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Gorges du Tarn, France

phil_nev
24/08/2011
10:17:13 AM
On 24/08/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>It should be noted that almost all crags at Gorge de Tarn are within 30secs
>and 5 minutes walk of the road, so it's not a great drama to go and do
>one or two routes at a crag and go elsewhere if the selection is limited
>due to routes being closed. Did you visit Gorge de Jonte Phil? I never
>went there and haven't spoken to anyone who has...

Spot on Neilo, access is primo. Short walk in's and super easy to move between crags and sectors.

Yep, we spent a few days out at the Jonte, mostly doing shorter stuff, but it's the long multipitches that look the goods. Unfortunately, the Jonte dosn't seem to a great summer crag as it gets lots of sun which meant we couldnt do a lot there. There is sooooo much rock there it's crazy!
maxdacat
24/08/2011
10:31:44 AM
I had heard that the original equiper ran out of bolts so the first one was missing but this talks just about the first one (at 8m) being non-expanding:

http://www.kairn.com/news__72957.pierre-soule-victime-accident-gorges-tarn.html

Nasty stuff but good to hear rthere has been limited impact on climbing in the gorge and re-equipping is underway.
Wendy
24/08/2011
5:01:34 PM
On 24/08/2011 nmonteith wrote:

>
>I'm a mod and I still don't know how to see my own stats. I can't even
>work out how to add a topic to my profile??

I've never added a topic to my profile, but several have somehow appeared! Buggered if I know how.

PS Anyone know how to find out which delicate souls find us so unbearable? Or do we get to play a thread of guessing games?

ajfclark
Online Now
24/08/2011
5:06:29 PM
It's no fun if you know who's out to get you.
widewetandslippery
24/08/2011
5:25:07 PM
I'm a 7 and 7. Btw I donkt mind the CoC blog. I don't mind reading abot this is what we did stories. Its better though when they are full of lies. Like as if an owl and pussy cat ever went to sea. Critical revision and sure you'll get shit but its a blog!
cogsy
24/08/2011
5:40:42 PM
Wow Phil... such a shame that areas like L'Oasif, L'amphi were closed. Those areas were fantastic, and especially L'Oasif, which is a super-accessible, short, steep and powerful crag.. a great complement to the big long pumpers at Tennessee. We didn't climb at Planet Causse when we were there (too hot), but I hear it is fantastic too!
Did you get to climb at Cantobre? Looks great from the village...

stugang
24/08/2011
10:02:54 PM
On 24/08/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>On 24/08/2011 Wendy wrote:
>>Well, fck me, I finally worked out how to find those stats, and I've
>got
>>5! And here I was deluding myself that I was nice and personable and
>generally
>>inoffensive. Clearly, I was wrong too! Still, I am but a grasshopper
>...
>
>I'm a mod and I still don't know how to see my own stats. I can't even
>work out how to add a topic to my profile??

Its easy Neil - you make a bunch of borderline innappropriate posts, abuse a few people - and then hey presto a cheeky mod has added them to your profile without asking.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2011
10:33:30 PM
On 24/08/2011 useful wrote:
>Its easy Neil - you make a bunch of borderline innappropriate posts, abuse
>a few people - and then hey presto a cheeky mod has added them to your
>profile without asking.
>

If that is true, then maybe it is one of their ways of keeping track of posters who offend their sensibilities?
I don't see any profile topics when I click on your User ID useful, so does this mean that you are a reformed reincarnated Mod offender? Heh, heh, heh.
I also looked at my own profile, & I have accumulated so many links in my profile over the years, that I wouldn't be able to sort chaff from wheat in there anyway!

I imagine that the whole exercise of posting on a public site/forum, comes with the understanding that it is out there for the world to see.
Maybe I am old fashioned but I am prepared to accept responsibility for my posts, as I made them, and believe in the notion of personal accountability for my actions.

Hmm, I think all of this would have been better posted under the topic 'Showing your ignore counts'.

shortman
24/08/2011
10:40:10 PM
On 24/08/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>It's no fun if you know who's out to get you.

Surely this is where the fun begins!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
24/08/2011
10:49:57 PM
On 24/08/2011 shortman wrote:
>On 24/08/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>>It's no fun if you know who's out to get you.
>
>Surely this is where the fun begins!

It would be one way of adding fuel to flame wars, I'd expect, and it would also be interesting for posters like ODH as they would be surrounded by flames on all sides?

stugang
25/08/2011
12:34:18 AM
This is cool - just logged on to see a new user nikewarm.....surely you are a spambot Xu Li

naughty naughty nikewarm.....as warm as your nike be me no wanty so f'cky offy

edit - Xu Li just managed to squeak in before I hit OK tha bitch.

edit #2: RIP Xu Li - I don't really know what is up with the negativity about your posts here. Anyway, next time i see a mutant with a size 11 left foot and a size 3.5 right I will be sure to put them your way.














3rd edit by Chockstone Moderator; since my original edit to your post consisting of,
>[2nd Edit by Chockstone Moderator: You are lucky. Did you get to read all 7 posts by them like I did before I deleted them? User ID nikewarm is now disabled.]
was retro edited by you to become #2 above.

You can consider that a real win, as it is the only time a Moderator has ever been edited by a regular Chockstone User ID!




>RIP Xu Li - I don't really know what is up with the negativity about your posts here.

If you feel that sad about my taking them, I will give one of them back to you for a while, but you will have to read between the lines.

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On 23/08/2011 The Good Dr wrote:
>Awesome thread. It has got almost everything so far:

Now it has a unique stugang moderation of a Moderator, plus some spam, to add to your earlier list.

trog
25/08/2011
3:46:41 AM
Thanks Phil, that information should see us able to get on some routes there more easily, We'll probably be in the neighbourhood in Sept/Oct sometime, though probably not for as long as 5 weeks.

Thanks again.

phil_nev
25/08/2011
10:09:49 AM
On 24/08/2011 cogsy wrote:
>Wow Phil... such a shame that areas like L'Oasif, L'amphi were closed.
>Those areas were fantastic, and especially L'Oasif, which is a super-accessible,
>short, steep and powerful crag.. a great complement to the big long pumpers
>at Tennessee. We didn't climb at Planet Causse when we were there (too
>hot), but I hear it is fantastic too!
>Did you get to climb at Cantobre? Looks great from the village...

I know, they looked great. We did manage two absolute classics at L'amphi (La veuve Noir and Jour de doye) which were just across the via-ferata. Super good routes. We also did the only open route at l'oasif, a nice 7a at the right hand end which name I cant remember. It was probably for the best that those sectors were closed as it forced us to man up and get on Tennessee :)

Nah didn't get to Cantobre unfortunately, it gets full sun in summer for most of the day so we thought best to give it a miss. Did sneak a day at Boffi in the same gorges de la dourbie but again lots of sun. I think both would be great winter-spring crags. Cantobre in particular though looks like it would be worth a visit for sure. And if im ever back in that region, the newly developed cave at St Leger looks phenomenal.

phil_nev
25/08/2011
10:11:54 AM
On 25/08/2011 trog wrote:
>Thanks Phil, that information should see us able to get on some routes
>there more easily, We'll probably be in the neighbourhood in Sept/Oct sometime,
>though probably not for as long as 5 weeks.
>
>Thanks again.


Not a problem, you will have a great time! Beawr in mind that come Septmeber-October a lot of the place, shops and such, close down. With the position of the sun and the giasnt gorge it starrs to get cold. Would definitely be worthwhile sussing out some accom before you go.

stugang
25/08/2011
8:42:02 PM
Watching Xu Li's birth and death right before my eyes was truly one of the most poetic moments of my life. She (he?) had so much enthusiasm for giving; only to get snuffed by an evil cantankerous mod who didn't share her vision for the distribution of nike shoe-ware.

I'll miss her like an aborted foetus misses her daddy.

PS. sorry phil for continuing the hijack of your thread/blog. My contribution finishes here with a thanks for sharing the fun you had in an area I hadn't heard much about before.

Edit #1: Dammit and sorry phil for this final final - promise - contribution/edit...

In response to mods question 'if i'd read all 7 posts' the answer is 'no' as I was too busy using this unique opportunity to be a smartarse. However, I am sure that one of the ones I did read said something about nikewarm's ability to send different size for each foot. Hence my final edit which for some reason overrode Mr Moderator's edit (how or why I have no idea)

bye bye

trog
26/08/2011
1:30:41 AM
Accom will be our van, parked up somewhere discretely, so no problems there... although a weekly shower would be nice, if a nearby campsite is open

IdratherbeclimbingM9
9/09/2011
4:25:29 PM
On 24/08/2011 davidn wrote:
>On 24/08/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>>On 23/08/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>>>
>>>Does that mean you've thumbs downed me? How do I check my status again?
>>>More points on the board!
>>>
>>I'm up to to 20........how are you going in the amateur league, Wide?
>
>This is all getting a bit South Park.
>
>.
>.
>.
>.
>
>"It's a battle between a shit sandwich and a giant douche!"

Hmm.
With this post davidn racks up* the milestone of 1,000 on Chockstone.
(*though I am not sure racked up is the right climbing term to apply when refering to a boulderer?... Heh, heh, heh).

In fact he is actually up to 1020 now, and so still going strong at adding flavour to the Chockstone cauldron.
~>Foreezajollygoodposter. Hiphiphooray&allthatstuff!
;-)

stugang
9/09/2011
9:09:05 PM
On 9/09/2011 davidn wrote:
> I wondered how long it'd take you to notice.


So how many sleepless nights was that - all that wondering. Wondering why? Wondering how come? Wondering would he ever notice? it must have been sheer hell.

Glad its all over for you mate.
rod
24/09/2011
11:08:41 PM
Great TR Phil...as for the rest, Chockstone bitching is something I've not missed during the past 10 months.
Olbert
Online Now
25/09/2011
5:17:55 AM
Hamish and I are currently at Gorge du Tarn and it is absolutely amazing! The quality here is comparable to the Red - basically the first sport crag that has faired well on that measuring stick since I was in the Red in April.

Unfortunately, as has been stated, lots of the routes have been closed; maybe about 50%, though Hamish reckons more like 80%. We have been aiming for 7a to 7b as our destination routes and we have spent four pretty awesome climbing days so far and probably have another two or three climbing days of awesome climbing before we have to start revisiting already visited areas and cleaning up the lines we missed out on the first time. That said, we havent projected anything and dont plan to - we are onsight climbers.

The weather at the moment is pretty primo - though full sunshine is still too hot.

On a side note, we raided a local quince tree for some quinces (we didnt know what they were at the time) and they turned out to be surprisingly tasty if a little wierd - hints of pineapple with an aftertaste of mango!

On a further side note, we were discreetly free camped at a rest area next to some old abandoned stone houses built into the cliff. The camping was ok, as everywhere marginally out of sight was covered in toilet paper flowers and so a bit shitty. We stayed there four nights until one morning (whilst some local Frenchies had popped up a tent next to us) the police came and moved us on - they fined the Frenchies. We are not sure if they would have gotten us if the tented Frenchies hadnt had been there as our campa would have looked like it was just parked from afar.

Viva la Gorge du Tarn

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