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 Post subject: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:39 pm 
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Are there hanging belays on any of Africa Cracks; Africa Wall or Moonrake.

Just want advance warning...

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Advance warning: Don't climb Africa Cracks. Total sandbag, off width nightmare.

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Nic climbs like a girl
:mrgreen:

And I figured it was the traverse that'll scare you....


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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Sounds like you are taking your girl climbing... a hanging belay will definitely bring you and your girl closer :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 1:54 pm 
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I climb WITH a girl not like a girl :)

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:07 pm 
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What grade is Africa Cracks? Left my guide next to my bed. Offwidths can be fun - kinda like banging your head against the wall (really great when it's over)


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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:51 pm 
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15 - 16ish,

Fantastic traverse though.....


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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:27 pm 
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I settled for the hanging belay on Jacob's. Not bad at all, great day out and excellent weather.

So you reckon Africa Crag is a bummer? BTW does "hand traverse" mean no feet?

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Africa Cracks? You wish to do Cracks?
Oooh now.... (rubs hands gleefully)... you'll just lurve the one little chimney....

I have a recollection of being jammed in there, my heel up my arse, knee sliding down the other side, in a pretzel contorted, trying to get a wire under a completely useless little flake, and watching my gear pop out and spin sweetly down the rope to my bemused belayer.

That is what Jonathan Levy sagely described, in an ominous chuckle, as a "fighting chimney" later at the tea-cave.

You want to take a new gf up there? It's a good route if you want her to break up with you, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Please post a trip report and include a pic of your GF on the hanging stance :pirat:

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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:44 pm 
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GF would much appreciate my hanging bedroom!


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 Post subject: Re: hanging belays on TM
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:05 am 
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Might be a little awkward getting up to pee in the middle of the night :drunken:


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