17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Many a year back they tried that in a US zoo (cant remember which one)...ie had climbers test to see if enclosure escape proof.....they modified the walls until the climbers couldn't get out anymore and it was proclaimed escape proof...end result...Gorilla escaped in the first couple of weeks
On 11/10/2011 rodw wrote:
>Many a year back they tried that in a US zoo (cant remember which one)...ie
>had climbers test to see if enclosure escape proof.....they modified the
>walls until the climbers couldn't get out anymore and it was proclaimed
Little Joe at Boston Zoo.
The gorilla exhibits are surrounded by moats and artificial rock walls. Before use a local climbing club was invited in: each climber was given a can of spray paint to mark any hand or toehold that they found. After a weekend of climbing, possible escape routes were identified. The builders of the artificial rock walls filed down and filled in all the the identified holds.
No gorilla escaped until 14 years later (August 2003). The zoo put in more security after Joe’s first escape but Joe got out again two months later.
On 21/11/2011 citationx wrote:
>On 21/11/2011 kieranl wrote:
>>Interesting shot of Julian Saunders here.
>I never realised how hard a 28 could be. Clearly (s)he's a good climber,
>(s)he makes it look like more of a scramble than a real limit-pusher...
Check out the snow capped peaks in Nowra and the dawn light in the Bungles, not to mention the fact that Frog has got a while lot taller (along with Geoff Little) and that Frenchmans Cap is seeing a rapid encroachment of agriculture and is now made of gritstone.