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IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
20/02/2013
8:45:50 PM
On 20/02/2013 shortman wrote:
>On 20/02/2013 Garrath wrote:
>>Yes indeed it was and I can say that my daughter had the best time at
>that
>>jamboree.
>
>So....were these holds bolted on a real rock or piece of clay? Or is the
>whole thing artificial?

You should be telling us, as you dug up the thread...
dalai
20/02/2013
11:19:12 PM
Artificial - photo 11 of 44

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/scouts-love-a-challenge/1705695/

shortman
21/02/2013
7:20:54 AM
Thanks Dalai!
martym
7/03/2013
2:21:56 PM

peterc
8/03/2013
6:17:21 PM
How times have changed.


E. Wells
8/03/2013
6:28:42 PM
yep.

Peterc
10/03/2013
9:52:46 AM
But how good are the jumpers? Especially the one with the belt.
BA
10/03/2013
11:50:47 AM
That's a built in Number Two belay belt you're talking about. According to Blacks Guide to Mountaineering they are good for a FF1.0 (if you weigh less than 250gm)

nmonteith
6/04/2013
10:39:16 PM
Rockclimbing section in lame rom com Failure to Launch (2006). Looks kinda like the Gunks - but maybe too short and has bolts. East Coast USA for sure....


ajfclark
3/05/2013
9:08:23 AM
Not really climbing, but there's a pic of Arapiles in the wimmera times this morning: http://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/1474870/wimmera-population-drops/

At the chemist the other day I noticed a pamphlet about avoiding falls with a picture of a rock climber on the front but I didn't take one or a picture...

Sabu
3/05/2013
9:26:07 AM
This piece aired on 60 minutes the other day about ice climbing in Colorado:

http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8648958

It's got some good footage if you can ignore the idiot reporter making everything out to be like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded pistol...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
3/05/2013
9:32:41 AM
On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>It's got some good footage

Yes, and I found it interesting that a goodly amount of it was done from a drone! Obviously the media world is running with the latest technology for even non-mainstream stories...

>if you can ignore the idiot reporter making everything out to be like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded pistol...

True, and the fact they continually showed the dramatic clip of an icefall 'waterfalling' with climber attached, but no further info on that incident was annoying, (though I recall seeing/reading about that incident a couple of years ago).

Big G
Online Now
3/05/2013
9:34:13 AM
On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>
>It's got some good footage if you can ignore the idiot reporter making
>everything out to be like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded
>pistol...

Yeah my wife watched it and said "you are never, ever going ice climbing"

Thanks 60 minutes!

Sabu
3/05/2013
9:52:37 AM
On 3/05/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>True, and the fact they continually showed the dramatic clip of an icefall
>'waterfalling' with climber attached, but no further info on that incident
>was annoying, (though I recall seeing/reading about that incident a couple
>of years ago).

I've hunted for info on that footage before but with little success. I think the climber survived with little more than a few scratches (very lucky). They've obviously just done a youtube search for the most dramatic footage they could find to back up their angle of it being a death sport..

trog
3/05/2013
10:43:39 AM
I think the one that collapses is The Fang in Colorado, and apparently the dude was a lot less mangled than you'd expect
dalai
3/05/2013
11:16:51 AM
On 3/05/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>>It's got some good footage
>
>Yes, and I found it interesting that a goodly amount of it was done from
>a drone! Obviously the media world is running with the latest technology
>for even non-mainstream stories...

Provided much better footage than just from the end of a rope.
Gov Junky
3/05/2013
11:46:32 AM
Anyone see the recent Dr Who episode featuring a 'space salvage ship'? A high tech piece of salvage equipment they were using was a pterodactyl ice axe!
Will_P
3/05/2013
3:33:56 PM
On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>This piece aired on 60 minutes the other day about ice climbing in Colorado:
>
>
>http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8648958
>
>It's got some good footage if you can ignore the idiot reporter making
>everything out to be like playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded
>pistol...

Fuch me that was painful to watch. I'm not expecting a reflection of reality from 60 Minutes, but isn't Ouray Ice Park, where any punter can show up and TR "frozen waterfalls", in the same state? Or would showing that detract from the "adrenaline junky" image they're trying to pin on ice climbing? If so, it's surprising they didn't mention Jack Tackle - I doubt it was out of sensitivity or good taste.

Also, that piller snapping off was somewhere in Quebec, a French-Canadian climber, quite a few years ago. That brief bit of footage is all that exists, and yes, he walked away after falling into deep snow off to the side and rolling downhill a bit.
adrian
3/05/2013
4:11:46 PM
As others have stated, that 60minutes piece was painful to watch. Watching someone hook their way up a stepped-out piece of blue, plastic ice that's metres thick is not my idea of high-risk climbing.

On 3/05/2013 Sabu wrote:
>
>I've hunted for info on that footage before but with little success. I
>think the climber survived with little more than a few scratches (very
>lucky). They've obviously just done a youtube search for the most dramatic
>footage they could find to back up their angle of it being a death sport..
>
>

That footage was referenced off Will Gadd's blog back in February of this year. Put two and two together and following their interview with him, they've clearly tracked it down from his website. On that note, it's a shame they didn't air more footage of Will compared to the female climber - that would have at least been a more realistic look at the sport with some intelligent commentary from someone with plenty of experience.

Gov Junky
3/05/2013
5:31:15 PM
6.00 pm: tonight SBS 1
Climbing Great Buildings-: Durham Cathedral

Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and novice climber, scales Britain's most iconic structures, to reveal their secrets. Jonathan's journey begins in the north-east of England at Durham Cathedral, one of the finest surviving examples of Norman architecture in the UK. Jonathan is aided by Lucy Creamer, one of Britain's top climbers, as he conquers his fears to scale over 42 metres to the top of Durham Cathedral to investigate how the Normans revolutionised building in Britain. (From the UK) (Documentary Series)

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