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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.
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
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.
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.
On 19/08/2010 dalai wrote:
>- it's never too cold to climb. Only a matter of wearing the appropriate clothing.
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.
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.
>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 ;-)
>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?