/ Maupassant, Curbar: now with in-situ gear
I have managed to get a dragon cam (size red) firmly welded into the crack before the crux on Maupassant at Curbar. I think it partly walked, and also it was the wrong size to use. Very rookie error.
I tried long and hard to get it out on an ab rope but it ain't budging. It somewhat spoils things as its now a bomber clip before the crux. Sorry.
If you do by some miracle manage to remove it, I would be eternally grateful to get it back, but I understand the murky waters surrounding crag swag. So it's up to the heroic King Arthur figure who manages to get this Excalibur-like cam removed, whether they would like to return it.
I'm pretty sure its not coming out, but please drop me an email if you would like to return it :)
Well if this was for the benefit of people like me, who is intimidated by Maupassant and now itching to get up there for a cheap onsight, thank you heartily.
However, if you want your gear back, perhaps the Lost and Found Forum?
Another half way up insanity next please...
> Well if this was for the benefit of people like me, who is intimidated by Maupassant
You've ticked Jetrunner, but you're intimidated by Maupassant? Not trying to be a knob, just genuinely surprised sometimes at how differently we all think.
would liked to have helped but not in the Peak any more , however just found/ removed my 27 th cam. Best of luck.
Yeah, I did think this but I am also sort of apologising for being a numpty and spoiling the character of the route somewhat.
Yes, we were the enthusiastic group! Most people had travelled up from Southampton for the weekend so we had no choice but to be enthusiastic.
For any cam removing extrodinaires out there who fancy keeping their skills sharp, this is the baby for you.
I would be really grateful to see it again though I think its unlikely. I cant really afford to replace it atm (smallest violin in the world etc etc) so I would probably write you a song on the guitar or poorly bake you a cake or something.
What sport grade does it go at?
> You've ticked Jetrunner, but you're intimidated by Maupassant?
Well, I was intimidated by it last time I was climbing there, which may have been 2 years ago. All those routes look tough - lhorla, Maupassant, insanity (I fell off l'horla when I was going well). I'm just a bit more inclined to go there soon...
A bit of a non locals day! There were a couple of teams at forggat too.
It had a Friend 4 stuck in it when I did it 18 years ago.
Is that still there?
> Well, I was intimidated by it last time I was climbing there, which may have been 2 years ago. All those routes look tough - lhorla, Maupassant, insanity (I fell off l'horla when I was going well). I'm just a bit more inclined to go there soon...
L'Horla and Insanity are both tough for sure. I honestly can't remember what Maupassant was like, the only thing I wrote down was 'oppressive midges' :-)
> L'Horla and Insanity are both tough for sure. I honestly can't remember what Maupassant was like, the only thing I wrote down was 'oppressive midges' :-)
like right unconquerable, strenuous and hard. No real rests and commitment needed, after finishing this did kayak, then walked to froggatt and haven't been back to curbar since!
I had to read Boule de Suif and other delightful Prussian war tales written by Maupassant for my french A-level. They were awful., although not as awful as Anouilh's Antigone.
I'd never connected the route name to the man though...
Bel Ami is another of his as well.
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