Stuck cam on Africa Crag

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Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:22 pm

Hey all

Yesterday I climbed Africa Crag for the first time - spectacular stuff! However, on pitch 3 (second pitch after Upper Africa Ledge) a purple BD Camalot #.5 walked into a crack and my second was unable to retrieve it. From his description I think with some time and care it is still salvagable (we were quite late so had no time to return), so I'll go back for it some time. If anyone finds it (or hear of a buddy who found it) please let me know. There is also a biner still attached to the unit's sling :scratch: .

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby pierre.joubert » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:53 am

:bounce: IT'S A RAAAAACE! :bounce:

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:01 pm

I'll be back on Saturday 5 Feb to retrieve said cam, so please leave in place if you happen upon it this week. And the biner (for the life of me I don't know why my second didn't at least salvage that!).

If it ain't there - pierre, I can find out where you live! :jocolor:
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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby pierre.joubert » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:19 pm

Oh I'd love being able to get your cam sometime this week... only be down that side after the 18th. You can be lucky

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby shorti » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:57 pm

pierre.joubert wrote:IT'S A RAAAAACE
Did you have to bring politics into it? You bladdy agent!

Lukas, go climb it after work you lazy bones! Take Mokganjetsi with you, he must become fit, I'm tired of waiting for him on walk-ins :mrgreen: BTW if the cam is gone, it is your second's responsibility to get you a new one. It was his job to retrieve it in the first place. He can be exempted from above only if it was you who made a dumb-ass placement. :thumright

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:09 am

lol!!!

Hann kindly joined me for the rescue after patiently putting up with my incompetence on Bombay Duck. There were two ladies on Africa Crag already and they managed to retrieve the cam. However after that they disappeared. If any of you two are on the forum, would you please PM me?

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby ant » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:20 am

Well they left behind a nut and biner instead...

LOL

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:26 am

er... that's also mine - #5 BD stopper and silver BD wiregate? :oops:

... it's kind of a long story :mrgreen:
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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby shorti » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:27 am

HAHAHA! Dude, tell us when and where you're gonna climb next! Ok, I'm packing my bags so long - Gear Town here I come :mrgreen:

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby mokganjetsi » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:30 am

bad girls!!

the problem is that not everybody reads the forum....... but a brand new BD cam will certainly feature in post-climb bragging sessions, so kindly point out to said ladies that the cam's owner went to retrieve it and they just happened to be there 1st. hopefully they will do the right thing :thumleft:

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby Hann » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:00 am

The cam was returned to Gollum.
I remember many offers of bottles of wine too.

The ladies only picked up the nut and biner.

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby mokganjetsi » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:05 am

well gollum, if the ladies are real "bergbokkies" you could offer a bottle of wine and good company to enjoy it with. i'll be happy to second on that one :)

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:26 am

Indeed, someone did mention wine :cheese:

So, still PM me (or if they're not on here but some of their acquaintances are) as the offer still stands.
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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby Wayne73 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 pm

I am sick of these upcountry types coming to Cape Town and messing up our mountain with their litter. As a fine for littering I am coming to confiscate all your gear Gollum, please pm me your address. This way it will be quicker than only getting one piece a week.
Fat men are harder to kidnap

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby Hann » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:24 pm

Oi Wayne....

Shotgun Gollum's fancy shiny new BD cams.

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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby gollum » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:08 pm

"Hey hey hey, ain't no mercy, ain't no mercy there for me ... then it's time I disappear!"

You want'em? Cam and get'em!
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Re: Stuck cam on Africa Crag

Postby BruceT » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:33 am

hey Lukas.
I see you making some good friends down there...
You're welcome to come back!
Wait till winter tho - between the rain and humidity, hard to get anything done here...
Capies - don't break young Lukas now...

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