climbing is there ??

6:56:18 PM
Epic stuff ...

>even getting to the top is tough, and a great achievment in itself...

... just a little bit more beta ... plz ...

7:01:18 PM

I'll givya lift out th end of Cape Hoi on me XR, Ten'o !!!:D

7:02:58 PM

8:42:22 PM
On 15/07/2007 M10iswhereitsat. wrote:
> Epic stuff ...
>>even getting to the top is tough, and a great achievment in itself...
>... just a little bit more beta ... plz ...

So... both sections are graded 25, expect it to be solid at the grade, not a soft touch 19 arete with one
tough move, can't tell you about Deep Play, looks like crimpy face climbing, prolly sustained and
endurance based with sequential sections, the second pitch I know well, it is balancey, lots of slaping
up whilst laying away on the slaping hand with feet smeared as close to the arete as possible to
maintain the balance, and some small holds thrown in to keep you thinking.
the fun really starts at about 1/4 hight and gets full on at 1/2 hight then backs off at about 4/5 hight,
with the 1/5 top trad section being quite relaxing after the arete fun.
the original first pitch is just full on from the get go till you reach the crack, go for Deep Play! much
cleaner and the bonus is that it can be done with just two of you if necesary.
The old days a third person would throw you the trailing rope once you got to the half way ledge (the
first pitch used to wind three quarters of the way around the tote and would snag the ropes making it
impossible to trail it up for the tirolene off.
Maybe the best beta I can give you is put the chalk bag/shoes in a plastic zip lock untill you are safely
away from the swell/spray zone, and bellay from a bag/daypack when you start the climb to keep
ropes dry!
The most memorable sensation for me was feeling the tote shudder every single time a wave hit, this
gets more pronounced as you get higher on the climb!......Go for it, It's one of the most iconic climbs
in OZ, and like nothing I have ever climbed anywhere else in the world!

3:02:35 PM
Simey wrote 15/7/07
>Gee, you've got the opportunity on this thread for me to solve all your love life problems and you just wanna know some boring climbing shit. >Oh well...

Dear Simey,

The other day I caught Derek (my M10 love), passionately pawing over the computer screen. Upon closer investigation I saw that there was a picture of The Totem Pole standing upright in all its glory.

When I asked him why all the passion?; he, (sob, this is so embarrassing), lashed out at me!

Do I need an AVO?

Do I need a divorce?

Please help me, as I have heard that you are gentle with women.

Kind Regards

8:20:29 AM
Oh my darling, my dear dear girl.

I share your hurt.
But right now you don't need Simey to be gentle with you. Trust me this is exactly the opening he loves.

SO your man is mad about his totem pole too! Simey was like that one time.
That's how he wooed me: showing me pictures of HIS totem pole and told that it was different to other guys'.

Don't let that philandering wretch of a hubby of yours go and do that totem pole thing as I tell you girl, he is going to be on lava-life telling other women about it and HOW he would like to show them pictures of it, as soon as he comes home. That is if he comes
home. Take control of your life and use his rope to tie him down.

I should warn you that asking Simey for advice on these matters is only giving him a chance to sniff out just how strong your marital bond is really and it's giving the sniper a chance to pick you off while your partner is away. In fact it may already be too late. But if it isn't too late I feel compelled to let you know just what a love rat Simey is. And by implication your hubby falls into that category for even mentioning doing totem pole. CAn't you see the sub text sister-child? He wants to be Simey. Don't have it.

I feel compelled to share some of my experiences so as to save your marriage.

When Simey and I got together, originally through a very discreet S+M (singles and married that is) website, I had dreams of meeting someone adventurous. My youthful idealism saw a chance of love and in return got introduced to a web of lies and deciept. He seemed so nice and cuddly and told me HE wrote the book and I was in safe hands. Safe until the next uni trip came to town.
A coach full of fat girls purrs up the drive of Centenial park and suddenly he doesn't want to show me new ways of doing old routes.
He tells me he has to be at the Pines doing the rounds in the morning. "IT's for the book" he says.. Its to coincide with the chicks getting up and unguardedly walk to the toilet is what it is. It's there that he decides which chick is worthy of his special attention this week. Reality is he is really scoping out the possibilities. After a day thrashing through pages of potential one nighters’ down in Melbourne, on the net, and coming up with nothing he does another tour of the Pines... THe chicks have in the meantime have climbed all day and are softened up for the patter.

"Hi, I'm Simon Mentz. I wrote the book." HAnd shake and sleazy leer ensues. All the boys around the fire are blinded by the fact that a celebrity is amoung them and bolster the Slimey one's position by making him seem interesting. More experienced menfolk cover their women in fleece and puffa jacket so as to confuse his senses. But some of the newbies make the mistake of turning their back on this wolf at the door. Then he pounces with his "I'm so lonely ..." routine. Single or married he will take his chances with you girls . So be warned.

MrsM10iswhereitsat you know that this is what goes on and still you condone this by asking for advice. A hundred years of progress for women and this is where we are. I bet he offered you a glamourous job in the CAFE too. Don't believe it!
Don't believe any of it, if it's from Simey's mouth. Even this thread is another one of his ruses to reel in the unsuspecting. SHame on some of the boys who have fallen for it. Guess why you ain't getting any up in the Pines boys.

The sad fact girls, the unweildy truth is that: Simey is with me and has been for years. If you have been with him in this time you are a slack floozy(the way he likes us) but I forgive you as you simply weren't to know.

But now that you do know its time to make him work for it

Tell your friends in the uni that he isn't "All that big in the climbing world ". In fact girls there are bigger guys on the scene.
DOn't have a bar of his puppy dog look - that’s from staying up all night "left handed surfing"...
Don't accept anything from him as that means he will have to come back tomorrow.
And don't encourage him by asking how to get up a route- we all know the only routes he's interested in...short ones.

Simey, darling, I am sure you are reading this and yes "Hell hath no fury..." and could you please collect that pump thing that is under my bed- the kids think it's for pumping up footies and I can't sell them that line much longer. They are after all getting older and will eventually figure out what it's for...all I am saying is: pay the alimony like DR> PHIL does and I won't mention the warts . Simey Jr. misses you but was also a bit upset with you for feeling up his schoolteacher when you collected him. Really!

Stand strong girls.


9:52:31 AM
On 23/07/2007 mildredmademiserable wrote:
>Then he pounces with his "I'm so lonely..." routine.

I've never used that line.

11:33:02 AM
the last paragraph was a killer!! :D

Eduardo Slabofvic
1:10:49 PM
On 23/07/2007 simey wrote:
>I've never used that line...

1:41:13 PM
Lets pick a real target like Kim Carrigan.

And what about photographers. All gay.

I know Simon has problems, he thinks gay mexican netball is football but for christs (lower case c is on purpose steph) sake at least to my knowledge, a knowledge I am glad to be spared, but living in Nazi he needs pussy when it shows up.

7:39:51 PM
Widewetand slippery,
sorry darling but no Simey apologists please.
In fact I'd encourage the other girls to get back to me now so that statistics can be compiled and used in his persecution.

3:50:39 PM
Hello Mildred my new found internet friend,

My goodness, such a long post and so much to digest.

Thank you for helping out in Mr Simeys uncharacteristic absence. Perhaps he is out looking for new routes?

1st things 1st. I thought there was only one Totem Pole, but it seems from what you have written that in the eye of many a climber they exist in many places?

To date my marital bond with Derek (my M10 love), has been way stronger than using a rescue strength 13 mm static (weighed down with a double rack of bongs on steel ‘biners), to tie him down with; but I had not given thought to his existential desire to be Mr Simey. I do hope my M10 love won’t be disappointed in being kept on the straight and narrow!

I had heard that Mr Simey wrote the book; and I know my Derek is well read of all manner of climbing books (even ones without pictures), so perhaps this is where he got the Totem Pole seed of an idea from. Incidentally I have not seen Derek (my M10 love), borrowing books on Cafes from the local library, so perhaps he still has the crux ahead of him if he wants to emulate the master writer.

As for being a slack floozy, I am fortunately able to truthfully say that Mr Simey has not spread the seed of the Totem Pole my way; unless of course if you count Derek my M10 love getting wind of the vibrations as each wave crashes upon it.

Call me old and naive darling but like young Mr Sabu, I am confused by your reference to the pump under the bed. Is your bed an air mattress, or is this something else that a boulderer uses?

Ta for the warnings deary. I am skipping off to buy some fleece and puffa (in matching colours for me and Derek!), while the winter sales are still on.


5:58:33 PM
On 25/07/2007 MrsM10iswhereitsat. wrote:
>Thank you for helping out in Mr Simeys uncharacteristic absence.

Well you guys are doing such a good job that I hardly feel the need to make my presence felt.

>Perhaps he is out looking for new routes?

I'm always on the look-out, but I go for quality not quantity.

6:22:34 PM
On 25/07/2007 simey wrote:

>I'm always on the look-out, but I go for quality not quantity.
Just a pulse was what I heard.

10:50:52 PM

Maybe this is why simey is so successful with the ladies!

I found this in a tourist magazine in a hostel in Katoomba at easter and thought it was classic.
11:44:53 PM
I have never seen that before, but it's good to see that they have got their facts right.

10:19:59 AM
I've not seen that before either!

Could you shoot me details of the mag so I can check where they got my photo from? Probably legit...

1:49:06 PM
And can you send me the details as well, so I can purchase a few copies to have lying around the cafe when I get it open.

1:56:30 PM
Certainly a classic shot, but what about the sequence to it?

… Definitely stellar action happening there!

>so I can purchase a few copies

It is prolly free?
I think this is what it says on the bottom of the pic.

more info ? at ...

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