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« Reply #125 on: October 12, 2005, 07:14:48 pm »
must...resist...urge...to...photoshop...

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« Reply #126 on: October 12, 2005, 07:33:16 pm »
Put it up on b3ta, and lo and behold... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/archive/24295/

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« Reply #127 on: November 28, 2005, 11:02:33 pm »
The next level, grade and direction of travel tick marked. Just do it at Dame Jouanne est. only in france

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« Reply #128 on: November 29, 2005, 08:21:44 am »
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And maybe to assist the redpointer a "move countdown" could be painted onto each route so that you know how far you've gone and how much is left.  



Something like a document page numbering system; L; hold 3 of 5, R; hold 5 of 6, then in big letters "END OF PROBLEM" at the top, in case you get confused.
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« Reply #129 on: November 29, 2005, 08:38:45 am »
And in a range of languages to avoid confusion.
Eastside, Westside, Merseyside...

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« Reply #130 on: November 30, 2005, 04:01:13 pm »
guilty.

i have to admit that its a really blind dyno, tho.
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« Reply #131 on: November 30, 2005, 05:14:30 pm »
good looking problem. That's not jimbo kimber is it?

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« Reply #132 on: November 30, 2005, 07:13:51 pm »
Quote from: "Bonjoy"
Put it up on b3ta, and lo and behold... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/archive/24295/

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« Reply #133 on: November 30, 2005, 09:32:06 pm »
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The next level, grade and direction of travel tick marked. Just do it at Dame Jouanne est. only in france


Not only in France. Theres a new cave venue here and because its got no guide/topo, the grades are chalked at the starts. No directions are needed - You just follow the white route.  :wink:
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« Reply #134 on: December 01, 2005, 12:58:33 am »
yeah, but this one is in the guide with a grade and a full description (and is pretty log anyway, just ask unclenobody!) still the french thought it warrented chalking its grade and direction of movement anyway
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« Reply #135 on: December 02, 2005, 01:33:08 pm »
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good looking problem. That's not jimbo kimber is it?

johnny,
i doubt i know who jimbo is, apart from the former tennis player jimmy connors.
the prob is a sandstone area in northern italy, where we thrashed ourselves for two days last weekend. great. worth the driving. gotta get back: unfinished business.
damn, my palms are already sweating.
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« Reply #136 on: December 02, 2005, 10:38:59 pm »
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good looking problem. That's not jimbo kimber is it?


No I have bigger arms than that thankyou very much!

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« Reply #137 on: December 23, 2005, 05:38:20 pm »


Speciality tickmark-to-bottom-of-hold-and-completely-missed-anyway tickmark.
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« Reply #138 on: December 28, 2005, 11:03:24 am »
:D

but the problem is so beautiful and complex!
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« Reply #139 on: March 20, 2006, 02:11:36 am »
Garth on an 8C in the Blues



Wonder where this one goes?
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« Reply #140 on: March 20, 2006, 02:29:58 am »
Aaaah, the white route - Plenty of those in the Blueys. Chalk always shows up nice and bright against that lovely orange sandstone.

Funnily enough, Garth is making the trip to England so I hope the he'll get a good tour from the 'right' folk.
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« Reply #141 on: March 20, 2006, 10:27:04 am »
freaks been in oz for 2 minutes n it's garth already :wink:
theres a lot of big grades goin around at the moment?

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« Reply #142 on: March 20, 2006, 06:21:37 pm »
Any one want to own up to this attrocity? Must have occurred yesterday, when it was drizzling  :roll:  
Problems like this should not be attempted when damp as they have fragile holds and pebbles which are weak when wet.
And as it has now been climbed ground-up, top-roping should be out, particularly to the ludicrous extent evidenced below.

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« Reply #143 on: March 20, 2006, 06:43:48 pm »
I've got a similiar photo, which I was going to post when I got round to uploading it. It was like that on Saturday though - so not necessarily attempted in the wet, as Saturday was very sunny. Was one of the few bits of rock that didn't seem to be affected by snow melt.

A bit over the top with the chalk. Though the anti top-roping thing is a bit elitist.

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« Reply #144 on: March 20, 2006, 06:55:23 pm »
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A bit over the top with the chalk. Though the anti top-roping thing is a bit elitist.


This isn't brownstones. Problems don't need covering in chalk to make them look like good problems. The amount of chalk in that photo is totally unnecessary and an eyesore. You clearly agreed if you thought it worth photographing.

How is the 'anti-toproping thing' elitist? It has been long established that once  style has been improved subsequent ascents should follow suit.

Or are you suggesting climbers not good enough to do the start should still be allowed to enjoy trying the top section in safety? Bullshit. Enough routes have already been damaged by punters scrabbling about on the safety of a tight rope.

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« Reply #145 on: March 20, 2006, 07:08:00 pm »
Do all those holds need chalk on them too? Some look a bit unnecessary.

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« Reply #146 on: March 20, 2006, 07:13:20 pm »
also have same shots in my digicam, and was going to post but you beat me to it JB. i was up there saturday, and i assume it wasn't done then (didn't see any sun, it was minging and no-one around, although i was up in the afternoon)
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« Reply #147 on: March 20, 2006, 07:35:27 pm »
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it was like seeing the best looking girl in school shagging the geography teacher behind the bike shed!


Genius  :lol: My feelings exactly

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Do all those holds need chalk on them too? Some look a bit unnecessary.


No. About half of them are either footholds or not used, which is another reason why I think they were trying to climb it whilst damp. The fact that the chalk has also survived two days drizzle is testament to the amount on each hold. All of the ticks are also unnecessary - for the crimp on the left wall (gaining which is the only vaguely blind move) there is a pebble on the arete which acts as a perfect marker - you can actually see it just below the tick. The fools.

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« Reply #148 on: March 20, 2006, 07:37:27 pm »
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A particulary old and ugly one?

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« Reply #149 on: March 20, 2006, 07:55:40 pm »
i ain't done more than 2 moves on this problem and even i can count at least 6 chalked holds on there that you don't use on the start at least. must be a bloody toproper's sequence for sure. :roll:

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