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Anyone know about the block coming off Odin? 31-Jul-2017 At 8:45:03 AM Wendy
On 31/07/2017 rightarmbad wrote:
>On 30/07/2017 Wendy wrote:
>>I'm currently at Frog. The list of things that will potentially defoliate
>>is endless. Almost every route I've done this week has had at least one
>>contender for the next moderate-to-big block to come off. And I have
>>been doing laps of classics so far.
>What specific climbs would they be Wendy?
>Frog is pretty clean climbing.

I love Frog and I climb here heaps but there is a lot of hollow rock, wedged blocks, friable flakes. Yesterday I did Pirana and Barbed wire canoe. The entire pillar at the back of the chiney feature in Pirana is hollow and probably not really attached. It's probably not going anywhere in a hurry, but then didn't we think that about Odin, Sorcerers apprentice, the thing above theory ledge? BWC has multiple thin flakes some of which move, and just as you breath a sign of relief that you are at the top, you climb over an eski size block just sitting on a sloping ledge.

Clockwork Orange COrner is almost entirely disconnected blocks. That whole first pillar could go, then all the stuff wedged in the crack for the rest of the route. I've no idea where it gets 2 stars from. It's been put with Theory in my list of routes never to repeat at Frog.

Lou and I have an ongoing joke about the next magic block because we keep finding so many of them. I could list more but I have to run. I think the lesson from the big rock falls of the past few years is that almost any of the wedged blocks and friable flakes at Frog could go at anytime.

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