My stick clip is the best, I love it so much!!! It is the super clip and I bought the stick from America. It has already saved a guys ankle. It has no problem taking draws off, putting draws on and placing rope back into the first clip. I thought I knew exactly how to use it. Then Marin showed me how to stick clip the rope without it falling out of the clip. That was the biggest problem I had with the stick and it was solved, now I will never have the rope fail to land inside the quick draw. Mind blowing photos below!
Since I’ve spent the last few weeks with Darryn and Craig, I have found this infectious “Australian Effect” at the crag. Yes, we are the loud, obnoxious, dirty minded, piss taking and goat noise making people at your nearby crag. Too many people are so serious, trying to send their projects, wanting to be impressive on the rock or protecting their butts from hitting the ground. We are just out to have fun and climb a whole bunch of sick routes, man. Safety first, of course!
I went over to Marin and Jai’s place the other night for dinner and some Catan board gaming. I was having one of those, gassy kind of days. Letting it rip every few minutes. Obviously, I have no shame in bodily gas excretion. Then Jai asked me to play “Fart Tennis”, I was totally eager to learn how to play it. Here are the rules: 2 farts = a serve (they need to be loud and clear, the other player must be awake) then you say “Serve”. The other player must reciprocate with a fart within 10 seconds, if they do then the serve player must fart back, it goes back and forth until someone can’t fart anymore. Normal point system applies e.g. Tracey 5 Eric 3 15/0
Eric and I have been playing fart tennis as I write this, it’s so hard to volley back. I am leading but he’s getting the hang of it and we just did a 5 shot play. Ewww smelly!
Since I left Australia and my usual hard core climbing partners, it has come to my attention that most people don’t climb hard grades. There are many crags in Kalymnos that I have never been to because all the routes consist lower grades. Craig, told me that 99% of climbers climb under the grade 22/6c+/5.11c. Eric found that the average grade logged in America was 19/6b/5.10c. Mind Blown! At every crag I notice the girls; minority are super strong, some lead 6s and many top rope. Nothing wrong with top roping, it’s just weird how it’s shunned in Australia. I never considered myself a strong climber, after hearing the stats I am proud of what I have achieved. The reason I want to climb harder is so I can challenge myself and do more of the classic routes around the world!