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Sarah Gara
30/05/2009
7:48:59 PM
On 29/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>TahhDahhh.
>nm is still killing the 'posts' pack by a huge margin. This post of his
>is the 7000th he's made to Chocky, and he has done another 10 since I noticed
>the fact!
>You have scored a winner for getting a helping post Sarah Gara!!

Oh yeah baby! So we need to discuss prizes - I think defo NM should get one as that's pretty impressive...I think you deserve one as well for being stats guy. And I of course get one. So someone now owes me chocolate and I think for this prize I'd like a toffee cheesecake. mmmm toffeee cheese cake. I'm not impressed with the whole chockstone as a prize cos when I come across them I normally get dirty fingernails -and I on't like that. So Chocolate and toffee cheesecake... who do we see about prizes? the mods?

On 29/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>The petrol station or supermarket. You buy 4kg bags of it for a couple of bucks.

i can't believe you can buy ice. It's just frozen water you know! I'm sure I'll appreciate this when I get there. It's just such a strange concept - we have ice cube trays that you put in the freezer...

i went to a quarry yesterday and didn't use a fleece...just a short sleave t-shirt -must have been 17 degreees -Appparently we are set for a scorcher this weekend -might get up to 25 degrees in places! x

Sarah Gara
30/05/2009
7:57:26 PM
On 29/05/2009 Fizz wrote:
>On 29/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>
>>
>
>Tetleys, John Smith's and Bodies is easy to get in Melb. $80.00 for 24x440ml
>widget cans.

OMG how expensive is beer! Jesus that would cost you about 12/15 here. Although I suppose they are british.

>
>I could even buy Special Brew, when in the mood. But have been having
>trouble getting of late when I visit Melb. for supplies.

yuk yuk yuk I saw a chav from the window at work yesterday -it was slightly sunny so of course he was flashing his pasty white chest, unlit fag hanging from mouth walking past holding a can of special brew -It can';t have been past 10am.

Have you tried Buckie -Glaswegian wine type drink?


>As for a vehicle, IMO. I would get to R'vale and track one down there.
>The people you work with and meet will look after you. The beauty of living
>in a small country town is somebody will always know somebody who can help
>you out. Failling that, Mildura is just up the road (well in Oz distances!).
>

Yeah Robinvale for car, registered in Vic ok to get an older one. My dad would have a fit if he knew I was gonna get a car older than my current one. x

IdratherbeclimbingM9
30/05/2009
9:20:18 PM
On 30/05/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>Oh yeah baby! So we need to discuss prizes - I think defo NM should get
>one as that's pretty impressive...I think you deserve one as well for being
>stats guy. And I of course get one. So someone now owes me chocolate
>and I think for this prize I'd like a toffee cheesecake. mmmm toffeee cheese
>cake. I'm not impressed with the whole chockstone as a prize cos when
>I come across them I normally get dirty fingernails -and I on't like that.
>So Chocolate and toffee cheesecake... who do we see about prizes? the mods?
>
The mods only hand out 'time-out', sometimes full disablement; as well as keep us free from spam and abuse.
That other fellow who won a Chockstone was a bit of an armchair critic, so I think he was a bit surprised that he got one.

Maybe the Chocky audience will chip in for a prize if they like your TR for the aid climbing weekend recently?

Do you boulder by any chance?
james
1/06/2009
8:26:23 AM
>On 29/05/2009 nmonteith wrote:
>- we have ice cube trays that you put in the freezer...

ahhh yeah... such technology does exist in Aust (surprisingly enough!), but most people can't be bothered freezing 4kg of ice in trays in the freezer. hence buying bags of ice (for cheap) for the esky.

regular Australian beer is cheaper... $30-$40 for a slab (24 bottles) depending on how crap/nice it is.


Sarah Gara
1/06/2009
9:32:08 AM
On 30/05/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:


>
>Maybe the Chocky audience will chip in for a prize if they like your TR
>for the aid climbing weekend recently?

I don't see anyone jumping forward in agreement...sniff

That was the caterpillar attack. Didn't do any aiding as went to a diff area to go gill scrambling instead - and did a route well 1/2 a route I ended up on backing off as it was far to wet and dangerous on polished rock. Will let you know though when we do though -it's on my to do list


>Do you boulder by any chance?

not really. I'm a bit too soft for that. Was working on a problem once and ripped loads of skin off and bled everywhere... and struggled at work (latex gloves) for the following week -not pleasant - I do it as a warm up at the gym -but prefer traversing. Maybe as I get better. Do you? and why do you ask?

I've another question. Araps guides? How much do they go for over there (again I'm lazy should have a look on Amazon -but it gives NM chance to get to 8000! -on the look out of chocolate again) I saw one today and nearly bought it until I turned it over and saw it was 37.50 -I put it down and backed away slowly...x

ajfclark
Online Now
1/06/2009
9:45:27 AM
On 1/06/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>I've another question. Araps guides? How much do they go for over there (again I'm lazy should have a look on Amazon -but it gives NM chance to get to 8000! -on the look out of chocolate again) I saw one today and nearly bought it until I turned it over and saw it was 37.50 -I put it down and backed away slowly...x

Rockhardware stocks the Arapiles guide for $55. ~27 at the moment.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
1/06/2009
11:56:05 AM
On 1/06/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>>Do you boulder by any chance?
>
>not really. I'm a bit too soft for that. (snip) Maybe as I get better. Do you?
>and why do you ask?
>
Not really.
Just asking because I was curious.

The last prize winner was soft too, so they put his prize where he could have a comfy sit start...




SG wrote re M9
>>Maybe the Chocky audience will chip in for a prize if they like your TR for the aid climbing weekend recently?

>I don't see anyone jumping forward in agreement...sniff

>That was the caterpillar attack. Didn't do any aiding as went to a diff area to go gill scrambling instead - and did a route well 1/2 a route I ended up on backing off as it was far to wet and dangerous on polished rock. Will let you know though when we do though -it's on my to do list.

Is this it?
>
SG wrote 19/05/09; and as we were walking through the beautiful mossy wood -we got attacked by a load of caterpillers -they were everywhere and every time you looked you had another crawling up your leg or on your shoulder -Now I wasn't scared as I know nothing in the Uk can kill you but I still didn't like them crawling on me.


... ~> That was a fairly clandestine Trip Report!
It took me a while to find it, and I did not recognise it when I did due no mention of climbing!
;-)


>was far to wet
... Yep, I can see how that would lead to
>gill scrambling

hero
1/06/2009
2:34:24 PM
Just for the arachnaphobes in this thread, interesting to read that a man was hospitalised in Horsham this weekend from a funnel web bite, and another for child porn. We have two of the real nasty spiders, funnel and rock.

Sarah Gara
4/06/2009
6:07:52 AM
Where'd you get that pic from? IS it just a random one or is it someone you know? Wrecked the chair. Think I'd rather have the chocolate.

that was indeed my TR. the caterpillers were the most exciting bit. unless you wanna have the dull tale about the epic Mike had of getting back the cam I abbed off -but it's too dull to write about.

The day before it was dry enough to do a route Little Chamonix at Shephard's crag in the Lakes which good-lovely bit where you have to sit and lean over a massive drop but easy move once you commit -bit scary though in the wet. Nice saddle belay also. x

Sarah Gara
4/06/2009
6:12:50 AM
So I'm allowed in. Immigration have finally agreed to let me come to Oz. So looking at flights for around the 15th July. ahhhhh.... Can't flipping find any cheap ones though. best is on the 13th which is a bit early.

Now what could I possibly do for 2/3 days extra on the way from Melbourne to Robinvale? hmmmm... Climbing anyone? 15/16/17th ish x

Sarah Gara
4/06/2009
7:31:46 AM
booked flight arrive in Melbourne on the 14th... So serious now who's up for climbing mid week that week? Anyone? x
BA
4/06/2009
11:39:37 AM
On 4/06/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:

> The day before it was dry enough to do a route Little Chamonix at Shephard's
>crag in the Lakes which good-lovely bit where you have to sit and lean
>over a massive drop but easy move once you commit -bit scary though in
>the wet. Nice saddle belay also. x

That route was done in boxing gloves and roller skates, in the dry though ;-) a long, long time ago. Although I'm glad I didn't do it that way.
lacto
24/06/2009
9:59:31 AM
It appears that you are committed to come to robinvale so safe now to tell the truth about australia. essential viewing before you come 1. Picnic at Hanging Rock (climbing is now banned there ) 2. Awake in fright 3. Razorback 4 Wolfe Creek

If you ask anybody in australia civilization always seems to end about 150 km further "out" . Robinvale is 450 + km from melbourne therefore 3 step away from civilization. Films 1 is civilized but 2 3 & 4 are many steps (well at least three ) from civilization .
To help familiarize yourself with your new town suggest that you forget about climbing for the first few weekends (too wet and cold anyhow and spring is just a few weeks away ) and get into the local football/netball scene . Football in country victoria is the community of the towns . you travel hundred of km to watch your local team either get thrashed or thrash the other side . After the football now concentrate on the "boys " . You will spot them driving around town in their pride and joy ute (toyota cruiser 4x4 tray ) adorned with arrays of spot lights , metal cage for the dogs and racks to hang the kill .they shoot roos gut em and come back to the same spot 2 nights later to get the pig cleaning up the offal . The real men however are the one who dont shoot , but use dogs to hunt down the pigs which they then finish off with knives .
Spring climbing will look very attractive after this and the Nati dragon will seem a sweet charming lady

nmonteith
24/06/2009
3:59:15 PM
Boys available on dating site RSVP from Robinvale...

Dazza likes a good shoot and root

Gazza doesn't want to date a bush pig - unless he can shoot it afterwards.

Mazza enjoys making home made knives

Sarah Gara
25/06/2009
7:48:39 AM
i really hope you are joking. ahhhhhhh! I thought Australians were supposed to be strong, tanned, muscular and sexy -one can dream...

Sarah Gara
25/06/2009
8:04:01 AM

3 steps away from civilisation...I'm gonna be in for a treat. I mean it guys if I go quiet and you've not heard from me by August will someone come look for me?

On 24/06/2009 lacto wrote:
>It appears that you are committed to come to robinvale so safe now to tell
>the truth about australia. essential viewing before you come 1. Picnic
>at Hanging Rock (climbing is now banned there ) 2. Awake in fright 3.
>Razorback 4 Wolfe Creek


I'll get get on that right away... well I'l probably go and make the most of our glorious summer 22 degrees today -basking! and make the most of my week off in Scotland climbing -Skye and a sea stack weather permitting. o therwise there's always gill scrambling. but I will in the fullness of time - I did watch the Hills have eyes -I imagine it will be vaguely similar?


>

>To help familiarize yourself with your new town suggest that you forget
>about climbing for the first few weekends (too wet and cold anyhow and
>spring is just a few weeks away )

Is it really? Where I am too? When does climbing start proper like in the Araps?


and get into the local football/netball
>scene .

hmmmm.... organised sports....

Football in country victoria is the community of the towns . you
>travel hundred of km to watch your local team either get thrashed or thrash
>the other side .

Not sure that I understand the point...

After the football now concentrate on the "boys " . You
>will spot them driving around town in their pride and joy ute (toyota cruiser
>4x4 tray ) adorned with arrays of spot lights , metal cage for the dogs
>and racks to hang the kill .they shoot roos gut em and come back to the
>same spot 2 nights later to get the pig cleaning up the offal .

I still have the vague shimmer of hope that you are all joking about just how hickville Robinvale is...

The real
>men however are the one who dont shoot , but use dogs to hunt down the
>pigs which they then finish off with knives.

My brother thinks I should get a big knife and keep it in my car... not sure quite what he wants me to do with it? but he say's I'll need it if I break down - I think he's been watching too much bear grills or whatever the hell it is - survival type programme.

>Spring climbing will look very attractive after this and the Nati dragon
>will seem a sweet charming lady

What is it you charm dragons with? Gold?


I have a serious question though -I'm about to invest in a down sleeping bag. Well seriously considering anyway. What season should I get? I already have a season 1 -which was too hot when I went camping in Spain. So what season do you reckon I'll need for winter and colder nights in the Robinvale locallity and araps? Thanks x
prb
25/06/2009
10:47:51 AM
On 25/06/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>What is it you charm dragons with? Gold?

I don't seem to have any problem, but then again I could be strong, tanned, muscular and sexy.

Regarding sleeping bags, I swear by my old Macpac Neve rated to -5C (from memory) which is just right
for Arapiles/Grampians/Moonarie winter nights (with a Thermarest). I get a bit warm in summer of course
but better too hot than too cold.
Wendy
25/06/2009
11:54:11 AM
Sleeping bags here as everywhere depend on the person! I have a -20 bag that I use almost everywhere because I'm a freezing cold sleeper. It's even coming to the Kimberly with me next week. Nights here from may-sept regularly get below 0. Sometimes in summer we have nights in the mid 20s. Tassie and the Vic Alps can be freezing at any time of year. I have no idea what a season 1 sleeping bag means, but if it was too hot for Spain it's probably too hot here in summer, unless you're me, in which case you use the bag as a blanket and have a sheet for really hot nights.
lacto
25/06/2009
12:25:56 PM
>My brother thinks I should get a big knife and keep it in my car... not
>sure quite what he wants me to do with it? but he say's I'll need it if
>I break down - I think he's been watching too much bear grills or whatever
>the hell it is - survival type programme.
>
In wolf creek there is a scene that shows what crazies think of knives(not for the squeamish)

Like the story of the truckies who radios his boss that he has had a bit of an accident and there is a pig stuck in the bullbar /radiator that squeals and carries on when he goes near it .What should he do ? REPLY . There is a big knife under the front seat, gut it then wait a couple of minutes then you be able to get it out without problems . 10 minutes later the driver radios back right I got rid of the cop now how do I get rid of his bike !!

Sarah Gara
22/08/2009
5:26:36 PM
Sorry to resurrect this thread but I need some Info for Sarah...

Holden Commodore 1999 7,800 on the road (that doesn't include insurance apparently) clean car sounds nice drives well and has tinted windows and is automatic oh and it's a silver colour. Tape player but had a little hole that says CD so I'm assuming that will play Ipod too.

Oh and they say they'll give me 3months/5000km warrenty and it has a full service history.

This is from the ford garage in town the guy is very pleasant (my dad says he would be) and they say that they can continue to look after it and advise me to bring it in for an oil change every 10,000 ks

Whatta ya reckon? anyone... Thanks x

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