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||4-Jan-2018 At 6:09:02 AM
|On 31-Dec-2017 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 27-Dec-2017 Wendy wrote:
>>Blah blah, Victoriacentric crap.
>I don't even know if I tried to get you to come up to Billy Billy, could
>barely get you to go to Booroomba. Obviously it isn't something you'd drive
>from Nati for. I thought the tongue in cheekiness would be apparent to
Of course you have! Everytime I'm on my way to or from qld for the past 3 years.
>>I could just turn up at squamish and head for the
>>smoke bluffs for a much better version of climbing broccoli with 2 second
>>access and a lot more routes. Or the valley bottom crags in Yosemite.
>Yes, you've got me there.......Billy Billy is actually not as good as
>Squamish or Yosemite. Maybe I should have explicitly mentioned that.
>>(c) Buffalo is between me and Billy Billy.
>And? How many good, clean crack pitches are there at Buffalo? 20? 30?
>It's a giant blob of disconnected mossy shit with a couple of good things
>sprinkled around. Canberra has more good granite pitches than Buffalo,
Hmm, I enjoyed the stuff we did around canberra, but i'd still go back to Buffalo over it. Given that Buffalo is much higher on the international and national climbing ticklist than Canberra, I'm guessing most people agree. Of course, if some lazy wannabe Canberracentric guidebook author actually got around to finishing the new guide, there might be something to start promoting Canberra with.
>>Incidently, Valle di Mello is massively over rated. Don't bother climbing
>>your broccoli just to go there. Just take your bouldering pad.
>What long routes did you climb? The ten pitch stuff up high is mega. Of
>course you wouldn't fly over there for the single pitch stuff next to the
Something like Kundalini? Some mystical serpenty, hippyish name. It was ok. But it had a lot of wandering between the good pitches. The long stuff around Chamonix shits all over it. No contest.
>>Damo is frothing about remote microroutes. Did he say 7m???? Maybe I
>>just take my bouldering pad!
>Yeah, there's a few silly short things, but they're cracks so there was
>no reason not to climb them. With that said though, a 7m route at Billy
>Billy usually has 5m of sustained climbing (the other 2m is the bit below
>your hands when you pull on).....which is more real climbing than half
>the routes at Araps, right?
Simey recently wanted me to call the new route we did Wendy's Mega Route. Because it was a 7m pitch. It was a crack though, so no reason not to climb it? I'm sure he can come up with some suitable names for your 7m megaroutes as well.
>I only posted this up because I felt like a total hypocrite bitching about
>lack of content on Chocky while not providing anything constructive. The
>only Chocky people I expect to see up there are Vanessa and Dave, because
>they actually make the effort to travel down to Booroomba (Hi Vanessa,
>hit me up if you want a guided tour when it cools down)
Posting something constructive? Are you feeling ok?
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