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#25 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
May 20, 2012, 07:20:34 am
A Grimology question: When you wrote that article about different types of climber and one was called the "Bumbly", was that your coining of the term?

"Bumbly" was common usage when I started climbing in the early 80s.

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#26 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
May 20, 2012, 07:28:21 am
Yep, I had a cartoon poster of "the bumbly climber" on my wall as a kid in the very early '80s...

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#27 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
June 25, 2012, 08:32:56 pm
But in case anyone hasn't seen this, this is mindblowing

http://fiveten.com/community/blog-detail/13017-conquering-the-unknown-factors-david-graham

New post from the warped mind of Dave Graham who's been out in The Grampians with Nalle Hukkkkkktatviealalal for a month or so now.

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#28 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
July 06, 2012, 09:50:07 am
Usually some good stuff to read in the American Alpine Journal

Peru & Bolivia new routes 2010/2011 is a free PDF download as is the 2011 AAJ.

Various articles on the website too.


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#31 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
August 10, 2012, 01:03:51 pm
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=39887

Not necessarily good writing, but an interview with Fred Nicole is always interesting reading

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#33 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
September 25, 2012, 04:32:13 pm
I liked this

http://thestonemind.com/2012/07/17/its-not-cool-to-care/

Yeah, very nice.  I like the expression "lying like a shag carpet"

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#34 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
September 26, 2012, 11:15:17 am
Andy Kirkpatrick is aiming to climb El Cap with his 12 year old daughter Ella who is blogging daily about her adventure

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#35 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
September 26, 2012, 12:01:54 pm
Reminds me of this nice bit of writing http://vocr.sri.com/herson/climbing/tr/halfdome-kara.html

Only way that might happen for me is if the kids get good enough to drag me up!

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#37 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
October 31, 2012, 10:11:56 am
Tommy Caldwell on Rätikon/Wändestock.  I wonder what the reactions will be when they find out about Montrebei?

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#38 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
October 31, 2012, 11:08:35 am
Read that earlier and was going to post it here, great read, sounds tres scary.

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#39 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
November 01, 2012, 05:06:00 pm
“The free ascent is a way of harmonising the sport with the beautiful surroundings in which it is practised. It has become a subtle game where the climber climb without cheating, and the people who see the beauty of the mountains can also appreciate the beauty of movement in hight-standard free climbing. In advocating this pure standard of free climbing, PA   was a founding father. Only once in his climbs did Allain use aid, on the Doigt de l'Etala on July 18, 1938, with Jean Leininger.

From “Everyone knows his name - Pierre Allain” by Yves Ballu

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#40 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
November 02, 2012, 11:59:58 am
Andy Kirkpatrick is aiming to climb El Cap with his 12 year old daughter Ella who is blogging daily about her adventure

Really liked this, my daughter is 8 so might show her this one.

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#41 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
November 02, 2012, 12:47:56 pm
Show her the website I put a link to just after that as well.

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#42 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
November 02, 2012, 04:52:28 pm
Saving time, wasting time and explaining climbing on the Internet

Amusing in a few places, should probably be stickied to the front page of FUKC :whistle:

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#43 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
December 18, 2012, 01:55:25 pm

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#44 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
December 18, 2012, 04:16:08 pm
Saving time, wasting time and explaining climbing on the Internet

Amusing in a few places, should probably be stickied to the front page of FUKC :whistle:

Just noticed this. Good stuff, the best of the Dirtbag Diaries so far.

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#45 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
December 25, 2012, 02:24:28 pm
Change it from 'Magazine' to 'Classic'

http://blog.bethrodden.com/?view=classic

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#46 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
December 28, 2012, 02:54:27 pm
From here...









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#47 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
December 28, 2012, 10:19:40 pm
Brilliant  :great:

The sort of article which , if it were written today about some other topic, I could imagine getting dismissed as unrealistic idealism.

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#48 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
January 29, 2013, 10:22:03 am
An interesting piece on cheating by Mark Twight on cheaters (which is slightly tangential to the No Longer taboot to ask for proof? thread , but lying about things you've not done could be considered a form of cheating).

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#49 Re: Re: Quality Chuffing Articles
January 30, 2013, 02:40:52 pm
Not so much an article but on R4 at 4pm today:

'Bolt Wars': Lisa Bogardus spent 16 months researching and observing the rock climbing world. She describes a battle for the cliffs in which climbers clash about the need to reduce risk and danger.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q8qq5

http://jce.sagepub.com/content/41/3/283.abstract

No doubt be available on iplayer thereafter.

 

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