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Crag & Route Beta

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New Point Perp guide
mikllaw
29-Nov-2011
9:31:37 AM
Chockstone mini review - Climb Point Perp, A Rock Climbing Guide to Point Perpendicular, $39.95
Awesome guide; after getting lost, peeved, frustrated, scrub shredded, and lost again every time I go to Point Perp, this guide is clear and simple to use. It has amazing aerial photos of all the cliffs, good access notes, and even the elusive clifftop belay carrots are pin-pointed. There are some mouth-watering photos too.

Robert Dun has climbed almost all the routes, and gives reasons why a route is good:- “Well protected with a good mix of slab, face and aręte climbing” and what cautions there might be:- “The first bolt is a bit too low to be much use and the last bolt (crux) hangs out a lot” (comments for Some Weird Sin 23, Windjammer Wall). It will be available mid December from your local bottlo, outdoor shop, or www.pointperp.com.



IdratherbeclimbingM9
29-Nov-2011
9:39:14 AM
Sounds excellent, and I look forward to being able to get a copy.

Maybe add that review here too, Mikl?
daave
29-Nov-2011
9:43:46 AM
Looking forward to it!
widewetandslippery
29-Nov-2011
9:57:24 AM
An xmas present for me!
bones
29-Nov-2011
10:15:39 AM
just the cover pic makes me want to go back there...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
29-Nov-2011
10:39:37 AM
On 29/11/2011 bones wrote:
>just the cover pic makes me want to go back there...

The cover pic makes me think how long will that climb remain a route(?), due the feature being climbed looks like it is ready to detach any time now!

nmonteith
29-Nov-2011
11:22:34 AM
I saw a beta version of this guide a few months ago and I can certainly say its a vast improvement over the previous one. The authors have really put a lot of attention to detail into the guide in every way. The aerial topos are a huge bonus. There is also quite a few new routes at major areas that are included. Worth every $.

Doug
29-Nov-2011
12:29:21 PM
Di and I spent one (very windy) day at Point Perp with friends. Magic place. We were the only party at the crag that day. We had bought the existing guide but without our friends giving us a guided tour I reckon we would have wasted a lot of time finding routes. Will definitely buy the new guide as it's a place we have high on our agenda for future visits.
rb
29-Nov-2011
12:41:41 PM
What's the name of the route on the cover? Looks like it might be worth doing.
PThomson
29-Nov-2011
1:25:25 PM
Gimme gimme gimme!

Was down at Point Perp doing Rex Hunt's Lovechild when the author was out there doing research/photos/excuse to climb for this guidebook, and the very mention of an updated guide had me salivating.

Can't bloody wait for it!

benjenga
29-Nov-2011
2:37:13 PM
I have been hearing rumors about this guide for the last 6 months and it so good to see its coming out soon. I can't wait.
It's a shame you can't really climb down there time late summer. Even in the shade it's a very sweaty and slimy place :)

Bring on the new season!!!

cruze
29-Nov-2011
3:05:34 PM
On 29/11/2011 benjenga wrote:
>I have been hearing rumors about this guide for the last 6 months and it
>so good to see its coming out soon. I can't wait.
>It's a shame you can't really climb down there time late summer. Even
>in the shade it's a very sweaty and slimy place :)
>
>Bring on the new season!!!

?????
Windjammer in the afternoon with a sea breeze is as close to climbing heaven as you can get!
PThomson
29-Nov-2011
3:29:58 PM
Are you going soft, Ben? Stop procrastinating about the heat and get back on Memorable Moves already. =P If anyone wants to see how much Ben loves the crux of Memorable Moves, check out the picture on TheCrag.

I wanna give Tenere a shot next time... And Northern Exposure... Though I'm fully expecting to be schooled.
mikllaw
29-Nov-2011
4:26:12 PM
Typical topos including position of top bolts (black dots in white).

Sorry for the tiny picture. With standard silly microserf office tools, can I get a bigger picture at thwe 40kB limit?
simey
29-Nov-2011
4:34:34 PM
Saw an early version of this guide some months ago and I have to say it is one of the best guides in Australia.

It looks like they have borrowed elements from our Arapiles guidebook, but why not? If something works, why re-invent the wheel? (Many of the features we included in the Araps guidebook were ripped-off from guidebooks we have seen elsewhere). Also included are some other neat ideas such as the spiderweb symbol for routes rarely done (so be wary of them).

Robert Dunn shows a deep understanding of Point Perp both through his writing and his photos. His route descriptions really capture the essence and potential dangers of each climb without giving a blow by blow of the moves. The starring (thank god we have that back) seems pretty spot on. The climbing photos are fantastic and really capture some great situations without looking posed. The front cover is typical of many other photos in the book. The aerial topos are excellent and not only show the route but the access as well.

This is a guidebook that once you start browsing through, is hard to put down. It will most definitely get you inspired about visiting Point Perp and once there will be invaluable for helping you get the most from your visit.


The good Dr
29-Nov-2011
4:57:04 PM
On 29/11/2011 Simyaz wrote:
>Are you going soft, Ben? Stop procrastinating about the heat and get back
>on Memorable Moves already. =P If anyone wants to see how much Ben loves
>the crux of Memorable Moves, check out the picture on TheCrag.
>
>I wanna give Tenere a shot next time... And Northern Exposure... Though
>I'm fully expecting to be schooled.
>

Tenere, yup, certainly hands out the schoolings all round. Great line with tough climbing in true Point Perp style.

Will definately be adding this to my guide collection (and my point perp guide collection).
bones
29-Nov-2011
5:05:58 PM
On 29/11/2011 simey wrote:
>Also included are some other neat ideas such as
>the spiderweb symbol for routes rarely done (so be wary of them).
>

A very appropriate symbol. I remember flighting off armies of spiders on Montezuma at point perp with my nut key, pumped sensless in the knowlegde that my belayer was more focussed on dodging the hail of arachnids than catching my inevitable fall when they finally got too much

benjenga
29-Nov-2011
5:58:04 PM
On 29/11/2011 Simyaz wrote:
>Are you going soft, Ben? Stop procrastinating about the heat and get back
>on Memorable Moves already. =P If anyone wants to see how much Ben loves
>the crux of Memorable Moves, check out the picture on TheCrag.
>
>I wanna give Tenere a shot next time... And Northern Exposure... Though
>I'm fully expecting to be schooled.
>

I put point perp in the same boat as classic nowra, if there is a breeze then it's great but if it's still it's a no go. Even if your climbing in the shade the mix a sweat and sea salt slime means zero friction.
Don't get me wrong the point is a very very special place, where else can you climb and watch whales??
Nowra fat chicks don't count..

Doug
29-Nov-2011
7:04:43 PM
>On 29/11/2011 Simyaz wrote:
where else
>can you climb and watch whales??

Freycinet! And Tassie is the place to be in the summertime~
RNM
30-Nov-2011
1:42:15 AM
On 29/11/2011 Doug Bruce wrote:
>>On 29/11/2011 Simyaz wrote:
>where else
>>can you climb and watch whales??
>
>Freycinet! And Tassie is the place to be in the summertime~

West Cape Howe is prime whale watching territory.

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