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The official stoked thread!

cruxmag
15-Jan-2008
12:04:18 PM
It was awesome (although very misty and cold at one stage). I should have realized a thermal top wasn't quite up to standard. The route was fantastic though - 7 pitches of sublime black granite with lots of variety.

Phil Box
15-Jan-2008
4:24:55 PM


As promised, a pic of me rope soloing a possible new route on Indian Head at Fraser Island. I was very stoked and also chuffed at doing this climb in such a speccy location. You can take your mind off the job by simply turning your head and watching the huge schools of sharks cruising by. There were also schools of GTs and dart that one could easily see in the fish tank clear waters of the ocean.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15-Jan-2008
4:32:29 PM
>clear waters of the ocean

Spoken like a true mariner PhilB! ... (memories of a pic of you at the helm in a hex thread ...)
:)

Top piccie btw. The surging wave echoes (for me), the emotion that roped solo induces and adds heaps to the 'excitement' of the picture.

Back on topic of sorts. I am stoked to have put up a new pitch on the Nth Wall of Buff, and am relishing the mental quagmire of what the next pitch involves, in anticipation of doing it.

Phil Box
15-Jan-2008
5:19:39 PM
Hey thanks M9.

I'm jealous of your pitch on Buff mate. Wish I was there helping you put it up. Gunne be really really busy for next 3 months and then it will be Mt. Warning season.

evanbb
15-Jan-2008
6:33:46 PM
On 15/01/2008 Phil Box wrote:

>As promised, a pic of me rope soloing a possible new route on Indian Head
>at Fraser Island.

Awesome pic, it looks sensational. But one point: I'm a geography grad, and I thought that Fraser Island was the biggest sand island in the world. Hence, no rock climbing. Is this a different Fraser Is, or have I been duped?

evanbb
15-Jan-2008
6:35:37 PM
Oh yeah, and I meant to add that I'm *relatively* stoked, cos my shoulder's starting to work the way a good joint should again. Might pull on in 4 weeks...

Macciza
15-Jan-2008
6:42:47 PM
I think you'll find it's basically 'anchored' by the rock or something like that . . .

The sand which formed and is still forming Fraser Island comes from the tablelands of New South
Whales. For hundreds of thousands of years the rivers of northern New South Wales carried sand to
the sea where currents took it North. Three rocks, Indian Head, Middle Rock and Waddy Point acted
as anchors and collected the sand around them. For most of its existence Fraser Island was
connected to the main land. It was only between 10.000 and 20.000 years ago when it became an
island as the sea level rose after the last ice age ended.
The prevailing south easterly winds on Fraser Island blew the sand into high dunes. Some, like Mt.
Bowarrady, reached a height of more than 240 meters and are among the tallest dunes in the world.
Due to the coming and going of ice ages and geological processes, the sand of Fraser Island is not
only piled up in these high dunes, but also extend to about 30 meters below sea level and in some
places even to 500 meters below sea level. Fraser Island is said to contain more pure sand then even
the Sahara.

Apart from the obvious sand, coffee rock, also known as organic rock has formed on Fraser Island.
Coffee rock is really just sand compacted and cemented together by organic colloids that have settled
out of the tea-coloured water of some of the islands lakes and swamp areas. They look like dark
coffee coloured rounded rocks and can be seen at several places on Fraser Island, but most
prominent along the beaches.
Fish Boy
17-Jan-2008
12:02:29 PM
Stoked cos I just got back from my first aid trip....4 days on Ozy!
gfdonc
17-Jan-2008
12:09:10 PM
Whoo hoo Fish Boy! Another aid climbing virgin gets their cherry popped. Well done, can we assume "4 days on" means 4 days and got to the top?

Organ Pipe
17-Jan-2008
12:15:53 PM
FB well done!

I'm jealous beyond belief - my last 4 days have contained allot of "dreaming" about such things as Ozy, from the confines of my office chair.

When will we get the TR?
PDRM
17-Jan-2008
1:35:12 PM
On 15/01/2008 Macciza wrote:

>Apart from the obvious sand, coffee rock, also known as organic rock has
>formed on Fraser Island.
>Coffee rock is really just sand compacted and cemented together by organic
>colloids that have settled
>out of the tea-coloured water of some of the islands lakes and swamp areas.
>They look like dark
>coffee coloured rounded rocks and can be seen at several places on Fraser
>Island, but most
>prominent along the beaches.

That just sounds horrible - like climbing on Power Bars. Worse than Dogface or the stuff masquerading as rock on Phillip Is.

.M
Fish Boy
17-Jan-2008
2:47:19 PM
Yeah Steve..thats right..

No pics, go and do it yourself! ;)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18-Jan-2008
11:19:18 AM
On 17/01/2008 Fish Boy wrote:
>Stoked cos I just got back from my first aid trip....4 days on Ozy!

Excellent news FB, and I am really happy for you.
It is such an awesome place that I am stoked for any/everyone who adventures there.

I add my vote to OP and look forward to a trip report, if you have the inclination, and when you have time to do it.

>No pics, go and do it yourself! ;)

If you were replying to gfdonc, I think you will find he has already done it a couple (maybe more), of times!
Fish Boy
18-Jan-2008
12:58:19 PM
I am sure he has done it many a time.

Since thousands have been up there before I really can't see myself writing anything worth reading about the route...but what an great line and an interesting way to get up....next time I think the hammocks will be put up at Gledhill Biv though....

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18-Jan-2008
1:04:48 PM
True about
>what an great line and an interesting way to get up
... but some of us always find the opinions of others new to the location worth reading, whether they be two routes on the Nth Wall in a day types, or one route there in two weeks types!
There are also still many who want to do the line, and generally they are hungry for learning from other peoples experiences there.

Organ Pipe
18-Jan-2008
2:16:13 PM
On 18/01/2008 Fish Boy wrote:
>Since thousands have been up there before I really can't see myself writing
>anything worth reading about the route

I'd certainly appreciate it FB!

If you do a search on Ozy under the forums section of this site, you'll be surprised to find that although this is such a talked about line, we don't get many TR's on it.

Anyway, I like to think of it like this (referring back to your quote):
Just cause I've experienced sex thousands of times before, doesn't mean I'm not ready for more!
Even if we had 10 TR's on the forum, another would still bring something new I'm sure!

Cheers,
OP.

gordoste
18-Jan-2008
4:25:22 PM
I'm stoked because last night after work I did my hardest redpoint so far... grade 21 :) And I did it surprisingly easily too - spent about 15 minutes working out the sequence last Tuesday and then sent it first shot yesterday with no warm up.
Great to get some vindication of my own opinion that I am improving!!

BTW I doubt anyone knows the climb - Pimp Daddy Superstar at Felltimber aka McFarlands Hill near Wodonga.
gfdonc
18-Jan-2008
4:33:51 PM
On 18/01/2008 Organ Pipe wrote:
>Just cause I've experienced sex thousands of times before, doesn't mean
>I'm not ready for more!

I think the correct analogy was: just because I've experienced sex, doesn't mean I don't want to hear someone else's description of their last conquest, in superb detail.

climbau
18-Jan-2008
4:44:21 PM
On 18/01/2008 gordoste wrote:
>I'm stoked because last night after work I did my hardest redpoint so far...
>grade 21 :)
Well done mate. Good to hear you still out there doing it, even in this heat!!!

muki
18-Jan-2008
6:58:54 PM
On 18/01/2008 Fish Boy wrote:
> I really can't see myself writing anything worth reading
GOLD!!!!!!!

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