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Arapiles Summer (warning nanny-state ahead)
Old_Man
14/01/2014
5:46:07 PM
re: these DaBrim things,
aka the 'Toilet Seat': you can help the trade deficit by knocking the middle out of an ordinary sunhat - comes to something remarkably similar. Aussie can-do

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/01/2014
6:33:52 PM
On 14/01/2014 kieranl wrote:
>Just got some spam in my Inbox touting "Tuesday's Hot Buys" and it seemed
>appropriate to bump this thread given the hot weather.
>
So now you are spamming us?
Heh, heh, heh.

>It's really not the weather for climbing in Vic unless you're at Buffalo
>and even there Lake Catani is probably the better option. Temp in Horsham
>is currently 43.5 if the WWW is to be believed.

From the same source Mt Buffalo was 16 to 26 today (currently 25) ...
~> though I reckon you'd still know about heat if you were on a Mackey's slab / Back Wall route / McLeod slab...
kieranl
14/01/2014
10:19:04 PM
On 14/01/2014 Old_Man wrote:
>re: these DaBrim things,
>aka the 'Toilet Seat': you can help the trade deficit by knocking the
>middle out of an ordinary sunhat - comes to something remarkably similar.
>Aussie can-do
The DaBrim has a much broader and stiffer brim than I've seen on most sunhats. I've also seen other versions of this sort of thing for sale in Australia at considerably more than I paid for mine. It works and it's daggy so is perfect for me.

shortman
Online Now
14/01/2014
11:01:27 PM
Haha - the DaBrim thing again.

Didn't someone do a write up in Argus about it?


shortman
Online Now
15/01/2014
9:24:34 AM
Copy of an article from Argus about the Da Brim

Essential Climbing Gear

Da Brim by Stan Killer



The latest climbing accessory is this uniquely designed helmet visor. Rugged and durable, UPF 50+, this bad boy will keep you protected from the sun all day long. In fact it is so big that it will keep you and your partner protected! When belaying from the top simply lean over the cliff and cast your Da Brim shadow over your second. A sure way to keep your second happy!

Attaching easily and promoting airflow, the Da Brim patent pending low profile design negates the need for helmet modifications and adhesives. It is water repellant and floats, so you can even take it deep water soloing! The old, never solo without a helmet rule, is now replaced by the never solo without your helmet and Da Brim rule.

Amongst the Da Brimís finest features though, is itís reinforced edges, allowing stability at high speeds. So if youíre climbing quickly, your Da Brim will never let you down!

It is also rumored that your Da Brim can act as a back up rope if the need arises. Simply spend about twelve hours carefully unstitching your Da Brim, then once complete you can intertwine the strands to create a 300 meter emergency rope. Note - THIS HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED!

Disclaimer Ė The information contained in this article is not entirely correct if you didnít already figure that out!


shortman
Online Now
15/01/2014
9:27:03 AM
On 14/01/2014 kieranl wrote:
>The DaBrim has a much broader and stiffer brim than I've seen on most
>sunhats. I've also seen other versions of this sort of thing for sale
>in Australia at considerably more than I paid for mine. It works and it's
>daggy so is perfect for me.

Looks pretty floppy in the pic Kieran. Nice styling though, ;)
kieranl
15/01/2014
10:49:24 AM
On 15/01/2014 shortman wrote:
>Looks pretty floppy in the pic Kieran. Nice styling though, ;)
>
It's wavy rather than floppy. Spends most of its time rolled up tight in the pack so is never exactly flat when unfolded. It's a great addition to the Silly Hats of Climbing collection but I don't expect that I'll see a plague of them at Araps any time soon.

The good Dr
Online Now
15/01/2014
11:31:55 AM
I hope that is not the standard rigging that the ARG use!!
kieranl
15/01/2014
12:06:01 PM
On 15/01/2014 The good Dr wrote:
>I hope that is not the standard rigging that the ARG use!!
So do I.
kieranl
11/03/2014
8:54:07 AM
Someone on TheCrag reporting that they got heat-stroke while climbing Syrinx in a team of 3 over weekend. Not quite heat-stroke because they finished the climb but don't people learn?
35 degree temps and long day in full sun are a bad mix.
patto
Online Now
11/03/2014
11:45:02 AM
Judging by the number of climbers out in full sun on the weekend I would say no, people don't learn, and climbers at Arapiles are continuing to underestimate the sun. That said the conditions on Saturday and Sunday weren't the worst that araps gets. Having spoken to the group afterwards they seem more sun weary than anywhere near sun stroke.

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