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Longest climbs?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/10/2008
9:29:56 AM
On 15/10/2008 Dscrunch wrote:
>Sibbling etc might be just over 200m, but Red Super Giant that finish's
>at the old cooee point lookout I reckon has to be at least 100m higher
>again. Anyone done that Puppy?

Big Red Supergiant is just over 350 m from my old memory but I would need to consult an old guidebook to be more definitive.

As a parody on the name, when I did a new (free) route just to the right of it that I traversed into from where the dry creek waterfalls over the rim-top (while heading towards Siblings), I called it Small Grey Insignificant Dwarf, as it is only a couple of pitches in height (without the traverse), and tackles the headwall finishing up to the same old lookout on its right hand side.
Later spoke to John Fantini about his name choice and found out it was during a phase he was going through when he was interested in celestial bodies, so my route name was way off topic. He did not reckon my route would ever be popular, so at this stage I still have not actually sent it off to be written up officially ...

wallwombat
15/10/2008
10:48:48 AM
Red Super Giant is 365m.

Being on my local crag, I often zip down there after work and chuck a few laps ; )

wallwombat
15/10/2008
10:52:59 AM
On 15/10/2008 daave wrote:
>On 15/10/2008 pmonks wrote:
>>On 13/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>>> Mount Warning in Qld is pretty high.
>>
>>I thought Mt Warning was in NSW?
>>
>
>
>Yeah, I'm 99% sure that Mt Warning is still in NSW.

Blonde moment!

Sorry.

Macciza
15/10/2008
11:20:58 AM
How's about The Long and Winding Road 423m at NarrowNeck - p1 255m ?? Simul-climb?
Dscrunch
15/10/2008
11:38:34 AM


It is artificial, I know but at 360m it would have to be the longest roof route around. It got me very pumped hanging onto such a fat cable and the next day my back was rooted.
daave
15/10/2008
11:47:52 AM
On 15/10/2008 Dscrunch wrote:
.... It got me very pumped hanging onto such a fat cable and the
>next day my back was rooted.

Ok so sarcasm doesn't get picked up so easily on the net.... but did you really traverse the cable...thats mad!
Dscrunch
15/10/2008
11:56:31 AM
On 15/10/2008 daave wrote:
>
>Ok so sarcasm doesn't get picked up so easily on the net.... but did you
>really traverse the cable...thats mad!

Absolutly, it was a right old hoot, damn exposed. We were clipped in admittedly and to be entirely honest I had a quite a few sits so the free ascent is still up for grabs.

gordoste
15/10/2008
3:06:28 PM
so why don't you have "cable traversing" selected in your profile?
daave
15/10/2008
3:10:08 PM
Thats sweet! Did you do it at night or day?

I can imagine the 2nd shouting up " Mate hurry the F%$# up, the bloody cable car is closing in! "
gfdonc
19/12/2012
12:09:55 PM
(bump)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/12/2012
12:17:52 PM
gfdonc is into thread necromancy too, or looking for an opportunity to mention TCOMC?


On 15/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>Red Super Giant is 365m.
>
>Being on my local crag, I often zip down there after work and chuck a
>few laps ; )

~> Like Nangar on steroids eh?
... actually I would have thought your longest climb would have been emerging* from the gutter after a bender with ww&s!!

(*Oh, we are talking about length, not time, are we? Heh, heh, heh.)
widewetandslippery
19/12/2012
12:24:14 PM
To be correct M9 breakfast beers, not a bender.
dawyndham
19/12/2012
3:51:52 PM
On 14/10/2008 evanbb wrote:
>If we can agree on a definitive list, including traverses and excluding
>them, I'm going to start ticking them off. Any input from WA? NT? The big
>red rock in the middle of the continent might get a look in.

Well in WA the tallest route is Coercion on Bluff Knoll. It's a Gr 17 which clocks in at 350m
gfdonc
19/12/2012
4:25:16 PM
On 19/12/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>gfdonc is into thread necromancy too, or looking for an opportunity to
>mention TCOMC?

Nope. Wrong guess.

Big G
19/12/2012
5:35:34 PM
On 15/10/2008 daave wrote:
>On 15/10/2008 pmonks wrote:
>>On 13/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>>> Mount Warning in Qld is pretty high.
>>
>>I thought Mt Warning was in NSW?
>>
>
>
>Yeah, I'm 99% sure that Mt Warning is still in NSW.

Typical Queensland. Not content with stealing our origin stars, they've started on our mountains too!
beuregaurd
19/12/2012
6:04:16 PM
Longest or greatest height gain -
Bluff Knoll is high, with 350m climbs (Coercion 18), but I wouldn't put the face as much more than 200m.



IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/12/2012
9:20:44 PM
On 19/12/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>To be correct M9 breakfast beers, not a bender.

You like Johnny Cash?
~ Well, I woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt,
and the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for desert...

(Opening lines from the track Sunday Morning Sidewalk).

~>That tune repeating itself in one's head would make any climb seem long!

Cheers!
Idra~>M9
widewetandslippery
19/12/2012
10:34:32 PM
one beer for breakfast (note breaking fast due to sleep) and I'd get hungry.
martym
20/12/2012
7:27:46 AM
Ball's Pyramid has to be up there at 562m surely?
gfdonc
5/02/2013
10:37:07 AM
Australia's longest route is now Red Tide, 1,013m grade 17 (19 pitches).
M. Jackson, S.Toal, 2-3 February 2013.

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