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#75 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
August 01, 2021, 11:08:15 pm
I took what might have been one of my best B&W portraits of hongkongstuey while sitting in a hut in a quarry waiting for the rain. Must have it somewhere.

Love to see that if you can find it.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=1252 scan of it

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#76 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
August 02, 2021, 06:15:27 am
damn i look young.... guess that pic must be 22-23 years old now (have been in HK for 21-years so guess the last time i touched welsh slate was prob around 1999/2000 - a quick trip up the Mau Mau with Lucian Cottle in between downpours if i recall correctly...)

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#77 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
August 02, 2021, 09:46:55 am
I think it was you, me and your bro. Intent on doing Mau Mau and German Schoolgirl, but rain just got worse, ended up on the climbing wall at PyB.

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#78 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
August 03, 2021, 11:07:07 am
I took what might have been one of my best B&W portraits of hongkongstuey while sitting in a hut in a quarry waiting for the rain. Must have it somewhere.

Love to see that if you can find it.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/dbpage.php?id=1252 scan of it

Ha! Looks like a moody/sophisiticated press release photo for Homgkongstuey's introspective singer-songwriter album.

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#79 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
August 03, 2021, 11:17:39 am
The title track was called "this weather sucks balls, I'm moving somewhere warmer"

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#80 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 26, 2021, 08:32:04 pm
Richard King who wrote the absolutely marvellous “The Lark Ascending” (Duncan I still have it on the shelf to lend when I next see you), one of my favourite books of 2019/20 has a new one coming out in Feb next year.

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/faber-signs-kings-landmark-welsh-history-1225510

It’s called Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales, 1962–1997 covering “Aberfan, Cymdeithas, the Miners’ Strike, Meibion Glyndŵr, Language, Deindustrialisation, Culture, Second Homes, Sustainability, Devolution.”  it looks really good. He’s a fabulous writer and I suspect this will be well worth reading.

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#81 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 26, 2021, 09:14:23 pm
“The Lark Ascending” sounds like a Bonjoy boulder problem at a forgotten peak venue!

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#82 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 26, 2021, 09:28:10 pm
With a soothing soundtrack:

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#83 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 26, 2021, 10:25:22 pm
“The Lark Ascending” sounds like a Bonjoy boulder problem at a forgotten peak venue!

It is a boulder problem but at a very popular peak venue! Not a Bonjou one as far as I’m aware

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#84 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 27, 2021, 09:29:12 am
It's a Johnny Dawes 6C+ which is both nails and excellent. I've not done it but I've tried it quite a few times, would be great to tick.

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#85 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 27, 2021, 10:04:21 am
Martin Veale isn’t it?

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#86 Re: Slate - it's proper posh
October 27, 2021, 04:01:40 pm

 

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