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Who hates Chris Baxter? 2-Apr-2008 At 4:45:58 PM RK
On 2/04/2008 westie wrote:
>On 2/04/2008 dalai wrote:
>>Knowing BA as the font of all things Victorian Climbing, I have no reason
>>to doubt his answer...
>OK. John Pickard or Fred Lagenhorst?

It was Fred. I was there on the day :-)

On 31/03/2008 mikl law wrote:
>So many reasons;-
>He's got way more passion than talent, and is still putting up more new
>routes than the VCC combined. etc etc etc

Good on him!

On 31/03/2008 Richard wrote:
>On 31/03/2008 westie wrote:
>>Another six pack to know who scrawled the infamous graf on Castle Crag.
>oh oh .. this is an easy one .. the answers here in a previous forum ..
> I just need to find it before BA logs on !!
>and the answer is:
>it was chipped by his belayer on the first ascent of Undertaker (the
>name of which is now trivial to get from the guide..)

If you guys had looked at the guide, then you would have figured out immediately that this gossip was b------t as Dewhirst led the route. Baxter was the belayer. But then why should the facts get in the way of a good slagging session?

On 31/03/2008 foreverabumbly wrote:
>and his "aided" route was Leaden Echo - grade 9, and yep - just to the
>right of touchstone

Since when does one point of aid make anything an "aided" route and hey was 1965. Filed out engineering nuts on hawser slings. No sticky rubber. No stick-clipping anything way aboves one's head etc etc etc

See ya!

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