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Title: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy Harris on May 17, 2008, 12:11:51 pm
It's that time of year ladies and gents.

I'm calling the lime  :dance1: :dance1:

but...., I'm going to make a retrospective call back to last Wednesday. I should have seen it at the time but my mind was clouded. Whilst Staminband went down 1st go of the season there was no one to belay me on Rooster Booster and therefore the incomplete customary sends were clouding the cosmic waves. Apologies for this.

enoy it whilst it lasts and here's to months of cool breezy weather and PB's  :beer2:

ps. I'm sat here at the mac scanning in photos of old for our wedding next week, doing the washing and about to walk the dog, looking out at perfect breezy weather!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy_e on May 17, 2008, 12:31:03 pm
 ;D  :dance1:

Getting a car on monday, weather's good, no more exams, limestone's been called... To quote a certain psyched italian - YES YES FUCKING YES
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on May 17, 2008, 02:17:01 pm
but...., I'm going to make a retrospective call back to last Wednesday.

One would bloody well hope so too. It's obviously a black art and all but even last Wednesday would seem a bit on the late side.



Well, I'm off to the mountain trad then.... :whistle:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on May 17, 2008, 03:20:59 pm
we need to all chip in and buy the lad a massive brass horn like gimli blows in lord of the rings for the calling in of the lime
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: butters on May 17, 2008, 08:14:14 pm

Well, I'm off to the mountain trad then.... :whistle:


I might try and get excited about limestone this year but it will be the finest polished trad limestone the Peak can offer if it happens.

bluebrad
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy_e on May 17, 2008, 08:27:18 pm
massive brass horn like gimli blows in lord of the rings for the calling in of the lime

So gimli is the caller of the lime on middle earth then? i can see the resemblance...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatdoc on May 18, 2008, 06:18:10 pm
ah....

at last, tis the time for minus 10.....
 :dance1:

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: moose on May 18, 2008, 08:30:58 pm
we need to all chip in and buy the lad a massive brass horn like gimli blows in lord of the rings for the calling in of the lime

Unnecessary fella... those who this applies to can feel when the lime's been called.... whether they really want to or not.  This sadly even applies to punters like myself: I was in the Lakes this weekend and, rather than save all my grunt for the mighty Bowderstone, felt a perverse urge to visit Woodwell and Trowbarrow (Red Wall - it's like Minus10... with passing motocross bikers).
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: mark on May 18, 2008, 08:37:39 pm
we need to all chip in and buy the lad a massive brass horn like gimli blows in lord of the rings for the calling in of the lime

I'm off work the first half of next week and with my mind full of thoughts of Harris's dwarf horn I'm keen to get out on the lime. Anyone fancy a day down Chee Dale on Monday or Wednesday?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: north_country_boy on May 18, 2008, 09:01:58 pm
Maybe keen for Cheedale weds, two tier ideally,  i'll try post here on tues if so or pm you....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: mark on May 18, 2008, 10:19:54 pm
Maybe keen for Cheedale weds, two tier ideally,  i'll try post here on tues if so or pm you....

Excellent. Two Tier's good for me.

No one for tomorrow? I'll check tomorrow morning in case anyone's free before I start working the phones.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on May 18, 2008, 10:52:40 pm
fucking hell you leave the country for a weekend and the lime gets called. good effort Randy Harrington.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on May 19, 2008, 08:26:33 am
Unnecessary fella... those who this applies to can feel when the lime's been called.... whether they really want to or not.  This sadly even applies to punters like myself: I was in the Lakes this weekend and, rather than save all my grunt for the mighty Bowderstone, felt a perverse urge to visit Woodwell and Trowbarrow (Red Wall - it's like Minus10... with passing motocross bikers).

You reckon climbers across the country feel it? Depending on your commitment to the way of the lime, some stop what they are doing and let out an almighty howl, others feel less. I must admight I felt a slight twitch and a shiver up the spine as the cosmiverse realigned slightly, even though i was halfway up a mountain route in the middle of nowhere (well the Aardverikie Estate anyway).

Good luck with the wedding Mr Harris.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 19, 2008, 08:33:59 am
 ;D

Hurrah. Must admit I feel slightly guilty that the customary routes were not possible as I told Mr Haggis I'd binned my old harness (and wanted to go to Rubicon) so was unavailable to belay on the retrospectively called Wednesday. If I'd realised the significance then I would have changed my plans, purchased a harness, DONE ANYTHING POSSIBLE to ensure the correct calling of the lime!  ;)

Ah well. Here's to a top lime season.  :beer1:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: moose on May 19, 2008, 11:44:32 am
You reckon climbers across the country feel it? Depending on your commitment to the way of the lime, some stop what they are doing and let out an almighty howl, others feel less. I must admight I felt a slight twitch and a shiver up the spine as the cosmiverse realigned slightly, even though i was halfway up a mountain route in the middle of nowhere (well the Aardverikie Estate anyway).

I felt it as a sick, sick, sinking feeling.  My stomach plummeted like a sabotaged elevator.  The Bowderstone itself seemed to give a convulsive shrug, as though the very fabric of the Universe had rejected me.  I departed chastenned, like an unplugged electrical appliance, barely reaching my car before all power faded. The sun still shone, the birds still sang, but the world was a different, less friendly place. A glass ceiling had been placed on my ambitions: a barrier to fulfillment only perceptable to those who dare to strive. 

The "calling" is a misnomer.... it is not the lime that sings a siren song.  The lime remains silent, indifferent whilst all other rock types scream in their sunbaked agony... geology itself mournes the summer! 

Still, not all bad: Shallow Grave was a cracking problem.  God I love vertical crimping. 

So, here's to a season of trad pitches that go on forever with sustained moves from base to belay.  The joy of placing as many nuts as you can carry with the self-satisfied ethical glow of having placed no cams.  Getting pumped as you realise that threads are invariably far more trouble than they're worth.  Exhausted internal debates about the strength of bent, rusted pitons: the triumph of hope over metallurgy ("well, they'll slow me down, and that looks like a jug up there").  Shame-faced conversations about the effect of vegetation on technical grades.  The occassional hold falling off to keep your belayer awake ("what do you mean you forgot your helmet....!?").
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Serpico on May 19, 2008, 12:14:19 pm
What was I doing spending all weekend at Cratcliffe and Earl for then?
I've obviously got Grit Lag.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on May 19, 2008, 12:45:30 pm
Still no midges and reasonable temps on the grit, the Vanwad had another go at Brad Pit last night. Two single attempts seperated by six years, both times topping out. Not a bad record.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Joepicalli on May 21, 2008, 09:50:35 am
What was I doing spending all weekend at Cratcliffe and Earl for then?
I've obviously got Grit Lag.
Serps in your case the call was suppressed by a flood of minx induced hormones. You know how these affect you (sweaty palms, thin skin and a sudden desire to go bouldering despite strong protestations to the contrary).
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on March 13, 2009, 07:44:27 am
May last year, double figure temps in March this year - lots of people making an early start to the season and I'm already hearing people talking about the lime. Rubicon is dry, the Tor mostly so - could this be it? Limestone open season already?

Its not my job to say so. That responsibility falls to the Harris, and he's pregnant - which I hope will not distract him from his duties.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 13, 2009, 07:53:07 am
 ;D

Is the place that must not be mentioned dry? Exploratory training starts again today to see how my injured finger holds up..........
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: benpritch on March 13, 2009, 08:40:11 am
went to a place that cannot be mentioned yesterday and i'd say it would be climbable today. just condensation on certain parts barely any seepage.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on March 13, 2009, 08:55:21 am
May last year, double figure temps in March this year - lots of people making an early start to the season and I'm already hearing people talking about the lime. Rubicon is dry, the Tor mostly so - could this be it? Limestone open season already?

Its not my job to say so. That responsibility falls to the Harris, and he's pregnant - which I hope will not distract him from his duties.

this is just the early bird pre-season warmup, a bit like when shops open an hour early for browsing time but the tills aren't actually on while 10am.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 13, 2009, 09:00:07 am
I've never understood that "wandering about looking at shit when the tills aren't open" thing. Why the fuck would you want to spend longer in Meadowhell or suchlike than you have to? Get in, buy stuff, get the fuck out, go to the pub.

Nice one Ben.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Eddies on March 13, 2009, 12:49:35 pm
Its a woman thing... Same rule applies to climbing, all the real men are still on the grit!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on March 13, 2009, 12:55:44 pm
The limestone season never ends in Wales, although we don't have any grit (really gutted about that BTW).
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 13, 2009, 12:58:46 pm
Quality avatar there Doylo. I sincerely hope you are going to invest in some lime green shorts for when you get to the redpointing stage.....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on March 13, 2009, 01:08:41 pm
Quality avatar there Doylo. I sincerely hope you are going to invest in some lime green shorts for when you get to the redpointing stage.....

Ha ha, well i've had the mom dad gay avatar for years, needed a change. Something tells me that lime green shorts might be quite hard to get hold of in 2020 Jasp!  ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 13, 2009, 01:13:59 pm
Ah I've read your blog and foresee the siege being shorter than 11 years mate.

I actually owned the original shorts for a while. They were pinned up on our board. If only I hadn't lost them in one house move or another!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on March 13, 2009, 01:16:44 pm
Ah I've read your blog and foresee the siege being shorter than 11 years mate.

I actually owned the original shorts for a while. They were pinned up on our board. If only I hadn't lost them in one house move or another!

Shit, i would have paid big bucks for those!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: north_country_boy on March 13, 2009, 01:32:41 pm
March and still not managed to get time to gte to Malham....livid.  :'(

Jerry is now one step closer Doylo......  ;)

http://www.destira.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DS&Category_Code=SS&ViewAll=Yes (http://www.destira.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DS&Category_Code=SS&ViewAll=Yes)

"or errands before and after the gym" WTF!!!?

(Start a a new retro trend, it might lead to a UK climbing scene hot pant frenzy...haha)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on March 13, 2009, 01:37:46 pm
(http://i40.tinypic.com/33ualab.jpg)

Amazing, i'm getting some! Anyone know where i can get some lazers?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: north_country_boy on March 13, 2009, 01:41:38 pm
Maybe it should be made mandatory that the caller of the Lime has to do Staminaband wearing a pair of those beauties.....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 13, 2009, 01:45:33 pm
Awesome.

Doylo, you have mail.  :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Houdini on March 13, 2009, 06:23:35 pm
Anyone know where i can get some lazers?

Adam Wainwright had and maybe still has a mother lode of unused lasers.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy F on March 15, 2009, 07:32:39 pm
March and still not managed to get time to gte to Malham....livid.  :'(


Pity, it was pretty mint today. Not to mention rather busy. Looks like the lime has been called at the Cove.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fultonius on March 15, 2009, 09:17:05 pm
Has anyone called the lime in Scotland?

We drove right past the solitary bastion of limestone greatness today and I did feel a certain, gravitational urge to divert our path the way of the great white calcite.

Were we mad :alky: :shrug: :spank:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 16, 2009, 08:12:30 am
Went for a walk with the family yesterday and drove past The Tor which looked mostly dry. Assume Powerband and other stuff on the RHS was dry as it was rammed.

Later stopped off at Crag X to have a look and despite the odd wet streak most stuff there was dry and doable.

It was warm (12ish degrees) but with a bit of a breeze............

 :-\
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on March 16, 2009, 09:19:01 am
Has anyone called the lime in Scotland?

We drove right past the solitary bastion of limestone greatness today and I did feel a certain, gravitational urge to divert our path the way of the great white calcite.


Was that the "solitary" bastion at at Limekilns, Inchnadamph or Smoo cave? (I think there are others).
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fultonius on March 16, 2009, 09:32:18 am
 :oops: My knowledge of Scottish Lime is clearly substandard :rtfm:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on March 16, 2009, 09:58:43 am
Indeed. What you get for living in the buckfast belt. Anyway, I reckon Limekilns would have been green, slippery and crap. Even in midsummer it's 2 of the 3.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: benpritch on March 16, 2009, 10:57:48 am
was minto at crag x yesterday between the water streaks - should be prime conditions by the end of the week if it stays dry, woohoo.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 16, 2009, 10:59:29 am
Going in a few hours........... ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on March 16, 2009, 10:39:05 pm
May last year, double figure temps in March this year - lots of people making an early start to the season and I'm already hearing people talking about the lime. Rubicon is dry, the Tor mostly so - could this be it? Limestone open season already?

One's initial reaction is "stop being a gaylord with this premature lime nonsense and get back on Lowrider"....

....but having felt grit recently, I think you guys are right. There might be more cold snaps but the lime is in the air. Even I feel the urge - purely as training for Easy Trad(tm) of course.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: magpie on March 16, 2009, 10:47:53 pm
I reckon Limekilns would have been green, slippery and crap. Even in midsummer it's 2 of the 3.
It's been in alright nick the last few weeks, apparently, haven't been to check myself.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on March 17, 2009, 08:10:31 am
I reckon Limekilns would have been green, slippery and crap. Even in midsummer it's 2 of the 3.
It's been in alright nick the last few weeks, apparently, haven't been to check myself.

By alright nick do you mean not green, just the other two? :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on March 17, 2009, 08:51:56 am
Don't diss Limekilns >:( . Even though 90% of UK inland limestone is toss, it's definitely in the other 10%.


I will concede some bits may occasionally be slippery though.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on March 17, 2009, 09:02:02 am
I (personally) think it's shite. Worst limestone crag I have ever been to.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on March 17, 2009, 09:07:02 am
You need to be dragged down to the tor....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 17, 2009, 09:34:37 am
Wash your mouth out Fiend.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 20, 2009, 02:12:58 pm
Where is Harris?!  :shrug:

It's 16 degrees outside, the sun is blazing down and there is a lovely cooling breeze.

Call it man! It must be time.  ;D

I'm off to Rubicon and Crag X shortly and if they're all dry then that seals it..........
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on March 20, 2009, 02:19:02 pm
I think now would be a recklessly early call. there's no sense in calling it when people who can finish work as early as 4 still don't have anough time to get to the tor and get a session in by daylight. won't somebody please think of the children.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on March 20, 2009, 02:27:03 pm
It's them I'm appealing on behalf of.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on March 20, 2009, 02:41:40 pm
I'm not convinced it should really be called yet either, the tor is still wet and powerband impossible (apparently). As you know, when harris retro flashes staminaband, the lime is officially called. And its wet, so thats not yet.

What we are experiencing Jas, is the devotees pre season friendly. To be honest, I think we should keep it to ourselves. There will come a time this summer when you and I are sat beneath kudos wall wishing we'd shut the fuck up about the lime because we will be vying with 16 yr olds with sweaty hands leaving black paw prints on our holds.

And, its only March, it seems to go sunny for a few weeks now and then rain all april. Perhaps the arrival of Harris junior (can it be called anything other than Ben?) will signal open season? and a new standard in crimping? (one can only hope so)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: etjoset on March 20, 2009, 02:43:19 pm
Longer term forecast is for northerly winds to bring colder conditions back for the start of next week. Winter's last gasp and a last chance for those grit projects?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on March 20, 2009, 03:20:42 pm
Only a fool would call the lime before the equinox. But then with peak lime we're dealing with fools, lets face it. Rest assured I'm waiting to pour scorn on any call which proves to be premature.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on March 20, 2009, 03:24:41 pm
Loth, the conditions druid hath speaketh

(http://www.thelensflare.com/large/druid_370.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: r-man on March 20, 2009, 03:40:25 pm
Loth, the conditionth druidth hath speaketh

You can't just add "th" to the end of all your words and hope to get away with it. You aren't in Spain now.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on March 20, 2009, 03:47:11 pm
eth eth eth eth eth chris waddle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJh0pDMnL8M)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on March 20, 2009, 03:53:11 pm
If only Marcos knew how to use a computer - he'd show all y'all punks.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: AndiT on March 21, 2009, 12:30:32 am
If only Marcoth knew how to useth a computer - he'd show all y'all punkth.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy Harris on March 21, 2009, 02:17:00 pm
hold your horses youths (and not so). good things come to those who wait.

Roy and I have just spent a baltic morning at Burbage south clothed in thermals & winter gear. It was minty and some good stuff went down.

I may venture forth to the tor on monday .....

and who says i can't do staminaband in the wet  ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 15, 2009, 02:29:05 pm
http://dobbinwondermule.blogspot.com/2009/04/lime-caller.html (http://dobbinwondermule.blogspot.com/2009/04/lime-caller.html)

 :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 15, 2009, 02:33:16 pm
 :o

Should have given some advice on how much Johnny Brown's well-meaning meddling should be heeded...

I think as the climate gets more fucked up and the seasons more interchangable, the calling of the lime becomes harder and harder. I hope dob is up to the task.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 15, 2009, 02:42:21 pm
I wonder if there will be an elaborate handover ceremony with complicated protocol (the toothbrush and bartowel much be passed from the left hand of the outgoing imcumbent over the right shoulder....), or if mr harris will regenerate into dobbin like doctor who, complete with sound effects of quickdraws being rubbed up and down a harp supplied by the BBC radiophonic workshop.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Falling Down on April 15, 2009, 03:04:56 pm
Doesn't Dobbin/Harris incarnate now have to bury Johnny Brown in a bark and moss casket underneath the Buckstone until October ?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 15, 2009, 03:13:49 pm
Dobbin/Harris incarnate

Would this be like a crab/donkey hybrid? A donkey that walks sideways? Or just a really basic crab?

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2due8ah.png)

 :-\
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 15, 2009, 03:16:52 pm
Doesn't Dobbin/Harris incarnate now have to bury Johnny Brown in a bark and moss casket underneath the Buckstone until October ?

nah he just gets stuck in the airing cupboard in a carboard box full of shredded newspaper like the blue peter tortoise.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 16, 2009, 09:51:00 pm
I wonder if there will be an elaborate handover ceremony with complicated protocol (the toothbrush and bartowel much be passed from the left hand of the outgoing imcumbent over the right shoulder....), or if mr harris will regenerate into dobbin like doctor who, complete with sound effects of quickdraws being rubbed up and down a harp supplied by the BBC radiophonic workshop.

Remember, this is only a temporary handing over (to my knowledge - maybe I will do so well he wont want it back) (or maybe for another reason - more on that in a moment) so the usual passing of the lime callers robes ceremony has been officially veteod by the lime council (Zippy and Sharples). I have been the recipient of a proud honour, the weight of which I now bear on my shoulders. Its heavy, but I am proud to be burdened with such an important task, and rest assured, I am duly humbled at the magnitude of the task which stands before me. But with the knowledge passed from Andy I shall do my best (goddammit).

Dave Cheekbones Mason (breaker of a thousand hearts) and I inspected the tor just yesterday. It wasnt far off, but I have been warned against making any false call. Whilst its nearly there, it still holds out for now, and with this most recent rain, perhaps it will get worse before it gets better. Rest assured Tor Fans, I shall not shirk in my duties. The call will come in due time...

Or will it.... I am delighted to report that Crabmaster Harris, master of the minging crimp and purveyor of the most dubious of musical delights is the proud father of a baby daughter, as at early o clock this morning. Shiv and baby Harris are fine, 2.5kg apparently (whats that in pounds?). Anyway, particularly well done to Shiv, but also to the Haggis and welcome to the baby. But perhaps this means calling duties have been passed over prematurely? One certainly hopes not. I do feel something of a charlatan making the call - I have nothing of the pedigree of the Harris, but am honoured to have been so recognised. Only time and seepage will tell.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Ru on April 16, 2009, 10:35:21 pm
It's quite simple Dob: just retroflash Staminaband and Rooster Booster in a sesh, then we're all go. I await your anouncement eagerly.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 16, 2009, 11:33:17 pm
I dragged my sorry carcass across lime today - Dylan put the idea in my head really, but Mr Twotone collaborated.
I enjoyed it.
I find myself strangely motivated for more.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 17, 2009, 08:06:25 am
I have been the recipient of a proud honour, the weight of which I now bear on my shoulders. Its heavy, but I am proud to be burdened with such an important task, and rest assured, I am duly humbled at the magnitude of the task which stands before me.

Is this like being a bearer of The Ring? It changes you - do not become Gollum, use the pwer with wisdom.

Congratualtions to Mr Harris. Maybe a true heir of the calling has been born.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2009, 08:59:41 am
I dragged my sorry carcass across lime today - Dylan put the idea in my head really, but Mr Twotone collaborated.
I enjoyed it.
I find myself strangely motivated for more.


YYFY! *faints*
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 17, 2009, 09:05:58 am
I sincerely hope it was Stoney, Staden, or Chee Tor..............
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2009, 09:09:26 am
Lagers text me yesterday to see if I could accompany him................TO RUBICON!! Unfortunately I couldn't but I fully expected him to have hated it and sworn never to touch the lime again. The scales have been removed from his eyes! Let lime joy be universally embraced and JB placed in his tortoise box.

 ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2009, 09:11:40 am
I dragged my sorry carcass across lime today - Dylan put the idea in my head really, but Mr Twotone collaborated.
I enjoyed it.
I find myself strangely motivated for more.


and this morning I remain uninjured (physically)  :thumbsup:

I should also add that Mrs Starfish allowed my crash pads in the house last night - which is proof of how reasonable the mud conditions were.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 17, 2009, 09:52:51 am
I think its gonna be a long, long time before Dobbin gets me in that box. Harris picked up a few tricks over the years but he never had a easy time of it.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cofe on April 17, 2009, 10:32:38 am
a line of tangfastics leading across the plantation floor, then he simply pulls the string to drop the door when you're in? cunning, but humane.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 17, 2009, 10:43:38 am
I thought he went for the BA Baraccus / drink this glass of milk approach.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 17, 2009, 10:55:09 am
He usually posed as a child. What threw me was the child got younger every year.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Paul B on April 17, 2009, 10:58:22 am
(http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Roses_Lime_Juice_Cordial_1_Ltr.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tommytwotone on April 17, 2009, 11:20:53 am
...Let lime joy be universally embraced and JB placed in his tortoise box.

 ;D

I can confirm that a great session was had - my first session of peak limestone bouldering in over 10 years of climbing, I'd managed to avoid it until last night but I really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cofe on April 17, 2009, 11:22:45 am
my first session of peak limestone bouldering in over 10 years of climbing, I'd managed to avoid it until last night but I really enjoyed it!

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ (http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/)

;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2009, 11:24:32 am
You're swimming against an irreversible tide cofe.   ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: webbo on April 17, 2009, 11:26:32 am
maybe the tide will prevent more dead fish deposits.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cofe on April 17, 2009, 11:26:50 am
i know i know, but i'm not going out* without a fight.

(* was going to type 'down' here, but that would have handed someone a gag on a silver platter.)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 17, 2009, 11:32:07 am
you damn right.

peak limestone is a lot like Dr Pepper - people are afraid to try it cos they're worried they might actually like it. Go on, whats the worst that can happen?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 17, 2009, 11:52:31 am
Rotted teeth, the shakes, nervous twitches, loss of coordination, profuse sweating, messed up sleep patterns...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 17, 2009, 11:58:51 am
exactly, although there are some downsides to it too.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 17, 2009, 12:00:35 pm
A lifelong curse, judging by Paul B?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2009, 12:08:45 pm
That was contracted by selling his soul to climb 8B. On Grit!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tommytwotone on April 17, 2009, 12:13:15 pm
That was contracted by selling his soul to climb 8B. On Grit!

Thank goodness for that - I was worried for a second there.

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2009, 01:05:10 pm
Dear Diedre,

I have noticed that since yesterday's brush with the lime, I have an increased interest in looking at men's bottoms and have developed a tendency to exaggerate my facial expressions and intersperse my speech with phrases of polari; is this a normal consequence?

Yours mincingly,

Lagers
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: webbo on April 17, 2009, 01:15:26 pm
Dear Lagers
                The only recommended treatment for this condition is to purchase a large truck and pickaxe.then when you next visit the lime hack away it with your pick.when you have enough lime to fill your truck,take it home to Sheffield and use it to fill all those potholes in the roads.As well as curing your condition it will save lots of wear and tear on your new bike.
                                                                        All the best
                                                                        Diedre
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2009, 01:30:23 pm
Dear Diedre,
I have already filled in most of the potholes on my route to work using bones harvested from incompetent social care workers (took me almost a whole hour to meet enough suitable candidates). My problem now is trying to find a pick in a colour that matches my other accessories. The one's in Wickes are just soooo DRAB. Any suggestions on where to get one in pastel green or blue?

Thank you darling
Mwah
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2009, 01:45:42 pm
Dear lagers

You've got it the wrong way round poor lamb. The lime is for basic macho manliness and power whereas the grit is the realm of sensitive gay finesse and foot faggotry.

I can only imagine that it's the exposure to such a masculine hetero environment that's uncovered your suppressed grit gayness.

I'd recommend further sessions of lime bouldering, driving around in a big truck, singing Eye Of The Tiger and staying away from Joe Picalli. You'll soon be back to normal lovey.

Russell Grant
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2009, 01:50:07 pm
staying away from Joe Picalli

 :'(
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: webbo on April 17, 2009, 03:21:23 pm
Dear Diedre,
I have already filled in most of the potholes on my route to work using bones harvested from incompetent social care workers (took me almost a whole hour to meet enough suitable candidates). My problem now is trying to find a pick in a colour that matches my other accessories. The one's in Wickes are just soooo DRAB. Any suggestions on where to get one in pastel green or blue?

Thank you darling
Mwah

Dear Lagers
The curse of incompetent social care workers.I'm shocked to find this has spread from East Yorkshire into South yorkshire.I'm in agreement that burying them is the only answer.As for pastel picks I can recommend your local Laura Ashley store they have a good range of lime destroying equipment.I would always avoid piccalilli where ever possible and stick to branston or gherkins.
Yours in the kitchen.
Delilah Smith
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy Harris on April 17, 2009, 11:16:30 pm
It is recorder in the lore of The Caller that if a child were to be born at the Tor and that child bore the mark “HFF” (Hands for Feet) on their crown that they would be the 2nd coming (of Moffatt). The child would inherit the finest traits of those few that have given to the Tor without compromise. Namely but not exclusively:

the youthful keenness of Sharples
the ability to find a new line on any old bit of rock (Pretty)
the ego of Moffatt
the unrequited love & devotion to the Pinches Wall (Harris)
the staticness of Smith
the talent of finding the hardest possible sequence (Moon)
the ruthlessness to down grade all new routes (Barker & Welford)
the facial hair of Fawcett (a bit unfortunate if it's a lass)
the bat hanging magnificence of McClure

If a child were to be conceived at the Tor then that would just be a bit wrong and both parties should be ashamed of theirselves.

As for pulling a sword from my cleft or blowing my horn, i don't know whether to be flattered or disgusted :-\
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 21, 2009, 04:38:02 pm
DOB stop getting scared soloing sweaty severes, unleash your sword and cut through all the ambiguity and despair. I've still got sunburn from North Wales on the weekend, the grit is radianting heat and making me feel ill when I'm near it, surely the calling is calling to you??
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 21, 2009, 05:03:26 pm
That was a one off. I can let you in to a secret, I will attempt an inspection tomorrow eve. Rest assured if it is time the call will be made.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Monolith on April 21, 2009, 05:37:38 pm
It is recorder in the lore of The Caller that if a child were to be born at the Tor and that child bore the mark “HFF” (Hands for Feet) on their crown that they would be the 2nd coming (of Moffatt). The child would inherit the finest traits of those few that have given to the Tor without compromise. Namely but not exclusively:

the youthful keenness of Sharples
the ability to find a new line on any old bit of rock (Pretty)
the ego of Moffatt
the unrequited love & devotion to the Pinches Wall (Harris)
the staticness of Smith
the talent of finding the hardest possible sequence (Moon)
the ruthlessness to down grade all new routes (Barker & Welford)
the facial hair of Fawcett (a bit unfortunate if it's a lass)
the bat hanging magnificence of McClure



Is Johnathon's reputed lapping of Hubble not list worthy!?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: a dense loner on April 21, 2009, 06:48:48 pm
on a top rope. what do you think?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: davej on April 22, 2009, 09:08:06 am
 The child would inherit the finest traits of those few that have given to the Tor without compromise.
the barnet of Gaskins?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 22, 2009, 09:26:39 am
Dear Deidre,
Having read many of these posts - I have a dirty confession... I have never bouldered on Limestone - except at Wetherby (does that count? or is it the equivalent of a quick fumble..).

If I were to think about having a try, where would be the best place for my indoctrination   virginity loosing introduction, given my normal Grit bouldering is around the high 6's and low 7's?
Yours nervously
T
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 22, 2009, 10:13:15 am
New Zealand.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: davej on April 22, 2009, 10:17:08 am
New Zealand on the night of the fullmoon
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 22, 2009, 10:39:19 am
unless, like some wags suggest, you can drive to castle hill after work, I suggest you look closer to home. crags like rubicon and raven tor have good problems in the mid-6 to low 7s, but don't go expecting anything to give up without a fight, its not like that. most of these crags reward persistence and most people who just turn up just once and expect it to be like any other bouldering will go away empty handed. here's a few problems to look at:

Tor:
finish section of bens roof ("too hard for mark leach") about 6cish
left had version of the above - similar grade
Chimes start - 6b+ish?
weedkiller traverse - 7b
bashers problem - 7a/+
Little Extra start - 6c+ish
Boot Boys start - 6cish
rattle& hump start - 7a+ish
Wild In Me start - 6cish, bit harder from sitter
Super High Intensity start - 6cish
Saline Drip - 7aish

Rubicon:
top warmup traverse - 6a+
middle warmup traverse - 6b+
low warmup traverse - 6c+
Bank's undercut problem - 7a+
bigger tail - 7a+
kudos traverse 7b
millers tale 6cish
miller tale sitter 6c+ish
whitebait start 7a
dragonflight traverse 6bish
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 22, 2009, 11:29:43 am
crags like rubicon and raven tor have good problems in the mid-6 to low 7s

I climb similar grades on grit and have just started dipping my toe in the lime recently, so far I've had more success at Rubicon than Raven Tor.

don't go expecting anything to give up without a fight, its not like that.


Quite relieved to hear this, I thought I was just being shit.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 22, 2009, 11:33:24 am
Yeah, every move you have to battle against your rapidly waning motivation. Not only that, its cumulative within the session. I usually last about four goes before getting distracted by something more interesting, like staring at some tarmac for instance.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 22, 2009, 11:35:55 am
Dammit Dobbin get him into the fucking box for God's sake!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 22, 2009, 11:51:59 am
Yeah, every move you have to battle against your rapidly waning motivation. Not only that, its cumulative within the session. I usually last about four goes before getting distracted by something more interesting, like staring at some tarmac for instance.

that sounds like quitters talk to me.

i recon you might get more out of it if you experiment with climbing in rockshoes rather than trainers though...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on April 22, 2009, 12:24:50 pm
Yeah, every move you have to battle against your rapidly waning motivation. Not only that, its cumulative within the session. I usually last about four goes before getting distracted by something more interesting, like staring at some tarmac for instance.

 ::) Powerband/staminaband is a worthwhile objective for the tradster who doesn't like pulling down too hard on nasty broken crimps.

Or wot about highballing Pump up the Power or Caviar?



Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 22, 2009, 12:32:09 pm
(http://www.wildlifeheaven.co.uk/userimages/Coffins038.JPG)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Nibile on April 22, 2009, 12:41:11 pm
one day, one day i will touch the lime.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 22, 2009, 12:47:14 pm
Quote
Powerband/staminaband is a worthwhile objective for the tradster who doesn't like pulling down too hard on nasty broken crimps.

Your definition of worthwhile is clearly different to mine.

Quote
Or wot about highballing Pump up the Power or Caviar?

A) I can't do the moves on either and, B) I don't consider a highball to be something that maroons you on a hold that has to be abseiled off.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 22, 2009, 12:49:33 pm
i've got to agree with the showpony on this one, you'd have to be an idiot or quentin fisher to try and highball caviar. PUTP is fair game though.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 22, 2009, 12:57:08 pm
How would you get down? Are you Dave Thomas? I suppose you could do some death defying grass traverse to get off the right hand side but fun and safe are not words I would associate with such an exercise.

Rest assured idle watcher of these pages, that Johnny Brown only speaks so ill of that which is white because of a remarkable metamorphosis he undergoes when he arrives at either crag. The venerable Mr Johnny Brown, Sentinel of Stanage and Plantation Penetrator becomes Ian Dawes. Ian is not like Johnny. He doesnt climb well, and is oft found in the summer months gazing longingly at car parks, roads and other tarmaced areas.

For many years the caller of the lime has attempted to place him in protective packaging until the brown rocks are in season again and for many years the caller has found better things to do (climbing for instance). This situation continues unresolved until the end of days.

As a once great man said : "May till september - white rocks remember"
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 22, 2009, 01:03:47 pm
i've got to agree with the showpony on this one, you'd have to be an idiot or quentin fisher to try and highball caviar. PUTP is fair game though.

 :agree:

I can still remember the sound of Quent hitting the deck from a silly height on an attempt to solo Caviar. It was like a truck hitting a wall.

However.......

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on April 22, 2009, 02:01:57 pm
i've got to agree with the showpony on this one, you'd have to be an idiot or quentin fisher to try and highball caviar.

 :agree:


Jeez, what a bunch of wimps!  It's only 3 minutes with a barrow load of pads from your car...............
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 22, 2009, 02:09:52 pm
why carry a rope when you can take 20 pads eh!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 23, 2009, 11:20:48 am
And there speaks the spirit of the trad!

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: stom on April 23, 2009, 02:03:37 pm
i've got to agree with the showpony on this one, you'd have to be an idiot or quentin fisher to try and highball caviar. PUTP is fair game though.

I think this is most peoples reaction.... However I was at Rubicon at the end of March an there was a  bloke there doing exactly this!  He was getting to just below the jugs before coming off onto his single pad with only his girlfriend spotting/taking pictures.  10 minutes later he was trying Piranah above 1 pad and fell off twice from the move to the break!   :jaw:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 23, 2009, 02:20:18 pm
what was he planning to do for the top half of the route though, which i can assure you ain't trivial?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy B on April 23, 2009, 02:38:23 pm
you'd have to be an idiot to fail on the top of Caviar.  ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: stom on April 23, 2009, 03:01:34 pm
what was he planning to do for the top half of the route though, which i can assure you ain't trivial?

No idea for Caviar, posibly just jump seeing as though he seemed to have legs of steel?   For Piranha his plan was to traverse right to the top of White Bait reverse down a couple of moves and jump onto his mat which he'd get his girlfriend to drag across.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 23, 2009, 03:03:08 pm
yeah pirhana is straightforward, i was on about caviar.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 23, 2009, 04:04:12 pm
what was he planning to do for the top half of the route though, which i can assure you ain't trivial?

 ;D Oh it is  ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: north_country_boy on April 23, 2009, 04:29:11 pm
trivial it is. High it is. Solo i would not.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 23, 2009, 04:34:21 pm
To be fair I have highballed Piranha, and then come down the tree to the left. Caviar would be a very different proposition though as its about six sport grades harder. And higher. And there isn't a tree to get down.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: AndiT on April 23, 2009, 07:21:28 pm

As a once great man said : "May till september - white rocks remember"


Wyclef Jean?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 23, 2009, 09:45:53 pm
That was gone till november wasn't it?

Anyway
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tommytwotone on April 23, 2009, 10:26:44 pm
Not wishing to throw more confusion into the mix, but I was up at Stanage on Weds and the nick was good - warm but not too bad, and a very pleasant cooling breeze to top it off.

JB might be safe from his tortoise box for a touch longer at this rate...

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 24, 2009, 09:33:47 am
Good nick last night an' all. Plus rain forecast for the weekend...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 24, 2009, 10:15:41 am
Plus rain forecast for the weekend...
...so you'll be heading to ever-dry crags like Rubicon, The Tor, etc  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 24, 2009, 10:20:25 am
Hah! You think I'd fall for that! That fool Dobbin will be there with that damn box. Oh no, I'll be taking well-earned rest day, it hasn't rained in a fortnight and grit can be hard on the skin doncha know?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 07, 2009, 08:45:03 am
*cough*
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: magpie on May 07, 2009, 08:51:17 am
 :-\

must have been a secret Twitter announcement
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on May 07, 2009, 08:59:16 am
yeah yeah allright! the blog gets it first OK?

I am calling the LIME!  

Its tempting to make a retrospective call dated back to the 22nd April, as by some parties it will be claimed that this call is late. Let us recall the wise words of the Harris which stated that "truly the grit must be a thing of the past" before the call is made (and not to "be bullied by the keenness of youth for the call"). Plus, I felt like I climbed well last night : "climb like a legend on the day of the call". My bad finger is still bad, but it felt less so, and I breezed through the stamina band start like in days of old. Now here is another troubling matter on the mind of this years lime caller : I have never done Staminaband or Rooster booster (which it is traditional the lime caller retro flash for the season to open), but it would be in keeping with the spirit of the times to simply claim an unwitnessed ascent wouldnt it?

No of course not! the lime caller's role is one of paramount importance, and I shall endeavour to do my duties whilst upholding the high standards of integrity to which we should all aspire. I flashed Staminaband START and fell off crossing through on Powerband. I had a couple of laps to the end of powerband but the last move hurt my finger so I stepped off. Actually, I felt so good on these that this could actually be the year I finally do do Staminaband. Watch this space. Its a good summer project.

So thats it - the season is officially open. Yes, we have all been going for months but thats not the point - those have been pre season friendly sessions. My airing cupboard is waiting JB...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on May 07, 2009, 09:03:27 am
I flashed Staminaband START and fell off crossing through on Powerband.

ditto. the call is a good one.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on May 07, 2009, 09:05:55 am
Migrate north JB, think outside the box. Fucking baltic here this morning, howling winds and clear blue skies.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on May 07, 2009, 09:15:57 am


So thats it - the season is officially open. Yes, we have all been going for months but thats not the point - those have been pre season friendly sessions.

TBH last night was my first lime session since an unlikely Press in early January. Fair call I say.
Though I'll be out on the grit tonight
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on May 07, 2009, 09:29:54 am
A panicked late call methinks. Finally a run of cold weather (I had four layers on at Running Hill on sunday, and still cold!) and then a bucketload of rain that will work its way through to soak the filthy lime for the weekend. No need to go north for a long while yet.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on May 07, 2009, 09:36:43 am
A fine call I think - just after my final grit weekend of the season.. although I've been enjoying the delights of stoney and the like since Feb :thumbsup:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 07, 2009, 09:45:17 am
A panicked late call methinks. Finally a run of cold weather (I had four layers on at Running Hill on sunday, and still cold!) and then a bucketload of rain that will work its way through to soak the filthy lime for the weekend. No need to go north for a long while yet.

Did someone say something just then?

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on May 07, 2009, 10:03:58 am
Was windy last night....but a warm wind...

I think it has to be called. Once the current showery weather settles down it will be obvious.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jim on May 07, 2009, 10:51:01 am
"truly the grit must be a thing of the past"
Surely this means that the lime can never be called
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cofe on May 07, 2009, 10:53:23 am
aren't you supposed to be on holiday ken?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jim on May 07, 2009, 10:54:35 am
can't sit in the sun all day kes
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: benpritch on May 07, 2009, 07:20:45 pm
A panicked late call methinks. Finally a run of cold weather (I had four layers on at Running Hill on sunday, and still cold!) and then a bucketload of rain that will work its way through to soak the filthy lime for the weekend. No need to go north for a long while yet.

get in your box
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Percy B on May 07, 2009, 07:36:51 pm
Even I touched the Lime today, so it must be time.

In conclusion, I can still do Jericho Road, so Lime season is now officially over for me and its back to the grit, thank god.....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy Harris on May 08, 2009, 08:24:05 am
Whilst I didn't have access to the tinter I felt a disturbance in the Fawcett and new the call had been made. Infact at this precise moment my daughter Amelie let rip a huge fart spraying Siobhan & her sister in semi-digested breast milk. At first she had a look of shock on her face and then she knew something important had happened. The Fawcett is indeed strong in this one.

Twas a good call and even though the pressure was on Dobbin did not waver.

Be gone Johnny Brown back to your foul brown stuff & Bishton, leave the white stuff alone.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on May 08, 2009, 11:00:11 am
disgusting brown stuff
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on May 23, 2010, 01:48:26 pm
A new year, a new coalition government, a new lime season?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on May 23, 2010, 02:27:40 pm
These lime callers are a bunch of amateurs. Even I was down Cheedale yesterday.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on May 23, 2010, 02:36:02 pm
that may be so mr brown but was it a league visit or just a pre season friendly?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on May 23, 2010, 05:10:56 pm
4th time this month. Dobbin has dropped the ball. And then tripped over it. Turns out the ball was an egg, and now its all over his face.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on May 23, 2010, 08:00:38 pm
The seasons over, its too hot. Roll on September  ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on May 23, 2010, 08:53:10 pm
I have been wondering this for a few weeks. Doblogegg has let the side down with this one!!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on May 23, 2010, 09:25:28 pm
And what do eggs and hot weather make? sticky face actually.

Well, I admit it - the call should have been made by now, and honour was my undoing. Nay, should I trend on the toes of the crimpmaster... Nay should I eschew with time honored protocol and make a call without being granted the authority to do so.

I was fortunate last year to be given the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to act above my station, because to be honest fellows - my credentials are not of the standard of the limecaller, and I felt something of a fraud making such an important decision, but lo, and it has been called, and by none other than the technique laden cadfael lookalike - enemy of the lime himself! forsooth! for whom will place you in your box now Johnny Brown?

<the cupboard awaiteth>
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on May 23, 2010, 09:52:38 pm
The shame. A penance of a dozen and one expeditions to moorland grit and the high plateaux would be suitable.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy F on May 23, 2010, 10:12:51 pm
The seasons over, its too hot. Roll on September  ;D

Pah. Perfect Goredale weather today, warm, shady with a nice breeze. Ya just got to know where to go  ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on May 23, 2010, 10:14:37 pm
The seasons over, its too hot. Roll on September  ;D

Pah. Perfect Goredale weather today, warm, shady with a nice breeze. Ya just got to know where to go  ;D

fluke more like  ;)

being the consummate pro i rested knowing that it's gonna cool down tomorrow
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 24, 2010, 08:47:18 am
Sorry have I just read that JB's called the lime? Or am I still pissed?  :alky:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Richie Crouch on May 24, 2010, 09:07:32 am
Conditions down in the crypt on the plastic were not too bad yesterday. Resting today for Tuesday's drop in temps!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 12, 2011, 10:48:13 am
I went to the Tor yesterday. It was totally dry.

With last years shame ringing in my ears, and with the Gritstone Tortoise now married and on his way to California, I feel the time is ripe :

I AM CALLING THE LIME!

Hope crabmaster Harris isnt mortally wounded by my call, and that he doesnt feel its unjustifiably early. Of course, as deputy caller, I will bow to his mighty sword should it swing its pink girth in my direction.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 12, 2011, 11:02:06 am
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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 12, 2011, 11:12:15 am
Bloody hell that was slick. Dobegg has atoned for the mistakes of the past.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on April 12, 2011, 11:19:11 am
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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: slackline on April 12, 2011, 11:19:14 am
Bloody hell that was slick. Dobegg has atoned for the mistakes of the past.

Does that mean its time to change your signature?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cofe on April 12, 2011, 11:19:56 am
what bonjoy said.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy_e on April 12, 2011, 11:24:39 am
What cofe said about what bonjoy said.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Paul B on April 12, 2011, 11:56:04 am
a bout of unseasonaly hot weather and you call the lime?

"Much to learn you have"

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYJBqd8o6PxJJUi6AtH2te5WuLuUZgHg_m6RoxcvtlsizisRwY)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 12, 2011, 12:18:12 pm
Listen captain negative - the calling of the lime is based on so much more than simple current weather conditions, oh yes - a ripple has been detected in the fawcett, the time is now! the Lime is here!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatboySlimfast on April 12, 2011, 12:23:35 pm
I have to say as an elder statesman still hanging his hat on past glories on the fabled polished white stuff...
good call, even I was in chee tor on sunday......
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Norton Sharley on April 12, 2011, 08:44:25 pm
"... in chee tor"?  You should have avoided the chimney's mate
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Drew on April 12, 2011, 11:59:27 pm
Bugger that for a bunch of bananas! I'm still ticking off old projects on the grit!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: butters on April 13, 2011, 12:21:05 am
Bugger that for a bunch of bananas! I'm still ticking off old projects on the grit!

Fuck old projects I am going to buy the new Yorkshire guide and discover new projects!
Title: Calling of the lime
Post by: Nan on April 13, 2011, 07:49:42 am
Im gonna call the moorland grit. Dry early, no midgies yet and shady cool temps make for good friction. Problem is all my mates have been called by the lime already!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: csurfleet on April 13, 2011, 08:42:19 am
Word to that Nan. Its time to hit the chew valley for the next month or so. Standing stones for Ocean Wall tonight, Wimberry for Pinball Wizard on Sunday.  :w00t:

The lime can wait till May
Title: Calling of the lime
Post by: Nan on April 13, 2011, 09:22:07 am
Pm me if you are short of someone to climb with on the weekend well keen for wimberry and ravenstones
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: csurfleet on April 13, 2011, 12:58:21 pm
Cool, I'll check where we're off and PM ya. Tonights been cancelled (someones managed to get whiplash, drivings a dangerous sport) so off to Rokt instead  :(
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Andy Harris on April 13, 2011, 09:48:09 pm
Well we're over in Font for  a family holiday and I'm falling off the top of a problem called Elvis at Isatis repeatedly. I'm at the point of exhaustion, a fine font rash on my right forearm, the croatians have left with their 5 pads and it's just me, a pad and no one else. Go back to the car and let the family know "just 1 more go" so we can get back for some tea. Get through the bottom bit to the same point I've been flailing on for an hour, there's a chill in the forest, and bam I get a spike of energy, press out that sloper, belly on and i've topped out. A classic disturbance in the Fawcett and as i suspected it's been called. Fine effort Dobbin and just what I needed to save the day. Hope to get out for celebratory lap of Staminaband in the not too distant....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatdoc on April 13, 2011, 10:31:42 pm
just do it.

it's called.... respect.

and, no... i wont be in no white clefts me... I know when to bow out...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: jonjon on April 14, 2011, 10:21:36 pm
The lime did indeed look good tonight from my vantage point at Curbar. Top off beanie on.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 15, 2011, 07:17:44 am
While the Lime may have been called, the Grits certainly not gone... Almscliff was in great condition last night...

One little warm spell and everyone gets excited....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 15, 2011, 07:51:15 am

One long dry spell while it's still cool and everyone gets excited....

That's better
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: clgladiator on April 15, 2011, 08:46:57 am

One long dry spell while it's still cool and everyone gets excited....

That's better

Amen.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 15, 2011, 10:09:49 am
Stop sullying the thread you luck based scrittlers!  :chair:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: jowgli on April 15, 2011, 10:15:27 am
precisely, it's been lime time since 1st april  :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Falling Down on April 15, 2011, 10:16:06 am
Nearly every route on Two Tier was taken on Sunday...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Steamboat Stello on April 15, 2011, 04:41:31 pm
Nearly every route on Two Tier was taken on Sunday...

Oh dear. Quickly reverse the call at once before we got over-run!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 23, 2012, 03:50:17 pm
Hope no-one is planning any kind of calling

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9213226/Coldest-May-in-100-years-forecasters-predict.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9213226/Coldest-May-in-100-years-forecasters-predict.html)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 23, 2012, 03:53:17 pm
I was wondering.... I've heard rumours that it might be NE-ly stuff....maybe there will be good cragging...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 23, 2012, 04:03:53 pm
Some amazing comments on that article (and I only looked at the first page).

Saw this story was on the front page of some rag (Mail or Express) the other day. Think I'll reserve judgement.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 23, 2012, 04:16:01 pm
I'm taking the suck it and see approach too. but I'm not rushing to change from winter tyres, just in case!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 23, 2012, 04:27:16 pm
Probably wise. If they're right then it's more likely to be a problem where you are!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 23, 2012, 05:31:20 pm
All bollocks. Based on Piers Corbyn's 'WeatherAction' company that refuses to publish its 'unique' methods of weather prediction...

However anything that keeps the grit in and the lime out is good by me :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: r-man on April 23, 2012, 05:48:05 pm
Balls to warm weather. I've put 12 sessions in to a local grit project. It better not warm up just as I'm getting close.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on April 23, 2012, 10:31:39 pm
Hope no-one is planning any kind of calling

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9213226/Coldest-May-in-100-years-forecasters-predict.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9213226/Coldest-May-in-100-years-forecasters-predict.html)

That's terrible  :wall:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: petejh on April 23, 2012, 11:11:46 pm
That's terrible  :wall:

You'll be alright with your new asda-price gloves.

pat pat
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Doylo on April 24, 2012, 12:03:03 am
I would resurrect bouldering season but it rains every day in the hills!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatneck on April 24, 2012, 08:36:35 am
This interview with the Piers Corbyn and in particular his "robust" argument made me piss myself and almost want to believe him :)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-weatherman-caught-in-a-media-storm-7665925.html?origin=internalSearch (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-weatherman-caught-in-a-media-storm-7665925.html?origin=internalSearch)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 24, 2012, 08:57:33 am
This interview with the Piers Corbyn and in particular his "robust" argument made me piss myself and almost want to believe him :)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-weatherman-caught-in-a-media-storm-7665925.html?origin=internalSearch (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-weatherman-caught-in-a-media-storm-7665925.html?origin=internalSearch)

Great - you found it - I thought that article (which I read on Sat) was in the Grauniad not the Indy... what a tool he is... makes his money from selling phoney forecasts to the daily mail...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on April 24, 2012, 09:24:49 am
What are the rules on retracting a call on the lime?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: petejh on April 24, 2012, 09:34:39 am
Chant 'emil' 6 times whilst burning a copy of Northern Limestone?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cheque on April 24, 2012, 09:51:11 am
You'll probably need one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gris-gris_%28talisman%29) for the magic to work properly.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 24, 2012, 09:56:07 am
And one of these.

(http://www.eyespygifts.com/product_images/accapi/acc/accapi-photonizer-bike-bottle-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 24, 2012, 10:02:43 am
Quote
What are the rules on retracting a call on the lime?

Its not been called has it? Normally this time of year I'm keeping a wary eye on scrawny, pale not-sure-how-old-they-are types, lest they try to put me in a box, but so far I've not been concerned. Though that vampire seen up at Burbage made me wonder what new tricks are in store...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Stubbs on April 24, 2012, 10:07:36 am
A daywalker is seen touching the brown rocks, a month past the equinox and still JB still does not feel the summer slumber calling him, strange times indeed...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 24, 2012, 12:32:34 pm
Nice one Jasper ;)


I thought it was Dob's job....but he has.....stuff to look after...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 24, 2012, 12:47:56 pm
Quote
What are the rules on retracting a call on the lime?

Its not been called has it? Normally this time of year I'm keeping a wary eye on scrawny, pale not-sure-how-old-they-are types, lest they try to put me in a box, but so far I've not been concerned. Though that vampire seen up at Burbage made me wonder what new tricks are in store...

The vampires only been seen at Secret Garden I understand ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 24, 2012, 12:58:35 pm
My team have got their eyes peeled. I daresay six fey feet of flaxen-haired nosferatu should be easier to spot than a quail-headed crow, translucent or not.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 24, 2012, 01:02:00 pm
Nice one Jasper ;)


I thought it was Dob's job....but he has.....stuff to look after...

Nobody's called anything yet!

We do have a dilemma though. Crimping Agnes passed the lime calling mantle to Dobbin because of family commitments but now Dob is similarly indisposed what happens? It was only supposed to be a temporary transference anyway so does the responsibility now return to Crabmeister Harris?

WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE???
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Plattsy on April 24, 2012, 01:06:15 pm
I do believe I saw this daywalker in early March at Burbage North wearing sunblock and aviators, naturally.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 25, 2012, 02:36:21 pm
I was thinking about this this morning. Years ago Crabmaster Harris felt a disruption in the fawcett and passed the duties of lime caller, and though i didn't feel accomplished enough to do the job, i was certainly keen - and for a couple of years I enjoyed cornering the tortoise and sealing him with straw in the airing cupboard. But no more, for I now have another little beagle for whom I have to take my eye off the prize.

But who could take on this role? who can be entrusted with the calling? Not barrows - too keen - his calling wouldn't be objective. Rupert - a strong contender, but similarly entrusted to the care of a beagle, so out of the running. The Fullwood is surely a prime candidate, but I fear he fears the tor. No, the caller must embrace that battleship of crags, and yet not be fervent in their admiration. I thought of young carmichael - but I think he has transport issues, and a lime caller must have ready access to the Tor, and know how to use the internet. For that reason the queen of the Tor - Rae Cowie is out of the running also.

Which is why, i would like to nominate Tor legend and all round nice guy Stu Little to take on the mantle.
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 25, 2012, 02:39:21 pm
Isn't he in La Palma at the moment? (I may be horribly confused..)

WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 25, 2012, 02:41:35 pm
If no ones in charge does that mean its grit-lime anarchy?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 25, 2012, 02:42:21 pm
What a farce. I suspect the fawcett may drench the crags this summer as a warning to these amateurs.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 25, 2012, 02:45:05 pm
With stu's intellect, dedication and ability to gaze into distant galaxies (no, not the chocolate) I would have thought he was a prime candidate.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 25, 2012, 02:46:02 pm
Not barrows - too keen - his calling wouldn't be objective.

I think I only stopped climbing on lime for about 3 weeks this year, and that was only because I wanted to train on plastic. Long live the lime!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 25, 2012, 02:47:25 pm
Whoa whao whoa sweet child of mine.

I thought harris was just taking a sabatical, hence the handover to dob was just temporary, so you'd think the final say should go back to harris.

Really we need some stability, ideally someone either too ugly to conceive a child, or gay. I'm guessing this was a big factor in dobbin's appointment but it goes to show that there's no such thing as a safe bet.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 25, 2012, 03:06:52 pm
Its a fair point (on both points). I shall text the crabmaster, as he is the emperor to my darth vader.

Could someone sharpen the tortoise stick please?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 25, 2012, 03:15:44 pm
(http://www.birdsasart.com/baacom/wp-content/gallery/cache/1081__800x800_galapagos-tortoise-staring-_10j1640-peurto-ayora-galapagos.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on April 25, 2012, 03:25:38 pm
I have spoken with the Haggis (currently nursing a cramped buttock), and he agrees, the little is an excellent choice. I will text him!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 25, 2012, 03:45:33 pm
I've got a bottle of tortoise feramone left over from Jasper's stag do if that's any help?

We could paint up an old Clog helmet to look like a lady tortoise and JB need not get injured in the process
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Baron on April 26, 2012, 08:59:06 pm
Not sure I could name anyone who regularly climbs at the tor under the age of 30 or without kids
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jim on April 26, 2012, 09:32:04 pm
all that means is that we're not down with the kids anymore Baron  ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on May 03, 2013, 09:32:41 am
https://www.facebook.com/dobbinwondermule/posts/10151652263051614?comment_id=28959537&offset=0&total_comments=2&notif_t=share_reply (https://www.facebook.com/dobbinwondermule/posts/10151652263051614?comment_id=28959537&offset=0&total_comments=2&notif_t=share_reply)

Simon Lee: hey Ben - have you called the lime yet?

Ben MOrton: I tried to give that job to young George Carmichael, but he seems to have neglected his role, so - here it is Simon, I'm calling the lime!


Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Duncan Disorderly on May 03, 2013, 09:37:29 am
 :beer2:

Here's to long dry days on the white stuff!

:D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on May 03, 2013, 09:53:12 am
 :dance1:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 03, 2013, 10:22:26 am
What twisted wrongness is this??? You can't call the lime ON FUCKING FACEBOOK!!

Jesus Christ, another fiasco. We'll never hear the last of this from the luck based scrittlers and summer is going to be a washout again.  :no:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on May 03, 2013, 10:26:02 am
What twisted wrongness is this??? You can't call the lime ON FUCKING FACEBOOK!!

Jesus Christ, another fiasco. We'll never hear the last of this from the luck based scrittlers and summer is going to be a washout again.  :no:

Well the tortoise was seen doing laps on Powerband, so I think the lime has been called well after the tortoise had bolted... (as fast as a tortoise can bolt that is..)

I agree - its a real mess. Heads should roll.. Its getting to the point where we might have to form an inquiry and a committee...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on May 03, 2013, 10:45:05 am
What twisted wrongness is this??? You can't call the lime ON FUCKING FACEBOOK!!

Jesus Christ, another fiasco. We'll never hear the last of this from the luck based scrittlers and summer is going to be a washout again.  :no:

Didn't even get it's own post, you're right this is a disgrace, I predict Kilsney will fall over and the Cornices will only dry in time for snowballing season to start again. All the fault of social media and both callers being so addled by fatherhood they don't know their crimps from their slopers.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on May 03, 2013, 10:50:27 am
It’s indicative of the aesthetically challenged crimp-budgie mindset. Mark my words next year it’ll be a text message in youth-speak.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: a dense loner on May 03, 2013, 10:55:40 am
its quite simple really dobbins fuckin useless. why andy gave him the job i'll never know, u can't just pass on the calling to anyone.
at least with the luck based scrittle johnnys there day in day out polishing the rock and wearing it down for future generations, and he knows his weather systems.
the lime mandate should be taken out of dobbins hands and given to someone that befits it
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: mrjonathanr on May 03, 2013, 12:04:37 pm
Dense
Quote
the lime mandate should be taken out of dobbins hands and given to someone that befits it
That'll be Zippy then  :bow:

The new season shall be 01/01-24/12 with a week off for snowballing, weather permitting.
Title: Re: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on May 03, 2013, 12:34:52 pm
What a farce. I suspect the fawcett may drench the crags this summer as a warning to these amateurs.

Heed the warning from the tortoise! His prophecy was correct a year ago. This mess needs sorting quickly and decisively with a pointy stick, some lettuce and the hallowed box of anti-scrittle.

Remember Dob's appointment was only supposed to be temporary anyway.....

WHERE IS HARRIS!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on May 03, 2013, 12:42:51 pm
Doing DIY today I think. Resting up after a day on the scrittle with me and Rocketman yesterday at Rylstone     ;D
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Will Hunt on May 03, 2013, 01:07:22 pm
This is worse than DobbEggGate.
I'm predicting swathes of seepage and metric tonnes of tumbling choss. He of the highmost step will be back round in no time.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on May 03, 2013, 01:20:23 pm
Resting up after a day on the scrittle with me and Rocketman yesterday at Rylstone

Last day of scrittle, well timed.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on May 03, 2013, 03:20:51 pm
Maybe the mantle should be passed to a much younger apprentice who could be properly trained and fulfil the role for several years gaining much insight and wisdom before any family related issues cloud his vision.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on May 03, 2013, 03:56:43 pm
Fucking hell. Facebook. Words fail me.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Krank on May 03, 2013, 04:43:19 pm
#limefail
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on May 03, 2013, 05:22:54 pm
From here forth I'm going to rely on the cooing of a wood pigeon to call the lime for me, in your face .............Facebook.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: crimp on May 04, 2013, 08:40:43 am
 :spank:

It's always lime time round these parts.

But whoever is responsible for erroneously calling the lime on Facebook needs to be brought to book.

Someone up there fucks up the calling of the lime. Next thing, it's Saturday down here, it's raining, and for the first time in ages, all our lime is wet!

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on May 04, 2013, 08:42:17 am
From here forth I'm going to rely on the cooing of a wood pigeon to call the lime for me, in your face .............Facebook.

As long as the wood pigeon does not deposit lime in your face ;)
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: Oldmanmatt on May 04, 2013, 09:51:57 am
:spank:

It's always lime time round these parts.

But whoever is responsible for erroneously calling the lime on Facebook needs to be brought to book.

Someone up there fucks up the calling of the lime. Next thing, it's Saturday down here, it's raining, and for the first time in ages, all our lime is wet!

Thank you very much.

Yep! Bloody Northerners. It's all your fault! Sun and balmy breezes all week and we've been stuck in the Bunker with hammer and saw. Just decided to head over to the cove and give ourselves a day off. Poked my head out from under the Duvet and it's Frickin pissing down and blowin a hoolie!

Wank holiday weekend...

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: crimp on May 04, 2013, 12:40:29 pm
:spank:

It's always lime time round these parts.

But whoever is responsible for erroneously calling the lime on Facebook needs to be brought to book.

Someone up there fucks up the calling of the lime. Next thing, it's Saturday down here, it's raining, and for the first time in ages, all our lime is wet!

Thank you very much.

Yep! Bloody Northerners. It's all your fault! Sun and balmy breezes all week and we've been stuck in the Bunker with hammer and saw. Just decided to head over to the cove and give ourselves a day off. Poked my head out from under the Duvet and it's Frickin pissing down and blowin a hoolie!

Wank holiday weekend...

Matt

if you get to the cove, can you put a few cheeky bolts in the mitre.

I don't think anyone will mind.
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: Oldmanmatt on May 04, 2013, 01:20:14 pm
There is a mild temptation to go down with a tube of yoohoo or some double sided tape and few hangers...

Mind you...

That may cause a few problems and overload Torbay A&E on a bank holiday WE...

Remember Children! Test your gear BEFORE you hang!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: crimp on May 04, 2013, 01:41:45 pm
Unless you're at swanage. Then it's probably best not to weight, or even test pull, any gear of any description. In fact, best not to cough.

Back on topic.

My friend is coming to stay in bristol tomorrow. For a couple days of drinking cider and idle climbing. It's my birthday weekend.

I hope this peak district miscalling of the lime witchery hasn't spannered the lime weather for the whole weekend.

Next year, if you can't find someone skilled enough in the arcane lime calling dark arts, don't call the lime at all. Heads should roll.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dobbin on May 04, 2013, 07:12:54 pm
Even my own son is outraged (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/05/zyqaragu.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: mrjonathanr on May 04, 2013, 07:37:47 pm
I see he favours the open crimp.

Is that a sign?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy_e on May 04, 2013, 10:27:52 pm
Yes! Line's called! No more crowds at the crags!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Rocksteady on May 08, 2013, 01:31:34 pm
Is a Facebook calling of the lime akin to performing the Black Mass? Will this sacreligious event alter the seasons and give more power to those rabid luck-based scrittlers who look on the lime with envy and dark disdain?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on May 08, 2013, 02:13:39 pm
Given it was called a day before the three horsemen of the gritpocalypse hit Wimberry you might be on to something.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on May 08, 2013, 02:41:15 pm
Its still not been called here - so no whiteshite for me ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: crimp on May 08, 2013, 02:51:57 pm
Its still not been called here - so no whiteshite for me ;)

it was miscalled.

Wait until next year
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: underground on May 08, 2013, 06:21:19 pm
I've been in the lime all year, I dunno what all the fuss is about
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: DubDom on July 08, 2014, 08:12:01 pm
Bit indulgent this (and late!), but since no-one else did it....

http://youtu.be/sSEABp9kyds (http://youtu.be/sSEABp9kyds)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on July 08, 2014, 08:28:42 pm
I called it on the other thread bitch.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: DubDom on July 09, 2014, 01:39:03 pm
Oh, ok, that's me told.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SEDur on July 09, 2014, 10:58:05 pm
Bit indulgent this (and late!), but since no-one else did it....

http://youtu.be/sSEABp9kyds (http://youtu.be/sSEABp9kyds)

Is this like a reading of the old testament of the G-bible?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cha1n on April 05, 2015, 03:51:14 pm
Is it time? I went to Burbage North at 10:30 today and the rock was only barely below ambient temperature. I don't think I'd touch the brown stuff again this year unless there's gale-force winds!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 05, 2015, 07:55:32 pm
Isn't everything wet back there?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cha1n on April 05, 2015, 08:04:43 pm
Fair point but I'd expect some good reports coming in today, if not tomorrow.

I don't really do routes but would have happily got on a rope today if I'd known it was going to be this warm!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SEDur on April 05, 2015, 09:18:12 pm
Can you have both Malham and the Tor seeping, and have a calling within a week?
I am sure the winged tortoise doesn't settle on land in heavy moisture.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 05, 2015, 09:22:58 pm
If its wet then there's no call coming. Patience people.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 05, 2015, 11:36:27 pm
Patience indeed. Just cos the scrittle is fucked for a week you can't get eager. I've actually got some faith that 9a barrows isn't going to screw this up.

Come on son!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 06, 2015, 09:22:26 pm
Too hot for the lime at Giggleswick upper! I imagine Malham would have a stream of paramedics rescuing people with sun-stroke and de-hydration. Someone needs to call Dow & Scafell.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on April 07, 2015, 11:34:55 am
Dow & Scafell, the climber's solicitors! No lawsuit too big or too small!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Will Hunt on April 14, 2015, 12:43:46 pm
I wonder what fuck up will befall the crimp-budgies this year. First it was DobbEggGate, then it was called on Facebook, then it was called on the wrong thread. There's only so many ways to balls the call, they must be running out.

My money is on the call being made by Nigel Farage this year. That would be embarrassing.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 14, 2015, 01:13:20 pm
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02920/farage-election-be_2920291b.jpg)

"I feel a disturbance in the Fawcett......"
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Sloper on April 14, 2015, 01:47:35 pm
I've heard the UKIP manifesto will ban french starts and knee bars.  :worms:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: masonwoods101 on April 14, 2015, 02:03:50 pm
And blame bad conditions on immigrants?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Sloper on April 14, 2015, 02:09:56 pm
Yes, of course, there is absolute scientific proof that greasy conditions are the result of laws made in Strasbourg, God do I have to explain everything in words of one er syllable noise part bit ergh?

That and we'd see a return to English grades, Hubble HXS 7b is a much more worthwhile tick than 8c+/9a the bolts would of course be removed, think of the jobs for climbers returning our great limestone crags to the pristine trad ethics of the past.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 14, 2015, 06:37:55 pm
Bloody French ethics. Coming over here, improving standards in leaps and bounds and dragging British climbing out of the dark ages. What's wrong with only climbing cracks and chimneys and easy stuff?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 14, 2015, 07:17:50 pm
Lo! Our wandering Jester returns from the south.
He has seen cobbles of gold, worshiped at the alter of towering waves and fought with nemeses.
These foreign lands have tried to lure him, glorious battles and fine feasts like a siren's call.
And yet he knows that down this road only emptiness lies.
There can be but one true path, and it lies within the cult of power. Let us reach into the dark and pull out The Crimp.
Prostrate yourself before the alter of pinches wall!
Kneel before the Gods of the Dale and pray for blessings of dryness!
There is a time. And the time is now.

Plus Kilnsey looks dry innit
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Sloper on April 14, 2015, 07:19:00 pm
Any way isn't revelations a solo now?  :-\
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: DaveC on April 14, 2015, 10:13:10 pm
I seem to recall that Revelations was a solo 30 years ago.... ;-)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on April 14, 2015, 10:38:09 pm
Lime called went on grit, fucked it
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 14, 2015, 11:19:59 pm
Never mind your golden fucking cobbles Barrows - what does the tortoise have to say on things?

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SamT on April 14, 2015, 11:52:14 pm
Was at the plantation tonight.  Flippin mint, (ish).  Mint enough for a euro team to send deliverance and captain hook. and  another guy to wander up crescent arete, NTBTA archangel and white wand before sending Brad Pitt. 

The tortoise has not yet finished eating lettuce.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 14, 2015, 11:57:58 pm
Who gives a fuck if it was good enough conditions to fall upwards at stanage. Real rocks are dry now, which means its limestone season.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on April 16, 2015, 11:26:39 am
Decided that this was to be the first day of the lime for me and I awoke to the cooing of a wood pigeon, tis a sign we've chosen the right man for the job.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: erm, sam on April 16, 2015, 11:52:32 am
Limed this morning at Rubicon and it was bonza. Good call.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 16, 2015, 03:43:58 pm
It's like waking from a strange dream - I cant quite remember what the other stuff looked and felt like - or if it ever really happened at all
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 16, 2015, 03:48:19 pm
Perverts. The lot of you :)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 16, 2015, 04:52:56 pm
I'm confused

I liked the old fashioned scheme where "Grit!" was called when boss connies came in and then "Lime!" was called when the midges and lack of friction made the scrittle difficult to enjoy.

Now, it seems, "Lime!" has been called just because the white stuff has become dry enough to climb, irrespective of what the scrittle strokers have to say about it.

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 16, 2015, 05:41:14 pm
Stop trying to drag it out and face the facts, it's over. Anyone who starts their scrittle stroking too early or clings on well into spring is only missing out on optimum lime connies. They'll be the ones moaning about how greasy the lime always is and pining for the return of the grit from mid august.
Why not give it a whirl now while it's cool and grippy, it's a lot easier and more enjoyable than it will be in 10 degrees time.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: remus on April 16, 2015, 06:20:39 pm
... irrespective of what the scrittle strokers have to say about it.

Just how it should be,
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatdoc on April 16, 2015, 06:24:21 pm
If Harris hasn't called it.

It's not called, even if it's dry.

It's the law....

Unlike my BBQ calling... Which is often bonkers.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatdoc on April 16, 2015, 06:25:24 pm
So rubicon no longer flooded?

Ace.

I'll get there ASAP  :P

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: erm, sam on April 16, 2015, 06:56:52 pm
Its a bit muddy with a small pond under the later parts of the warm up trav but all fine for climbing. Fair bit of seepage on the routes bit to the left of Kudos wall.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: fatdoc on April 16, 2015, 10:25:24 pm
Cheers.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2015, 07:30:20 am

Why not give it a whirl now while it's cool and grippy, it's a lot easier and more enjoyable than it will be in 10 degrees time.

I'm worried that I might like it

I've got enough problems already; what with the drink, drugs, gambling, womanizing, fast cars, gun collecting and all that
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 17, 2015, 07:45:24 am
You got 99 problems but a crimp ain't one.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Jaspersharpe on April 17, 2015, 08:55:14 am
Don't you mean big cars?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 17, 2015, 09:45:18 am

You got 99 problems but his Xsara ain't one.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 17, 2015, 09:55:25 am
If Harris hasn't called it.

I saw him this morning, but he got away before I could shove him into a suitably secure box
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on April 17, 2015, 10:50:24 am
Matchbox with celloptape?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 17, 2015, 11:05:42 am
Pretty mint on the grit recently.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Eddies on April 24, 2015, 12:49:11 pm
Has anyone seen Stone recently? I've not seen him out on the lime yet this year!!!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 24, 2015, 01:16:46 pm
Haven't seen him but he was after a partner for Rubicon via the Facebook group last week.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 24, 2015, 01:22:38 pm
I wondered what "Stone upon the White Rock" meant in The Book of Portents
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 03, 2016, 09:59:17 am
So who's doing the calling this year?

The grit was feeling decidedly summer like at times yesterday eve.... Has anyone seen a three headed crow flying backwards with a tortoise in one beak recently?

It feels like it's getting towards the time....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: gcarmichael on April 03, 2016, 10:17:34 am
 :goodidea:

Definitely time for the lime in my eyes! Was 14 degrees at Tremeirchion on Friday!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 03, 2016, 10:22:37 am
An extensive research program involving having to SCROLL BACK ANOTHER F*CKIGN PAGE! Revealed that Barrows is the lime caller. Unless there has been a coup d'tortoise in the last twelve months.

Lo! Our wandering Jester returns from the south.
He has seen cobbles of gold, worshiped at the alter of towering waves and fought with nemeses.
These foreign lands have tried to lure him, glorious battles and fine feasts like a siren's call.
And yet he knows that down this road only emptiness lies.
There can be but one true path, and it lies within the cult of power. Let us reach into the dark and pull out The Crimp.
Prostrate yourself before the alter of pinches wall!
Kneel before the Gods of the Dale and pray for blessings of dryness!
There is a time. And the time is now.

Plus Kilnsey looks dry innit

Anyway - this shows the calling was on the 14th April last year... are we there yet oh great Barrows of the Lime calling almighty righteous worthiness?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 03, 2016, 10:44:49 am
Not sure if he's gone yet but he's either in or off to Australia so I'd imagine the state of Peak Lime is of little concern to him.
Haydn might be the man this year?
Haven't been out too much but from connies reports it doesn't sound like we're there yet.  Don't we go through this every year when someone has a warm day in the grit?  The end of one doesn't necessarily mean the other starts by default
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 03, 2016, 10:47:26 am
Not sure if he's gone yet but he's either in or off to Australia so I'd imagine the state of Peak Lime is of little concern to him.
Haydn might be the man this year?
Haven't been out too much but from connies reports it doesn't sound like we're there yet.  Don't we go through this every year when someone has a warm day in the grit?  The end of one doesn't necessarily mean the other starts by default

Eh?? Barrows has f*cked off to Australia without leaving a deputy - or passing on the baton to someone else... this is nearly as big a f*ck up as when the Dobbinator had responsibility and we ended up with the Facebook debacle..

But Haydn is a good shout. Seconded.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 03, 2016, 11:01:14 am
The baton doesn't get passed on, it gets left in a random peak location and awaits the caller. Many pass it without even noticing it's there, many see it but aren't drawn to it.
Kids pick it up and are told "put that down, it's dangerous". It is.
But eventually the right man, or woman, spends so long in the dirt and dust that they learn what it is. Maybe they've seen it a hundred times before and ignored it but one day it dawns on them what it is and away they go.
Kind of begs the question, how the fuck did Dobbin get hold of it though?

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 03, 2016, 11:05:10 am
Kind of begs the question, how the fuck did Dobbin get hold of it though?

Maybe it was in the chalkbag he found at the Tor...

https://vimeo.com/72476340
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 03, 2016, 11:47:13 am
Powerband is still wet. The lime ain't  being called yet
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: abarro81 on April 03, 2016, 01:45:40 pm
I already abdicated for this year ages ago.. Off to Australia tomorrow, screw you raven tor!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 03, 2016, 05:42:01 pm
Powerband is still wet. The lime ain't  being called yet

Fair enough - it's your call
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on April 03, 2016, 06:04:21 pm
Hayden is too keen though, a good thing to be but not a good attribute for a caller
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 03, 2016, 06:08:07 pm

Hayden is too keen though, a good thing to be but not a good attribute for a caller

Why not? Anyway at least he's around ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 03, 2016, 06:26:25 pm
Hayden is too keen though, a good thing to be but not a good attribute for a caller

at least we'd have a good laugh at him getting egg on his balls
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 03, 2016, 06:27:10 pm
By extension does that mean that JB is not, and has never been, keen?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 03, 2016, 07:37:18 pm
Jibé?

be interesting to have a foreigner holding the stick
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 03, 2016, 08:40:09 pm
This whole thing is a farce. If I could think of someone dead who cared, I'd say they'd be turning in their grave. Does Harris still climb? He's probably squirming on the mats at the schoolroom. If you're embarrassed for an embarrassment does it double up or cancel out?
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: Stu Littlefair on April 03, 2016, 08:54:07 pm
Ever noticed how JB gets increasingly grumpy as the grit season winds down? I say we don't need a lime caller; lets just wait until JB punches an orphan in the teeth and start the season on that day.


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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 03, 2016, 08:55:36 pm
I believe in Hayden. The lime baton is in good hands. Your glory days and oneness with the grit have passed several seasons ago. Admit it - after this winters disastrous call you need to let go of the grit baton and graciously pass it to Mark Rankine
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on April 03, 2016, 09:10:07 pm
By extension does that mean that JB is not, and has never been, keen?


JB is keen but he is not Hayden keen, no sureebob
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on April 03, 2016, 09:12:25 pm
This whole thing is a farce. If I could think of someone dead who cared, I'd say they'd be turning in their grave. Does Harris still climb? He's probably squirming on the mats at the schoolroom. If you're embarrassed for an embarrassment does it double up or cancel out?

Get off this thread scrittler!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy_e on April 03, 2016, 10:38:50 pm
The annual limestone call debacle. No wonder this country isn't top of the climbing game any more.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 04, 2016, 09:15:28 am
Ever noticed how JB gets increasingly grumpy as the grit season winds down?

If you can call it a season. The result of a shoddy call.

For what it's worth you can't have Haydn as a caller, as he's already ignoring protocol by climbing on limestone all year round so the call is irrelevant to him, no emotional investment in it. It'd be like someone calling Creme Egg season every easter, but who secretly gorges on a hidden cache of outdated Creme Eggs the rest of the year anyway.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 04, 2016, 09:21:38 am
Ever noticed how JB gets increasingly grumpy as the grit season winds down?

If you can call it a season. The result of a shoddy call.

For what it's worth you can't have Haydn as a caller, as he's already ignoring protocol by climbing on limestone all year round so the call is irrelevant to him, no emotional investment in it. It'd be like someone calling Creme Egg season every easter, but who secretly gorges on a hidden cache of outdated Creme Eggs the rest of the year anyway.


You'd think but...

Powerband is still wet. The lime ain't  being called yet
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 04, 2016, 09:52:58 am
Fear not! I understand the roll of the caller. If someone was to prematurely call the lime, there would be great turmoil in the skys above. Calling the turtle into hibernation early would potentially lead to a catastrophic battle between the 3 eyed crow and the turtle upon his back.

Long may the trees grow, drink thy sky water and plug thee seepage lines I say!....Just not quite yet...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 04, 2016, 11:19:25 am
TBF this season has been fucking awful for both calls and climbing. I think we can allow some leeway.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 21, 2016, 10:53:37 am
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No!
It is the three eyed crow upon the tortoise's back,
so pack your down in you sack.
Get off that filthy crack.
For its prime time for some lime time.

And just remeber to pray hail to the god of the dale.
Blessed may we be for a long and prosperous season!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 21, 2016, 10:56:28 am
I was gonna call it sooner but was put off by the snow on saturday! What a bizarre season it is.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 21, 2016, 10:57:44 am
A stylish call there.

I was climbing on the lime, in the snow, on Saturday. I think this might be right.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Nibile on April 21, 2016, 11:34:40 am
I am happy about the call.
Gives me hope about my current board project.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 21, 2016, 12:17:01 pm
Premature I think, given the forecast. Is Ben's roof even dry yet? Tssk, etc.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on April 21, 2016, 12:21:42 pm
Excellent crisp conditions, the numbing out/thawing process works well as hot/cold treatment of pulleys while on the move. . .
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: DWTJ on April 21, 2016, 12:28:09 pm
Seems like the right call - Stanage  was a bit soapy last night, there were pigeons all over the crag (but no turtles to be seen) and a strange man screaming and yelling for hours at the popular end whilst filming himself with a drone.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 21, 2016, 12:52:16 pm
Stanage  ...  and a strange man screaming and yelling for hours at the popular end whilst filming himself with a drone.

was his screaming loud enough to drown out the noise of the drone?

was it a climber, or just some twunt doing a bit of shouty theatre ?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on April 21, 2016, 12:55:37 pm
Well I for one am going to the Tor this evening. Good call.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SamT on April 21, 2016, 12:55:56 pm
Seems like the right call - Stanage  was a bit soapy last night, there were pigeons all over the crag (but no turtles to be seen) and a strange man screaming and yelling for hours at the popular end whilst filming himself with a drone.

Yes - WTF was that all about.   :shrug:

saw folks carrying a generator and what looked like a sound system up as we drove past hooks carr.  We were at the plantation, but heard tell of some constant shouting and drones etc.

Not sure if it was the same drone that was flying around the plantation or not.  Pissed me off though, marring what was possibly one of the most beautiful evenings I've been out on in a long long while.  Like suffering jet skis when at gogarth.  :furious:
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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: danm on April 21, 2016, 01:39:41 pm
I'm getting me a catapult to take down that drone next time. Annoying as fuck!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 21, 2016, 02:02:13 pm
I feel that urinating on the drone operator might be worthwhile
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 21, 2016, 02:06:12 pm
Premature I think, given the forecast. Is Ben's roof even dry yet? Tssk, etc.

That confirms it then. Good call Haydn.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 21, 2016, 02:32:23 pm
how's the forget-me-not scene at Rubicon?

any new watermint growth showing?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: 36chambers on April 21, 2016, 02:37:04 pm
Premature I think, given the forecast. Is Ben's roof even dry yet? Tssk, etc.

That confirms it then. Good call Haydn.

Does this mean I can take an extra grade for my forthcoming grit ascents?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Will Hunt on April 21, 2016, 02:43:30 pm
Premature I think, given the forecast. Is Ben's roof even dry yet? Tssk, etc.

That confirms it then. Good call Haydn.

Does this mean I can take an extra grade for my forthcoming grit ascents?

No, you have to drop a grade from all your winter grit ascents  ;)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 21, 2016, 02:57:55 pm
how's the forget-me-not scene at Rubicon?

I can't remember.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 21, 2016, 10:38:30 pm
Powerband's not even dry, what kind of call is this?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Stu Littlefair on April 21, 2016, 11:00:01 pm
It was bone dry when I got there, but you know what you were saying about the lack of trees...


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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 22, 2016, 12:01:57 am
Powerband is dry. I climbed it on saturday...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on May 02, 2016, 05:16:33 pm
just by way of a bit of warning for Haydn

I encountered a previous Caller the other day

since losing The Sight of Lime and all the glory that goes with it, he has descended into the dark hole of comorbid addictions to shortbread and liquid chocolate

despite an encyclopedic knowledge of Pinches Wall, he is now just a drooling, grinning mess

his carers allowed me to take a picture

he can't even stand up straight

(http://i66.tinypic.com/rter2t.jpg)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on May 02, 2016, 09:52:41 pm
The thought of a life of chocolate fountains and biscuits sounds very atractive I must say!   :clap2:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on May 03, 2016, 09:07:14 am
Aren't Lime Callers like bearers of The Ring, and sail away to the Undying Lands at the end of their quest?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on May 03, 2016, 10:58:30 am
no,

they're more like retired boxers, but without much chance of getting into panto
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on May 03, 2016, 11:15:52 am
no,

they're more like retired boxers, but without much chance of getting into panto

Yeah - exactly, look what happened to Dobbin...

Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on March 13, 2017, 06:54:16 pm
I've heard the cooing of a wood pigeon already this year.

 Just sayin :whistle: ..........................
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on March 13, 2017, 07:13:59 pm
Daffodils are out
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on March 13, 2017, 07:36:19 pm
So are the nutters. Anyone checked out the Cornice yet?

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on March 13, 2017, 07:37:39 pm
Due to get cold again on Friday - wind yer neck in Limeys...
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on March 13, 2017, 07:53:04 pm
yeah, get a grip lads - the scrittle is still the cool place to get injured
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on March 24, 2017, 02:57:46 pm
Another season has come and past
who knows how long this one will last
So go! Get out!
And don't you pout
For sun is shining
And the lime is calling.
Now get to the tor
And climb indoors no more.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cheque on March 24, 2017, 03:01:52 pm
Aren't most of the crags still wet?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on March 24, 2017, 03:06:26 pm
Having been at the Tor today and with upcoming good weather I think this is good call. However, I am disturbed that Hayden called it on Facebook first, and am worried that the supernatural spirits of the Peak will somehow need to be  appeased.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on March 24, 2017, 03:22:19 pm
HOLD THE FUCK ON. You can't call the lime before the clocks have gone forwards. This is basic stuff.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: SA Chris on March 24, 2017, 03:42:06 pm
I was thinking that should be a rule, written or otherwise.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Duma on March 24, 2017, 03:43:30 pm
So obviously going to end up with another farce. Had such high hopes for Hayden too. On the other hand if it means less folk on the scrittle this weekend, go for it!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on March 24, 2017, 03:46:46 pm
Another rule, written or otherwise, should be that there are actually some dry routes to attempt.

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Wood FT on March 24, 2017, 03:58:45 pm
You made Hayden the lime caller when he feels no season's end nor it's start. You reap what you sow, a wet cornice upon all your houses!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: James Malloch on March 24, 2017, 04:14:24 pm
It's a bold call but I hope it's warranted. The long range forecast looks good so let's hope the lime holds out!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Stu Littlefair on March 24, 2017, 05:04:21 pm
Everyone's a backseat lime caller.


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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: cjsheps on March 24, 2017, 06:07:16 pm
As far as I understand, Yorkshire is still fucked. Down with the false prophet!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on March 24, 2017, 08:17:13 pm
I caught three carp whilst fly fishing for trout this evening

carp know more than UKB and the Met Office combined

this is a good omen for fans of white rock that isn't seeping
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on March 28, 2017, 05:32:00 pm
I think this is a bold and brave lime calling.

 I am however appalled that Ukb wasn't the first port of call to make the announcement.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Will Hunt on March 28, 2017, 05:39:25 pm
Shambles calling as ever. The crimp budgies have doomed themselves again for another season, heavens be praised.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: James Malloch on March 28, 2017, 05:54:35 pm
I just had my best weekend ever on pristine, dry limestone. I have faith in the call.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on March 28, 2017, 06:45:56 pm
the whole calling on facebook first was due to the reception race at malham and i guess facebook won over ukb. they were both posted at the same time :).

the season has most definitely started was rammed at the tor today people having to park round the corner!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on March 28, 2017, 07:19:39 pm
Burbage South was pretty good today
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Moo on March 28, 2017, 07:23:50 pm
Sorry Haydn perhaps I should clarify, I'm appalled that Ukb wasn't the ONLY place to find out about the call.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on March 28, 2017, 09:07:28 pm
Sorry Haydn perhaps I should clarify, I'm appalled that Ukb wasn't the ONLY place to find out about the call.

Good call Haydn, but a Facebook first call brings back memories of the dark Omnishambles when Dobbin was left in charge of the tortoise hutch.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on March 29, 2017, 10:03:55 am
Burbage South was pretty good today

I did Point Five yesterday. I know the climate's changing and all that, but I'd say this new guy is a fucking clown.

The root problem with the calling of the lime is that anyone sufficiently keen to take the role is self-selecting as having, at best, a tenuous grasp on the whole concept of quality or enjoyment.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on March 29, 2017, 10:17:41 am
Maybe a tighter brief needs to be provided for said aspirant Lime Caller? The way I see it, the lime should be called once the grit is out and the lime is dry (obvs). Clearly, anyone with half a brain knows the grit isn't out of season yet, and the final pocket on Powerband is still wet FFS. Indeed it was only 4 years ago that we were snowballing in April. Calling the lime in March is so off the mark, I'm surprised anyone has even taken notice of it!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on March 29, 2017, 10:23:18 am
Is there a procedure for impeaching a caller? Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on March 29, 2017, 10:29:27 am
The way I see it, the lime should be called once the grit is out and the lime is dry (obvs).

I'm calling bullshit on that assumption.

The lime does its thing and the grit does its.

Any connection is only in the mind of a conflicted climber who hasn't discovered their true calling.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on March 29, 2017, 10:46:02 am
Called exactly a day before, to the hour, the time I was sunbathing lethargically at Bamford, barely able to move my heat-addled body out of the path of the Neb Buttress send train, let alone consider pulling on flesh-melting scrittle slopers. The one thought that swirled through the debilitating haze was "FFS someone call the lime already?!".

Bang on I say.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on March 29, 2017, 12:14:17 pm
#NotMyLimeCaller

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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bonjoy on March 29, 2017, 12:37:07 pm
Has anyone asked Bob Pettigrew for his opinion on this call?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on March 29, 2017, 01:37:43 pm
I have absolutely zero confidence in Bob Pettigrew's lime calling, whether he announces it on Facebook or not  >:(
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 10, 2017, 11:24:51 am
Went on the Lime on Saturday, got sunburnt and mid-afternoon it was too hot to climb, even sitting was tiring. I imagine the Catwalk was a right bag of laughs.

Went on the Grit on Sunday, got wintburnt and mid-afternoon it was mint connies, even got too cold to continue after that.

#makesyouthink
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 10, 2017, 11:40:40 am
Powerplant is dry. I don't want to say i told you so, but...I told you so.
Bring on 2017!
 
Annoyingly Its one of the earliest starts to the season and I'm spending it doing grit hvs's cos I've got a totally fucked finger. Fingers feeling better today hopefully it's not a long injury.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 10, 2017, 11:48:43 am
The way I see it, the lime should be called once the grit is out and the lime is dry (obvs).

I'm calling bullshit on that assumption.

The lime does its thing and the grit does its.

Any connection is only in the mind of a conflicted climber who hasn't discovered their true calling.


This....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 10, 2017, 12:32:41 pm
Exactly. Yesterday we saw cold conditions  enough to get good friction on grit yet powerplant is now dry. There's no way we can have a dry cornice and not be in line season.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: dave on April 10, 2017, 12:41:20 pm
Powerplant may be dry now, but could be wet again for all of May, June and July.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 10, 2017, 01:32:35 pm
I want to know what Grit HVSes and whether they get the Johnny Brown seal of approval?? I've always thought Hen Cloud and Ramshaw HVSes would still be totally valid during the lime season....
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Johnny Brown on April 10, 2017, 01:35:23 pm
I was down Cheedale on Saturday and I have to say Powerplant did not look dry to me. Chee tor in great nick though.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 10, 2017, 03:11:32 pm
I want to know what Grit HVSes and whether they get the Johnny Brown seal of approval?? I've always thought Hen Cloud and Ramshaw HVSes would still be totally valid during the lime season....

Did great butress up at dovestone tor. Ended up bailing cos it got too cold up there
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: andy popp on April 10, 2017, 03:34:09 pm
Nice choice!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 10, 2017, 09:21:25 pm
Walking up to Dovestone Tor will give you too beefy thigh for the lime. Jeez. I don't envy the caller this year. Too cold for grit, JB at the Tor, it's madness.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 10, 2017, 09:27:22 pm
Hang on - don't we have separate callers for grit and lime? If so what's the problem? Both can Shirley be on at once?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 10, 2017, 09:34:03 pm
On the wrong rocks tho. When it's too hot for lime and too cold for grit. I need a lie down thinking about it.
Title: calling of the lime
Post by: Eddies on April 10, 2017, 09:35:20 pm
Powerplant may be dry now, but could be wet again for all of May, June and July.
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Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 10, 2017, 09:48:11 pm
I was down Cheedale on Saturday and I have to say Powerplant did not look dry to me. Chee tor in great nick though.

It was reported on the FB group as "climbable" which has been interpreted as dry but probably means workable.  Three months earlier than last year though, just have to hope it stays dry longer than four weeks.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 22, 2018, 03:00:03 pm
Gather round, gather round.
The calling is abound
As the lime is here i know
For the daffodils have begun to grow

Coaxed from yonder plains
The crow, a footing he gains
So once again go out and strive
And embrace that feeling to be alive

May blessings be upon the crimp.

Heres to long and prosperous season!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Bradders on April 22, 2018, 05:45:10 pm
 :dance1:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 23, 2018, 03:30:32 pm
JB was at Rheinstor from the look of things. A lucky escape for everyone involved. It's 10'c and raining in Glasgow, so a fine call as usual.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: T_B on April 18, 2019, 11:27:10 am
Where's Haydn?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Will Hunt on April 18, 2019, 11:35:01 am
Crimp budgie shambles as usual. Warm temps, seep free crags, Shark wobbling up the Oak, and still no call. Grit season lives on.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: nai on April 18, 2019, 11:40:06 am
Where's Haydn?

out on the grit

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,29991.0.html
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 18, 2019, 12:12:05 pm
Crimp budgie shambles as usual. Warm temps, seep free crags, Shark wobbling up the Oak, and still no call. Grit season lives on.

Has grit season started? :)

To be fair - lime has been largely ‘in’ since January..
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: shark on April 18, 2019, 05:36:46 pm
Grit season lives on.

Haven’t we covered this before?

Ah yes...



The lime does its thing and the grit does its.

Any connection is only in the mind of a conflicted climber who hasn't discovered their true calling.
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Fiend on April 18, 2019, 06:06:51 pm
Where's Haydn?

Good call. I think you can have the honour this year. Definitely the end for now. Churnet season is open!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: haydn jones on April 18, 2019, 10:34:53 pm
A late call I know but fear of an early call damning us to a wet summer clouded my judgement.

In hindsight it should have been called potentially 2 weeks ago.

But an offering I provide as an apology. An ancient peak tradition of doing an existing boulder but in reverse and giving it a new name and grade

I present Isolation 8A. Quarantine but in reverse (starting as for alpha)

Now get out there and CRANK!!
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 18, 2019, 11:22:19 pm
since this morning, I have an "outy" bellybutton - that's got to be some sort of sign
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: Nibile on April 19, 2019, 06:27:43 am
But an offering I provide as an apology. An ancient peak tradition of doing an existing boulder but in reverse and giving it a new name and grade

I present Isolation 8A. Quarantine but in reverse (starting as for alpha)
Brilliant stuff. I once did the same here with a problem here named Stanley, but I named the new one Yelnats. Just to make everything more useless.
 :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 19, 2019, 07:32:05 am
since this morning, I have an "outy" bellybutton - that's got to be some sort of sign

Are your ankles swollen too? Any unusual food cravings? (Salad etc...)
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: lagerstarfish on April 19, 2019, 12:21:43 pm
since this morning, I have an "outy" bellybutton - that's got to be some sort of sign

Are your ankles swollen too? Any unusual food cravings? (Salad etc...)

oh shit, time for a piss test?
Title: Re: calling of the lime
Post by: tomtom on April 19, 2019, 03:37:14 pm
since this morning, I have an "outy" bellybutton - that's got to be some sort of sign

Are your ankles swollen too? Any unusual food cravings? (Salad etc...)

oh shit, time for a piss test?

Don’t chuck out those baby clothes yet...