hey ashley! don't know what your schedule is like this fall, but have you heard of the climbing comp in Jasper, AR called 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell?? If you're up for something crazy, it'd be great to see another fruit-head there!! It's mad fun. http://www.twofourhell.com/24HHH/Home.html
Hi Ashley, we should definitely meet up for a climb. The climbing in Thailand is so fun, I am glad you visited Blue Mountains and going to the Grampians. I am a bit jealous as I have not been to either but am going to the Blue Mountains in June for some climbing fun. Tonight i am hoping to talk to my friend about your trip and if things could work out partner wise.
You are welcome to join me for a climb anytime I am going out which is most weekends, sometimes though we are developing new routes and unless you have interest in that side of things it can be a limited day of climbing.
Are you interested in going to Frog Buttress for some crack climbing? I am heading that way in 2 weeks.
Thanks for the reply Ashley. Yes from the Gold Coast. I would love to go to the Grampians but it is just not possible then:( I know someone from Brisbane going to Grampians/Arapalies around then, I think they are planning to be back by easter. If you want I can get you his details, he is a pretty solid climber from Yorkshire.
I do try they coles version of dates but only if they are moist. Where do you get the fresh ones from? I do banana smoothies for pre climbing mornings and they seem to help but I tend to wait too long after before eating and things go haywire.
I climb pretty much everywhere I can (except KP) I enjoy Slider, Frog and saturday I went back for some fun at Mt Coolum. Where do you get out to climb? I do not think I have seen you out at all, I climb pretty much every weekend. What about you.
Hi Ashley, I am also a climber and have not become 100% lfrv yet (been at it for few years), I seem to struggle with 811 the most during/immediately after a big day out of climbing, how do you get enough calories into that short period of time? I do not feel good when I eat dates and found that bananas do not like the bottom of climbing packs.
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a cultural anthem in Aus. Thought you might enjoy it. M