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Best time for Frog?
bones
26/03/2010
1:54:03 PM
Going to head up sometime this winter - is there any time period I should avoid(weather, crowds, bugs)
Thinking of maybe July/Aug

Phil Box
26/03/2010
3:55:26 PM
Anytime from mid autumn to mid spring is good. Of course the very cool months are excellent so your time frame of July/ August is perfect. Bugs, yeah there might be a few around this year due to the wonderful wet season we have had. Weather generally will be warm sunny days and reasonably cool nights. Humidity will be low creating the perfect conditions for the send. We sometimes get some mid winter rain but hardly ever.Expect perfect climbing weather.
bones
26/03/2010
4:06:30 PM
Thanks Phil! sounds ideal - hopefully work will give me plenty of time off for jamming practice
rightarmbad
26/03/2010
8:30:25 PM
It was hot there on Saturday and we headed off to Girraween for the rest of the week.
Having said that, it is still fine for sub 20 type stuff, but hell my hands were hurting from over squeezing jams, never had that before.

russianSpy
26/03/2010
9:53:01 PM
don't have problems with bugs, but I have problems with midges there.
Tiny little buggers that you don't hear coming, bite all your exposed bits and voila- you've got something to do for the next two weeks- namely keep scratching yourself!

but i think they prefer me over most people I have climbed with there unfortunately, so you may be fine.
but i'd bring insect repellent in any case (and not leave it in the car like last couple of times) =)

Phil Box
27/03/2010
7:38:52 AM
On 26/03/2010 bones wrote:
>Thanks Phil! sounds ideal - hopefully work will give me plenty of time
>off for jamming practice

There is no "jamming" at Frog, there is however lots of "jamBing".

russianSpy
27/03/2010
10:30:00 AM
and on a complete thread drift- if Frog midges were only as useful as this!
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3364/mosquitoes-flying-vaccinators

wallwombat
27/03/2010
11:17:32 AM
On 27/03/2010 Phil Box wrote:

>There is no "jamming" at Frog, there is however lots of "jamBing".

The most famous typo in Australian climbing history.
bones
12/04/2010
10:48:56 AM
A couple of other quick frog questions

- are doubles of each cam size enough? I gather some of the cracks are fairly uniform, do any classics require 3 or 4 of the same cam?

- any recommendations for jamBing cracks for smaller hands? My girlfriends worried about having to double fist jamb or off width everything cause she has very small hands

nmonteith
12/04/2010
12:51:43 PM
On 12/04/2010 bones wrote:
>A couple of other quick frog questions
>
> - are doubles of each cam size enough? I gather some of the cracks are
>fairly uniform, do any classics require 3 or 4 of the same cam?

Yes, having more than two sizes in the hand / fist crack size will probably be good - however if you have a few hexes then they will suffice as backups.

>- any recommendations for jamBing cracks for smaller hands? My girlfriends
>worried about having to double fist jamb or off width everything cause
>she has very small hands

Really really thick tape gloves. Or boxing mitts.
rightarmbad
12/04/2010
5:35:29 PM
I so wish my hands were smaller, as the grades rise the cracks get smaller, she will be fine.
If you need more than doubles there are usually others to beg steal and borrow from.
Not that there are that many that are uniform.
There is usually plenty of nut placements and other general constrictions to vary the size of gear.

BigMike
12/04/2010
6:18:42 PM
On 27/03/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>On 27/03/2010 Phil Box wrote:
>
>>There is no "jamming" at Frog, there is however lots of "jamBing".
>
>The most famous typo in Australian climbing history.

In those heady days of yesteryear when people actually gave a rat's about spelling...

Phil Box
12/04/2010
7:04:55 PM
On 12/04/2010 BigMike wrote:
>On 27/03/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>>On 27/03/2010 Phil Box wrote:
>>
>>>There is no "jamming" at Frog, there is however lots of "jamBing".
>>
>>The most famous typo in Australian climbing history.
>
>In those heady days of yesteryear when people actually gave a rat's about
>spelling...

Hey, jamBing is practically a religeon, at the very least a cult.

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