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Mega Thread Where is this? (No 11)

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Alex.C, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don’t think you’re selling it to me there.
     
  2. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    No! Just no!
     
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    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The shpincter
     
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  4. Spiersy

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    No idea where it is (though it seems strangely familiar)

    Reminds me of the finishing move to a route we did on Dover island in Bass strait a few years ago.
     
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  5. Spiersy

    Spiersy One of Us

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    It's not "Out and beyond" on Belougery is it?
     
  6. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Idjit!
     
  7. Spiersy

    Spiersy One of Us

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    I see your point. However he's Irish so I believe the correct parlance is "feckin eejit"
     
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  8. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    It's not.

    The route is in the ACT, so I would have thought some of the members here might have savoured it.

    Thread has gone cold, so @Spiersy you are welcome to post a new pic given that you're the only one to also have a pic of climbing out of a hole between rocks :)
     
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  9. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The route description for Square Gully is "a subterranean journey into the heart of Booroomba suitable for troglodytes and masochists."

    The variant finish adds about 5 grades (making it about a 13 or 14), described as "from the bowels of the earth belay, chimney up and exit through a small hole in the roof."
     
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  10. Untele-whippet

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    Lovely!
    No, just no!
    Idjit!
     
  11. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Very different to @Untele-whippet 's sport climbing lycra clad antics.
     
  12. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Underground climbing is an oxymoron!
     
  13. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that like under ground white water rafting?
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Blackwater rafting is definitely a thing.

    What about freeair caving? With bolts?
     
  15. Untele-whippet

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    FIFY
     
  16. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    My old climbing mate seeks this sort of stuff out. I'll keep it up m sleeve for when we are next doing reciprocal sandbagging. He loves things like Diarrhoea Chimney in the Wolgan. (Blames Adrian Cooper)
     
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    Hot off the press:
     
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    I expect Ecowain and UTW should be able to identify the river, point where I am standing and maybe even their fellow KLF neighbour (St Georges pde Mt Vic) in the pic
     
  20. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Cover looks thin and bushy!
     
  21. Untele-whippet

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    Base of The Spur?
     
  22. Spiersy

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    Nein. Correct NP though. 3 night tour.
     
  23. Untele-whippet

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    Back flat creek? The one west of valentine falls and the geehi?
     
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    aaagh! Too far!
     
  27. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The creek south of valentines hut? East of the ghost? Completely guessing though.

    Creek looks too big though.
     
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    Geehi river near fire trail crossing going from grey mare to or from valentines? Or valentines just down from Hut near fire trail crossing
     
  29. ecowain

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    Valentines just below the hut was my first thought, but UTW tried that one earlier.
     
  30. Spiersy

    Spiersy One of Us

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    Yep! Noice!
     
  31. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Aaargh so close.
     
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    I know, you guessed every creek and river BUT that one.
    Can you guess the tall, dark van-driving, Mt Vic dwelling, blot-choppin climber/skier in the shot?
     
  33. Untele-whippet

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    That's him!
     
  35. Untele-whippet

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    A prize?
    Do I get a prize?
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I thought the Geehi would be more swollen right now.
     
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    Jeez it was a bit of a guess. Now many miles away from there but still on the continent. any one guess this place ? it gets popular at this time of year.
     
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    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Right state further north though.
     
  40. Untele-whippet

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    What if I guess the person?
     
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    You can guess but I will have no idea who it actually is .
     
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    bluestick One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep want to try for which gorge? WA is amazing but the hotspots are well visited.
     
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    Yep, I'm just waitin till they are on sale at ALDI, then I'll drop your prize off
     
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    Hankock- Red Gorge Junction ?
     
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    Not that one. This gorge has the arch as it’s official track end point. Some great easy access gorges at Karijini.
     
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    Second that. Looks very much like Kalamina.

    Took half the nations of the northern hemisphere down there on a work trip, had to rescue one of the buggers swimming up one of the side gorges, had previously told me he 'wasn't the best swimmer', but I didn't take that to be 'can't doggie paddle five metres'.
     
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    Yep that’s it too easy
     
  50. Untele-whippet

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