/ skye ridge RACE with CHALK - they've got to be joking

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timmsy - on 17 May 2012
I can't believe the article on UKC reports, apparently supportingly, that

"Excessive use of chalk will not be tolerated",

whilst the participants;

"teams are at the peak of their fitness and regularly push the boundaries of rock climbing"

Come on guys and girls - ditch the chalk , the grade is so within yourselves. If it was actually a challenge rather than a stunt.
Robert Durran - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy:
> I can't believe the article on UKC reports.

I took the article to be a troll.
On.it - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy: haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaa ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
In reply to Robert Durran: Which article? I can't see what the OP is referring to?
MJ - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:

I took the article to be a troll.

From the same article( http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=4654 ): -

UKC'ers will be delighted to learn that David Lama has not been invited. Fixed lines will not be used so there's no danger of lines being left behind. Excessive use of chalk will not be tolerated.

Ramblin dave - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy:

Erm, they ARE joking.

They're actually not only going to tolerate excessive use of chalk, but encourage it.
timmsy - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:
Whats a Troll Robert? other than an ex brand name and the links with norway.
In reply to timmsy:

> Whats a Troll Robert?

From the rather jocular and silly tone of the article, I think you can probably work it out! :)
Morgan Woods - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy:

i'm sure the good swiss people of mammut would appreciate the humour.
Robert Durran - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:
> (In reply to timmsy)
>
> I took the article to be a troll.

Well my first reaction was that it was a Jack Geldard troll/piss take, but, on second thoughts, I'm not sure Mummut would be the sort of company to associate themselves with such a jest. I now have a horrible feeling it is genuine.

Offwidth - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:

They intend to bolt a few more abseil descents I hear.
Turdus torquatus on 17 May 2012
In reply to Offwidth:
> (In reply to Robert Durran)
>
> They intend to bolt a few more abseil descents I hear.

You have to be JOKING!!! etc
GrahamD - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Turdus torquatus:

Only for the safety of the film crew, obviously etc.
Ramblin dave - on 17 May 2012
In reply to GrahamD:
Then a few years later, someone's going to rock up, do a retrievable abseil off the in pinn, and chop the chain.
Robert Durran - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Ramblin dave:
> (In reply to GrahamD)
> Then a few years later, someone's going to rock up, do a retrievable abseil off the in pinn, and chop the chain.

Let's hope so. I might even do it myself. Fixed abseil points have no place in the Cuillins.

Ramblin dave - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran: It's the murder of the fairly acheivable.
victorclimber - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy: dont laugh to soon todays Troll and joke could well be tomorrows reality,and I aint joking..
Milesy - on 17 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:
> Cuillins.

Cuillin ;)
Flashy - on 17 May 2012
In reply to timmsy: I think it's just written in a tongue-in-cheek way, referring to Team Mammut's criticism for leaving crags in a chalky mess when they visited the Peak and Lama's actions on Cerro Torre. I presume anyone hoping to actually win this race won't be using ropes and won't linger anywhere long enough to leave tick marks up the VDiff cruxes...

What's the record on the ridge btw?
In reply to Ramblin dave:
> It's the murder of the fairly achievable.

:-) That's post of the day!
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ericinbristol - on 17 May 2012
In reply to TobyA:

Agreed. Some lines really sparkle.

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