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Bourge
30/08/2004
3:47:44 PM
On 30/08/2004 Mike wrote:
>Deleted a bunch of personal attacks and rubbish posts. Please use email
>or better yet, some manners.

The cruel, cold hand of authoritarianism deals out another harsh blow to the free-speech, freedom of expression movement. We will resist! Allez! Wankers!!

HEX
30/08/2004
4:08:38 PM
Oh I like ta have a beer with de menteur
Oh I like ta have a beer with the bourge !
We drink in moderation
You'd better get a grip, or Mike'll kick ya out the door !!!
We drink at the Nati-National
where the atmosphere is great !
I like ta have a beer with de menteur
As long as he doesn't fuel a cyber-warrrr...


mousey
30/08/2004
4:25:51 PM
kenny the way i feel 'bout it and the vibe i got others was over his actions not him as a person....admittedly there was stuff said about 'selfish' and the like, but again it was that knocking the hold off is selfish etc. not that he is....im sure he does regret it, and obviously something like that is going to stir some reactions in the community, but seriously, im over it, i would think that most people are, its a shame to hear that he isnt (bring 'im round for a boulder a beer an a group hug if ya like!)
when asking the kind of questions such as above, it really is a curiosity thing and simon was facilitating that- simply looking at the photos and figuring out the sequence is kinda cool (yer ive been stuck indoors for a while)

the outcome of the whole situation- bad decision (we all make em), validity of climb remains divided, ben continues to climb hard, i continue to wish i could climb hard, lets get on with it....

HEX
30/08/2004
4:26:23 PM
On 30/08/2004 kenny wrote:

>After all it contributes nicly to Australias colourful climbing history.

So does this thread, 'kenny', and so do you...

Luv, HEX

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Uh-oh ! --- here comes the cy-bourge...looking very much like Robert Wagner with an eye-patch... reminds me of another quote : 'that's funny until someone losses an eye'...

Bourge
30/08/2004
5:20:44 PM
On 30/08/2004 Mighty Mouse wrote:
>kenny the way i feel 'bout it and the vibe i got others was over his actions
>not him....to climb hard, i continue to wish
>i could climb hard, lets get on with it....

Yes, yes, I think you have some very valid points to add there Moose? We're all very interested! Yah? You are a serious Mooosie? Ha! It's toough being a young moosie!!

Au Revoir!

Wankers!!!
WM
30/08/2004
5:32:30 PM
a bolt below, a 2nd bolt at his feet, a 3rd bolt at his waist, a 4th bolt at his hands....not the boldest route around!?

HEX
30/08/2004
5:36:21 PM
On 30/08/2004 WM wrote:
>a bolt below, a 2nd bolt at his feet, a 3rd bolt at his waist, a 4th bolt
>at his hands....not the boldest route around!?


Yeah, ya get that with pro-active-retro-bolting...

robbo
30/08/2004
9:33:58 PM
On 30/08/2004 WM wrote:
>a bolt below, a 2nd bolt at his feet, a 3rd bolt at his waist, a 4th bolt
>at his hands....not the boldest route around!?
>
Yeah but to succesfully do the route he skipped four bolts in a row.

mousey
30/08/2004
10:19:08 PM
i dont know the nature of the redpoint, so im not going to suggest that this is what he did, but i think with those really hard routes some people (ive heard of it happening in the US a bit) put in bolts where they arent required for pro, and where the moves wouldn't possibly allow a clip, they put bolts in anyway purely for dogging and working the moves
dalai
30/08/2004
10:24:34 PM
So you clip the last bolt on Red Baron MM for example? Dogging bolts have been around for years and not just in the States.

mousey
30/08/2004
10:28:18 PM
ok i wasnt sure if they were 'the thing' since ive never done anything hard/seen anything hard being bolted etc. they make sense but somethin about them just doesnt feel right...
dalai
30/08/2004
10:32:56 PM
DIdn't saw they were everywhere, but they do exist already in Australia.

tmarsh
31/08/2004
8:11:06 AM
On 30/08/2004 dalai wrote:
>DIdn't saw they were everywhere, but they do exist already in Australia.

As do pissy aid bolts that get put in when the FA is bolting the route,
and then never bothers to remove. De La Soul, anyone?

tim

shmalec
31/08/2004
1:10:49 PM
On 30/08/2004 kenny wrote:
>I know Benjamin well and ive spoken to him on this subject a couple of
>times and from what i gathered from our conversation he feels pretty repentant
>of tapping the hold off and of all the negative attension it has received
>and has caused him to withdraw into himself and suffer mild depression
>as a result.
>Instead of guessing why he did it,assuming or just blindly beliving some
>self-professed authority with a brown nose and a camera maybe you could
>have asked the man himself(what a thought!).
>At the end of the day whats done is done, whether right or wrong its should
>be seen as water under the bridge,its caused enough damage.After all it
>contributes nicly to Australias colourful climbing history.
>
>I know for certain that Ben really isnt a heartless chipping monster and
>that the grade was far from his mind when he commited "the crime" and that
>he couldnt give two fifths of f--- all if it got downgraded to
>22,so go ahead it seems it would be quite the victory for you and undoubtedly
>a major highlight in your otherwise mawkish and computer controlled lives.
>
>peace out,Kenith Rogers.
>PS.keep wasting you life in front of a screen.

Kenny,
I think we can safely say that this topic stopped being about Ben or his actions some time ago. In a way its become a forum for bagging all chippers. It maintains regular posts/interest for the same reasons that tabloid mags have a readership, and as you indicated, because lots of us are stuck in front of screens all day.
I'm glad to hear that he is repentant. I don't think anyone could ask for anything more.
Sorry to hear its still hanging over him. He should move on and go find another climb to kill off the issue.
Cheers
Alec.

Nick Kaz
31/08/2004
1:37:01 PM
hmmm, off topic but, I'v only read the phrase "two fifths of f--- all" from Robbo and kenny R, Both in chipping threads, is there a coincidence here? Is it a Bluies phrase I have not herd? Do we have a multiple personality?
James
31/08/2004
8:44:44 PM
do they have the new fangled internet in the bluies...

phil_nev
31/08/2004
9:47:10 PM
Hey Simon, how come the photos od steve arn't up on your web page... Im sure we would all love to see the series.....
SameSame
1/09/2004
1:39:57 PM
Climbing is an art. Those who put up climbs are the artists. Those who climb it are the critics. If an artist makes a sculpture, does he add clay? Or does he remove the inessentials until he gets his master piece?
Ben has written himself into Australian Climbing history. He is an inspiration to many, including myself. To those of you who object to Bens actions.. try a new sport.. perhaps table tennis...

maxots
1/09/2004
1:43:43 PM
WTF

I hope this is some sort of troll !

HEX
1/09/2004
1:54:14 PM
Fear-not maxots --- the grass-hopper who has had one wing bitten-off, can only-but return to the forum and fly-around in circles ...

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