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General Climbing Discussion

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Weather at Arapiles this weekend
Wendy
Online Now
18/08/2010
12:57:11 PM
Sarah! Discussions of you familiarity with my nipples is hardly suitable Chockstone conversation! What if Anthony reads it? What happens at Frog, stays at Frog ... you know Duncan and Malcolm are there now. Same adage applies. Anyway, you're supposed to be working. Stop fantasising and pay attention.

Sarah Gara
18/08/2010
1:20:53 PM
Ahhh the memories...I know Anthony isn't on here else I'd have been quiet...

Work is dull (-not in Warrack) Anyway you can't talk -go build your house. x


Eduardo Slabofvic
18/08/2010
1:33:39 PM
On 18/08/2010 Wendy wrote:
>It's a little more reflective of Edwin's experience of the cold now

YOU SAID YOU'LD NEVER TELL ANYONE!!!!!!!!!!!
grangrump
18/08/2010
2:18:19 PM
On 18/08/2010 Wendy wrote:
>... I developed my parabola theory of friction this winter as per this highly
>technical diagram created with all the skills I learn from Mikl...

While I'm too old-fangled to have tried it, I thought that the boulderers actually liked cold weather for ultimate friction? (no sweating I had assumed)
dalai
18/08/2010
2:41:53 PM
On 18/08/2010 grangrump wrote:
>While I'm too old-fangled to have tried it, I thought that the boulderers
>actually liked cold weather for ultimate friction? (no sweating I had assumed)

Correct! Perfect temps...

Bonus points for the place and the problem - though this will be pretty easy. ;-)

gfdonc
18/08/2010
3:19:12 PM
Gosh Dalai. Here we were having a great little thread talking about body parts and you have to hijack it by talking about climbing. Sheesh.

Sarah Gara
18/08/2010
3:30:12 PM
from what I've been told about boulderers I wouldn't have thought they would like cold weather... x
dalai
18/08/2010
3:40:27 PM
Only those boulderers who are into it because it's what the cool kids do Sarah.

I spent nearly four weeks in Font one winter hoping for ice on the ground and crisp temps, only to put up with mostly mild weather > 5 degrees and drizzle...

I would have thought my photo would have made you homesick! ;-)

Eduardo Slabofvic
18/08/2010
3:57:06 PM
On 18/08/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>from what I've been told about boulderers I wouldn't have thought they
>would like cold weather... x

Do you mean "not very big and don't stay hard for long"?

Sarah Gara
18/08/2010
4:12:19 PM
On 18/08/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>On 18/08/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>>from what I've been told about boulderers I wouldn't have thought they
>>would like cold weather... x
>
>Do you mean "not very big and don't stay hard for long"?

totally and cold weather wouldn't help that. Although I knew a hot boulderer called Tom and he could climb E3 -but only for 10meters!

Homesick... it's like the UK at the moment anyway weather wise x
Wendy
Online Now
18/08/2010
6:01:22 PM
I spent 3 weeks at Font in June and Sept. It was well into the 20s. The sun shone through the trees, lazing around eating chocolate croissants and baguette and brie was cosy and comfy, vast amounts of bouldering was done and probably nothing at a level that any change in friction would have mattered anyway. And when cold beyond function, friction doesn't matter anyway.
Mr Stu
19/08/2010
8:20:01 AM
On 18/08/2010 dalai wrote:
>Bonus points for the place and the problem - though this will be pretty
>easy. ;-)

Stanage Plantation - Green Traverse. Looks like a pretty mild english day in that shot.
dalai
19/08/2010
9:49:29 AM
Correct Mr Stu. Was a good day indeed - brilliant temps with no wind. Went out there after competing in the International Bouldering Comp in Sheffield that morning, so we had a pretty good crew out at the boulders...

For those complaining about the cold - it's never too cold to climb. Only a matter of wearing the appropriate clothing.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/08/2010
9:54:55 AM
On 19/08/2010 dalai wrote:
>- it's never too cold to climb. Only a matter of wearing the appropriate clothing.

Hmm.
On an extended climb, ... once the extremities become wooden due the cold, it can be hard to do simple things like thread a rope into a belay device, etc.
~> but I guess that is the difference between adventure and climbing(?), heh, heh, heh.

Eduardo Slabofvic
19/08/2010
10:15:47 AM
On 19/08/2010 dalai wrote:
> - it's never too cold to climb.

On our last trip to the Dolomites, Madam Mao Mao and I attempted a route on Cima Grande. It was August and we were in down jackets. Half way up pitch 3 I encountered a sheet of ice that continued up to the just before the finish of pitch 6.

Not known for its friction - ice.
dalai
19/08/2010
10:21:24 AM
On 19/08/2010 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:

>On our last trip to the Dolomites, Madam Mao Mao and I attempted a route
>on Cima Grande. It was August and we were in down jackets. Half way up
>pitch 3 I encountered a sheet of ice that continued up to the just before
>the finish of pitch 6.
>
>Not known for its friction - ice.

That's just inappropriate route selection... Same goes for your example M9 ;-)
Wendy
Online Now
19/08/2010
5:27:01 PM
On 19/08/2010 dalai wrote:

>
>For those complaining about the cold - it's never too cold to climb. Only
>a matter of wearing the appropriate clothing.

I wouldn't be able to climb if I was wearing enough clothing. I spent several days climbing recently where I actually climbed in 2 thermals, a vest, a fleece, a down jacket, a beanie, a neck warmer, thermal pants, fleece pants and legwarmers. I was still cold at the top of the climbs (which were such otherwise warming things as Claw, Hard Nipples, Hidden Secrets, Prosecuter). I worked at Summerday in the same amount of clothing today with the addition of waterproofs and if I hadn't run to the car and back at lunch time, would have become an icecube. Perhaps appropriate clothing is a full down suit on top of this?
prb
19/08/2010
9:38:54 PM
Wendy and Sarah Gara are merely drawing attention to the fact that we are mammals and should be proud of it. I know I am.

Sarah Gara
19/08/2010
11:08:27 PM
now you got me singing that -do it like they do on the discovery chennal song -who wrote that? Hmm I can't remeber.

and seeing how I can't remember here#s a song that brings us back on topic x


Sarah Gara
19/08/2010
11:10:09 PM
bloodhound gang if anyone is interested x

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