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17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Topo, schmopo! Just climb the obvious line up the big white corner. When the corner bails left, hang a right on 2 bolts. Follow the bolts up to the roof, rejoin the corner, keep following the line of least resistance till you're at the top!
The bottom half is mostly small stuff, then a couple of pitches of mostly medium stuff, then a couple of pitches of mostly big stuff.
Done! Thats all the topo you need. Don't try to be like the yanks, over analysing and over betaizing!
>I am looking for some high quality photos suitable for print of the full
>length of Ozymandias. I would like to make a large detailed topo for personal
>use this Autumn.
Exactly what sort of "personal use" are you intending for it?
On 11/03/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>When he meant to say "Yeah, that thing looks pretty sweet. I reckon I
>wouldn't mind smashing the fu@&$r.............anyone free for a w/e in
>the next 2 months?"
>Cause "having a goal" sounds a bit pussy
I know it sounds airy fairy, but I have it in mind to do before my bday in Dec. I need a bit of time to get my hauling & jugging (& climbing) skills up to speed... And I need to learn to not be a sook.
On 11/03/2011 egosan wrote:
>There will be no better teacher than Ozy, Miguel.
+1 more, Miguel
I was 22yrs old, 2 and a half yrs of climbing 'experience', the crux pitch on Ozy was my 2nd ever pitch of aiding.........I owned 1 tcu and had never heard of camhooks. Its not as hard as people make out!
Also, ozy is a 2 day route (at most) -
Day 1: Wake up in the carpark, walk down, climb to big grassy, fix a pitch if you can, doss on the ledge
Day 2: Climb to the top, drive home, drink some beer, bone your wife
Hey, find yourself a partner asap. It'll help to make sure things actually happen. What about Hargs? Where's he disappeared to?
Thanks for the G up ODH. I might have to move my timeline up... I now have two sets of cam hooks and am keen to actually get on a wall with them, instead of just playing around on small stuff. I've actually been doing a bit of hooking on self belay TR lately. It's amazing what you can hang off...
EDIT; what grades would you want to be comfortable climbing before you'd recommend tackling Ozy? Not climbing it free, rather aiding it!