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#325 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:08:41 am
More evidence of the pros using ebikes to good effect to save their energy for the business end...

https://www.climbing.com/news/interview-alex-megos-discusses-the-first-ascent-of-bibliography-9c-5-15d/

I've been wondering about this. Haven't been to Ceuse yet but might be in a few weeks if Catalonia stays off the cards due to the big V.

Me and the girly have e-mtbs (f**k off, they're so much fun) and I was wondering if The Approach could be cheated with them... seems like it's on the cards. Has to be fair game if the Megos is willing to stoop to it...  ;D

Once heard Randall compliment Barrows somewhere about how he saves energy when working a route by getting his belayer to drag him up the crag instead of pulling... Cora's current tactic is to get me to drag her up to the crag so this has to be a better solution  :w00t:

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#326 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:19:02 am
Time to invest in an electric golf caddy to get your clobber to the crag without expending too much energy :D


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#327 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:20:25 am
Time to invest in an electric golf caddy to get your clobber to the crag without expending too much energy :D



Ooh now we're talking!

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#328 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:25:16 am
Now this is on the money 😂

https://mysandhopper.com/


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#329 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:25:35 am
The Approach

All joking aside, I've never understood the terror the walk in elicits in people. Its a beautiful walk on a winding track through a forest and is a piece of piss once you've stashed a rope up there. If you're halfway fit it won't be an issue.

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#330 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:29:40 am
Is there still an issue with pikeys (or the local equivalent) going around in the evenings and nicking hidden kit?

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#331 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:48:20 am
Never heard anything like that. Its not hard to stash your kit somewhere it won't be found in any case.

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#332 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 08:51:20 am
The Approach

All joking aside, I've never understood the terror the walk in elicits in people. Its a beautiful walk on a winding track through a forest and is a piece of piss once you've stashed a rope up there. If you're halfway fit it won't be an issue.

It is weird how much it gets talked about. I know someone there at the moment who reckons she's knackered by it and she did battle cat in 3 goes. Cora has some kind of exercise induced asthma though so anything that'll spare a bit of panting is good beta tbh.  :)

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#333 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 09:09:46 am
pikeys

C'mon Chris, I know you wouldn't use other ethnic slurs, this one is not ok either.

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#334 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 09:41:27 am
pikeys

C'mon Chris, I know you wouldn't use other ethnic slurs, this one is not ok either.

But cheating cunts is fine  :-\

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#335 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 09:59:39 am
pikeys

C'mon Chris, I know you wouldn't use other ethnic slurs, this one is not ok either.

I sat for about 5 minutes trying to think of a term to use that wasn't offensive, what should I use other than macca's suggestion? It was a known group who were doing it.

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#336 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 11:25:20 am
Thieves? No, I don't like the word Macca quoted either, but I hadn't seen that post.

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#337 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 12:54:26 pm
On this side of the Atlantic, they call themselves travelers.

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#338 Re: Megoswad
August 13, 2020, 11:15:48 pm
Going back to saving effort on the walk-in, I've heard that due to cuts in BMC staff salaries, Caff is renting out his chopper at a good rate. You heard it here first.

Going back to gypsies and stealing - who could have guessed that being marginalised would taint your relationship with those who marginalise you? We let a gypsy family use a field for their horses and treated them with respect once when I was a kid, despite them having a terrible reputation in our area, and guess what? In return we got nothing but respect, help and honesty back. Weird, huh?

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#339 Re: Megoswad
August 14, 2020, 10:51:28 am
Going back to saving effort on the walk-in, I've heard that due to cuts in BMC staff salaries, Caff is renting out his chopper at a good rate. You heard it here first.

Going back to gypsies and stealing - who could have guessed that being marginalised would taint your relationship with those who marginalise you? We let a gypsy family use a field for their horses and treated them with respect once when I was a kid, despite them having a terrible reputation in our area, and guess what? In return we got nothing but respect, help and honesty back. Weird, huh?
I would've guessed the responsibility of the marginalisation and the quality of relationship lies somewhere in the middle.

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#340 Re: Megoswad
August 14, 2020, 10:56:06 am
I heard that Dave Graham used a quad bike to get up there when he did Biographie  :2thumbsup:

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#341 Re: Megoswad
September 14, 2020, 11:02:58 pm
9a flash today. Not 100% up to speed on these things but don’t think that many have done this. Him and Ondra?

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFIbe3YqEfL/?igshid=158jy8aprduj2

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#342 Re: Megoswad
September 15, 2020, 06:47:57 am
I do not know of anyone else who have 9a flashes/onsights. How many climbers have onsighted or flashed 8c+ except Megos (a handful), Ondra (twenty or so), Puigblanque(1), Midtbø(1) and Usobiaga(1)?

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#343 Re: Megoswad
September 15, 2020, 02:19:39 pm
@JWI: Sebastian Halenke (http://fanatic-climbing.com/sebastian-halenke-imperial-au-kronthal-sebastian-halenke-strikes-in-kronthal/.

Domen Skofic did Mind Control and Nordic Flower, but both have been downgraded. Also happened with Klemen Becan and his Siempre se puede hacer menos FA in Chulilla.

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#344 Re: Megoswad
September 15, 2020, 04:32:33 pm
yeah, I did know that I did not know about all of them. Mitdbø did not do Cosi... when it was actually 8c+, according to a prominent member of the French downgrading mafia... etc... Best to do more than twenty of them....

 

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