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1 x belay for Indoor / outdoor - (non vcc thread)

Chuck Norris
18/02/2010
10:34:20 PM
On 18/02/2010 kuu wrote:

>
>Hey Stugang, when was the last time you had VCC members knock on your
>door trying to proselytise
>you and convert you to their 'faith' ?
>

Never but its probably cos the a-team is out trying to convert birdh. Once they get him who knows who'll be next on their list.

Pat
19/02/2010
7:38:26 AM
Can we get this thread back on topic?

What are the best cams?
egosan
19/02/2010
7:44:33 AM
On 19/02/2010 Pat wrote:
>Can we get this thread back on topic?
>
>What are the best cams?

I like eggs.

wallwombat
19/02/2010
7:51:51 AM
Very funny eggosan.
rockranga
19/02/2010
8:31:19 AM
I love lamp
Winston Smith
19/02/2010
9:52:07 AM
Speaking of lamp:

And that's it and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.
widewetandslippery
19/02/2010
10:01:18 AM
I thought he said he loved his palm. Bloody dyslexia.
juanes
19/02/2010
11:24:50 AM
On 18/02/2010 Wendy wrote:
>On 18/02/2010 kuu wrote:
>>On 17/02/2010 bridh wrote:
>>>I respect the VCC as much as they respect my thread.
>>>
>>
>>Which is not much, it seems!
>
>Well, really, if I started a thread saying "no sport climbers" or "no
>boulderers" or "no feral natimukian hippies", I'd (quite reasonably) get
>jumped all over. You can't put filters on your threads like that. You
>aren't the Australian govt after all. Besides, moths to the flame, red
>flag to a bull and all that.

Bulls are color blind. They are attracted by movement.

Sarah Gara
19/02/2010
1:14:45 PM
On 19/02/2010 Winston Smith wrote:
>Speaking of lamp:
>
>And that's it and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need
>this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and
>the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray,
>the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these
>matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the
>paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote
>control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too.
>I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this. The paddle game, and
>the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this.
>And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game,
>this magazine and the chair.
>

What's that from? That's funny x

jkane
19/02/2010
1:19:18 PM
On 19/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>What's that from? That's funny x

"The Jerk" Steve Martin film from many moons ago. It's an absolute classic. So much funnier than any of the lame family friendly Steve Martin films from the last decade (showing my age).
k
19/02/2010
1:42:54 PM
On 19/02/2010 Winston Smith wrote:
>And that's it and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need
>this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and
>the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray,
>the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these
>matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the
>paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote
>control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too.
>I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this. The paddle game, and
>the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this.
>And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game,
>this magazine and the chair.

And a leader to take me up climbs. A cool one, with a tattoo. And a rack, I need that too. And a ride to araps. A leader, a tattoo, a rack, a ride but not a club. That's all I need.
rolsen1
19/02/2010
2:29:37 PM
On 19/02/2010 k wrote:
>And a leader to take me up climbs. A cool one, with a tattoo. And a rack,
>I need that too. And a ride to araps. A leader, a tattoo, a rack, a ride
>but not a club. That's all I need.
>

I'd say it would be much more desirable to be taught to climb by a regular climbing partner/mentor than to be taught via the VCC (or any other group).

I don't see anything wrong with asking for partners on here much more likely to find someone with a clue as opposed to at the gym.

kuu
19/02/2010
2:40:37 PM
On 19/02/2010 rolsen1 wrote:
>
>
>I'd say it would be much more desirable to be taught to climb by a regular
>climbing partner/mentor than to be taught via the VCC (or any other group).
>
Yes, an experienced regular climbing partner/mentor is desirable but bridh seems to be having
difficulty finding such a person (and has possibly disenfranchised a significant number of potential
starters because of an aversion to VCC).

>I don't see anything wrong with asking for partners on here much more
>likely to find someone with a clue as opposed to at the gym.

At the gym you can at least get some idea of a person's ability (and suitability as a potential mentor)
but on an internet forum?

MrsM10iswhereitsat.
19/02/2010
2:53:33 PM
On 19/02/2010 Mr kuu wrote:
>At the gym you can at least get some idea of a person's ability (and suitability
>as a potential mentor)
>but on an internet forum?

Internet's OK Mr Kuu. There are plenty of posts to judge the flavour of the tatoos on the foreheads of those who may hide them with helmets, (as per the thread you are familiar with, a little while ago). Besides anyone who likes a good cup of tea and who can survive chockstone flames is likely to be a potential friendly climbing partner in Derek's and my experience.
egosan
19/02/2010
2:57:20 PM
On 19/02/2010 MrsM10iswhereitsat. wrote:
>On 19/02/2010 Mr kuu wrote:
>>At the gym you can at least get some idea of a person's ability (and
>suitability
>>as a potential mentor)
>>but on an internet forum?
>
>Internet's OK Mr Kuu. There are plenty of posts to judge the flavour of
>the tatoos on the foreheads of those who may hide them with helmets, (as
>per the thread you are familiar with, a little while ago). Besides anyone
>who likes a good cup of tea and who can survive chockstone flames is likely
>to be a potential friendly climbing partner in Derek's and my experience.

Well said Mrs. M10.

**pulls helmet lower**
k
19/02/2010
3:01:55 PM
On 19/02/2010 egosan wrote:
>**pulls helmet lower**

And we all know what the tattoo on *your* forehead says.

Sarah Gara
19/02/2010
3:34:03 PM
I didn't realise he wasn't leading.

Anyone got the DVD of the Jerk that they wouldn't mind lending to me? x
gfdonc
19/02/2010
3:43:16 PM
No. Suggest not surfing the internet for it either, you might find something you didn't expect.
rolsen1
19/02/2010
4:00:44 PM
On 19/02/2010 kuu wrote:
>At the gym you can at least get some idea of a person's ability (and suitability
>as a potential mentor)
>but on an internet forum?

At the gym you can get an idea of how often they climb at the gym, that's about it. I had a run in with two guys at the gym last night - neither of them had the slightest understanding of climbing etiquette or the safety of others - but they looked the part, had their lead tickets, a rope and fanta pants even had dreads.....

On here you can possibly get a better idea of their knowledge - of course climb with them once and then make up your mind. You might also find some old bloke with time on his hands.

I've taught two people to lead trad and are currently teaching two more - I reckon the first two took at least 2 years before I was happy with where they were at (I know this sounds wanky but you know what I mean) it takes a lot of time to learn trad and be experienced in a variety of settings, that's a lot of VCC trips - assuming you get the same quality teaching.
Access T CliffCare
19/02/2010
4:37:40 PM
On 19/02/2010 rolsen1 wrote:
>On 19/02/2010 kuu wrote:
>>At the gym you can at least get some idea of a person's ability (and
>suitability
>>as a potential mentor)
>>but on an internet forum?
>
>At the gym you can get an idea of how often they climb at the gym, that's
>about it. I had a run in with two guys at the gym last night - neither
>of them had the slightest understanding of climbing etiquette or the safety
>of others - but they looked the part, had their lead tickets, a rope and
>fanta pants even had dreads.....
>
>On here you can possibly get a better idea of their knowledge - of course
>climb with them once and then make up your mind. You might also find some
>old bloke with time on his hands.
>
>I've taught two people to lead trad and are currently teaching two more
>- I reckon the first two took at least 2 years before I was happy with
>where they were at (I know this sounds wanky but you know what I mean)
>it takes a lot of time to learn trad and be experienced in a variety of
>settings, that's a lot of VCC trips - assuming you get the same quality
>teaching.

Ok, thought I would wade in now seeing as the thread is well and truly its own living breathing entity. (Besides, Bridh first post with his contact details is still the one you see first. And you don't really need to post in order to climb with him.)

The VCC doesn't 'teach' as such. We don't have trips ie beginner trips and everyone is in a group and the lesson begins.It's pretty much like what you do rolsen1. We have leaders who will climb with a beginner, understanding exactly that. That they need to be watched. That they will climb something within the beginners range. And when the time comes, just like you do, they will be helped/mentored to start leading. It just means that rather than jumping on higher graded climbs and assuming your belayer knows what they are doing - the trip is targetted for beginner climbers to attend. And as leaders we all understand that on the beginner trips. The trip leader that runs the trip will help a beginner to find a leader that is experienced.Sometimes a bit daunting for some. Yep, it's pretty much the same as going out with a group of climbers as many on here do.

And aside from our Álub version of 'dib, dib, dib, a salute to the sun and a quick howl before we set off for the days climbing(mandatory) you would never know we were a club. Just ask any of our now members if they knew what was coming.......

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