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#25 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 02:25:49 pm
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#26 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 02:37:59 pm
The further off topic this thread is taken the better.

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#27 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 02:49:50 pm
I was actually planning a buildering trip to S cunt horpe. I walk past immaculate granite buildings every day and have no interest in buildering on them, but those stairs behind the wheely bin look ace. Especially for a 6c tick. Sod driving to the grit, I can get to Sunny Scunny in about the same time.

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#28 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 03:29:01 pm
When I was about 13 I used to traverse the back wall of the community centre next door to my house in Lewes when I couldn't get out climbing. It was made of flint so was viciously sharp and bits of it often sheared off unexpectedly. It was pretty filthy and I had to climb over a 7 foot rusty metal gate to get to it and clear weeds and rubbish away from the footholds. It was great though as it was something to climb on. My nearest climbing wall was Mile End in London which was a three hour round trip (thanks for the lifts Mum) so this was all I had locally. The full traverse of the back wall was probably about 7b (route grade) and it took a while for me to link it as it kept getting harder as holds snapped off. Eventually I did it missing out the bigger holds and without using a big ledge for feet. I realised it was actually quite good training as well as being fun.

Reading Jerry's book I noticed the similarity in that he wanted to climb so badly that he would train on anything as a lad and how even by training on a shit brick edge wall he was able to make big gains. When all you want to do is climb you'll make do with whatever's there. Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing and certainly to be encouraged in the young.........











HOWEVER!!

I didn't A: Tell anyone about my traverse or B: Feel the need to write it up anywhere. And had the internet existed I would have had the common sense not to upload videos of myself climbing the bag of shit complete with duff grades and descriptions of it's "classic" moves and then post links to the videos on a bouldering website! FFS!!!! 

:lol:

Anyway - back to Star Wars. lol
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 03:35:19 pm by Jaspersharpe »

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#29 Buildering wot
March 31, 2009, 03:41:39 pm
Hmmm really sharp, bits falling off the whole time, eliminating holds... Are you sure you're talking about your youth? ;)

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#30 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 03:58:23 pm
http://www.joereiss.net/starwars/ascii/

I was going to try and pass one of these badgers off as "something I just knocked up" but they wouldn't copy/paste well. Some time has been spent here.

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#31 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
March 31, 2009, 07:36:59 pm
Whilst engaged in some important surfing work today I came across this....


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#32 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 01, 2009, 12:15:21 pm
Liam - Like Jasper said. You're going to keep getting a load of grief from older (cynical) climbers if you insist on doing mad stuff like climbing in pissy stairwells, videoing it and sticking it on the internet as 'classics'. It's great that you're so syked but don't expect a bunch of 20/30/40 somethings to share your enthusiasm or respond to daft questions.

To everyone else, they're just kids, they don 't have cars or much money.. give 'em a break before jumping on them.  Spread the love  :hug:

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#33 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 01, 2009, 12:36:00 pm
they're just kids... before jumping on them....  Spread the love 

carefull...

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#34 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 01, 2009, 11:41:42 pm
don't expect a bunch of 20/30/40 somethings to share your enthusiasm or respond to daft questions.

Dont expect 18 yr olds to either, or other people who are just about the same age.

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#35 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 02, 2009, 09:44:10 am
Good point! How old are Tyler and Adam Ondra again?  ;)

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#36 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 02, 2009, 10:05:11 am
Good point. Stop being a dick Liam  :)

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#37 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 02, 2009, 10:18:56 am
 :lol:

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#38 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
April 19, 2009, 08:22:28 pm
lol

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#39 Re: A Load of New Buildering Topos
May 04, 2010, 04:22:02 pm

lol lol lol lol lol lol
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Word.

Anyway, who put the cunt in scunthorpe.

 

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