/ Auchinstarry

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cpsactivities - on 25 Apr 2013
Has anyone climbed at Auchinstarry since the 'clean up'? Just looking to find out what sort of grades are available.

Thanks

Sean
AlH - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to cpsactivities: All of the routes are as described/close to as described in the guide. There is some scarring to the rock since the cleanup and some of the top outs are a little different. Access Diff has lost the tree at the top and a bit of rock 3/4 up but routes to the left of it are cleaner than they were (not much gear on many of these). The stakes at the top are all gone but there are 2 large trees that can be used on the other side of the promontory with a little care and some fencing above Mr. Men etc.
Those doing the scaling have placed a bolt next to the old hammered flat one at the end of the promontory. If it strikes you as a good idea it is held in place by a nut that is only finger tight. Feel free to take an adjustable spanner and tighten it pointing at Promontory Direct/Nijinski otherwise when the local youth spot it the nut and hanger will end up in the lake I suspect.
Milesy - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to cpsactivities:

The clean up only affected the car park area. The rest of the quarry is the same. The newely planted grass and retaining net has became a bit of a hazard at the top of the promontory area and a lot of junk and boulders has been left at the bottom, which had been promised would have been completely cleared but hadn't happened by the autumn yet. I spent nearly a full day cleaning "Mister ye can walk up roon the back" in the summer on abseil, in particular the top where all the crap was coming from. Not been since the Autumn though so not sure on present situation. I will be starting my weekly Auchinstarry cragging from this week so will be spending a lot of time cleaning the car park area more.
Mark Bull - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to cpsactivities:

The main affected area is in the car park from Access Route to Slinky Lizard. For the most part the finishes are shorter and easier than before, but also a bit friable and lacking in gear. No major grade changes, but some loss of quality.

Mr Men is fine: the top out has changed slightly but hasn't affected the route. First Footer appears climbable again judging from the few logbook comments since the "improvements".
prog99 on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to AlH:
First time I've heard of the crystal clear waters of starry referred to as a "lake" :)
AlH - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to Mike_Watson_99: Pond... Mire... Local swimming pool.... as you wish! The base of the crag was quite clear of debris a couple of weeks ago the day after I saw you at Neilston.
Kevin Woods - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to Mike_Watson_99: Crystal this year! Makes my photos look good.
seaofdreams - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to Kevin Woods:

Crystal as in a rather poor beryl?
cpsactivities - on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to cpsactivities:Thanks everyone. I appreciate the feedback. Will definitely be down their for a session. Cheers
awwritetroops on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy:
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> I spent nearly a full day cleaning "Mister ye can walk up roon the back" in the summer on abseil

hahahahahahahaha!!! outstanding.
Milesy - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops:
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> hahahahahahahaha!!! outstanding.

And what's your point? It takes some of the traffic away from the other car park easy routes when we take beginners from the club to the crag and it needed heavy cleaning after it the work was done.
awwritetroops on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy:

You spent 'nearly' a whole day cleaning a really poor severe, in the summer at Auchinstarry?? And what's my point??!!

And please, donít give me that sanctimonious helping the beginners crap.
Milesy - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops:
> You spent 'nearly' a whole day cleaning a really poor severe, in the summer at Auchinstarry?? And what's my point??!!

1. I had no one else to climb, and my wife was 6 months pregnant which meant Auchinstarry was the extent of my travels for months.

> And please, donít give me that sanctimonious helping the beginners crap.

And what is sanctimonious about that? I spend most Wednesday evenings climbing with friends from my club, most of whom are still learning trad so yes we spend some nights at the car park letting people try outdoors. It isn't always about personal goals or selfish reasons.

What an anti social pr1ck you are, and hiding behind your aliases again. Scudbook.


aln - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy:
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> It isn't always about personal goals or selfish reasons.
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> What an anti social pr1ck you are, and hiding behind your aliases again. Scudbook.

Scudbook? Great insult! I'm Scottish and know the word but I hadn't heard it used that way before.
hyperion - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy:

Listen to Milesy - he knows his stuff
hyperion - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to aln:

I found a scud book in a bin once - it was a "Razzle" - classic piece of literature
awwritetroops on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Milesy:
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> What an anti social pr1ck you are

Thats not very nice, id say you're being very anti-social and very rude.

Its alias.

Are you still sending folks threatening e-mails?
awwritetroops on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to aln:

What is a scudbook? Im not a sweaty sock so Im not down with the lingo.
Milesy - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops:

You are the one who is constantly trying to bait me into arguments with snidey comments but hiding behind an alias.
hyperion - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to cpsactivities:

Bottom lip is trembling...they can feel it in Japan
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aln - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops:
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> What is a scudbook? Im not a sweaty sock so Im not down with the lingo.

Not a sweaty sock? Not down with the lingo? So what does your alias mean? Since you started posting with that alias you've sounded like someone who regularly uses a sweaty sock while perusing a scudbook.
Fat Bumbly2 - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops: Scudbook: One handed literature.
awwritetroops on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to aln:

Itís a Glaswegian colloquialism that was expressed to me once allegedly pertaining to a welcome for all the brothers and friends in the vicinity.

Youíre inferring that I masturbate frequently into a sock whilst leafing through pornographic magazines? How vulgar.
hyperion - on 27 Apr 2013
In reply to awwritetroops:

here what's wrong with that btw

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