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|Kim Carrigan BOOK
||2-Mar-2017 At 5:11:00 PM
|On 2/03/2017 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 2/03/2017 simey wrote:
>>There is a definitely a story to be told about Australian climbing from
>>85 (whether it be book or film)
>Do you have any idea how sick of hearing this tired old shit we all are?
>Seriously, for the first ten years I was climbing (while Baxter was still
>editing Rock), every fuching magazine had something about 'the New Wave'.
>We used to joke about it (in the late 90's) "is this going to be a Kevin
>Lindorf issue, or more of a Glenn Tempest issue?" And this was more than
>a decade after the fact!?!?
>It's the same shit with the 'Stonemasters' in the U.S. We get it, they
>were good, they did a bunch of new hard routes (mostly because they invented
>training, then dogging and eventually rap bolting). The problem is, these
>guys and their mates also took over the climbing media. So the rest of
>us have been reading the same story over and over again for 30 fuching
>years! I swear to god, if I ever read another John Long piece about some
>whacky occurrence at Suicide Rock in 1973.............
>Fuch the Carrigan years! How about the Stu Wyithe and Dave Jones years?
>How about the HB and Steve Monks years? How about sticking your heads outside
>the Araps bubble and take some interest in what Giles, Crunch, and Ant
>were doing in the Carrigan years?\
You're kidding aren't you?
Just because you know the history, doesn't mean everyone else does. There was no point in me watching Valley Uprising as I was aware of virtually every aspect of that film, but that didn't mean I didn't enjoy the film as it was presented. And there were a fair chunk of climbers who were completely oblivious to that history.
As for your brief revision of the Stone Masters... well that is such a fuched up and flawed description, you could do with attending a few history classes to get your facts straight..
As for your climbing story suggestions, no one is stopping you from making your own film or writing your own book. You might even get a couple of people from the Blueys or Canberra interested in watching/reading.
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