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#6800 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
October 29, 2017, 10:47:52 pm
Cheers guys, I really appreciate.

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#6801 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
November 07, 2017, 09:34:30 am
just booked a gite near Font for 2 weeks at Easter


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#6802 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 05, 2017, 11:03:03 am
Yesterday I didn't have enough time to put in a fingerboarding session, so I took a deep breath and did some tests: manage to hang my 10 (9) mm edge for 5" with 40 kg added. Previous time was around 1,5".
YYFY!
I know that this could mostly be due from temps dropping from 27 degrees of my previous test to 5, but it still felt quite good. Shame about my elbow: I felt that I could have hung it for longer but it was becoming very uncomfortable.
Video here:

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#6803 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 05, 2017, 12:05:56 pm
10 (9) mm edge for 5" with 40 kg added.

Lore you absolute beast.

The psyche is high!

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#6804 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 06, 2017, 01:45:18 pm
Cheers Luke! 
 :-[

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#6805 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 06, 2017, 04:45:58 pm
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just booked a gite near Font for 2 weeks at Easter

Amen to this! SamT and myself will be sharing a gite right next to the Trois Pignon with our familys next Easter. 4 months and approx 42 training sessions to go..

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#6806 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 27, 2017, 07:05:53 pm
Bit of a long one..
Have been feeling thoroughly miserable at the end of 2017 following a relationship  breakdown, so decided last minute to treat myself to a week in Albarracin over Xmas to get away from everything. .
Arrived in Barcelona yesterday, picked up the hire car and started the drive. Following a halfway stop at a services I returned to the car to find someone had stolen my rucksack from the back seat - I must not have locked the car when I thought I had?! 
In my virtually new lowe-alpine rucksack, worth 100-odd quid: my albarracin guidebook, my anasazi whites, chalkbag, my passport, 350 euros in cash, my rab gillet, an old red goretex shell I liked to use on winter mixed routes, my down sleeping bag, and - almost most distressingly of all - my brand new copy of Ed Douglas’ ‘Magician’s Mirror’ that I’d bought myself as a present and was looking forward to for holiday reading.
I couldn’t believe my luck. I must have only been gone from the car for 5 minutes tops; the thief must have been in/out like a flash. Feliz Navidad you scumbags.

I railed at the universe for dealing me such a totally shit hand at a time when I already felt like shit and was just trying to feel better.

So why the YYFY?
Luckily at least I had some old shoes in my other bag so I could still climb.
Now I’m just back from a great first day’s bouldering in beautiful surroundings. Albarracin’s beautiful, the climbing’s mint, conditions are perfect and I’ve got a big smile all over my face! I can absorb the loss it doesn’t really matter.
It always amazes me - the transformative power that simple movement over rock has to rejuvenate the spirit! Especially in amazing new surroundings.
I’m so glad I’m a climber! 😁😁😁

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#6807 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 27, 2017, 08:44:01 pm
It always amazes me - the transformative power that simple movement over rock has to rejuvenate the spirit! Especially in amazing new surroundings.
I’m so glad I’m a climber! 😁😁😁

I feel this on a very regular basis!

5 years ago I split up with a very long term girlfriend and I do genuinely wonder what state I would be in and where those 5 years would have taken me without climbing.

One big reason I guess I am still most drawn to trad especially in the mountains. To quote a nutter, it nourishes the soul.

This has also now made me want to plan a trip to Albaracin as I've never been and if it can put a smile on your face after a day like that it must be good!


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#6808 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 27, 2017, 10:12:13 pm
Effort Pete - many would have thought fuck it and turned back home. 👍

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#6809 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
December 27, 2017, 11:29:26 pm
Such a good post, nice one! Climbing is the shiz

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#6810 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 12, 2018, 09:39:08 pm
Great post Pete.

After a very long period of frustration and uncertainty, I've just received a notification that my application for a Green Card has been approved. Of course, it helps that I don't come from one of those "shithole countries."

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#6811 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 12, 2018, 11:28:36 pm
Great post Pete.

After a very long period of frustration and uncertainty, I've just received a notification that my application for a Green Card has been approved. Of course, it helps that I don't come from one of those "shithole countries."

You obviously haven’t been in Torquay lately...

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#6812 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 08:25:06 am
i suspect most people from Widnes would consider Torquay rather nice.

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#6813 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 10:37:58 am
i suspect most people from Widnes would consider Torquay rather nice.

I don’t think so. Even though I know little about Widnes.
We are feeling thebrunt of the homelessness crisis and have become a centre of distribution for hard drugs. Quite literally the drug capital of the South West.
It still looks pretty, at first glance and head out of the town centre and you can find a little slice of heaven.
But, the town is dead. That high street collapse that is sweeping the country, has hit here very hard. There is little to no employment in the Bay, what there is is seasonal or care home related. But visitor numbers decline year on year and slowly the hotels become abandoned or are converted to “Assisted Living”.
I had to stop my 12 year old from going into town with her friends. I’m hardly a helicopter parent, but last Saturday we went for a coffee after dropping the weeks cash in the bank. Cafe Nero, not Freds Greasy Spoon. There were three people, half undressed with clothes and shoes strewn around them, shooting up. 11am, Saturday morning, on the main street.
Back at the car park and all along Factory road, there were drunken/high fights going on and around eight to ten unconscious bodies slumped in doorways.
Check it out. Have a look at the “Spotted Torquay” page on Facebook. Google the local newspaper (The Herald Express).
It’s partly to do with some of that “Excess accommodation “ (read: bankrupt hotels) being turned into “halfway houses” and shelters. Not a bad thing, in and of it’s self, but we’re starting to understand why a large concentration of such things might be an issue...

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#6814 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 10:51:33 am
In fact.
I just pressed post and my phone rang.
I shit you not.
I have just hung up.

It was Polly (Mrs OMM). She works part time as an estate agent, including Saturday mornings. Driving to a viewing, on St Marychurch road, near Ellacombe; a high/drunk man leapt on her car. Tried to smash the windows with his head and fists; wrenching the door handle and screaming incoherently.
Cue crazed reversing with madman on bonnet, pursued by several Cops on foot and a crowd of people trying to help (they’d already been trying to subdue him prior to Polly’s arrival).
Now phoned me so I can tell her boss why she’s at the Police station instead of the veiwing.
She was crying down the phone, not hurt, but well fucked up. I reckon we’re in for some nightmares again.

And...

This is the YYFY thread. Sorry.

Edit:

I offer one last thing on this.
A word/thought for the day:

Dystopian.



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#6815 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 11:10:31 am
Thanks Matt.


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#6816 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 11:30:45 am
Thanks Matt.



Go climbing!

It’s the only thing that makes sense (mainly because it doesn’t).

And when you’re done, we can have a beer and argue over politics (because it’s not real, we have no influence and it’s kinda fun and I like listening to you (just because I argue, doesn’t mean I don’t respect you)).
And, when you’re in Devon next, we’ll head over to Ansteys, climb a bit and swim in that beautiful bay (one of those little bits of heaven I mentioned) (you want a beer or a soft drink with lunch? We can flash up the Barbecue down on Redgate in the evening too).

Because, that’s what it’s really about. The rest of the shit piles of life, are just speed bumps and Gas bills. Fucking annoying, sometimes painful, but ultimately transient.

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#6817 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 11:51:23 am
Followed by a candlelit dinner for two I hope.

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#6818 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 11:55:16 am
Followed by a candlelit dinner for two I hope.

What?

Two?

You’re not coming?

Seriously, everyone, I can already taste the steak...

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#6819 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 02:51:17 pm
Having grown up in Widnes, I can confirm that whilst it's shitness is beyond question, it's not as shit as Torquay sounds. Or at least, it wasn't when I lived there.

Widnes always has its even more downtrodden brother Runcorn to make it look better. I can remember opening my GCSE Geography exam paper and seeing the first question. It was a photo of a rundown town centre and we wer invited to point out the signs of social decay. The town was Runcorn. Must've been shit for kids from Runcorn.

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#6820 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 03:19:50 pm
I was about to point out that though I'm not actually from Widnes, Will certainly is. In fact, most of Widnes really isn't that bad.

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#6821 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 07:10:16 pm
Followed by a candlelit dinner for two I hope.

I heard you do a mean pot noodle Doyle....

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#6822 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
January 13, 2018, 08:14:27 pm
Followed by a candlelit dinner for two I hope.

I heard you do a mean pot noodle Doyle....

Would you accept a Pot Noodle from this “man”?


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#6823 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
February 05, 2018, 12:55:03 pm
Right now the city of Philadelphia is waking up to probably one of the greatest collective hangovers of all time. What a great evening!

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#6824 Re: YES,YES, FUCKING YES!!!
February 05, 2018, 01:29:54 pm
Bit of a long one..
Have been feeling thoroughly miserable at the end of 2017 following a relationship  breakdown, so decided last minute to treat myself to a week in Albarracin over Xmas to get away from everything.
....
Now I’m just back from a great first day’s bouldering in beautiful surroundings. Albarracin’s beautiful, the climbing’s mint, conditions are perfect and I’ve got a big smile all over my face! I can absorb the loss it doesn’t really matter.
It always amazes me - the transformative power that simple movement over rock has to rejuvenate the spirit! Especially in amazing new surroundings.
I’m so glad I’m a climber! 😁😁😁

I missed this before. Strong post Pete. I've had good times deciding to just go to Alba on my own. Hope the rest of the trip continued great despite the theft.