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Yes - and I like listening to old people talk 13
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Yes - but I struggle to form cohesive opinions. 1
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Buffalo Aid Weekend Nov 22-23 2014

IdratherbeclimbingM9
7-Nov-2014
9:19:34 PM
PI re roll call;
I will be there.
If needed, I will book another site to cater for extras.

TimP
Sites are supposed to be max of 6 per site per night. (From my previous experience, that number seems to be somewhat negotiable...)
What site number are you?
Are you inclined for others to share your site (and defray your costs), if needs be?

MonkeyBoy
I am going up Friday too.
We can get on something at Disabled Lookout with you as an introductory route that afternoon if weather allows...
I will bring my spare etts.

Damo milo
Welcome aboard.
Catani campsite re portaledges will cost you a camp fee.
The walls of Buffalo Gorge on a portaledge are free of $ cost...
... then again, if you want to socialise with others of like mind, I suspect the balance of numbers will be at Catani.
Re:
>I assume loads of small cams and wires r the preference?
It largely depends on the route you choose...
Buffalo takes everything, including the largest cams you possess!


For everyone...
This weekend is going ahead regardless of weather conditions; ... ~> as some would say that aid climbing is all about suffering anyway, isn't it?
~> ~> ... am still not sure where fatherstugang fits into that picture yet though.
Heh, heh, heh.
TimP
7-Nov-2014
10:46:13 PM
We are on site 59 and there are 4 of us, happy to share.
Dave_S
8-Nov-2014
1:32:12 PM
I'm in. Will be turning up to Cantani on Friday night. Haven't booked a campsite yet, and hoping there's enough spaces on the sites of those who have, but can always book an addition site if not. Would be returning to Melbourne either Sunday night, or possibly Monday night if anyone were up for a (free) climb of Where Angels Fear To Tread on the Monday.

More than happy to car pool, so if anyone needs a lift from Melbourne's inner or northern suburbs, let me know.

Have or will have my own jumars, etriers, trad gear, daisies and a few hooks. (No cam hooks, sadly, as ClimbingAnchors were sold out!) I have Big Bros in #1 and #2 that I'm happy to lend out if anyone needs big gear. No previous aid experience, but I might try to get in some practice beforehand jugging and placing hooks on the stone wall of Ruckers Hill, Northcote.

Also, I'm not confident that I'll be able to grow a decent aid-climbing beard in the next 2 weeks. Hope that won't be a problem.

MonkeyBoy
8-Nov-2014
4:00:34 PM
Hey Dave.

If your keen for a buddy to practice jumar technique I would be keen for a meet if u know a spot. I am in hawthorn right now but can pop up to northcote. I just got some jumars a few days ago.

I also will be without beard.

but I might try to get in some practice beforehand
>jugging and placing hooks on the stone wall of Ruckers Hill, Northcote.
>
>Also, I'm not confident that I'll be able to grow a decent aid-climbing
>beard in the next 2 weeks. Hope that won't be a problem.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8-Nov-2014
5:38:42 PM
On 8/11/2014 MonkeyBoy wrote:
>Hey Dave.
>Snip
>to practice jumar technique
>snip

It is mostly a matter of dialling your tethers for maximum efficiency...

>I also will be without beard.
>&
Dave_S
>>Also, I'm not confident that I'll be able to grow a decent aid-climbing
>>beard in the next 2 weeks. Hope that won't be a problem.

Well, that's it then isn't it? You are both buggered as 1st test is failed.
You should see the women who passed!!
Heh, heh, heh.

phillipivan
8-Nov-2014
6:51:13 PM
Be a good sport and bring a few spares would you.

Miguel75
8-Nov-2014
6:58:34 PM
On 8/11/2014 phillipivan wrote:
>Be a good sport and bring a few spares would you.

I'm all out of bearded women; what about hirsute hippies?

MonkeyBoy
8-Nov-2014
8:10:02 PM
On 8/11/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>>I also will be without beard
>
>Well, that's it then isn't it? You are both buggered as 1st test is failed.
>

So focus on beard growing and forget any kind of practical learning ?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
9-Nov-2014
7:59:39 AM
On 8/11/2014 MonkeyBoy wrote:
>So focus on beard growing and forget any kind of practical learning ?

Glasshopper; be one with the learning, hairyness will follow...
;-)



@ pi
>Be a good sport and bring a few spares would you.
... Sorry, space is limited on the bike.
;-)
Dave_S
9-Nov-2014
2:24:16 PM
On 8/11/2014 MonkeyBoy wrote:
>
>If your keen for a buddy to practice jumar technique I would be keen for
>a meet if u know a spot.

No worries, I will let you know when I am heading out. Would be either next weekend (when I will definitely have hooks and jumars, but maybe not etriers yet) or during the week leading up to the Buffalo weekend.

The hill looks perfect in terms of angle being very similar to what you'd get at Buffalo, but my only concern is that there might not be much opportunity to set up an anchor at the top without blocking the footpath.
Damo Milo
10-Nov-2014
9:25:07 PM
Cheers for the welcome. Will start on the obligatory beard.
.
Had to travel lighter than expected. got a 60 static, 60 dynamic, 20 static, portaledge and a few necessary odds and sods. Nil. pro.
.
Should be there Fri night til Monday arvo. Keen to play on whatever, with whomever.
.
Also got a new GoPro I am itching to try out. MuuHaaHaa
Damo Milo
11-Nov-2014
11:18:03 AM
Quick question folks.
.
I am based in Sale for work and wanted to go find a wall to hang off and generally muck about on for the weekend. Any recommended areas? Have no pro (just draws, slings etc), just wanted to set up the portaledge and tune up on some jugging.
.
Cheers.

shortman
11-Nov-2014
11:24:31 AM
Should be able to find something here, albeit a bit mossy -

http://www.chockstone.org/MtErica/MtErica.htm

IdratherbeclimbingM9
11-Nov-2014
12:37:23 PM
On 6/11/2014 phillipivan wrote:
>Perhaps it's time for a roll call of who is actually going to attend.
>Good intentions, paved roads, and all the rest...
>
Here 'tis the itemised list / status to my present knowledge, as I have just updated my 'behind the scenes list' with a couple of cancellations for this time around.

Confirmed.
phillipivan +1 - Site 12 Fri-Sun confirmed ~> and staying on till Tues+
IdratherbeclimbingM9 (Site 12 squatter) Fri mid-day - Mon arvo.
TimP - Site 59 (site has room for 2 more if needed). Fri - Mon
MonkeyBoy - Fri - Sun
Damo Milo - Fri night - Mon arvo.
Dave_S (Site 12 squatter) Fri night - Sun/Mon



Unconfirmed
climberman
euce
bigchris
Miguel75
Macciza
Phil Box
Drake+Carrie
timbigot?
brendan

+ potentially 10 others as votes on the Chockstone poll* associated with this thread; however I suspect a lot (* half?), of those could be wind-ups!



Pseudo-associated.
stugang???aidwtf???aidwtf????Hehhehheh???aidwtf???
DMWdesign's party of 5 for the abseilers picnic on Sites 02 & 03, who also have graciously indicated they can accommodate some overflow if necessary, ... ~> though it is shaping up as unlikely to be required by our mob.

PS; It is not too late for others to get their act together and join us!


Post edit;
This list is TRANSFERRED to most recent page of thread where it is further updated...

phillipivan
11-Nov-2014
12:56:29 PM
I have a partner lined up and a short list of routes. I also have tim's aid gear on loan for my partner, so can confirm timbigot will not be attending.

It seems like perhaps my hope of getting multiple parties on the northwall may not eventuate. Though certainly there are enough folks who could team up and hurl themselves at something.
TimP
11-Nov-2014
12:56:44 PM
We are arriving friday and leaving monday.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
11-Nov-2014
1:00:46 PM
Your updates have been incorporated as edits to my post (as will any further info to come to hand).

pi, one of the cancellations was the party I earlier indicated wanted to do Defender, so it is now available...
Damo Milo
11-Nov-2014
6:16:01 PM
Chatting with Phil B a few days ago and as of then he is a cancellation.
ryanwatson
12-Nov-2014
1:18:16 AM
Hi. Returning to Vic this week after time abroad. Would love to join from Friday arvo 'til Sunday evening if ther is camp space. Have no experience on aid. Have climbed similar size granite, upto around gr18. Would love to learn whatever people are willing to teach. Otherwise just happy to get out and have a good climb.
neald
12-Nov-2014
2:57:35 PM
Hi. Please add me as a tentative, at this stage I should be able to come down for a few days but work situation may change that.

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