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Panzer

Arapiles – day 9 Darn. Let your writing go for two days, and you forget what happened.  Ok. I’m good.  First climb of the day: pitches 2 and 3 of Panzer. I’m partway through an anime called Girls und Panzer, … Continue reading

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Actually Very Scary

Arapiles – day 8 I don’t usually have moments of terror while climbing. Heights don’t make my head swim. Exposure is pretty fine. I do find leading scary, but it’s in a controlled manner of heightened risk awareness – I … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort Climbing 

Arapiles – day 7  It was cold and grey this morning. And windy. Ugh! Even though it was Saturday, we all stayed snuggled down in bed, letting the climbs go to early morning pilgrims camped in The Pines.  Out we … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing

Arapiles – day 6 It had been decided that I should lead Triumphant up a multi pitch, while Speedy and D ran off to enact their higher-grade adventures. To be honest, I normally avoid leading. If Speedy and D are … Continue reading

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Rest Day, Grampians 

Arapiles – day 5 In keeping with many climbing “rest days”, our rest day was not about relaxation. Rather, it’s a chance to let one’s fingers recover, while exercising the “rest” of the body.  After breakfast, we hopped in the … Continue reading

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Hot Spot Slot – Seeking Shade

Arapiles – day 4 Woke up better than yesterday. Cruised out to The Pines, and walked up to the Atreides, where Speedy and Triumphant went up the 3-star classic Muldoon. D and I went up Agamemnon around the corner. If … Continue reading

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Falcon Watch, Morning Off 

Arapiles Day 3 – morning Following our misadventures, D found the following resource on Places To Avoid Due To Falcons. Clever dicks us, we landed smack bang in the middle of two of them.  So if you’re following this with … Continue reading

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