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Chockstone Gathering Part 2
2:02:02 AM
good point... i'm living in camberwell, but have easy access to the train/tram.
sorry, i've been continuing this topic in two different threads (?).
8:05:42 AM
I'm still on for a bouldering session. Probably the best place to meet is at the Privy Block. This is the first large rock beside the 'emergency access' track, and is about 20m before the track heading up to the Omega Block. There is an excellent boulder problem on the car park side of the Privy Block and about 20m up the hill. A bouldering mat would be usefull for the upper section of the problem. This boulder problem is about V2/3, sit start (crux?), left to right and finishes around the corner at the top of the block.

See you there,


9:46:39 PM
Hey thanks to all who arranged today out at Camels Hump. I thought it was a great day. Despite a dubious start the weather was great, and it looked like a fair bit of climbing got done. The smell of the BBQ wafted along the track from the carpark and lured quite a few away from the rocks.. for a while at least.
9:58:41 AM
so when's the next chockstone debacle?? I'll make sure the local motorcross bandits grace us with their presence.

10:04:08 AM
it was a good day and great to put some faces to names..... matt, stef and myself were made to give way on the walkout when boyz on bikes came past ...

10:20:24 AM
Where was this?

10:42:26 AM
On 5/04/2004 James wrote:
> I'll make sure the local motorcross bandits grace us with their presence.

I spoke to these guys at the bottom of the Omega Block as they were trying to ride down towards the Limbo Buttress. I told them there had been a lot of work done by people to try and stabilise the general area and what they were doing (chewing up the track) was not helping much. Understatement. I didn't even get round to the illegality of it. They guy I spoke to was surprisingly non confrontational and said sure mate - sorry - he told his buddies to turn it around. I don't know what happened after I left though. Maybe they scored the first trailbike ascent of Witch? Wankers.
10:48:29 AM
I don't think you were the only person to express your displeasure. I saw them head off down to tear up the main tourist walking track.

12:31:52 PM
Doug and I had a verbal screaming match with them because they got thie bikes bogged and coudln't turn them around. They sat reving and destroying the area belay Oxbow for about 20 minutes trying to get their bikes out. One even drove into me at full speed knocking me over!!
1:07:20 PM
Thanks everyone who organised the day. The weather cleared enough to make the day a success. It was great to put some faces to names, and although an injured finger kept me on the easier climbs, I enjoyed the alzheimer flashes of these classic climbs!

And although it was my right to remove excess holds on the Green Alliance having done the FA years ago it wasn't me!!

1:21:00 PM
yere Martin grade 26 is defiantly one of the 'easier climbs'.
1:28:31 PM
Though I realized the error of my ways and got off it immediately as the searing pain through my left hand was a little seemed like a good idea at the time whilst tying in!! The other routes were easier than that.

Enjoyed being on a rope again after 4 years!!?? Almost worth dusting off the gear and doing some roped climbing again once the finger recovers.
8:19:50 PM
i'd also like to throw a big thanks out to all the organizers and cool people involved in this. it was really great of people to share gear the way they did (especially for near gearless me!). i didn't know anyone when i left, but it was cool to chat with quite a few of you. hopefully i'll see some of you around town, i definitely plan to start getting out more for more climbing while i'm still here. thanks again for a great day.

10:26:35 AM
Just posted the video of Joe on Green Alliance (25) from the gathering. (See Gallery page). It's a pity you didn't make the tick Joe, cause I had a great posy for the camera. Ended up getting two angles, captured your falls, and got some close ups of hand holds... Hope I've edited the sequence correctly. Also put up the vid of Hanh on the 21. Thanks to both of you!
1:54:44 PM
cheers mike, it turned out great!! both hanh and i are very happy with the results... be it without a tick !



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