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TR: Echo Crack, Change Planets (Dogface) & MORE!
6:01:56 PM
G'day all,

The final update (for now) of the blog detailing my bumbly life as a full time climber is out, and in stark contrast to my last "headpointing"-orientated update, this one is all about the ground-up onsight.

This time I tackle:

*Blue Ruin (200m 6-pitch Sport 25) at Pierces Pass.
*Change Planets (40m Horrorshow 25) at Dogface.
*It Came from Outer Space (70m 3-pitch Mixed 25) at Corroboree Walls.
*Echo Crack (190m Trad 25) at Katoomba Cliffs.

And more

Check out the final chapter of my climbing sabbatical in Swansong Part 2: The Final Countdown.

Thanks for reading. I hope that my numpty antics have been an appropriate distraction from your daily desk-riding routine.


-Paul T

6:28:58 PM
Blue Ruin has those 2 fun pitches and not much else, I agree.

Change planets was scary with shiny new bolts, I can't imagine what it's like now. Maybe Macca will rebolt it with cigarette butts. I recall the holds were ok, brown things sticking out of the sand that looked like the soap and toilet roll holders made of tiles that you find in 50s bathrooms.
6:39:23 PM
I thought Blue Ruin had 4 thoroughly enjoyable pitches, Mikl!
6:43:32 PM
The sandy bit on P1 of Blue Ruin has a can of clear spray lacquer on it to hold the sand together. Maybe I can get a barrel for Change Planets?

9:00:34 PM
Most of the bolts on Change Planets are still ok by DogFace standards ....
The holds are a different matter though, they're bomber in comparison to the rest ....
No action is needed for at least another 20 years I reckon ...

8:24:26 AM
Great TR Paul, though I reckon you should include a 'spoiler alert' at the top for anyone wanting to replicate the style - it'd be pretty hard to claim the onsight after reading one of your beta-max reports! (Not that I'm in any danger of doing that ;-)

Good luck readjusting to the working world!
9:49:21 AM
Lingy - Good idea on the SPOILER ALERT... I just added it now.

Glad you enjoyed the TR. =)
12:23:01 PM
On 30/12/2016 Macciza wrote:

>The holds are a different matter though, they're bomber in comparison
>to the rest ....

The pitch follows a water streak and the rock appears much better than the rest of the wall
11:13:33 AM
Great blog post as usual, thoroughly enjoyed it. Sad to see you locked up in cubicle-land :P but probably a great idea to let your bones and ligaments heal. If you can stay off the rock, that is! Thanks for all the entertaining writing and great pics (from you & your collaborators)

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