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Attention Neil Monteith

Marto
6/03/2012
4:25:14 PM
Hi Neil,

Was down at Binary Wall's last Saturday and have happened to pick up your Mountain Hardware rainjacket....I think you may have grabbed the wrong jacket when you went off to bolt thoes new lines. Although they are exactly the same jacket yours is a medium and doesn't really fit me so I wouldn't mind mine back!

I live in Leura and work out of Katoomba so what ever works for you for a drop off/exchange ect.

Cheers,

Marty

04227

martlan@hotmail.com


nmonteith
6/03/2012
5:53:55 PM
Oh dear. I hope you don't mind a jacket covered in drill dust. I'll get in contact with you this weekend - i should be up in the mountains all weekend.
mikllaw
6/03/2012
10:09:15 PM
cross dressers

IdratherbeclimbingM9
6/03/2012
10:15:43 PM
On 6/03/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>Oh dear. I hope you don't mind a jacket covered in drill dust.

Good thing it wasn't the Patagonia jacket, as that one has blood all over it now.

nmonteith
6/03/2012
10:33:48 PM
The jacket also has now has bonus blood from killer lower mountains leeches.
RNM
7/03/2012
12:53:42 AM
On 6/03/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>cross dressers

Marty doesn't sound too cross.

Mr Poopypants
7/03/2012
5:43:11 AM
Hmmm, Bundy in suspender belt and stockings - that'd make me cross.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that ...)

G.

Macciza
7/03/2012
4:42:57 PM
Hi Neil,
While we have your attention . .
I was down Thumb Roofs the otherday and tried the corner crack to rooflet a few metres right of Thumbs Down, and popped it in the guide as a project. It looked untouched from the ground so we tried it, would like to have another play before deciding what to do.
And also had a look at the first roof in TD . . It looks pretty good but I needed a bit more suitable gear and will get back soon.
Was wondering about the rope hanging down TD ? Saw the guide mentions nice museum pieces up there - I only got part way out but saw nothing but scars?
Has anyone in particular been trying TD and cleaned it?

Cheers
MM
widewetandslippery
7/03/2012
4:51:41 PM
It isn't the leeches in the lower blueys its the ants. Ants the size of big leeches and give you concuring hickies.

I reckon from the little I have met of neil he spent a childhood of "attention neil".

nmonteith
7/03/2012
5:05:37 PM
On 7/03/2012 Macciza wrote:
>Hi Neil,
>While we have your attention . .
>I was down Thumb Roofs the otherday and tried the corner crack to rooflet
>a few metres right of Thumbs Down, and popped it in the guide as a project.

Cool - good luck getting through the roof above the crack! I rapped that line originally but abandoned it when i found not much in the way of holds above the lip - my line 1.5m to the left appeared to be much easier so I did that instead. I'd be ecstatic if you did it on trad. However I know of several keen bolters who have had their eye on that line for many weeks now. I think you have aprox 1.5 weeks to get it done before they come back with drills as they have run out of line to bolt down there!

>It looked untouched from the ground so we tried it, would like to have
>another play before deciding what to do.
>And also had a look at the first roof in TD . . It looks pretty good but
>I needed a bit more suitable gear and will get back soon.
>Was wondering about the rope hanging down TD ? Saw the guide mentions
>nice museum pieces up there - I only got part way out but saw nothing but
>scars?

The rope is an old dodgy thing of Chris Coghill's that has been there for a couple of years - its attached to a couple of bits of trad that have a habit of falling out when you jumar up the rope (as i alarmingly discovered when I jumared up and discovered i was attached to one cam and the other two bits had fallen out!). No one has made an attempt at freeing that crack that I know of - It looked pretty straight forward (22?) when i jumared past it. There is at least one dodgy old rusty piton up high. Good trad gear all the way in the finger crack sizes.
cogsy
7/03/2012
6:37:37 PM
Oops.. that rope I keep forgetting to get down..It's an old retired lead rope that I used to have a look at the wall to the right of the crack.
As it turns out I had to rush off and never came back to bolt it...luckily Neil did all the bolting for us (thanks Neil). Rope is open booty if you are prepared to trust it!

nmonteith
7/03/2012
7:53:07 PM
Open booty = rubbish.

Macciza
7/03/2012
9:01:15 PM
On 7/03/2012 nmonteith wrote:
> However I know
>of several keen bolters who have had their eye on that line for many weeks
>now. I think you have aprox 1.5 weeks to get it done before they come back
>with drills as they have run out of line to bolt down there!

Well we had a hack at it ground up and got just shy of the rooflet, where gear becomes trickier . . . After doing the thing to the left we had a quick peak at the upper half, there is bomber gear after the roof and some other stuff higher up, so I think it may go.
Can people please refrain from pulling out the drill until I've had a bit more of an investigation of the possibilities, the idea of a single bolt has already been considered as a possibility, to keep it sane, if that's needed.
As it has not been touched in the few years of recent development I think I should be given a reasonable amount of time to suss it out, at least 1.5 months if not years . . .
Thumbs Down looks good - will be back for that asap . . .
Cheers
MM

Marto
7/03/2012
9:37:39 PM
On 6/03/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>Oh dear. I hope you don't mind a jacket covered in drill dust. I'll get
>in contact with you this weekend - i should be up in the mountains all
>weekend.

That would be great....might give you inspiration when deciding on a name for one of the new routes?? ;-)

nmonteith
7/03/2012
10:23:07 PM
On 7/03/2012 Macciza wrote:
>As it has not been touched in the few years of recent development I think
>I should be given a reasonable amount of time to suss it out, at least
>1.5 months if not years . . .

Well technically it has been touched. I had a go at a few moves on my gri-gri - there should be chalk on some holds and maybe even tick marks and chalk dabs marking potential bolt placements around the roof area. But as I said before - it would be rad if you do it on trad! Have you done any of the other trad routes? At least one got a repeat last weekend in the pouring rain. Totally dry!

>Thumbs Down looks good - will be back for that asap . . .

Hope to see you this weekend maybe? I know a couple of guys have their eye on the FFA of that route! Let the competition begin....

BundyBear
8/03/2012
9:17:20 AM
On 7/03/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>On 7/03/2012 Macciza wrote:
>>As it has not been touched in the few years of recent development I think
>>I should be given a reasonable amount of time to suss it out, at least
>>1.5 months if not years . . .

Send it this weekend, I am away at the new secret southern highlands crag - but was planning on bolting it the weekend after. Get busy !!

benjenga
8/03/2012
11:19:14 AM
Macciza I noticed that you left your new project open??

Macciza
8/03/2012
11:33:30 AM
Neil
Abseil attempts don't count - they lose out in favor of actual climbing attempts . . .

Bundy
Sorry Mate , but I 'bolted' it the other day, just with 0 bolts . . .

Ben
I guess that means No Bolting but if you want to try it ground-up as trad then you can . ..

benjenga
8/03/2012
3:51:26 PM
On 8/03/2012 Macciza wrote:

>Bundy
>Sorry Mate , but I 'bolted' it the other day, just with 0 bolts . . .

You know that makes no sense and your just marking your territory??

>Ben
>I guess that means No Bolting but if you want to try it ground-up as trad
>then you can . ..

Sounds fair, good luck to you. If it went then it would have already been sent but I am happy to be proven wrong.

nmonteith
8/03/2012
4:32:44 PM
I pulled onto the start holds of every un-climbed bit of rock at Sublime - thus it's now marked as mine. That is all.

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