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Frog in November

12:17:25 PM
On 2/10/2007 cruze wrote:
>Problem is I am a wuss. I hate humidity. I hate greasing out of cracks.
>I hate sweating.

Because of this original statment I think cruze would not enjoy the heat and hummidty of Frog!

1:35:29 PM
I will be in SE Queensland this time next week and, without access to qurank (and the guidebooks therein) at the moment, was wondering whether anyone had an electronic copy of the Glasshouse Mtns guidebook (and possibly Lee's Mt Stuart for Townsville the few days before)? I have the frog guide.

If so could you please email me at the address in my profile?

Thanks very much in advance.

I know it is going to be hot and humid and generally really unpleasant but if I get up one route at Frog I will be happy.
2:17:09 PM
Mt Stuart and Harvey's Marbles are not too bad in summer. Mt Stuart gets shade in the arvo plus it's 600m up and gets a good breeze.

4:36:28 PM
Hey dude, when are you going to be up in Townsville?

Hard copies of the guide for up here are rarer than chook's teeth so if you can print a guide before, I do so. I'm usually pretty keen for a Mt Stuart session after work if I'm not doing other stuff. Or if it's on the weekend, some of the bouldering up here is definitely worth checking out.
5:08:32 PM
Cruze, I have sent you a glasshouse mountians guide and a link to the bouldering guide for harveys marbles in townsville.


5:10:54 PM
Great! Thanks a lot for that. Unfortunately I can't check my email at work but will do so tonight.

4:28:08 PM
when are you guys leaving Townsville? Should I bring my harness?

4:32:56 PM
On 31/10/2007 DaCrux wrote:
>when are you guys leaving Townsville? Should I bring my harness?

Hey hey. We are leaving Townsville Monday mid-morning. I don't have a guide yet and perhaps your parents have something planned for the time up there?! Climbing probably wont happen. Maybe pack it in case I get a guide off someone (hint hint everyone) and we aren't lying around unable to move from your mother cooking too much!!! again!!! See you soon.

3:25:51 PM
Just a quick TR.

We trekked out to Mt Tibrogargan in the ever increasing rain last monday afternoon. The walk up to Celestial wall was uneventful except for the fact that it started pouring when I had just got within arm's reach of the cliff. We waited out the rain and hoped the rock would dry off before I could convince my somewhat skeptical climbing partner to belay me up Apehlion. P1 and 2 went well and I was settling in for the much hyped P3 when at bolt 3 the clouds parted which, when combined with the dwindling light, not-so-subtly coaxed us down from our potential wet benightment. As it was we pulled the ropes off the bottom abseil in the dark. Good call to back off, bit of a shame though the climb (although fairly dirty) was shaping up to be a good bit of fun... Never climbed on trachyte before and found the sloping pinch moves really nice and technical.

A few days of constant rain kept us to the Glasshouse Mtns walking tracks and the sunshine coast, then on to Brissie and catching up with a mate. Making use of one of the wet days we soldiered on to Wet and Wild and had a blast. Bit different to when I was there 15 years ago. Afterwards we fired up the power of the Getz and shuffled off to Frog. Never been before and took the advice of the early starts. 4:30 wakeups for 2 days provided a couple of very nice mornings. Got on Bad Company, then Elastic Rurp, then Devils Wart then Iron Mandible. The alst of those was in the full sun on day 1 and I was dripping like a wet towel. The jamming was quite secure however. We were happy to get back up the top. On the second day we only wanted to do a couple of climbs and couldn't resist the lure of the 'best 19 in the country' - Infinity. Stiff warm up but thems the breaks when your roadtrippin. What a climb - absolute class. I sweated and strained and would have to agree that it is a truly magnificent climb. Afetrwards we dawdled over to gawk at Whistling Kite (maybe next time....) and onwards to Materialistic Prostitution which was dispatched in full sun. Yum yum. Quite solid that one.

All in all, we were lucky that the Easterlies were blowing to keep temps down but humidity high. The jams at Frog are really comfortable compared to say granite, and I am looking forward to devoting a week in a cooler month to take on some of the mega classics - conquistador - pure drool material.

Thanks for the advice guys.

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