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||6-Jan-2018 At 8:48:51 PM
|On 4-Jan-2018 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 4-Jan-2018 Wendy wrote:
>>Of course you have! Everytime I'm on my way to or from qld for the past
>Yeah, but what other times apart from every time you're in the vicinity?
Canberra is a 3 hour detour from anywhere in the vicinity i've been ...
>>Given that Buffalo is much higher on the international
>>and national climbing ticklist than Canberra, I'm guessing most people
>Did Henry Barber go to Mt. Buffalo?
Do you have to go back to 1976 to find the last significant international visitor to Canberra?
>>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.
So's Simey trying to update his Grampians guide. And his 100 classic climbs of Australia. And ACIA instruction manual. Trying can take a long time. It can get quite trying.
>>Something like Kundalini? Some mystical serpenty, hippyish name. It was
>>ok. But it had a lot of wandering between the good pitches.
>Did you do Luna Naciente? Anything on the 300m wall above Kundalini? You
>know, the obvious mega-looking bits of rock.
Oh the one decent bit of cliff that has one decent route on it that you have to climb the not so great Kundalini to get to? No, because we had been burnt out by the averageness of Kundalini.
>>The long stuff
>>around Chamonix shits all over it. No contest.
>The stuff where you have to pay $100/day to ride the gondola, and probably
>another $150 to stay in a hotel room now that all the scummy climber sleeping
>options have been stepped on? Or are we time-travelling back to 1998? Or
>are we all rich and famous now? I'm confused.
I'm not rich, but i'm sort of notorious. Does that count? Seriously, I stayed in a squat in argentiere for 3 seasons 2005-7. Paid normal camping fees in 2008. Caught a few cable cars at about 20euro each, but you can walk if you really want. stayed in alpine huts for a mere 6 euro a night, but you could suffer through camping in the snow if you really want. In return, everything I did on the Blatiere was amazing. Same with the envers. the peigne, the valley blanche and the brevant also offer more than their fair share of amazing routes. Then there was switzerland. really, valle di mello was the last place I'd bother going back to after 5 seasons in europe.
>>Simey recently wanted me to call new route we did Wendy's Mega Route.
>>Because it was a 7m pitch. It was a crack though, so no reason not to
>It's all relative. I really like Pebbles and Bam Bam, and Hells pite and
>whatever the one next to it is called.........you wouldn't really bother
>with piddly 7m things at Ben Lomond though, would you? Is Wendy's Mega
>Route going to make the next edition of the guide? I have a bit of an unfair
>advantage there......all of my routes are going in the guide :)
If Possom Rocks was ever likely to go into the guide ...
>>Posting something constructive? Are you feeling ok?
>I'm feeling better now, thanks. How's Eds arse-gerbil doing?
It might be getting a bit bored now. Seems to have been there a while.
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