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Moving to Victoria - need some tips

10:02:00 AM
On 14/02/2017 jacksonclimbs wrote:
>Climbing granite like I think Camels and Werribee is..

Neither Camels Hump or Werribee is granite. Black Hill, Mount Alexander and Ben Cairn are. Camels is at least a volcanic plug - Trachyte as Dalai points out above.

I'm not sure exactly what the rock at Werribee Gorge is other than the pile of blocks that haven't got around to falling into the river yet. It's definitely not granite.
10:55:08 AM
Ahh gotcha.

I didn't look it up, just KP above mentioned Granite.
10:56:10 AM
I think Ben Cairn is technically known as 'blobite'.

12:35:25 AM
hey, if you haven't picked up some extra wires/stoppers yet, get a set of offset nuts-they work wonders in all rock except indian creek. 5 offsets is more or less the same as 9 normal nuts/stoppers. and a couple tri-cams are also handy. you don't need more than 4 for most gear climbs.

1:08:45 AM
Mods - I think the OP is a spambot that Wendy has programmed to go off at random moments so that she can have an excuse to have an anti RP rant.

RPs are awesome.
11:53:12 AM
On 15/02/2017 Stugang wrote:
>RPs are awesome.

Every photo I've seen of Wendy is of her swallowed by some monster offwidth, so no wonder she doesn't care for RP's!
4:15:23 PM
Just for variety, I'm going to have an anti offsets rant. I think they suck. Almost every placement I have taken one out of a normal nut would go in better. They look good from the outside but if you look over the top the other side isn't in contact with the rock. For the very small number of places they do go in better than a normal nut, most nuts have offset sides these days that do the job. For beginner trad leaders in particular, they are a pointless complication. I would stick to wild country rocks or dmm walnuts.
4:21:09 PM
Here, look I am not in an offwidth ...

7:41:32 AM
Very becoming Wendy...
11:05:57 AM
On 15/02/2017 Wendy wrote:
>Here, look I am not in an offwidth ...

Hard to tell from that angle... ;-)

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