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Crag & Route Beta

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Sydney Sea Cliff Climbing
mikllaw
11/05/2012
4:05:37 PM
pumpy 21 and up, we can wander around to Diamond bay to warm down
Anyone who wants to come call/text me on 0434 501 910 as I'm offline after 5pm
beryllium10
11/05/2012
4:15:49 PM
>a certain minimum quality of rock right?



Scrabble, North Head

> onion skin style scabby-defoliation ...
Sounds like a health-spa treatment Hollywood folk would pay a lot for in Beverly Hills.
simone
11/05/2012
4:33:32 PM
On 11/05/2012 beryllium10 wrote:
>>a certain minimum quality of rock right?
>
Emphasis on minimum quality? This will be a laugh. A bunch of climbers want to go climbing Sydney seacliffs with the original sandbagging author of Fear and Loathing article? The trip report will be a hoot!
dfinnecy
11/05/2012
8:29:08 PM
I've got leave once morning babysitting duties are complete, always meant to check out Bow Wall.
Bring on the minimum quality!

Macciza
11/05/2012
9:00:17 PM
On 11/05/2012 Big G wrote:
>what sort of grades are available for those who dont quite er... crush?

Don't worry - it's far easier to 'crush' there . . ;-}
mikllaw
14/05/2012
1:12:01 PM
A very dissapointing trip, as far as Simey would think. There were no deaths, shark attacks, and all underwear was clean at the end of the day. Met up at about 10 with Garreth and Darren, and did the rap'o'fear into Bow Wall.
At this point Rohan and Duanne appeared, they started on Cossack Corner, which was a crusty 22 way back when, and they did the 2nd and 3rd ascents, 20 years after the FA.

As no-one climbs there, each route needs a cleaning run before you have any chance of success, we started on the 'warmup' Make Believe (21!), which i did with 7 rests, about my usual performance.

Duanne on Make Believe

After this we chucked laps on Hot Axis (22), I found the sandy start about as terrifying as ever.

Rohan running up Hot Axis

The tide was coming in so we headed around to Diamond bay where Garreth led the Corner (16? 18?), which had a film of moss from the wettest summer on record, but cleaned up quickly.


It was very hot on the main wall, Darren led Gloucester Buckets (20), new bolts but a bit sandy after the wettness, all clean now.


By this stage it was too hot to climb, so ness arrived and we did a fwew more routes including the exasperating "Two succulent young men with a taste for the bizarre" (22)


mikllaw
14/05/2012
2:21:29 PM
John,
is this your shot? it looks horrifying, and I would have at least 10 Ubolts in shot these days

On 11/05/2012 beryllium10 wrote:
>>a certain minimum quality of rock right?
>

>
>Scrabble, North Head
>
>> onion skin style scabby-defoliation ...
>Sounds like a health-spa treatment Hollywood folk would pay a lot for
>in Beverly Hills.
>
linze
14/05/2012
2:27:57 PM
On 14/05/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>A very dissapointing trip, as far as Simey would think. There were no deaths,
>shark attacks, and all underwear was clean at the end of the day. Met up
>at about 10 with Garreth and Darren, and did the rap'o'fear into Bow Wall.
>
>At this point Rohan and Duanne appeared, they started on Cossack Corner,
>which was a crusty 22 way back when, and they did the 2nd and 3rd ascents,
>20 years after the FA.
>
... what you all missed by being on stage was the response of the crowd up on the walkway. although not all gave a good review of the performance ... one old bloke in a cardigan was particularly unimpressed and muttered something about 'danger' and 'idiots' in between head shakes and tuts.

Rohan and Duanne had convinced me the previous evening that it was a good idea to come down... got as far as the cactuses between the path and the rap and took up the option of lying in the sun.

benjenga
14/05/2012
3:56:39 PM
Looks like it was a good day, great to see the sea cliffs revived.

White Trash
14/05/2012
8:29:12 PM
that (although great) photo of scrabble makes the rock look terrible for climbing on.

wombly
14/05/2012
10:39:10 PM
A reasonable way to spend a sunny and calm morning when the mountains seems too far and too solid for climbing on. The access via the log of death is great mental training for dodgy situations to be found in places much higher & colder too ... although I doubt the 'real' mountains can compete with slimy sewage and a rickety bridge for objective danger. If the fall doesn't get you the infection will!
dfinnecy
15/05/2012
5:29:12 AM
For those of us too young to have experienced the log of death on the Royal Arches in Yos, a similar experience can be had in Vaucluse! Tho I don't believe there was quite as much sewage on RA,.. (but I hear the Nose has this problem)

Mikl on his way, Gareth on deck.

Log of death is death!


benjenga
15/05/2012
7:43:48 AM
Looks plenty safe..

Big G
15/05/2012
9:26:51 AM
On 15/05/2012 benjenga wrote:
>Looks plenty safe..

safe as houses unless you slip of course, the the rusty nails and hexheads protruding from the log make for improved traction though!
beryllium10
15/05/2012
1:13:59 PM
On 14/05/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>John,
>is this your shot? it looks horrifying, and I would have at least 10 Ubolts
>in shot these days

Re the Scrabble pic: Yes - I dug out a box of old negatives recently and did some scanning. That's a shot of Mikl on the first ascent, a damp Saturday in 1982, I think. Rock is as good as it looks, on all-natural protection! Fun was had by all. I wonder if it's ever been repeated ...

Must scan and upload a few more of those pics
ARidgley
30/05/2012
2:17:50 PM
Just remember that overweight fishermen use them carrying a bucket in one hand and scratching their scrotes with the other. Ignorance is bliss. I miss being ignorant.

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