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Who hates Chris Baxter? Wednesday, 2 April 2008 At 4:45:58 PM RK
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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 guys...it 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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