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martym
21/11/2012
11:36:23 AM
On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>It amazed me that when 'santa' first started getting his beard in the
>tube-style abseil device

Are you really amazed?
This was a guy dressed as Santa Clause... in a shopping centre...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/11/2012
11:46:21 AM
On 21/11/2012 martym wrote:
>On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>It amazed me that when 'santa' first started getting his beard in the
>>tube-style abseil device
>
>Are you really amazed?
>This was a guy dressed as Santa Clause... in a shopping centre...

Bugger, thereyagoagain shooting down all my illusions carefully nurtured over many years...
Heh, heh, heh.
martym
21/11/2012
12:01:56 PM
On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Bugger, thereyagoagain shooting down all my illusions carefully nurtured
>over many years...
>Heh, heh, heh.

I'm just talking about this abseiler...

Don't worry M9 - I'm sure the real santa would be up on his SRT!
So many chimneys in one night - his jummars would be well worn!
patto
21/11/2012
1:16:37 PM
On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>(*Footlock, take weight off tube enough to free entanglement in early
>stage).

I'm not sure how weighting the rope BELOW the device would take the weight off the device.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/11/2012
1:32:19 PM
On 21/11/2012 patto wrote:
>On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>(*Footlock, take weight off tube enough to free entanglement in early
>>stage).
>
>I'm not sure how weighting the rope BELOW the device would take the weight
>off the device.

Good point, and I stand corrected!
OK, multiple footlocks till the abseiler is above their device, with enough slack to dis-engage beard!
As mentioned earlier, a prusik would be preferable!

Thinking about it some more, I'd pull up the tail of the rope, half hitch it at full arms reach above the device and lock it off by handgrip, while ensuring the loop created was sufficiently small to stand up in, then repeat this process until weight was off the device, as it would be a little more secure than effectively standing in balance on a one armed chinup!

Another alternative would be to carry a Yates-device instead of a prusik
;-)
martym
21/11/2012
2:20:23 PM
On 21/11/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Another alternative would be to carry a Yates-device instead of a prusik
>;-)

or a rope (beard) knife in santa's chalk sack

ajfclark
21/11/2012
2:21:02 PM
I bet that's all he wanted for Christmas right then.
Mike Bee
3/12/2012
2:33:49 PM
http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/adventurer-drops-from-a-hiking-rope-and-swings-at-yosemite/story-e6frfq80-1226528690877

I want a hiking rope, that sounds like a super cool bit of new gear.
CraigB
3/12/2012
3:07:38 PM
Tommy Caldwell behind the camera right? I'm sure taht's his voice.

shortman
20/02/2013
8:49:50 AM


Some fine work done on this boulder.

This was in the Age today.

White Trash
20/02/2013
10:46:05 AM
looks like clay instead of rock. dont worry bout the artficial holds , given the attention of the spotter an the soft helmet.

ambyeok
20/02/2013
1:37:15 PM
Is that kid on an auto belay?

shortman
20/02/2013
1:48:12 PM
On 20/02/2013 ambyeok wrote:
>Is that kid on an auto belay?

I do believe so. Trying to find more pics.
Access T CliffCare
20/02/2013
2:33:41 PM
On 20/02/2013 shortman wrote:
>
>
>Some fine work done on this boulder.
>
>This was in the Age today.

Wonder if these were the ones that were discovered in the Strathbogie area 07/08? What was the article/photos in relation to Dan?

Cheers,
Tracey

shortman
20/02/2013
2:39:23 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/lifestyle/the-23rd-australian-scout-jamboree-2013-20130105-2c9v9.html

It was the latest scout jamboree in maryborough in qld. I think.

Garrath
20/02/2013
2:45:00 PM
Yes indeed it was and I can say that my daughter had the best time at that jamboree.
kieranl
Online Now
20/02/2013
3:01:12 PM
And in the today's Education section of the Daily Abbott (aka The Australian) a full colour photo of Marcel Jackson plus blackboard whose "series The Algebra of Everything, aimed at general viewers, was No 1 on iTunes U in Australia last week and is No 4 in the US"
Access T CliffCare
20/02/2013
3:57:57 PM
On 20/02/2013 shortman wrote:
Photos
>
>It was the latest scout jamboree in maryborough in qld. I think.

Looks like a kids version of Tough Mudder. Or maybe I should say, Tough Mudder is an adult developed version of the Scout Jamboree. I would imagine they didn't have the electrical shock course in the kids one though. Looks fun!

Mod edit - Fixed - link

ajfclark
20/02/2013
4:08:25 PM
I'm sure most of the supervisors wish they did....

shortman
20/02/2013
5:31:06 PM
On 20/02/2013 Garrath wrote:
>Yes indeed it was and I can say that my daughter had the best time at that
>jamboree.

So....were these holds bolted on a real rock or piece of clay? Or is the whole thing artificial?

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