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#25 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 07:52:43 pm
Don’t listen he’s bluffing, Doylo knows there’s something deeper and more mystical at play here. Fiend on the other hand is simply clueless

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#26 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 07:53:58 pm
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

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#27 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 08:29:01 pm
Now then Doylo. That’s the sort of disgraceful religious propaganda that obfuscates and diverts from the true path to knowledge. It is paramount if not essential that respect should be given to where respect is due. This must be the main goal and outcome of the BOLOC community movement (Legitimisation of outdoor bloccers)

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#28 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 09:11:30 pm
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

I think this calls for a video documentary Doylo, the truth of the fall of G.

This was like reading ukb all those years ago, very nostalgic.

Best thread for a while for sure.

Ryan Pasquill

Didn't know he'd done this. Should have been a UKC newsworthy ascent. I've been to Trowbarrow loads recently and always looked at Shallow Groove and wondered how it goes. Bit sad it sounds like it'll be well out of my league.

This is the difference though isn't it; two climbers who don't do any self-promotion, both essentially with a claim to the FA of an amazing hard line, but when you do see Ryan climb it's pretty damn obvious how good he is. And he bet he'd be able to pull on if you asked him too...

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#29 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 09:16:29 pm
Don’t listen he’s bluffing, Doylo knows there’s something deeper and more mystical at play here. Fiend on the other hand is simply clueless
Back in the day there was a young climber from Carlisle called Fingers of Martyr who was a diehard Si O’Conner believer. At one point Si was posting on here pretending to be a female friend of his and offered to to Fingers up to the Isle of Skye where Si was living and show him all these desperate problems he’d done.
There was all sorts of posts about Fingers going to kidnapped and sold off to slave traders etc.
I wonder if Fingers was a certain young Dan Variable.

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#30 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 28, 2019, 11:02:28 pm
You’re talking sense at last Webbo..... voodoo and crop circles have nothing on this thread

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#31 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 07:57:21 am
I blame the pope. Not the one on a rope - the pointy hatted old badger in the Vatican.

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#32 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 11:10:38 am
brb off to sit in a dark room listening to 'Gone are the days of the G' on repeat  :wavecry:

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#33 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 11:32:38 am
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

I think this calls for a video documentary Doylo, the truth of the fall of G.

 :agree: I’d chip in to crowdfund this.

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#34 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 01:43:04 pm
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

I think this calls for a video documentary Doylo, the truth of the fall of G.

 :agree: I’d chip in to crowdfund this.

Be good to film Danny in the moment he’s shown unequivocal evidence that G’s a bullshitter. That would be some dramatic footage. Like the Pope finding out there isn’t a God.

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#35 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 07:21:42 pm
Is the Gaskins interview still available?. I'd like to watch it again

edit:found it on teamBMC youtube channel.

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#36 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 10:03:00 pm
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

I think this calls for a video documentary Doylo, the truth of the fall of G.

 :agree: I’d chip in to crowdfund this.

Be good to film Danny in the moment he’s shown unequivocal evidence that G’s a bullshitter. That would be some dramatic footage. Like the Pope finding out there isn’t a God.

You’ve lost it mate, or you’re in denial. Keep propping up the anti-hero’s, the G is a true icon. How grim is this idea that evidence should be provided with multiple cameras ‘because we can in this day an age etc etc’. The person genuinely capturing imagination here is ‘Blackpool Sam’ and for all I know he might be completely made up.... footage?

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#37 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 10:08:19 pm
My favourite mythical climbing character is the Spanish spotter...

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#38 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 29, 2019, 10:46:18 pm
How grim is this idea that evidence should be provided with multiple cameras ‘because we can in this day an age

As The Man said: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

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#39 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 01:49:52 am
That’s certainly a great campaign slogan to support the empirical foundations of the BOLOC orthodoxy. Or in other words bollocks.

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#40 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 07:05:13 am
That’s certainly a great campaign slogan to support the empirical foundations of the BOLOC orthodoxy. Or in other words bollocks.

Mr Scapegoat versus Carl Sagan, Laplace, and maybe Bayesian probability....fight, fight, fight!

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#41 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 07:48:46 am
BOLOC orthodoxy. Or in other words bollocks.

Yes we got it the first time dan you patronising twat, and wasn't funny then either.

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#42 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 08:13:36 am
BOLOC orthodoxy. Or in other words bollocks.

Yes we got it the first time dan you patronising twat, and wasn't funny then either.

Saturday morning going well there, Duma? 😉

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#43 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 08:42:34 am
I do love the Cattell’s ‘Gone are the days of the G’ song .

I think this calls for a video documentary Doylo, the truth of the fall of G.

 :agree: I’d chip in to crowdfund this.

Be good to film Danny in the moment he’s shown unequivocal evidence that G’s a bullshitter. That would be some dramatic footage. Like the Pope finding out there isn’t a God.

You’ve lost it mate, or you’re in denial. Keep propping up the anti-hero’s, the G is a true icon. How grim is this idea that evidence should be provided with multiple cameras ‘because we can in this day an age etc etc’. The person genuinely capturing imagination here is ‘Blackpool Sam’ and for all I know he might be completely made up.... footage?

It’s not so much the video evidence , more the fact that some of the climbs have no holds.

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#44 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 08:50:00 am
Perhaps the Gaskins material could be separated from the rest of the thread? It would be a shame to lose it amongst the dross.  It’s not sponsor friendly happy-clappy so I really appreciate Carlisle sticking his head out and telling it like it is.

Gaskins’ interview:

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#45 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 09:42:10 am
 :agree: can't you do it, being a global moderator? It's a very interesting thread.

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#46 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 11:16:05 am
How grim is this idea that evidence should be provided with multiple cameras

That would be grim, but nobody's asking for it. Nice try. All that's expected nowadays for extraordinary claims is 'evidence'  - one shitty phone-propped-on-shoe vid. It isn't hard - you managed that burdensome task for footage of your headpointing.

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#47 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 11:40:18 am
Interesting reading dans post about gaskins. Always makes me a bit sad to read stuff like this.

Is anaesthesia (the traverse he does in stick it) confirmed 8B+?

And another question, has anybody put time into, or repeated, his sit start to rippled wall at bonehill? That looks well grim.

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#48 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 12:18:21 pm
Interesting reading dans post about gaskins. Always makes me a bit sad to read stuff like this.

Is anaesthesia (the traverse he does in stick it) confirmed 8B+?
It’s now 8B in the recent Lakes guide.
Which makes these things puzzling for me, why people with ability do this.
I can sort of understand the Si O’Conners who appear to be living in fantasy world.

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#49 Re: Topic split - chasing a spectre
November 30, 2019, 02:57:52 pm
It’s 8B if you can heel hook. In Stick It he keeps his feet below the lip mostly. Anyway not in same league as the problems with no holds such as Shadowplay and Moment of Clarity. With fantasy climbers I’ve encountered it’s usually that it’s a confusing mixture of fact and fantasy. The only one I can think of who made pretty much everything up was Si the Connor.

 

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