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Climbing Mediawatch

Eduardo Slabofvic
31-Jul-2017
1:05:36 PM
On 28/07/2017 Dave J wrote:
>except my daughter who has
>been batting for Andrea (and kicking the rest of their arses thus far).
>
>
>

You should make a Ninja Warrior course in your back yard for her to practice on. You've got plenty of old tyres to utilise
Martym
18-Sep-2017
3:54:48 PM
New border between SA & Victoria?
https://www.oeg.edu.au/territories/sa/

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25-Oct-2017
5:57:53 PM
Not sure if this is the best thread for it, but it's close enough...

Air B&B with a difference.

(Hmm. I like the subject matter and photo angle/s but drone [hang-glider?] photography for commercial purposes in a NP may raise some eyebrows?)
Paul
26-Oct-2017
8:04:35 AM
Maybe I should start air B&bing my portaledge? Sounds like an insurance nightmare though, and i think you might need some kind of permit or license to operate a business in a national park.
Jayford4321
27-Oct-2017
9:56:02 PM
It may have been posted b4 but worth a reminda. Sad really as I kind of get the impression he might have liked a bit of a climb if he wasnít busy getting poloed in the horse club

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cA6DBCM5ogM
dalai
28-Oct-2017
5:55:42 PM
Impressed he stuck to the one colour!
TimP
4-Nov-2017
12:28:55 PM
Worlds best belayer

https://youtu.be/NJHVgkchcbw
Martym
5-Nov-2017
5:42:24 PM
Climbing to be banned on Uluru from 2019 by unanimous board decision.

How would a ban be enforced?
  • Under Commonwealth laws, there are steep fines for people who ride or walk in a Commonwealth reserve and go off track
  • The management board could have all walking tracks on the rock removed, making any climb illegal
    In practical terms, a chain currently in place could be removed, which would make climbing Uluru physically difficult
  • Under NT legislation, sacred sites including Uluru have special protections, and a serious breach of the Sacred Sites Act can lead to penalties of more than $60,000 and two years' jail

Doug
6-Nov-2017
3:56:23 AM
On 5-Nov-2017 Martym wrote:
>Climbing to be banned on Uluru from 2019 by unanimous board
>decision.

+1
It's about time.

Rocksinmyhead
6-Nov-2017
12:26:24 PM
On 6-Nov-2017 Doug wrote:

>It's about time.

I disagree. I'm not arguing against the ban. It's owned by the Anangu, so it's their call. They've got their reasons.

http://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755

But I'm still sad. I've always wanted to climb Uluru by another way besides the tourist route. There's probably dozens of others easy ways that could be soloed. Being up high, alone, on all that red rock, with desert to the horizon would have been amazing.

ajfclark
6-Nov-2017
12:34:11 PM
On 6-Nov-2017 Rocksinmyhead wrote:
>http://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755

Chockstone doesn't get https links, only http. Fortunately most places forward from http to https for you.

Rocksinmyhead
6-Nov-2017
12:50:46 PM
Fixed! Thanks
Martym
6-Nov-2017
5:53:00 PM
On 6-Nov-2017 Rocksinmyhead wrote:
>http://theconversation.com/why-we-are-banning-tourists-from-climbing-uluru-86755


"The climb is a menís sacred area. The men have closed it. It has cultural significance that includes certain restrictions and so this is as much as we can say"

What a strange thing to read in the current media atmosphere.
One Day Hero
6-Nov-2017
9:26:42 PM
On 6-Nov-2017 Rocksinmyhead wrote:

>There's probably dozens of others easy ways that could
>be soloed.

I disagree. Having walked around Uluru, playing a hypothetical game of "I wonder if I could climb that?", I think there would only be a handful of easy solo routes.

It's difficult to grasp the scale of the place until you've been there. One tends to assume an easy, rounding slab, starting with a 5m vertical step to be casually bouldered. In reality, the base is guarded by a 20m high, gently overhanging wall most of the way around......except for the vast sections with multipitch vertical walls.
Olbert
7-Nov-2017
4:38:02 AM
On 6-Nov-2017 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 6-Nov-2017 Rocksinmyhead wrote:
>
>>There's probably dozens of others easy ways that could
>>be soloed.
>
>I disagree. Having walked around Uluru, playing a hypothetical game of
>"I wonder if I could climb that?", I think there would only be a handful
>of easy solo routes.
>
>It's difficult to grasp the scale of the place until you've been there.
>One tends to assume an easy, rounding slab, starting with a 5m vertical
>step to be casually bouldered. In reality, the base is guarded by a 20m
>high, gently overhanging wall most of the way around......except for the
>vast sections with multipitch vertical walls.

So what you're saying is: siiiiiiiick potential for sport climbing!
Dave J
17-Nov-2017
2:16:40 PM
thoughts?....keiran?, ajfclark?

I would tend to agree that bureaucracy has dulled/crippled was used to be a pretty effective system.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-17/mount-arapiles-rescue-methods-criticised/9158772?WT.ac=infocus_centralvic
patto
18-Nov-2017
3:03:46 AM
Probably could do with its own thread....

From the numerous rescues at Arapiles I've observed and heard about I would largely agree with the sentiments. Though I'm just a fly (climber) on the wall.


>current SES faithful Kieran Loughran said the rescue of his friend Keith, which he was
>involved in was both the best and worst of the ARG.

>"Both fast and effective but also operating with wafer-thin safety margins and no backup plan

Heroic and impressive rescues world wide often breech Standard Operating Procedures. The number one rule is not to place rescuers at risk. Yet extreme situations often call for exactly that if you want to save lives.

ajfclark
18-Nov-2017
5:51:16 AM
On 18-Nov-2017 patto wrote:
>Probably could do with its own thread....

It's got one: http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=5&MessageID=13522&Replies=1#NewPost
kieranl
19-Nov-2017
6:37:18 PM
On 17-Nov-2017 Dave J wrote:
>thoughts?....keiran?, ajfclark?
>
>I would tend to agree that bureaucracy has dulled/crippled was used to
>be a pretty effective system.
>
>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-17/mount-arapiles-rescue-methods-criticised/9158772?WT
>ac=infocus_centralvic

Hi Dave,

I'm happy to talk to anyone about the issues, though I don't claim to have answers. But I have decided to not respond further on the web.

regards

Kieran
mikllaw
23-Nov-2017
7:29:55 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-05/manned-moon-mission-nasa-esa-china-looking-to-return/8397068

A quarry near W Gong? Bombo perhaps?

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