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dalai
20/07/2011
11:50:48 PM
What do you mean no excitement!!?? One of the most exciting tours in years IMO. Added bonus is I'll be on the same roads in just over a month! ;-)

nmonteith
21/07/2011
7:56:18 AM
On 20/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>Neil's photo from Townsville looks good (and very unlike all the other
>aussie granite).

They call it granite but it seems to be a more smoother version of volcanic rock. A little bit like Frog in texture but much harder. Just drilling one hole in that rock made the drill bits go blue.

>Does it climb well?

Yes - sustained climbing on edges, slopers and sideclings.

>How many routes?

There is about 10 routes in the cave in the photo between gr 20 and 27 (lots more to do!). Outside of the cave is another 40 or so mixed climbs. There is at least three other big caves waiting for keen route developers!

>Is it shady?

The cave is shade ALL day. The 40 minute walk up the hill isn't so shady.

Sabu
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21/07/2011
9:47:58 AM
On 20/07/2011 dalai wrote:
>What do you mean no excitement!!?? One of the most exciting tours in years
>IMO. Added bonus is I'll be on the same roads in just over a month! ;-)

I'm torn for tonight, desperately need sleep but know that tonight's stage cannot be missed!
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
12:11:59 PM
On 21/07/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>
>They call it granite but it seems to be a more smoother version of volcanic
>rock. A little bit like Frog in texture but much harder.

Ah-ha, I knew it! Granite caves in oz are a fantasy........well, apart from that 1 route at the underworld which looks really good.
>
>
>There is about 10 routes in the cave in the photo between gr 20 and 27
>(lots more to do!).
>The cave is shade ALL day.

That sounds really good, whats it called? Who put the routes up? Are there local climbers up there to get in touch with? I wouldn't mind a little jaunt up to NQ, looks like that cave is well worth a visit.
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
12:16:24 PM
On 21/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>
>Anyhow I have to grudgingly agree with magoo

Of course you do dave, cause (as usual) I'm right!

Hey, how's your wittle ankie coming along? I'm geeing up a big crew to go and renovate Sewer Wall, we'll try to brush and rebolt the whole thing in one weekend...........you're gonna join in, right?
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
12:55:34 PM
Yeah.......ok, I'll admit that your mini-Joe Simpson effort on a busted bone was a little bit 'ard.....for a boulderer :)

My woody is unfortunately departed, I gave it away since I don't really believe in woodying anymore. However, its in the process of being reborn at my mates' place, should be able to get some photo's shortly........hope they don't fuk it up with too many modifications.

Sewer Wall - don't be so fuching negative! 5 yrs ago Red Rocks was a forgotten crag too, but a bit of rebolting and brushing (and a lot of trundling) have resulted in it being the most popular crag in the ACT (15 people there a couple of w/e's ago).

Yes, there's loose stuff at Sewer Wall, but thats what crowbars are for. This thing is going ahead, it will be a good crag again. Are you willing to help out with the large chunk of work that needs to be done, or would you rather just sit on your fat arse?

Anyway, what else are you going to do with your time? You can't climb, might as well brush and trundle!
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
1:00:22 PM
Oh, and I've actually been to Michalago, its fuking shit, don't bother! Very slippery rock, gnarly sharp finger-slicing pockets, nasty thistles everywhere, and way too far from town.........you could be at bungonia in the same time - which offers good limestone, no prickles, and no pussies (such as yourself)........exactly what I'm looking for in a crag!

nmonteith
21/07/2011
1:19:08 PM
On 21/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>Ah-ha, I knew it! Granite caves in oz are a fantasy........well, apart
>from that 1 route at the underworld which looks really good.

I actually didn't think much of that Underworld route. The start was kinda fun - but the corner above it was pretty poxy crumbly granite (like most Granite in Australia).

>That sounds really good, whats it called?

Guide to the whole area is here
http://www.qurank.com/guides/Guide_Frederick.pdf

The main cave is called The Hyperbowl.

>Who put the routes up?

Chris Glastonbury, Steven Ioannou, Chris Beric, Leia Clark, Lee Cujes, Mark Gommers, Madoc Sheehan & myself mostly. Lee and I did a trip there a few years ago and bolted quite a few big steep things and saw lots more to do.

>Are there
>local climbers up there to get in touch with?

The main Townsville protagonists have been on an extended overseas holiday the last 6 months or so. I'm not sure if they are back?

>I wouldn't mind a little
>jaunt up to NQ, looks like that cave is well worth a visit.

Bring a drill. And lots and lots of drill bits.
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
1:41:59 PM
On 21/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>On 21/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>>... no pussies (such as yourself)
>
>Make your mind up!
>
How many times have you climbed at Bungonia?..............answer < 1 = you are a pussy


>I'd happily come and help, but I can't walk on undulating ground and I
>can't climb out - as in, even up the grassy slope - if I rap down.

See, if you were actually tough, you'd hop down there..........hasn't that bone knitted yet? must've been 6 weeks already
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
1:44:47 PM
On 21/07/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>
>They call it granite

The first sentence of the guidebook calls it "extruded rhyolite"...............same as Sewer Wall, which will be a sweet crag again if davidn gets off his fat arse to help us fix it up!

nmonteith
21/07/2011
1:51:24 PM
On 21/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>>They call it granite
>
>The first sentence of the guidebook calls it "extruded rhyolite"...............same
>as Sewer Wall, which will be a sweet crag again if davidn gets off his
>fat arse to help us fix it up!

Ha! No wonder if felt like Frog.
widewetandslippery
21/07/2011
1:54:25 PM
On 21/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>On 21/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>>Yeah.......ok, I'll admit that your mini-Joe Simpson effort on a busted
>>bone was a little bit 'ard.....for a boulderer :)
>>
>>... no pussies (such as yourself)
>
>Make your mind up!
>
>I'd happily come and help, but I can't walk on undulating ground and I
>can't climb out - as in, even up the grassy slope - if I rap down. But
>I've got a few climbing-related projects I'm working on during the extended
>healing period; my own woody, and transcribing the ACT Granite to thecrag.com
>(with permission of the ANUMC).

I could think of better things to do with ACT Granite, like make it readable for someone who hasnt spent a shit load of time climbing in the area.
widewetandslippery
21/07/2011
1:55:50 PM
davidn, you haven't even been bouldering in the gorge? Even by bouldering standards you are a pussy.

ajfclark
21/07/2011
1:58:16 PM
On 21/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>And I'm big-boned.

Ever seen a fat skeleton?
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
2:09:43 PM
On 21/07/2011 davidn wrote:
>*pick random bouldering area* - "if you haven't bouldered there, you are
>a " *pick random adjective*

Poor logic, tons of pussies boulder on Chapman Ridge. Therefore, not bouldering on Chapman Ridge means you're less likely to be a pussy................actually, its not raining yet, I might squeeze an arvo session in out there (with my fully intact talus bones)
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
2:14:23 PM
On 21/07/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I could think of better things to do with ACT Granite, like make it readable
>for someone who hasnt spent a shit load of time climbing in the area.

Yeah.....so, lots of canberra climbers would like to do a better guide, any suggestions as to how it might be done?

The problem is that most of the crags in the ACT just aren't that simple to navigate, serious trackwork and maybe painted route-names would probably be more effective (in getting newcomers to their route) than any modifications to the guidebook.

So, start piling on the suggestions, there might be some movement towards a new guide in the nearish future
widewetandslippery
21/07/2011
2:41:24 PM
get some one with a plane, helcoper, ballon, parapante to take some decent photos of Boorooomba. I appreciate the drawings but until you know the place they often mean bugger all. I've climbed there a fair bit now and dont get to confused as I've seen the crag from many angles.
One Day Hero
21/07/2011
2:52:36 PM
Yeah, airbourne topo-shots have been seriously considered, but..............how is that airbourne photo going to relate to what you see from the bushes at the base of the slab? I reckon it won't help at all. Much like bungers, there aren't that many distinctive features, so it all looks the same from the bottom.

I'm getting pretty keen on the idea of painting initials........maybe a few little arrows en-route to let you know which way to go?
dalai
21/07/2011
3:45:53 PM
On 21/07/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>I'm getting pretty keen on the idea of painting initials........maybe
>a few little arrows en-route to let you know which way to go?

Plus painted dots on the traversing sections at foot level like at Font would be good. Don't want people traversing too high or low messing up the grade...
widewetandslippery
21/07/2011
4:08:07 PM
Napalm in winter would make for a good quick controled burn and the place needs it at present.

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