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Accident at Arapiles: November 9th 25-Nov-2010 At 1:19:03 PM One Day Hero
On 24/11/2010 gordoste wrote:
>The question is not whether you're more or less risky than someone else,
>it's whether the people around you are OK with your risk-taking, considering
>they could be involved in picking up the pieces.

So Gordo, I'm pretty sure that this is an admission of your unnatural obsession with other people's helmet wearing, and a belief that if anyone wants to climb in your vicinity they need to do things your wish to be recognised as cragboss.

How about, instead of picking and choosing bits of safety to freak about, we deal with all safety matters in a consistant manner?......with the help of my new safety product!

Introducing the Hero Universal Dangerousness Table (HUDT)

Its rather simple, every climbing action is rated on a scale of dangerousness. You are free to decide your own level of acceptable dangerousness, and are free to object to any action beyond that level which occurs in your presence. If you decide to object to one action at a certain level of dangerousness, you may not condone any action at a higher level of dangerousness without signing a hypocrit registration form.


4 - me leading Skink with a helmet on

8 - me leading Skink without a helmet on

13 - driving to araps from NSW

17 - dropping aerosols in the fire at araps while a little smashed (optional helmet)

24 - newish climber with a good mechanical brain and gr19 max, leading Skink onsight (helmet)

27 - as above, but without helmet

31 - numpty leading a sport route at nowra, falling a lot, fumbled clips and newb belaying (helmet of course)

34 - me climbing the least dangerous long routes in the dolomites (definitely helmet)

40 - the point at which I will politely try to intervene in a dodgy situation

42- The local guys we met at Slider Wall. This dude brought his non-climbing (and crack smoking) mate to belay him on his project.........scariest belaying in history

47 - art brained newish climber who doesn't have the mechanical skills to service a pushbike, leading easy trad routes at araps as their terrible gear falls out...(helmet on but lopsided)

55 - the point at which I will walk away from the crag to avoid having to watch someone splat themselves

67 - anything Lucky Chance does

85 - M9's learn to aid course where beginners are sandbagged up 1st ascent death routes

94 - Macca doing the 2nd ascent of Shai Halud

As you can see, it would be hypocritical of me to climb in the Dolomites at all and still round on people for clip fumbling and suss belays at I don't do it! If Macca wishes to climb death-choss, thats his choice. I just wouldn't hang around to watch.

Care to draw up your table, gordon?

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