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Danger Mouse

Postby Rastaman » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:21 pm

Just been reading the new issue of SA Mountain and the article of the 2nd and 3rd ascent of Danger Mouse (23R or X).
Its interesting to note that Tristan is not wearing a helmet as cleary shown by the (awesome) photos.
I guess its everyones personal choice but in my head if I was to attempt this kind of a climb where if you fall you are basically guaranteed to hit the rocks below you I would probally protect my nut with a bit of plastic.

It would be interesting to get his response and find out if he ever wears a helmet?

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Postby grrr » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:29 pm

the mag looks great 2! well done sa mountain

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Postby Drifter » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:02 pm

I wear a helmet however a helmet is not guaranteed to protect you head from falling rocks or from taking a hard knock from falling. There are factors like what the size of the rock is, from what height it falls and for falling and hitting the ground depends how you hit the ground, from what height you hit the ground and you have to think of other things like your neck, internal bleeding etc.

A helmet offers some protection however in certain situations a helmet is no protection.

This is just my personal views.

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Postby Jonah » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:17 pm

Yeah big up to samountain. One of the best editions I've come across.

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Postby guest » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:14 pm

Drifter, you really don't need a helmet. There certainly is nothing in that head that really needs protection.

Rather, if you ever get the chance to be with the opposite s_ex, use protection for this. Save the world from more like yourself. I somehow doubt that this will happen though, unless you are in the Amazon and happen to come across a retarded gorilla with no legs that cant run away! :lol:

@ Rastaman: maybe Tristan did wear a helmet, and then they Photoshop'd it out later?
I would probally protect my nut with a bit of plastic.


Sorry to hear that you only have one. My condolences.

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Postby Drifter » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:06 am

I heard that most head injuries from rock falls happens when people are walking in and out of climbs and standing around and aren't actually climbing so that why it is a good idea to wear your helmet as well when you are walking in and out of climbs if you have mountain above you and also to to keep your helmet on if you are having some tea or lunch and you have mountain above you.

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Postby Rastaman » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:18 pm

You are actually right Drifter. :shock:
If you are doing a walkin it makes sense to wear your helmet for safety sake and make some space in your pack. I mean if you gonna carry it you might as well carry it on your head.

Hey Guest one nut is better then no nuts at all. :wink:

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Postby Drifter » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:34 am

The rain makes the soil around boulders soft and therefore makes the boulders loose. It might be a good idea to scout the area where you are going to climb for loose boulders.

What are your views?

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Postby guest » Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:39 pm

What are your views?


my view, Drifter, is that you should find a gun, and blow your brains out.
please do this now. :twisted:

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Postby Jonah » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:07 pm

guest you are like a rash that keeps coming back

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Postby Drifter » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:49 pm

Lets try to be nice to each other and make the world a little better.

\"Make the world a little better\" are lyrics from a song.

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Postby Rastaman » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:15 pm

This weekend (actually from wednesday)(its the cape you know) me and me my best mate are going climbing in the mighty cederberg where we plan to trad our hardest trad yet (F2). Yeah I know its not mind blowing stuff but hey its gonna blow my mind for sure.

Any advice for Little Red Roster, Wolfberg Cracks, on Thursday morning around 8am? :D

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Postby Hann » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:57 am

Advice: Dress Warm and take spare 'tat' for the descent

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Postby Q20 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:15 pm

Yes it will be cold, you wont get sun of the face, get the right gully when you come down and as I put on a previous post, if you looking for around F2 try Eclipse rather then little red rooster. IMHO. The first 2 pitches of Little red rooster are kinda scruffy/rotten and the top is nothing much so you only get one real pitch. IHMO again. Have fun
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