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Crag & Route Beta

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VIC Southwest Werribee Gorge (General) (General) [ Werribee Guide | Images ] 

Author
Snatch and Grab Chipped?
rolsen1
6/04/2012
1:19:49 PM
On 5/04/2012 Pat wrote:
>Things must have changed - last time I was there was before the bollards
>were installed and it was wall to wall on a Saturday.

In that case Pat, not only has snatch and grab been (apparently) chipped it has also sprouted two new bolts.
Mark R
12/04/2012
7:18:56 AM
True, and the retro bolt was unecessary too given the worlds best large wire behind the very solid jug. Still, does take about 30seconds less to climb it now. So, back to the topic at hand... I was out there yesterday and climbed this (again x many). Does anyone know where the chip is meant to be? There is a large and very suspicious 4 finger edge at approx 8ft (one good move off the deck), but that has been there for a long, long time (as in was there mid 90s and predates the retrobolt by a very long way). I have always thought this hold was a chip (it in fact looks like 4-510-12mm drill holes lined up perfectly to form a crimp in the ironstone). To be honest I couldnt see any signs of a new chip, and it didnt look like this (old) one had been enhanced much as far as I could see. If it is I wonder why youd bother because the start where this hold is is easy and the crux is the next bodylength up to the uberchalked jug. The climbing and grade seem unchanged (spoogy nonsense gives way to juggy happiness). As an aside Redex is still just brilliant and as much as people hate Werribee, it would hold its head high just about anywhere.

Miguel75
14/04/2012
9:51:00 PM
EDIT: for some reason I can't get the pics to display. Anyone??

So I was out gallivanting at WG today and thought I'd take a peek at Snatch and Grab 2.0. I honestly could not see anywhere that might have been "enhanced" though because others have suggested the large horizontal (~8ft up, slightly below and right of first bolt) might be an obvious one I took a few pics;



I took another pic of a possibly "enhanced" hold, even though my gut says it's not, and while it might be hard to see, I like the pic:)



If any one wants the larger pics let me know, I'll happily email them.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/04/2012
10:11:04 PM
On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>EDIT: for some reason I can't get the pics to display. Anyone??
>
>(snip)
>IMG SRC="/upload/userfiles/Miguel75/Hold#2.jpg"
>
>(snip)
>IMG SRC="/upload/userfiles/Miguel75/hold #1.jpg"
>(snip)

Hmm. It seems the code you used above (I removed the bits that hide it within my post reply to you), is OK, but I am not sure about using the hash (#) sign... which may corrupt things?

I looked at 'my pictures' portion of your public user profile to see if they uploaded OK, and they appear as blanks too, so being suspicious, I then looked at 'my pictures' within my own user profile, and they also appear as blanks...
~> This leads me to suspect that the following error message I also came across

The page cannot be found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Please try the following:

Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
If you reached this page by clicking a link, contact the Web site administrator to alert them that the link is incorrectly formatted.
Click the Back button to try another link.

HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Technical Information (for support personnel)

Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 404.
Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks, and About Custom Error Messages.

is possibly correct about having to see the site administrator!

~> I shall post a link to this (my post) to Chocky feedback in the expectation that Mike reads it.
dave
14/04/2012
10:23:20 PM
On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>EDIT: for some reason I can't get the pics to display. Anyone??

Yeah as M9 said it may be the hash, have had problems with that in the past

Miguel75
14/04/2012
10:24:40 PM
Thanks for your sleuthing M9. I reckon my pics are ground breaking and am sad I can't share them with the world:(
One Day Hero
14/04/2012
10:35:35 PM
In the Australian online climbing community, victims of chipping, retrobolting, bad manners, and vandalised toilets are represented by two agencies; Miguel, who investigates the crimes, and STEALTH who forms lynch squads (and dobs to the rangers)

These are their stories!

DAUNG DAUNK!

Chockstone SCU (special chipping unit)

Miguel75
14/04/2012
10:41:32 PM
On 14/04/2012 dave wrote:
>On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>>EDIT: for some reason I can't get the pics to display. Anyone??
>
>Yeah as M9 said it may be the hash, have had problems with that in the
>past

Booyah! Hashtags it was.... now to get bigger pics. I'm trying to remember how to make the pic file size smaller without smallifying the pics too much. You can barely even see the pics I've uploaded let alone any alleged 'enhancements!

Miguel75
14/04/2012
10:53:12 PM
On 14/04/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>In the Australian online climbing community, victims of chipping, retrobolting,
>bad manners, and vandalised toilets are represented by two agencies; Miguel,
>who investigates the crimes, and STEALTH who forms lynch squads (and dobs
>to the rangers)
>
>These are their stories!
>
>DAUNG DAUNK!
>
>Chockstone SCU (special chipping unit)

You've really nailed that DAUNG DAUNK sound. If we're ever made into a TV series I'd like Shaggy from Scooby Doo to play me...
One Day Hero
14/04/2012
10:55:54 PM
I'm too embarassed to tell you how many different spellings I experimented with, before settling for that one :)

p.s. your photos have disappeared again

p.p.s. despite the tiny size of the photos, I can assure you that the first one showed a manufactured hold

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/04/2012
10:56:09 PM
On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>to get bigger pics.


From the upload page with tags removed so the script is visible lower in this post...

>One way to aid this problem is to include width and height parameters so that the page can render before it is loaded. As in:

>IMG SRC="http://www.mydomain/images/mypic.jpg" width=200 height=150

... Note; the dimensions can be altered to suit, but depending on the original, you may lose resolution.


Miguel75
14/04/2012
11:05:14 PM
On 14/04/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>I'm too embarassed to tell you how many different spellings I experimented
>with, before settling for that one :)

You're efforts are appreciated! I've been spending so much time on Chocky of late I've resorted to telling my wife I'm looking at porn; I find it way less embarrassing:)

>p.s. your photos have disappeared again

Yes, I saw that. I used to think I was somewhat computer literate. I'm not so sure anymore.

>p.p.s. despite the tiny size of the photos, I can assure you that the
>first one showed a manufactured hold.

It does look rather neat but it's been that way for as long as I've played on Snatch and Grab; ~3 years...

One Day Hero
14/04/2012
11:23:11 PM
On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:

>It does look rather neat but it's been that way for as long as I've played
>on Snatch and Grab; ~3 years...

Ah, so you're trying to determine whether any new chipping has taken place on this classic chipped route?

Remind me again why anyone thinks that Werribee isn't a shit stain on the underwear which is australian climbing?
dalai
14/04/2012
11:41:06 PM
It is up there ODH, but what about that ACT crag that you need to take a broom to after each rain?

Surely neither above compare to Melton creek?

One Day Hero
15/04/2012
12:10:20 AM
As far as I'm concerned, that isn't a photo of a crag!

Red Rocks is awesome! Most of the loose rock is gone (until the next wave of erosion sets in), there's only 2 chipped holds shared between 20 routes, and the recent rain has paradoxically reduced the silt runoff (by allowing new vegetation to stabilize the dirt slope which sits above the crag)

No need to take my word for it though, Simey's been there, he rated it.
simey
15/04/2012
12:28:05 AM
I do rate Red Rocks, but then again I also rate Werribee Gorge.

Miguel75
15/04/2012
12:55:21 AM
That's an old pic of Melton Creek, that tree's fallen down and the old homeless bloke who 'lived' in the cave died. Sadly I've spent a fair bit of time at Melton Creek playing around. I took the whipper snipper down and tidied everything up and even brushed all the broken glass off the holds... Aahhh, good memories;)

Ben_E
15/04/2012
8:19:26 AM
Wow, Melton Creek does look fairly ordinary.

I should head over. I'd like to feel better about the amount of time I've spent on micro-climbs at Black Hill over the last few years and I 'recon a morning there should do the trick nicely...

ajfclark
15/04/2012
8:40:46 AM
On 14/04/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>EDIT: for some reason I can't get the pics to display. Anyone??

Email them to me.

Miguel75
15/04/2012
10:09:49 AM
Andrew - I've sent 'em off.

Ben E - Melton creek is an interesting place. Don't worry about reading the 'guide' just get on down there and freestyle. You'll instantly feel better about every climbing area you've been too ashamed to own up to. No matter how dodgy it was!

Glenn Tempest/everyone - a question about the enhanced hold; the Big Ears/Snatch and Grab corner has lots of similar pockets where nice rounded pebble have fallen/pulled out (there are plenty of the pebbles still stuck in the rock too) could it be this smilarly rounded pocket used to contain a pebble too?

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