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5 Month East Coast Road Trip

alrob
20/06/2006
6:15:19 PM
Well, i guess i better kick it off now.

Off to nowra next week for about 3 weeks. Then on to Brisbane, where a comp, followed by some time in the glasshouse mountains is in order. maybe a week of partying and theme parks on the gold coast too!

then on to bowen, where i'll be working and checking out the numerous boulders scattered around the bays.

up to townsville, where more work is hoping to happen. plus scoping out harveys marbles (which looks ACE!) and mount stuart.

on the way down, hang out at the little blue bountains crag for a couple of weeks.

jetset off to NZ late november, for another few weeks of Castle Hill has been arranged.

be back where i'm sitting now, at home, mid december.

Super Saiyan
20/06/2006
6:18:39 PM
how do u afford this life al? Tell me o wise one!!!

alrob
20/06/2006
11:10:05 PM
On 20/06/2006 Super Saiyan wrote:
>how do u afford this life al? Tell me o wise one!!!

i snatch old ladies handbags in my spare time, how else?

Phil Box
21/06/2006
7:52:04 AM
Remind me to secure me mums handbag when ya come to Queensland alrob ;))

Ya gunna come out to Frog to mate.

spanky
21/06/2006
8:53:03 AM
Don't forget your snorkel, there's great coral on shore at Bowen, i think it's some of the only on shore coral in the country... have a great time!

alrob
18/12/2006
8:43:47 PM
On 20/06/2006 alrob wrote:
>Well, i guess i better kick it off now.
>
>Off to nowra next week for about 3 weeks. Then on to Brisbane, where a
>comp, followed by some time in the glasshouse mountains is in order. maybe
>a week of partying and theme parks on the gold coast too!
>
>then on to bowen, where i'll be working and checking out the numerous
>boulders scattered around the bays.
>
>up to townsville, where more work is hoping to happen. plus scoping out
>harveys marbles (which looks ACE!) and mount stuart.
>
>on the way down, hang out at the little blue bountains crag for a couple
>of weeks.
>
>jetset off to NZ late november, for another few weeks of Castle Hill has
>been arranged.
>
>be back where i'm sitting now, at home, mid december.

i thought i might sum it up, now that i am sitting at home once again....

climbed in nowra, had a rad time climbing, drinking beer, playing shithead, watching filums, sitting in the cafe for 4 hours.....did stone roses which is a rad route! pretty soggy at 26 too :D

spent 2 days climbing in the glasshouse mnts, slider wall is rad as! definately the spot to go for sport routes. bagged 1st 25 onsight with the best route on the wall, 'madder'. did sunburnt butress, 6 pitch route that goes to the top of mnt tibro. awesomely chossy rock in places! hung out in brisvegas for a few more days. good times!

hit bowen for work. got a rad tan, drank lots, stole corn from the corn fields, drank homebrew rum, got kicked outta the caravan park, had a party then went to townsville.

headed up to townsville to stay with my cousin and his wife. drank lots more rum, worked at a box company, partied lots, went water skiing, boulderdered out at harveys marbles on some rad granite slabs, then drove home to melbourne.

jetted off to NZ for a 17 day detox. no drinking or bad shit to go into the body. made it to day 15 and had a well desereved beer one night. lotsa rain, snow and pies on rest days. bagged snake eyes for my first 9er, as well as some other cool probs, including the mega classic toilet bowl action of fingers of fury! watched casino royale and borat on rest days. bought 2 1125ml rums for $47 in duty free. high five!

nmonteith
19/12/2006
9:32:01 AM
http://www.alcoholicsanonymous.org.au/
kp
19/12/2006
10:19:01 AM
sounds like a sweet trip alister. NZ sounds like the place to be. Can i get you Interested in a flying roadtrip to Paynes Ford next summer?

nmonteith
19/12/2006
10:29:22 AM
i'd be interested KP.
reagan14
19/12/2006
10:34:35 AM
big al...

dont lie, all you we're doing in Bowen was driving tractors and picking rotten tomatoes...

...now you better be saving your cash for squamish!

chamon

reag
simey
19/12/2006
10:36:25 AM
Rad man, what a rad trip report, that was rad... rad, rad, rad...


Super Saiyan
19/12/2006
10:39:00 AM
Crew headed to Castle Hill/Paynes Ford for 6 weeks in May this year if you are keen KP/Neil...
kp
19/12/2006
10:43:47 AM
sounds radical neilo.

Using my holidays this February James, so no luck unfortuanately. Have to wait till next christmas before going overseas ...

alrob
19/12/2006
11:08:38 AM
On 19/12/2006 reagan14 wrote:
>big al...
>
>dont lie, all you we're doing in Bowen was driving tractors and picking
>rotten tomatoes...
>
>...now you better be saving your cash for squamish!
>
>chamon
>
>reag

least i wasn't grovelling around cucumber fields!

you gonna have some pancakes for me when i get to canada?

alrob
19/12/2006
11:14:51 AM
On 19/12/2006 simey wrote:
>Rad man, what a rad trip report, that was rad... rad, rad, rad...
>

i thought as a youth of the 70's you would appreciate some retro slang!
simey
19/12/2006
12:23:08 PM
I'm way out of touch. Is 'rad' that old that it is now considered retro? That's rad.

I think 'unreal' was the term from my youth.

drdeviousii
19/12/2006
12:25:36 PM
bodacious

neats
19/12/2006
1:15:32 PM
How do you play Shithead?
reagan14
20/12/2006
4:30:45 AM
Huge stacks of pancakes...piled with maple syrup and butter...is there a better way to start your day (or spend a saturday in Bow-Daddy?)

Ya man, cant wait...check out squamishclimbing.com for some pics...

There was even some bouldering found in Victoria (canada) while I was gone that actually looks half decent...wooooo

reag

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