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Capt_mulch
21/11/2008
9:10:55 AM
Shelving! That's what it's called. Though I find that the joint gets smelly and soggy when I do that... hard to light afterwards and no-one wants a toke on it...
widewetandslippery
21/11/2008
9:11:23 AM
What cookie and I did is our business. I have a friend MM who was way into shelving and Mulch I didn't blush, I just shook my head as it became a common answer to how are you, I just shelved.
noclimberboys
21/11/2008
9:13:50 AM
cookie,
if you ditch the climber boyfriend, I'm sure Simey will happily offer to teach you some things.

ajfclark
21/11/2008
9:20:17 AM
On 21/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Shelving! That's what it's called. Though I find that the joint gets smelly and soggy when I do that... hard to light afterwards and no-one wants a toke on it...

A cigar tube would fix that. Though I would've thought no one wanting to share would be an advantage?

Cookie
21/11/2008
9:24:53 AM
On 21/11/2008 noclimberboys wrote:
>cookie,
>if you ditch the climber boyfriend, I'm sure Simey will happily offer
>to teach you some things.


aaaaand we are back on topic :D err sort of. somehow from what i have read, i doubt simey would be interested in teaching me how to climb :P




Capt_mulch
21/11/2008
9:43:30 AM
Cookie, we never went off topic. All the stuff we are discussing here is an important part of becoming a climber. Being really gross is an important skill.

Cookie
21/11/2008
10:03:58 AM
On 21/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>Cookie, we never went off topic. All the stuff we are discussing here is
>an important part of becoming a climber. Being really gross is an important
>skill.

Oh believe me, I have plenty of that skill :P but it generally only comes to surface after a few drinks... anyway, isnt it called shafting?
widewetandslippery
21/11/2008
10:10:29 AM
And you don't like campng?

Back on topic, if you want to go climbing go. Living in Melbourne if you want to climb you are going to have to get used to travelling some distance. Most of the local stuff is ordinary. Jump in the car and go to Arapiles and go bouldering. All you need is shoes, a chalk bag. The bouldering is a stones throw from the camp site. This time of year there will be people about and when not bouldering check out what the others are doing. You'll learn a lot from even just watching, get an idea what its all about and you might even con someone into giving you a top rope.

Robb
21/11/2008
10:12:38 AM
back on topic. I agree with Wendy on this. I guide and instruct too so call me biassed if you want BUT I see people doing dodgy stuff all the time at the crag. Sometimes its plain dangerous and other times there are just much better ways to do things. I was lucky ihad a really good mentor friend who taught me alot then i went out and just climbed and picked up things along the way, climbing in many different places with many different people. .
Part of the reason a few of us may seem opinionated may be that we have seen so much dodgy stuff and accidents happen and waiting to happen because people are oblivious that there are /safer better ways to do things. Less accidents can only be a good thing.
remember to keep anopen mind when you are learnign off someone who has learnt off someone else. there is never one way to do something. just keep the important principles in mind.
as an example, i saw a guy practicing setting up a belay with the rope and corelette the other day at the base ofa route at araps. one of the uni club's 'guides' was talking him through it. it was quite possibly the most complicated belay setup i've ever seen! Keep it simple.
my 2c

Cookie
21/11/2008
10:16:52 AM
>And you don't like campng?

i dont like the idea... i have been camping once when i was a very small child with school, and it was horrible... so i dont know if i like it. the SO has promised a luxury experience for me tho, so i'm warming to the idea :P

>Back on topic

We are planning a trip to the Araps earlyish next year (getting over the christmas.. spendy, spendy, eating and drinking thing) i need to get my car serviced and replace the bald tyres before i go anywhere further than the local shops, its not going to be cheap :/

Pat
21/11/2008
10:22:47 AM
On 21/11/2008 Cookie wrote:
>On 21/11/2008 Capt_mulch wrote:
>>Cookie, we never went off topic. All the stuff we are discussing here
>is
>>an important part of becoming a climber. Being really gross is an important
>>skill.
>
>Oh believe me, I have plenty of that skill :P but it generally only comes
>to surface after a few drinks... anyway, isnt it called shafting?

I believe if you use a cigar tube or similar device, its called booting. Just trying to raise the tone.

evanbb
21/11/2008
12:39:26 PM
On 21/11/2008 Pat wrote:

>I believe if you use a cigar tube or similar device, its called booting.


Isn't that a Clinton?



Hoo, hoo hoo. I'm on holidays, half-cut and the sun's out.

And NZ are struggling at 4/93
widewetandslippery
21/11/2008
12:45:37 PM
Keep the score coming in mate
mikl law
21/11/2008
12:47:08 PM
Skip Xmas, bludge a lift up and just do it, this or next weeknd.
Life is a bad joke designed to stop you climbing.
Take a significant foam mat to combat the princess factor. That , alchohol, and exhaustion after climbing should make it ok

On 21/11/2008 Cookie wrote:
>>And you don't like campng?
>
>i dont like the idea... i have been camping once when i was a very small
>child with school, and it was horrible... so i dont know if i like it.
> the SO has promised a luxury experience for me tho, so i'm warming to
>the idea :P
>
>>Back on topic
>
>We are planning a trip to the Araps earlyish next year (getting over the
>christmas.. spendy, spendy, eating and drinking thing) i need to get my
>car serviced and replace the bald tyres before i go anywhere further than
>the local shops, its not going to be cheap :/

Cookie
21/11/2008
12:58:27 PM
On 21/11/2008 mikl law wrote:
>Skip Xmas, bludge a lift up and just do it, this or next weeknd.
>Life is a bad joke designed to stop you climbing.
>Take a significant foam mat to combat the princess factor. That , alchohol,
>and exhaustion after climbing should make it ok
>

rofl.. me thinks it will take a little more than a foam mat and copious hours playing "goon of fortune" to combat MY unholy princess power.
widewetandslippery
21/11/2008
1:30:08 PM
Kieren L in another thread pointed out how camping can be quite comfy and he's right. Someone on another thread is offering a ride to the Mount. Horsey up and go. What are you going to do play princess in Melbourne or be one at the piles?

And I agree what mikl said about life being a bad joke to stop you climbing but his missus told me life was natures way of keeping meat warm. I'm so confused now.
mikl law
21/11/2008
1:34:24 PM
vanessa quoted Dr Who is saying "what is life but natures way of keeping meat fresh" keeping it warm is another matter
widewetandslippery
21/11/2008
1:41:43 PM
I stand corrected and apologises to Ness for misquoting Dr Who as I fear she could take that personally.

Capt_mulch
21/11/2008
1:55:55 PM
Camping not comfy?? Discover the snugginess of a Thermarest and you will sleep fine. But, then again, that is what the cheap goon is for. You can sleep on a marble floor after a couple of mugs of it (as done by me in the Brindisi boat terminal in 1984 - I can sleep anywhere since then).

Now, working getting in the way of climbing... I've been trying damn hard to get a job for the last few months, but Mr Rudds 'kill all contractors' policy in Canberra has totally hosed the market here. The Centrelink people were more than happy to give me climbing sponsorship (they know what's going on, they all voted for Kevin). The way of improving the economy in Canberra is to slash contractors and put them on the dole - great idea Kev!! Anyone who wants to do Booroomba mid-week, drop me a PM, that's if you can put up with the flak from some on the 'Food being stolen from Araps' thread (I've been thinking about doing it myself, too bad Hawkesbury Ag. College isn't close, used to be such a good food source when I was a student) - maybe dumpster diving at Woolies will be productive...
Hermes
23/11/2008
8:07:53 AM
If you're looking for an instructor/guide for daytrips close to melbourne, i know the Climbing Company employ a few guides who live in the southern suburbs. The instructors from Nati have also been known to travel. Hope this helps

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