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 Post subject: Roc 'n Rope - Awesome!
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:51 am 
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Real Name: Richard Halsey
I would just like to say a HUGE thank-you to all the locals in Boven. I had planned to stay for two months, but unfortunately that was cut short by a bad knee injury.

So to Gustav, Alex, Jan and Thulani at Roc 'n Rope, as well as Danny and Claire in town - many thanks for everything - before and after I got injured. Must be about the best and most friendly hospitality I have had anywhere in my travels over the years. :thumleft:

If you haven't spent some time at Boven yet, I can't recommend it enough. Great people, great vibe and some climbing too - including trad :)
http://www.rocrope.com/home.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:54 am 
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What did you do to your knee!??

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:15 am 
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Physics. Apparently, when the rotational force on the medial meniscus is greater than it's elastic strength - it breaks. :(

So no epic fall, no ripping gear, no ground fall, no warning - just climbing out on a fixed line with a shunt. Bang - game over.
Moral of the story, don't twist your knee when your foot is not able to swivel....

oh, and the guys at Roc 'n Rope lent me some cruches. Legend!

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Ouch Richard! I tore my meniscus in January, while on an easy pitch on Barrier Buttress. Bummer that your stay was cut short.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Ah no, Squeaky! That sucks. Was hoping to come up for another weekend before you left...Did you do your beautiful arrete route (forgot the name...)?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 am 
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aye! team urchin spent a couple of weeks in Boven in april and will also vouch for the amazing hospitality, friendliness and general climbing psyche that beams from roc n rope. gustav, alex, jan & the team are great ambassadors for climbing and makes every visit to Boven just a little better. salute :thumleft:


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Oh No!!! Mr Squeeeks.... so do you come back home now? Sorry to hear...but tell us.... did Sourcery (or something to that effect) go or was it the responsible party?


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