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Paid the 30 - Referenced 'USMC JOEE FRESHERS'


Gonna be gooddd! :D

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Climbing Trips / Re: Day trip this sunday 2nd Aug
« on: July 30, 2015, 10:20:42 PM »
I'm down if its the wye valley :D

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Climbing Trips / Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« on: July 07, 2015, 03:46:48 PM »
i quite like goblin coombe - i don't remember having trouble finding routes there either

Yeah routes were easy to find, very chossy in places though. All limestone with scree paths between crags.
Highlight of the trip was climbing Gandolf - a pillar of rock that tops out above the trees. Belay from a sling wrapped around the pinacle, awesome climbing :)

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Climbing Trips / Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:57:17 PM »
I have the two Avon books the club has, they cover it but don't have a topo. Not the end of the world though, just have to do it the old fashioned way! :P


The best way ;)

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Climbing Trips / Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« on: July 03, 2015, 05:54:43 PM »
Nope my guidebook doesnt cover it :(

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Climbing Trips / Re: Climbing 4th-5th June
« on: July 03, 2015, 05:48:31 PM »
Sounds good :) I haven't been to Goblins cove but my rockfax guidebook covers some of it, should be good

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Diary / Re: SPLATT 2015: Slabs, sun and stubbies! (20/6-28/6)
« on: June 16, 2015, 09:46:23 AM »
Anyone have a couch/floor to offer me for the friday nights kip? Would really appreciate it since i'll be travelling down from bristol to leave early saterday morning with the bus.

You're welcome to stay at mine if you like, we're on the same bus. (214 Southway)

Thanks mate, I think I'll take you up on this offer.
Mob 07927 498394
I'll send you a text friday night.
Cheers!

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Diary / Re: SPLATT 2015: Slabs, sun and stubbies! (20/6-28/6)
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:19:52 AM »
Anyone have a couch/floor to offer me for the friday nights kip? Would really appreciate it since i'll be travelling down from bristol to leave early saterday morning with the bus.

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Diary / Re: SPLATT 2015: Slabs, sun and stubbies! (20/6-28/6)
« on: June 01, 2015, 03:31:55 PM »
Does the club have radios this year? A couple of pairs between everyone would be more than useful.

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News and Club Info / Re: Gear Colours
« on: May 28, 2015, 11:55:00 AM »
In case its not recorded anywhere my gear colours are white-red-white

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Diary / Re: SPLATT 2015: Slabs, sun and stubbies! (20/6-28/6)
« on: May 23, 2015, 09:50:22 PM »
100 deposit paid
Ref: 'USMC JoeE Splat'


Yep, I'm coming. Couldn't say no really. Taking two days off sick to do this. I didn't say that.

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Social Events / Re: Annual Dinner 2016 - Early Bird gets the Worm
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:52:56 AM »
Wye Valley (loads to do there), not sure hotelwise
Bristol is a good idea, wicked place with some awesome climbing. Shouldn't have trouble sorting a nice hotel somewhere.
Gower/pembroke would be awesome! nice location for a piss up with epic climbing

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Diary / Re: SPLOSH 2015: USM on Sea! 1/4/15-8/4/15
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
Pretty sure me and Dave West are down for this. And Cox if I can convince him. Last year was too good to miss!

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Social Events / Re: The Big One: Annual Dinner 2015
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:11:29 AM »
87 paid
ref: 'USMC JOE E ANNUAL'


P.S. Sorry for the late reply. It's gonna be awesomeeeeee. The online form for food and rooms is cool as well :)

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Diary / Re: Splat 2014: Slabs of joy
« on: July 13, 2014, 06:20:48 PM »
Paid 28
ref 'USMC Splat Joe'
Joe E

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Climbing Trips / Re: Kalymnos End of September
« on: June 18, 2014, 12:40:17 AM »
I would definitely be interested!

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News and Club Info / Re: The club opinion on free solo'ing
« on: May 23, 2014, 01:04:11 PM »
What it needs is the club to have a wider knowledge of the inherent risks of soloing and ensuring that these risks are explained to freshers/new members before they attempt any outdoor climbing.
I don't get why these risks need explaining, I think I knew from a fairly young age an akwkward fall from height = death/crippling or a fall from a certain height = death/crippling, or do people think climbing shoes make you invincible?


I for one, didn't really know the risks that much when I started climbing. A lot of freshers throw themselves at any climb thinking they'll be fine since they are part of the club (I was generally terrified when seb started leading! haha). It's unlikely I would ever attempt any of the climbs I've done independently of the club. I just think its easy to fall into a false sense of security when you have club members who seem to know what they are doing and safety gear all around you. I think it is very important to still emphasise the risks involved.

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News and Club Info / Re: The club opinion on free solo'ing
« on: May 23, 2014, 12:34:45 PM »
If you were to put a rule on it it could be something like climbing certain grades/have climbed for a certain amount of time before allowing to solo certain routes. I'm still not up for that though, I generally see soloing as an unnecessary risk. If there is protection then you should use it (within reason). What it needs is the club to have a wider knowledge of the inherent risks of soloing and ensuring that these risks are explained to freshers/new members before they attempt any outdoor climbing.


Like I said, I am against soloing in the respect that it is an unnecessary risk unless it is the approach,descent or is needed for the route etc. I guess it just comes down to the judgement of the climber based on their experience.


On the bigger scale, soloing is on the rise with pro climbers like Alex Honnold taking the lead, so without question freshers are going to see it as cool and exciting. It is therefore the club responsibility to educate new members on such issues.

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News and Club Info / Re: CLUB CLOTHING
« on: May 19, 2014, 11:06:14 PM »
One burgundy medium active tshirt please :)


Joe E

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Diary / Re: Splat 2014: Slabs of joy
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:04:45 PM »
100 Deposit Paid. Ref: USMC SPLAT JOE E

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