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CRUX #7 - Out This Week!
devlin66
14/10/2008
2:26:11 PM
Now I look like I don't know what I'm on about. Hmph! Status quo I guess. I was going to say doodle face to me but that is way to Oxford street for my liking.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/10/2008
3:15:54 PM
So you had a good
>Lunchtime mission to 'the strip' for a copy today hopefully.
then?
devlin66
14/10/2008
3:49:41 PM
Nope. No joy. Qld is way to far behind the rest of the country for that sort of thing. :P

cruxmag
14/10/2008
3:52:14 PM
On 14/10/2008 devlin66 wrote:
>Nope. No joy. Qld is way to far behind the rest of the country for that
>sort of thing. :P

I think the Cobb and Co coach is due later this week Devlin...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/10/2008
3:54:56 PM
Ahh c'mon. Even Brisvegas would have it's Oxford St equivalent, I am sure ;-)

Eduardo Slabofvic
14/10/2008
4:07:03 PM
It's called "Newfarm"

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/10/2008
4:13:23 PM
On 14/10/2008 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>It's called "Newfarm"

Is that a sandy dark place? If so Capt_mulch wants to know who is creating these new farms.

Phil Box
14/10/2008
4:42:17 PM
I got my contributer copy for what seems to be a teeny pic in one corner of a page. Thanks heaps anyway Neil. Much apreciated.

I reckon this copy is a bit more diverse. I'm loving the layout. One thing though can ya give some of the print a bit more contrast. Really hard to read the red against the dark background.

Love the cover. Check out the unravelling double fishermans knot on the talent. Heh just noticed the clip on the top piece too. She's gunna get that clip all backassward if she's not careful. I especially like though that she is clipping trad gear on a sport route. Does this mean she gains the right to chop the bolts being that she eliminated all the fixed pro. ;))

Traddy baddies is awesome, very creative. More climbing humour, yay.

Please please please make Culture Vultures text a little larger for those of us that need a microscope to read the damned thing.

I'm loving Lee Cujes face peering out from in between all those ropes in He Who Wears The Pants. We need more zany pics like that.

cruxmag
14/10/2008
5:44:46 PM
Yere - several geriatrics have complained about the type size on Culture Vulture - so i'll make sure it's bigger next issue (Mr Vulture needs to write smaller captions!).

The cover pic is awesome...

Check the two biners on the piece she has clipped below her on the yellow sling - BOTH biners are horribly cross-loaded over their gates. Then there is the monstrous sling below that that extends by about 2m, then finally the monster sling on ground level. That photo has so much dodgy stuff in it!
bne
14/10/2008
6:18:12 PM

This is me cleaning up the mess. (the trad gear was not origionally placed by Rosalba, it was for someone else) Somehow the draw on the cam did not end up back clipped.

(this photo also belongs to steve)
gfdonc
14/10/2008
10:04:17 PM
Thanks all for the comments on the cover, I am stoked thanks Neil. My second cover shot ever by the way.
For the record Rosalba didn't know in advance, she perhaps hasn't seen the new mag yet either!

Also background info on the day. Some of the young guns there were playing around, it was late December and stinking hot, I was fairly stuffed from flapping my way up Dagon's Temple (the recent Rock caused me to have flashbacks) so I was happy to hang around with the camera for a while.

The yellow threaded sling was placed ground up by the first climber, and fallen on - check http://staff.data.com.au/stoal/Bundaleer29Dec2007/st290839.html for the action shot and the other sequences. The trad gear was gradually placed by the next few climbers who succeeded to the chains, to make a safe sports route even more consumer-friendly for those in the group who were pushing grades - but wasn't it rebolted by yourself Mr Crux?

The siegers (including the Crux accounts dept) were having trouble between the 2nd and 3rd bolts, so I volunteered to swing over and place the collection of 3 slings you can see in the photo. This took some of the commitment out of the crux. Despite this, the attempts at dogging didn't get much further than that. All this time there was a quiet girl in a green t-shirt who seemed to be working out the moves for herself. I thought we were all done for the day, but then she finished psyching up and jumped on the route, and made it all the way to the chains, a fine effort.

Enjoy,
- Steve

Phil Box
15/10/2008
8:52:38 AM
I agree, the cover pic is awesome. Went back and checked out all the other gear and yeah, what can ya say but wow. Some very dodgy gear there. How's that slung knob, great piece of creativity there though eh. I like the threaded yellow sling but of course it could have been a bit longer to reduce the chances of crossloading the biner. I love this pic, sooooo much going on in it. Thanks for choosing this highly entertaining pic.

manacubus
15/10/2008
5:18:46 PM
The cover pic is like a Where's Wally puzzle. So unlike a regular 'perfect' cover shot. I guess that's what makes it interesting, but not something you'd find in a how-to guide.

Pat
15/10/2008
5:24:24 PM
Love this edition. Ditto the contrasting text colours and font size, but a great - welcome read.

Second,is the tender for 1200 chemical anchors on Taipan Wall sport Park on page 65 for real, or is it a
very clever post modern joke? Does anyone have anymore info on this one? or am I the only one a little
concerned?
mikl law
15/10/2008
5:31:10 PM
On 15/10/2008 Phil Box wrote:
>I agree, the cover pic is awesome.

If you follow the link it also shows a magnifently 3 way loaded biner on one of the threads. Mind you, I now know what to take to subdue this beast.

Pat
15/10/2008
10:15:14 PM
On 15/10/2008 Pat wrote:
>Love this edition. Ditto the contrasting text colours and font size, but
>a great - welcome read.
>
>Second,is the tender for 1200 chemical anchors on Taipan Wall sport Park
>on page 65 for real, or is it a
>very clever post modern joke? Does anyone have anymore info on this one?
>or am I the only one a little
>concerned?

Oops for the above,

but bump

Phil Box
16/10/2008
9:23:36 AM
On 15/10/2008 Pat wrote:
>On 15/10/2008 Pat wrote:
>>Love this edition. Ditto the contrasting text colours and font size,
>but
>>a great - welcome read.
>>
>>Second,is the tender for 1200 chemical anchors on Taipan Wall sport Park
>>on page 65 for real, or is it a
>>very clever post modern joke? Does anyone have anymore info on this one?
>>or am I the only one a little
>>concerned?
>
>Oops for the above,
>
>but bump

Ditto, I too was wondering about that. It's either an awesomely conceived troll or they are gunna put in a high ropes course or via ferrata for the masses.
devlin66
16/10/2008
10:53:48 AM
When the next issue due out I've already read this one twice! Great issue by the way.
widewetandslippery
16/10/2008
11:00:02 AM
On 15/10/2008 Pat wrote:
>Love this edition. Ditto the contrasting text colours and font size, but
>a great - welcome read.
>
>Second,is the tender for 1200 chemical anchors on Taipan Wall sport Park
>on page 65 for real, or is it a
>very clever post modern joke? Does anyone have anymore info on this one?
>or am I the only one a little
>concerned?

I haven't seen the mag yet but if someone can send me tender details I'm up for the job. Does anyone know if they want a general grid, grids in specific places or the via ferratta set up mentioned above. If the tender request comes from someone with a good budget I could recomend turning Tiapan into a crack climbing venue (it is Victoria and would suit the place) as I have a rock saw I am itching to use.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/10/2008
11:28:40 AM
>On 15/10/2008 Phil Box wrote:
>>I agree, the cover pic is awesome.

Ditto.

On 15/10/2008 mikl law wrote:
>If you follow the link it also shows a magnifently 3 way loaded biner
>on one of the threads.

And krabs with gates against the rock, like on the extended (x2!) blue sling one.

The person who followed with the gear left cross loaded on the yellow thread was lucky they did not put it to the test?

Thanks for posting the link gfdonc.

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