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Easter Henry Barber Reenactment Days at Araps
duglash
3/03/2008
4:06:24 PM
Come relive the glorious past!

In aid of the doco I'm doing on Australian climbing from 1975 to 1985 I'm organising two Henry Barber
reenactment days over Easter, open to all ages, sexes, religion, species…

1. Saturday 22 March - Massed Henry Barber reenactment on the Organ Pipes. Get dressed up in your
best flat cap, handlebar moustaches, torn t-shirt and white flares and strut your way up the Organ Pipes in
the company of (hopefully) dozens of other Barber lookalikes. Dig out that old external frame backpack and
embroidered bandolier for extra cred. Assembly at 11 am, climbing at 11:30 am.

2. Sunday 23 March - The Kama Sutra Challenge. Kama Sutra is a challenge at the best of times, how
about taking it on in the original style? No Friends, RP's, sticky rubber or curved nuts. Just hexes and
straight sided wires, and flares covering your boots. I'll try and provide as much of a period rack and
footwear as possible, but if you have old gear to bring along, especially old boots and straight sided wires
that would be great. Starting from 11am
Repeats/attempts with modern gear and clothing also welcome!

If it's 40 degrees and raining I'll reschedule it to the Goatfest weekend (26-27 April).

Start growing those mo's…



nmonteith
3/03/2008
4:08:51 PM
I shaved mine off unfortunately...
duglash
3/03/2008
4:15:31 PM
sad!
citationx
3/03/2008
6:36:47 PM
On 3/03/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>On 3/03/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>>I shaved mine off unfortunately...
>
>You can borrow mine, Neil. PM me your address and I'll post it to you.
>
>

reminds me more of merv hughes than hot henry....
ademmert
3/03/2008
7:46:28 PM
I'm keen for the karma sutra challenge
think neil has a the hat!

Sabu
3/03/2008
8:08:58 PM
On 3/03/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>I shaved mine off unfortunately...
pfft just start again, if you were ANY sort of man you'd have back in a week.......!!
duglash
3/03/2008
8:52:21 PM
>I'm keen for the karma sutra challenge

good stuff Adam (...and looking forward to seeing you with a mo)
kieranl
3/03/2008
9:24:19 PM
On 3/03/2008 duglash wrote:
>about taking it on in the original style? No Friends, RP's, sticky rubber
>or curved nuts. Just hexes and
>straight sided wires,
wedges above #5 should be on tape or cord rather than wire. RPs are contemporary and I think Barber might have used them.
ademmert
3/03/2008
9:45:41 PM


and looking forward to seeing you with a mo

might have to be a fake one
simey
3/03/2008
11:39:13 PM
And remember... if you are going to attempt any routes in Henry Barber style, you need to sink a shitload of piss the night before.
duglash
4/03/2008
9:33:06 AM
Thanks Kieran, that's the sort of detail that's good for a proper reenactment.. I thought that RP's were
invented in 76 though?

Eduardo Slabofvic
4/03/2008
10:57:25 AM
On 3/03/2008 simey wrote:
>And remember... if you are going to attempt any routes in Henry Barber
>style, you need to sink a shitload of piss the night before.
>

I'll do that part.
prb
4/03/2008
12:06:15 PM
Henry's rack the other month consisted of three or four small-medium hexes and a handful of medium-
large wires. I suspect it was much the same in '75, judging from the old photos. And no harnesses
allowed of course, just a tape around your waist.

Sabu
4/03/2008
12:38:58 PM
Does anyone else think that this is going to be either:
a) a disaster in the making
b) THE most entertaining day of climbing EVER!!

what about the ropes, anyone willing to go up with a genuine rope from Barbers period..... or is that asking a tad too much?!

nmonteith
4/03/2008
12:41:52 PM
On 4/03/2008 Sabu wrote:
>Does anyone else think that this is going to be either:
>a) a disaster in the making
>b) THE most entertaining day of climbing EVER!!

It will be pretty hard to beat Macca's ascent of Shai-Hulud i'm afraid... all sounds like a good idea until someone starts sketching!
kieranl
4/03/2008
1:03:40 PM
And someone must repeat Squeakeasy carrying a hex in their teeth for the whole climb.
prb
4/03/2008
1:04:23 PM
Actually, trying to remember the Reaper photo for example, I think Henry might have been wearing a
harness. Don't have a guide book with me. He doesn't wear a harness these days, thinks they're
unnecessary.
duglash
4/03/2008
5:38:11 PM
The main thing for me is the gear, boots next, the harness (or lack of it) last.

kuu
Online Now
4/03/2008
6:00:40 PM
On 4/03/2008 prb wrote:
>Actually, trying to remember the Reaper photo for example, I think Henry might have been wearing a harness. Don't have a guide book with me. He doesn't wear a harness these days, thinks they're unnecessary.

In Chris Baxter's 1975 photo of Henry on the FA of Reaper that is reproduced in Louise Shepherd's Arapiles/Djurite guide it doesn't look as though there are any leg loops.
duglash
4/03/2008
6:06:01 PM
...so who's up for giving Adam the waist belay then?

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