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Light a fire at the crag on a windy day
mabsydney
17/08/2014
12:36:29 PM
Last weekend I was out at Cosmic county on Sunday enjoying a beautiful sunny winters day climb with a mate. It was a blustery day with the wind gusting strongly at times.

Around lunch time we decided to climb "Building a better mousetrap" and wandered over to be base of the route. There were 3 climbers sitting at the base having already climbed a route. We said hello and they started packing up, two of the party left and one guy was left to pack his bag. We put our packs down and at that point realised they had a lit a fire right at the base of the route we wanted to climb. No attempt had been made to contain the fire with a ring of rocks or similar, it was simply burning on the ground and in close proximity to a lot of very dry branches. My mate and I exchanged a surprised look but were frankly too stunned to say anything much - who lights a fire at a crag on a windy day at the base of route in such dry conditions? The 3rd member of the party picked up his bag and offered us some advice "be careful you don't fall in the fire, it's quite easy to slip off the start of the route" and with that headed off leaving the uncontained fire burning. We put the fire out as best we could, piled rocks on top of it so I could actually belay without the rope snaking through the burning embers and were then able to climb our route.

I'd just like to say a big thanks to these people for such inconsiderate and potentially dangerous actions.
hotgemini
17/08/2014
3:59:47 PM
Of late, I've taken to using my phone camera in circumstances like this to make the folks identifiable. Have only nearly had my head caved in by a roid-pumped w*nk#r once so far. The fear of social rejection makes people modify their behaviour pretty quickly.
climberman
17/08/2014
6:22:09 PM
You should have sat down and made a cup of tea on it.
mikllaw
17/08/2014
10:58:53 PM
well, it wasn't midsummer, and they didn't know you'd climb that route.

Hanlon's razor - "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
I've done worse
.

E. Wells
18/08/2014
4:20:21 PM
Its ODH's Birthday today.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/08/2014
8:23:48 PM
On 18/08/2014 E. Wells wrote:
>Its ODH's Birthday today.

That sounds like a 36 year old dangermouth statement!
;-)



On 17/08/2014 mikllaw wrote:
>well, it wasn't midsummer, and they didn't know you'd climb that route.
>
>
>Hanlon's razor - "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained
>by stupidity"
>I've done worse
>.

~> Do tell, as we are all ears...
;-)
kieranl
18/08/2014
9:21:16 PM
On 18/08/2014 E. Wells wrote:
>Its ODH's Birthday today.

Did you put up a sport-route at Point Perp to celebrate?

gordoste
19/08/2014
9:32:43 PM
On 17/08/2014 mikllaw wrote:
>well, it wasn't midsummer, and they didn't know you'd climb that route.
>
>
>Hanlon's razor - "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained
>by stupidity"
>I've done worse

No offense but you having done worse is a low bar indeed!

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