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failed attempt at Echo Crack (190m 18 M5) + snow

maxots
13/06/2005
9:15:58 AM
have emailed....
mikepatt
16/06/2005
8:19:04 AM
Brave attempt guys, but suggest you check the weather reports first cos everyone else was expecting lots of rain on the Saturday.. as it happens it was still quite mild, probably down to about 6 degrees at night so I think the snow may be a little bit of exageration.. unlike this coming weekend which promises to be a lot colder.
had you previously checked out the approach? Walking down would have been a lot quicker..

maxots
16/06/2005
8:24:34 AM
sorry mate, bit of confusion, you can't possibly have the weather report for a year and a half ago, we failed back in 04 (winter....august i think), that was when we had snow etc, then came back last wednesday and did it again (weather was fine last wed....

yeah this time round we walked down from katoomba falls, we hadn't even heard about that the first time round.....

cheers
max

climbau
16/06/2005
8:28:06 AM
Was it hooking that was freaking you out Maxots? If so I totally understand! Hooking is the one thing I haven't been able to come at yet, I'm quite happy to make progess on a really shitty 0RP but hooks are an entirely different story.
mikepatt
16/06/2005
8:42:48 AM
Whoops, sorry guys, my mistake.

Mike.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/06/2005
11:47:29 AM
climbau:
Good to see the RP confidence is there and growing.
Just need to get you on 'So This Is Aid Climbing' (M6 and a hooking testpiece) at Mt Pilot now to either build up your hooking confidence or shatter you completely!
gfdonc
16/06/2005
12:42:08 PM
Hey M8,
I echo some of the above. Hooks still scare me shitless. Does it get better with practice? I'm always just waiting to hear a 'ping' sound before I start falling ...
Lee
10/09/2005
10:27:53 PM
Ahh good times,
I think I must have a handful of your bolt plates a few biners and some nice red sling.
I did this route with my brother, what would have been just a couple of months after your attempt and
along with the amazing collection of objects that prove just how fascinated people are with throwing shit
off big cliffs we followed a little trail of rap anchors.
As you can imagine we puzzled over the circumstances and wondered who it was, so its great to stumble
upon this little story a year -more- later.
As Bruce Lee wrote it is better to have attempted something great and failed than to have not tried at all,
all points for trying it is one very intimidating feature.
In fact as soon as my brother saw it from the little bridge onto the first sister on the walk in(which is stiil
offcially closed but is no worries to walk down) it was over we were going home or at least another crag,
but it was to late to go anywhere else so i suggested "we'll just walk in and up to it anyway for a walk..",
when we got there it was "I'll just start up the 1st pitch and see..." the story went on untill we were one
pitch from the top(the second pitch in the corner) and we were both loving it to bits.
While it is quite intimidating, the climbing and I imagine the aiding also is really straight forward up high,
and you leave all the bad rock behind too, this route is awesome. worth another go maybe summer, it is in
the shade always as far as i know.
Great story

mousey
21/11/2005
10:30:04 PM
>As Bruce Lee wrote it is better to have attempted something great and failed than to have not tried at all,
soundslike something yoda would say
anyhow, im pretty keen to do echo crack, aid the cruz pitch and we'll see about the rest, anyone wanna have an epic with me? (gonna be fryin this timeo year but im just so keen!)

Nick Kaz
22/11/2005
2:37:29 PM
On 21/11/2005 JCP wrote:
> im pretty keen to do echo crack, aid the cruz pitch and we'll
>see about the rest, anyone wanna have an epic with me? (gonna be fryin
>this timeo year but im just so keen!)

Here's a tip! free the cruz pitches, aid the crux pitches :p Don't look at me for a partner, i do enough aiding at the glen, and the walk is shorter!

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