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20th anniversary of Serpentine February 23/24 Feb

belayslave
10/01/2008
10:30:09 AM
Hey Ado,
sounds like it could be a fun weekend. might come along just to catch up with some folks and take
some happy snaps. Be good to test drive the new Foz as well.

cheers,
Chris.

westie
10/01/2008
12:50:33 PM
Hipster.

I'm tentative. Not much time to grow a mullet.

love to check it out
Dave J
10/01/2008
4:47:54 PM
Hey Ado. I was planning running a frontwards abseiling workshop down serpentine that day...is there any
chance you could shift it to a different date?

cheers,

Dave
gfdonc
10/01/2008
5:18:57 PM
without a rope, we hope.
hipster
11/01/2008
7:25:07 AM
On 10/01/2008 Dave J wrote:
>Hey Ado. I was planning running a frontwards abseiling workshop down serpentine
>that day...is there any
>chance you could shift it to a different date?

Dave,
With my Army background I'm fairly skilled up in the art of frontwards abseiling, maybe I could help out??...in fact I'll lend you a pair of cammo pants. Your group is more than welcome, just keep your feet off my hand-painted banner!!
Ado

westie
11/01/2008
8:37:08 AM
On 10/01/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>without a rope, we hope.

Perhaps some traffic lights at the top of the first pitch are needed. Um... nah, they'd be chopped.
Dave J
11/01/2008
11:03:32 AM
Great, cammo pants would be excellent.

I wonder if, when malcolm put serpentine up, he ever dared dream that one day it would become...

...one of the hottest abseil lines in the northern grampians.

pop in for a cuppa when you're down

Dave


Organ Pipe
11/01/2008
11:14:25 AM
On 11/01/2008 Dave J wrote:
>I wonder if, when malcolm put serpentine up, he ever dared dream that
>one day it would become...
>
>...one of the hottest abseil lines in the northern grampians.

The week before Christmas I saw the entire Richmond Football club rapping off Serpentine.

Some of those boys were descending so fast that the instructor had to pull on the rope at the bottom to arrest the descent!
simey
11/01/2008
12:03:20 PM
On 11/01/2008 Organ Pipe wrote:
>The week before Christmas I saw the entire Richmond Football club rapping off Serpentine.
>
>Some of those boys were descending so fast that the instructor had to pull on the rope at the bottom to arrest the descent!

Given it was Richmond, that's too bad that their instructor stopped them from slamming into the deck.

westie
11/01/2008
1:34:22 PM
On 11/01/2008 simey wrote:

>Given it was Richmond, that's too bad that their instructor stopped them
>from slamming into the deck.

Nah Simey... flag this year for sure. Don't forget Danny Frawley's 2003 five year plan. I like it better than Terry's 2007 plan of the same name.
simey
11/01/2008
2:26:56 PM
It's too bad Richmond didn't employ Malcolm Matheson to give an inspirational talk after their abseil descent of Serpentine. We might have seen a few more mullets out on the footy field.

By the way, abseiling obviously does wonders for your footy. We took Geelong Football Club abseiling at the Plaque Area a couple of years ago and looked what happened to them.

Maybe that has been the problem with the Rams. I've only taken the players in our team climbing.
gfdonc
11/01/2008
2:33:25 PM
It's a psychological thing. Ya take footballers climbing, they start losing interest in kicking a ball around. Ya take 'em abseiling, ...

westie
5/02/2008
3:56:58 PM
hey kids,

Anyone heading up from Melbourne for this on the Friday night? I'd be happy to split the petrol bill with any enthusiastic ferrets. To encourage a partner for the weekend I might even dust off the ol' sports car and see if it can handle one more run around the corrugated roads in the Gramps. Anyone up for a Friday night to Sunday night trip?
rprznt
5/02/2008
10:44:50 PM
On 5/02/2008 westie wrote:
>hey kids,
>
>Anyone heading up from Melbourne for this on the Friday night? I'd be
>happy to split the petrol bill with any enthusiastic ferrets. To encourage
>a partner for the weekend I might even dust off the ol' sports car and
>see if it can handle one more run around the corrugated roads in the Gramps.
>Anyone up for a Friday night to Sunday night trip?

I certainly am up for the trip, there are a few other cats from melb heading up too, time for a climbing convoy!
I live in the eastern suburbs and there'll be more than one car going, email me if interested.

evanbb
6/02/2008
8:58:00 AM
And while we're at it, how's the Blueys contingent looking?

westie
7/02/2008
10:48:50 AM
On 6/02/2008 evanbb wrote:
>And while we're at it, how's the Blueys contingent looking?

hmmm, ominous silence. Maybe just the Mexican contigent?

cruxmag
7/02/2008
12:17:31 PM
Malcolm sent the benchmark 20 years ago. It's time for the next breed to put Taipan back on the map!

Spread the word people! We want to see some of these projects get done in this lifetime... spectators and hecklers more than welcome to attend.

phil_nev
7/02/2008
1:23:22 PM
hahahaha... $80 wouldn't even come close to paying for your funeral after dying above spurt wall.
Dave J
7/02/2008
4:59:51 PM
On 7/02/2008 phil_nev wrote:
>hahahaha... $80 wouldn't even come close to paying for your funeral after
>dying above spurt wall.

No one has ever hurt themselves on the choss above spurt wall. Its safer than flying qantas.
Nottobetaken
7/02/2008
6:06:22 PM
Lawry and Mick went for a scout out on your route Dave and apparently retreated dribbling something about being 'scared sh*tless' - or something like that. That doesn't bide well for aspiring repeat ascentionists! Nevertheless, perhaps Crux mag should switch prize monies. A new 32 will go up in no time compared to a 24 where even the belays might rip!

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