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Crag & Route Beta

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Balls Pyramid

Vwills
3/02/2016
9:14:20 PM
On 3/02/2016 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 3/07/2013 vwills wrote:
>>There has been a very good and thorough proposal in a very advanced stage
>>submitted to climb Balls over the last couple of years with scientific
>>objectives and research to further its legitimacy, and it is still being
>>knocked back.
>>
>>If you think you can sneak onto Balls and climb it without the guys on
>>LHI knowing whats going on you are dreaming. You can't fart on that island
>>without the community knowing :)
>
>I assume you are aware that you have been quoted (not the 2nd paragraph!),
>in Dick Smith's book (on P259)?
>☺

Haha
Dryococelusaustralis
8/02/2016
9:28:15 PM
Are you aware that three of the "Octonauts" recently climbed on Balls pyramid and disturbed some phasmids without the LHI authorities or the locals knowing?

If you don't believe me then here is proof

(Be quick - it's only available to watch until 8 March 2016)

White Trash
9/02/2016
11:54:42 AM
On 8/02/2016 Dryococelusaustralis wrote:
>Are you aware that three of the "Octonauts" recently climbed on Balls pyramid
>and disturbed some phasmids without the LHI authorities or the locals knowing?
>
>If you don't believe me then here is proof
>
>(Be quick - it's only available to watch until 8 March 2016)

They climbed up there using suction paws yet the octonauts seem capable of managing many other feats without using aid.
Damo666
12/02/2016
8:23:44 AM
Not as scientifically rigorous as the Octonauts, but NPR just put this up:
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/11/465781993/love-giant-insects-meet-the-tree-lobster-back-from-the-brink?

As for the new books, I've heard that the upcoming Roots & Smith one is the better of the two - more history, better photos - so now we're spoiled for choice.
Dryococelusaustralis
13/02/2016
12:06:31 PM
On 12/02/2016 Damo666 wrote:
>As for the new books, I've heard that the upcoming Roots & Smith one is
>the better of the two - more history, better photos - so now we're spoiled
>for choice.


+1 for this. I've seen the proof copy of the upcoming Roots & Smith book and it is definitely the one to save your $$ for.
Dryococelusaustralis
8/04/2016
10:42:25 AM
The new book "South Pacific Pinnacle - The exploration of Balls pyramid" will be out in the middle of the year.

Clarification: Though Dave Roots has been a significant contributor the editors are Jim Smith and Keith Bell.

Amongst other things it includes, "Personal accounts by 17 climbers, including the first english translations of the Japanese and French expeditions (which) portray vividly what it is like to live on this inhospitable rock and travel over its vast ridges and walls".

Many new (never before published) photos of this stunning peak.
PGS
5/05/2016
1:53:44 PM


It's almost here!
PGS
18/06/2016
2:32:38 PM
Got my copy yesterday.

It's an absolute ripper. I don't think they printed that many of these so armchair (and actual) mountaineers as well as collectors should get their skates on if they want a piece of this.
Dryococelusaustralis
2/12/2016
4:20:15 PM
...sniff ... sniff... is it true?

Whoever you are I salute you!

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