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Booroomba 19/Dec 09

wallwombat
16/12/2009
6:12:00 PM
Well, maybe Mulchy can pick you up and we can pick Evan up.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/12/2009
9:33:42 PM
I shall make the appropriate enquiry, but can't help feeling we are short changing ourselves if we don't invite simey along and break out the etts.

evanbb
17/12/2009
9:11:54 AM
Okay, I've done some investigating. I can come (and Pete will come with me as a partner) if we can be back in the Can saturday night; rather than camping. Will that work?

wallwombat
17/12/2009
9:30:14 AM
Sounds good. Means M9 can climb with Mulchy. I can climb with widewetandslippery and you can climb with Peter . Perfect. I hate climbing with three people on multipitch stuff.

Will this Peter character give you a lift?

evanbb
17/12/2009
9:42:36 AM
On 17/12/2009 wallwombat wrote:


>Will this Peter character give you a lift?

Nope. Like me, he is utterly useless in the car department.

wallwombat
17/12/2009
9:52:34 AM
Well, i have a van with 2 seats and Mulchy has a Hyundai Getz. M9 is staying in the suburb next to Mulchy's, so I imagine he'll get a lift with him. You and Peter can get a lift with me but you will have to sit on the bed platform in the back. It's not that uncomfortable unless we have a head on but being a van, we'd all be cactus anyway.

Which suburb do you live in?

evanbb
17/12/2009
10:17:44 AM
Downer in the north. PM'd address.

cruze
17/12/2009
10:39:42 AM
There'd better be a trip report out of all this. It sounds like an epic day trip and you haven't even got to the walk-in yet!

ajfclark
17/12/2009
10:41:27 AM
It's starting to remind me of that other epic thread about organising a trip. Kicker of that one was the guy that started the thread didn't end up coming. I wonder how this one will pan out.

wallwombat
17/12/2009
11:32:19 AM
On 17/12/2009 cruze wrote:
>There'd better be a trip report out of all this. It sounds like an epic
>day trip and you haven't even got to the walk-in yet!

I think the walk in will be the crux for me.

My climbing partner has been conspicuously silent for most of this thread, so I'm starting to worry. I suppose I could always solo Sunstroke again.
grangrump
17/12/2009
12:18:18 PM
Could be sunstroke day. BoM says:
Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 10 Max 29
Sunday Sunny. Min 12 Max 27

Ridge might be cooler, but beware: they seem to close the road when it has snowed or if it is total fire ban now??
Does anyone know if the Booroomba track is closed on total fire ban days (like today)?

wallwombat
17/12/2009
12:25:47 PM
On 17/12/2009 grangrump wrote:
>Could be sunstroke day. BoM says:
>Saturday Mostly sunny. Min 10 Max 29
>Sunday Sunny. Min 12 Max 27
>
>Ridge might be cooler, but beware: they seem to close the road when it
>has snowed or if it is total fire ban now??
>Does anyone know if the Booroomba track is closed on total fire ban days
>(like today)?

Well, I reckon, if that is the case, they will be closed for the next three months. I can't see many days, in the near future, when it's not going to be a total fire ban. Unless, of course, it's pissing down.

I'll check that out. There's always Black Range.


wallwombat
17/12/2009
12:40:34 PM
Grangrump, you were right. I just rang the Namadgi NP Visitors Center and on days when it is a total fire ban, both roads are closed. I said "so, they will be closed this weekend then?" and she said that there was meant to be a cool change coming through tomorrow and it could easily be open and that I should either check the radio or ring up and check.
grangrump
17/12/2009
1:07:08 PM
Maybe Orroral Tor: bitumen road access presumably always open?
Also has advantage that there's something in the shade most of the time.
Even some new routes to do.
widewetandslippery
17/12/2009
1:13:58 PM
I'm out. emailed you wombat.

I hate christmas.

wallwombat
17/12/2009
1:19:49 PM
I don't know what I'm doing now. In a bad mood. I'll get back to you guys later.

M9, maybe you and Evan and his mate should tee up something with Mulchy.

I knew starting a thread about one day's climbing was bad karma.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/12/2009
1:23:31 PM
On 17/12/2009 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I'm out. emailed you wombat.
>
Bugger about that ww&s. It would have been good to catch up again..

I managed confirmation with Mulchy. He will pick me up.

I am still inclined for multipitch and can cope with 29, but am happy to vary the climb to suit a party of three. Multipitch threesome isn't too bad with double ropes and simul-belaying. I will bring my doubles.

evanbb
17/12/2009
2:54:49 PM
Hmmmmm. This has complexified nicely. Without a lift we're shagged, but it might not be a bad thing.

Anyway, let's keep discussing this all day tomorrow and all the way through saturday morning before we develop a plan.
Wendy
17/12/2009
3:11:41 PM
On 16/12/2009 cruze wrote:

>
>I did the combo on a blisteringly hot day (35+ in the shade) in full sun
>with half a litre between me and my partner. Seriously bad move. There
>is very little shelter after the first pitch. We went direct to the thin
>crack at the start of After the Reiving. Bit dicey on hot rock but the
>orthodox alternative of the wide crack didn't look too enticing. Also about
>1000 Bogongs came out of the Baryon flake as I climbed it which made it
>sound like a thunderstorm.

What, and you didn't need a helicopter rescue?

cruze
17/12/2009
3:25:05 PM
No, we took a leaf out of Bear Grylls' book and drunk each others urine and chewed on lichen and dead possum. Then fashioned a flying fox from the top of Booroomba down to Tharwa using spider's silk.

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