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tradathon 2012

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:38 pm
by mokganjetsi

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:07 pm
by Warren G
Agreed! I am just bleak I work for Ram: The R14k trad rack raffle sounds worth it. R100 for a 1% chance. Maybe I can ask a digs mate to enter for me...

Tradathon Challenge: WANNABE'S VS TATWOCians

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:04 pm
by SNORT
So here’s the deal.

Us Tired And Wanked Out Climbers aka TATWOCians challenge the WANNABE’s to a little competition at the Tradathon on the 17th March.
The rules are simple.

You are a WANNEBE if you are getting to your physical peak and a TAWOCian if you are past it.

Bruce Lee said Prime of Life is at age 32

Medical science reckons at age 34 we start losing our bone density and grey matter.

So for purpose of this challenge, if you are under age 34 you are a WANNEBE and if you are over 34 you are a TAWOCian.

The challenge will start at 06h00 on the morning of the 17th and you have to be off the rock by 19h00 so we can all go to the spit braai.

Some rules: (which will be refined and changed at will).

No soloing allowed. You have to climb in roped pairs and safely. No undue run-outs are allowed to kinda save time: max 4m.

All scores of pitches climbed will be added up and the total score of each group wins

The losers buy the winners 2 drinks each at the spit braai.

A trophy will be awarded to the winners and a losers award to the losers. (you gotta be dreaming if you think I am gonna tell you what it is).

You have to climb with someone in your TATWOC or WANNABE group. If you don’t, you have to buy everyone participating in the challenge a drink at the party but you can still score each in his her own category.

If you lead the pitch clean you get the grade score. Following is minus 2 grades.

If you fall you don’t lose points but you have to climb from the runner below the one you weighted.

If you sag or say “take” on lead or TR you lose 2 points. If you fall off on TR you have to lower 3m at least.

An "Onsight" scores an extra 2 points

If you aid a move you lose 2 points.

You may not do more than two routes without coming to the Tea Cave and making Tea.

This will all be an honesty thing.

There will be a dress code: If you got it, flaunt it, ripped abs, biceps and the like.

If not, then climb in nice colours. I shall be arranging lank photography

The best and worst dressed score 5 points upfront to be voted by all.

Anyone climbing the whole day in a Tux with bow tie scores 100 points upfront.

Climbing in double boots, wellingtons or any other unsuitable footwear scores 100 points upfront.

150 POINTS IF YOU CLIMB IN BONA FIDE FLIPPERS

Anyone climbing the whole day entirely sans cams scores 150 points.

There will be 100 points awarded to the pair that entertains the most.

Anyone who comes up with a good suggestion and that I implement on the day scores 10 points upfront. I will be the sole judge though.

Squeaks is in charge of rounding up the WANNABE’s.

Please state your partner on this forum as you join up.

I shall distribute a score sheet with the rules closer to the time.

Any new suggestions for rules must be posted here.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:10 am
by mokganjetsi
oh my gosh i'm a TATWOCian! :pirat:

it may be that our grey matter is on the declining side, but our ability to utilise it is increasing exponentially........ and i have a winning feeling

bring it on!

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm
by Hector
Squeeks, you and me buddy, how about it? Lets find every single reachy rail move on that hill and downgrade the lot of them.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:22 pm
by vander
Are WANNABE's allowed to team up with TATWOCians?

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:28 pm
by SNORT
Hector, you got the wrong end of the stick, dude. You want higher grades to score more points....

There is a youngster Guy Patterson Jones that should burn up a lot of routes.....

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:28 pm
by SNORT
Arno you can team up but you score individually. Not ideal but OK.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:40 pm
by vander
Very gracious of you SNORT :thumleft: Our team will represent reconciliation and unification...or something like that :jocolor:

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:05 pm
by jgb
As far as the age of wannabes, old wankers etc goes, here's an interesting statistical fact:
In marathon running, an athlete from the age of 19 will improve his times every year untill age 27, from there things start to go backward again. However what is amazing is that only at age 64 will that same runner have regressed to the point he was at when he was 19.

This is from research done at the New York city marathon and from the book 'Born To Run' by Christopher McDougall, an absolute must read for all climbers, even if you don't run.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:29 am
by SNORT
I might have done some of my hardest bouldery tricks when I was younger in my twenties and thirties but since age 50 I have done most of my harder climbing.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:36 pm
by jellybelly
since willis and i are so ancient and but so useless can we be wannabee tatwocians?

Final Rules for the Tradathon Wannabe - Tatwoc challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:37 am
by SNORT
Copy the Score sheet and Rules Images below to a Word document. Size them to the page and print see you all tomorrow. Send me a pm with an email address if you want a word copy. Weather permitting I shall be brewing Tea at the latest 06h30 tomorrow.

Or download from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilJ ... FBaLA/edit


I shall have spare score sheets. Remember a pen or pencil!

Be safe
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Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:59 am
by Brussel
buggers
this looks like such a fun day out...wish I could be there. If I pray for bad weather when would it be rescheduled until? :twisted:

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:09 am
by Justin
The trophy makes me think of... :)

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:37 am
by Marshall1
:idea:

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:33 pm
by joshpickering
How did the event go??
And more importantly... who won the trad rack (and what is their physical address)?

Feedback would be great!

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:38 pm
by SNORT
Event is tomorrow....

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:14 pm
by joshpickering
aaahh, sorry! Thought it was last weekend... good luck then! I'm sure the ballies are going to show the wannebees how climbing is supposed to be done.
Wish I was there...

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:20 pm
by robertbreyer
not looking pretty outside right now.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:39 pm
by Justin
Looks like the weather is improving right now. Below is the weather report from Accuweather.com as of 03:34 PM 2012/03/16

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:18 pm
by joshpickering
I guess it's no consolation that the weather is really nice here in KZN...

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:39 pm
by SNORT
Hey you don't need good weather to drink tea!

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:11 pm
by mokganjetsi
windguru says the weather is going to be good. i'm banking on windguru :thumleft:

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:32 pm
by Chris F
If I saw that accuweather forecast it would be game on! We never get it that good.

Good luck guys, hope you have an awesome day.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:53 am
by wravenant
Tradathon 2012 ROCKED

Thanks to the Simon, and his entire team, for arranging such a needed and excellent event. Never before have I epxperienced such a feeling of learning/teaching, and camaraderie on the mountain. THANKS, hats off to you, and see if we can make it a yearly thing.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:06 pm
by vander
I second that! I've had lots of feedback from people who did the training and everyone is stoked. Great day on the hill :thumleft: Just sitting in the tea cave and listening to the banter was great (espescially the ones SNORT was involved in :lol: ) Such a nice vibe. Hats off to Willem and Douw for tearing that place up! The spitbraai was amazing!!

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:17 am
by wravenant
So who won the raffle?

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:26 am
by Justin
Don't know who won the raffle (but he wasn't there to collect his prize on the night). I heard the ledge was buzzing with climbers everywhere. Willem and Douw did six routes on the day!! Everyone said they had fun, the after party was great (nice venue) and next years Tradathon will take place in Monteseel in July.

Re: tradathon 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:34 am
by wravenant
@ Justin

You really missed out, it was truly something else, I wonder if there have ever been such a large group of climbers climbing simultaneously on the mountain at any one time, might be some kind of record.

If any of you took some nice pics, please post it.