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General Climbing Discussion

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The official stoked thread!
yankinoz
17-May-2010
7:26:22 AM
Stoked to onsight Just Boot It (22) at Medlow Bath - er - um I think... I was pretty pumped and just managed to get clipped into the anchors - woo hoo! then looked up and saw two more bolt and a second set of anchors... d'oh! Judging from the spider webs and lack of chalk past the first anchor I'm pretty sure that's not part of the climb (at least it doesn't seem to be normally done!) Anyone know what's the deal with those two bolts? Is it an extension or did I inadvertently just bail off Just Boot It from the middle?

Phil S
18-May-2010
8:35:56 PM
23000nm actually. I'm a bit confused - what did'nt she do?

Snappy
18-May-2010
9:26:26 PM
On 17/05/2010 yankinoz wrote:
>Stoked to onsight Just Boot It (22) at Medlow Bath - er - um I think...
> I was pretty pumped and just managed to get clipped into the anchors -
>woo hoo! then looked up and saw two more bolt and a second set of anchors...
> d'oh! Judging from the spider webs and lack of chalk past the first
>anchor I'm pretty sure that's not part of the climb (at least it doesn't
>seem to be normally done!) Anyone know what's the deal with those two
>bolts? Is it an extension or did I inadvertently just bail off Just Boot
>It from the middle?

Heh, I did exactly that in November last year, kinda intrigued as to what the consensus is about that climb. I don't onsight that many 22s... so...

Sarah Gara
18-May-2010
10:10:53 PM
I'm stoked that I had an ace day -lots of gruesome stuff at work (been a little dull of late feet in the wimmera are pretty boring). A nice row down the river, then prancing about being arty farty and now just having chocolate and tea in front of the fire-ACe. x
kieranl
18-May-2010
10:13:39 PM
Were feet in Robinvale more interesting?
kieranl
18-May-2010
10:17:10 PM
Last week of holidays and beautiful climbing weather. Stoked to be doing easy routes, slowly building up fitness after long injury layoff.

Sarah Gara
18-May-2010
10:24:23 PM
hell yeah. Maybe I've just had easy ones until today. plus I had allied health assistants up there to do the boring ones here we have to do them all. x
rod
19-May-2010
6:12:43 AM
I reckon Josh would be stoked with the success of this thread.

For my part, I'm pretty stoked to be plugged back into climbing after 8 or 9 months absence doing other things...I'll exclude a sole day on rock spent at Willyabrup with Rich Ham and Karen.

Miguel75
19-May-2010
8:10:18 AM
Super stoked I'm getting a new rope (Bluewater slimline elite 10.8 x 60) and other assorted toys to add to my rack... Not sure why a 10.8 can be called 'slimline' though: chubby sausage might be a better description.

will5686
19-May-2010
11:50:09 AM
Stoked I am getting a car, which should be able to unite me, my gear, and the rock (without the pain of an uphill 10km bike ride!) Yay for independence!

gordoste
19-May-2010
11:57:50 AM
On 18/05/2010 Phil S wrote:
>23000nm actually. I'm a bit confused - what did'nt she do?

It's only 23000nm if you count the tacking etc that she did. Sailing distances are always measured point-to-point and if you measure it that way she travelled something like 21500nm. I believe that 23000nm is the circumference of the earth so it kinda makes sense why that is considered the benchmark for circumnavigation.
Even if she did travel far enough, she wouldn't get the official record as you can't get it if you're under 18. Since the current record-holder is under 18 (they added that rule after he got it) nobody can ever get it.
Personally I agree with their rules because I don't think people should be chasing "youngest to do X" records. Wait for the finger-pointing when some 14-year-old dies on Everest.

Who cares if she got some silly record anyway... most kids and a lot of adults could learn a lot about pursuing your goals from her example.

cruze
19-May-2010
1:12:34 PM
I am sure that all of these arguments have been played out on forums/blogs/interviews/etc around the globe but personally I am in humble admiration of her deep desire to sail around the world and the fact that she was able to pull off 7 months of isolation in a physical sense (I know she did have daily contact) to sail into Sydney Harbour and get up in front of an international audience and come across so clearly and humbly. So the circumference of the globe at the equator is X. She didn't sail X in a straight line and isn't over 18 so can't get a record. Technical bummer but I couldn't care if she made a beeline for Antarctica and sailed around it (therefore sailing around the globe). What she achieved has inspired me to be a more positive person. So far this week that has already been tested and maybe it wont last for long but she has made a difference to my life by doing something that the overwhleming majority of us couldn't achieve at any age irrespective of our sailing prowess.

gordoste
19-May-2010
1:35:24 PM
On 19/05/2010 cruze wrote:
>I am sure that all of these arguments have been played out on forums/blogs/interviews/etc
>around the globe but personally I am in humble admiration of her deep desire
>to sail around the world and the fact that she was able to pull off 7 months
>of isolation in a physical sense (I know she did have daily contact) to
>sail into Sydney Harbour and get up in front of an international audience
>and come across so clearly and humbly. So the circumference of the globe
>at the equator is X. She didn't sail X in a straight line and isn't over
>18 so can't get a record. Technical bummer but I couldn't care if she made
>a beeline for Antarctica and sailed around it (therefore sailing around
>the globe). What she achieved has inspired me to be a more positive person.
>So far this week that has already been tested and maybe it wont last for
>long but she has made a difference to my life by doing something that the
>overwhleming majority of us couldn't achieve at any age irrespective of
>our sailing prowess.

Totally agree, I'm just defending the sailing organisations who have copped a fair bit of flak from people who feel like they need to put words into Jessica Watson's mouth.

rodw
19-May-2010
1:42:09 PM
I read somewhere that Jessica sailed the same distance Kay Cotte travelled and she got her record? ...so if true the only sticking point would be her age...either way a great achievement..kudos to her...but whats she done on grit?????
egosan
19-May-2010
1:45:40 PM
The question is, rodw, what have you done in the Roaring Forties?
grangrump
19-May-2010
1:54:37 PM
On 19/05/2010 gordoste wrote: [Jessica Watson]
>.. I don't think people should be chasing "youngest to do X" records. Wait for the finger-pointing when
>some 14-year-old dies on Everest.

Almost everyone on Everest gets a lot more assistance than Jessica Watson did.
(Here's hoping we dont get a youngest to solo Everest competition...)
Olbert
24-May-2010
3:18:05 PM
Offically stoked that I have completely finished my Autumn Report for my Thesis!! Alls I gotta do now is walk down to the office and join the queue for handing it in.

Officially not stoked that I have a shitload of other work to do in the next two weeks that I havent been doing cos of my thesis. There is a devestatingly low chance of getting out for my first climbing session in a month for a couple more weeks :(
One Day Hero
24-May-2010
6:12:02 PM
On 19/05/2010 gordoste wrote:
>Totally agree, I'm just defending the sailing organisations who have copped
>a fair bit of flak from people who feel like they need to put words into
>Jessica Watson's mouth.

I'm a bit surprised that these 'round the world' clowns don't link the Suez Canal into the Panama Canal. That looks to me like the closest approximation of a proper circle without smashing through ice.............might be a smidge hard to tack into a headwind in a 50m wide canal, I spose

gordoste
25-May-2010
10:17:19 AM
On 24/05/2010 One Day Hero wrote:

>I'm a bit surprised that these 'round the world' clowns don't link the
>Suez Canal into the Panama Canal. That looks to me like the closest approximation
>of a proper circle without smashing through ice.............might be a
>smidge hard to tack into a headwind in a 50m wide canal, I spose

You wouldn't be allowed in - those are for big container ships.

wallwombat
25-May-2010
10:31:57 AM
I think getting kidnapped by Somalian pirates might slow you down a bit too.

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