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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:52 pm 
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6 pitches of 6b bolted into a dam wall. I think I recall friends saying that it's not a bad day out (if you're into plastic).

Excalibur in the Netherlands is pretty impressive too - 121m of free-standing wall.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:42 pm 
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more like 121 ft of free standing climbing wall


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:07 am 
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I climbed Excalibur in Groningen on slightly extended rope (height = 37m).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:08 am 
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I on my tick list. We will see if I manage it next year to drive there trough. Definitely impressive and a challenge.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:20 pm 
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I heard there were access issues?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:05 pm 
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As far as I know you have to pay to get the ladder which is necessary to reach the first hold. In Restaurant Luzzone you have to pay a fee of 20 SFR and a deposit of 100 SFR for the ladder key.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Conversion rate for interest sakes:
20SFR = R225.70
100SFR = 1128.52

I wonder if you could rodeo clip or sky hook the first bolt/grip :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:09 am 
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Justin wrote:
I wonder if you could rodeo clip or sky hook the first bolt/grip

It should be possible but the restaurant is in sight and you may be blamed for not paying the fee.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Good info, thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:16 pm 
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You cant think in ZARS in Swizzy. It'll make your head hurt permanently


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:30 pm 
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pierre.joubert wrote:
You cant think in ZARS in Swizzy. It'll make your head hurt permanently


Makes the food at McDonald's taste worst too! And don't get me started on the vignette (toll sticker) that you required for just one day :P

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Exchange rates and expense aside.. it is among my favourite countries to visit in the world -Joint first with Thailand and the USA
Beautiful beyond belief, great climbing, great beer, friendliest locals in Europe.
Effectively NO CRIME. Where we stayed for two weeks, the local police station has office hours.
Think about that Saffas. So little crime, the cops are OFF DUTY outside office hours.
Not because of lack of funding either.
Also, if you live in the canton Schwyz, the effective personal income tax rate is 12%.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Justin wrote:
And don't get me started on the vignette (toll sticker) that you required for just one day :P

You are not forced to use the Autobahn :wink: Thankfully the swiss people voted against the planned increase of the toll.

pierre.joubert wrote:
Beautiful beyond belief, great climbing, great beer, friendliest locals in Europe.
Effectively NO CRIME. Where we stayed for two weeks, the local police station has office hours.
Think about that Saffas. So little crime, the cops are OFF DUTY outside office hours.
Not because of lack of funding either.
Also, if you live in the canton Schwyz, the effective personal income tax rate is 12%.

Besides the tax argument, all others can be almost applied to the bordering regions (France, Italy, Austria and Germany). In general I'm lucky to live next to the Alps.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:27 pm 
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I beg to differ.

French = most unfriendly people in Europe
France = def not crime free... A friend from Belgium went climbing in the Calanques and got mugged on his first day.
He found an effective way not to have your stuff stolen from your car (which is pretty hard when you're camping and living in said car).
During the night, he dug a big hole in the forest, buried all his remaining stuff in the hole and went climbing the next day.
He would get back, wait for dark, go dig out the stove and stuff for dinner, then cook, eat and wash, and bury his stuff in the hole again and cover with leaves.
One night he got back to camp drunk, dug out his hole, decided to bury his stuff in new spot and couldn't find it the next day.
So buried somewhere in the woods in the Calanques, there is a waterproof bag containing an iPhone, MSR Dragonfly stove and some other goodies...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:52 pm 
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French are only unfriendly because they assume you are English! Learn a bit of the language say where you are from and they'll quickly warm to you. Except Parisiennes, they dislike everybody, including other French people.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:30 am 
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Ek vertel hulle sommer 'n klomp kak in Afrikaans. Geen probleme :thumright


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Dit sal ook werk!


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