/ Climbing Quiz
What do the Sloth, Shrike and the Rasp have in common?
Clue they have all been on something but none of them are in it.
First right answer gets to write the next question.
On the cover of Hard Rock?
Beat me to it by no more than 10 seconds!
Ed Drummond, '67 Avon Gorge.
The exact title of the guide was 'Extremely Severe in the Avon Gorge' but it was subtitled 'the 1967 Guide to the harder climbs'.
Wasn't the system used in a booklet called "Extremely Severe in the Avon Gorge" with all his new routes in?
Come on then...
What was my 1000th route on Stanage?
Not going brilliantly fast, but here goes...
Which literary figure connects an E6 in Llanberis Pass, an E3 at Kellan Head in Cornwall and an E1 on Creag Druim Eadar da Choire in Skye?
Lord of the Flies E6
Darkness Visible E3
Rites of Passage E1
Come on, I'm waiting for the next one I won't be able to get?
Next Question please?
Sorry for the delay been working. Will think of one soon.
What day of the week is abominable on the other side of the world?
I'll rephrase it:
What day of the week is abominable in Australia?
Correct over to you.
Ok... Which route lets you Bumble up a Buttress at Break-time by the Beach?
Ok, too hard...
Clue 1: It's an end of the road E1 with the potential for independence.
Clue 2: It's not so much Road-side, but Sea-side and Skye-side...
That's the one! Sorry if it was too cryptic. Very surreal route with children playing in the playground below.
Over to you.
(Sorry for delay, struggling to come up with another non-trivial question and my internet has been playing up.)
(You do mean Three, right? Not, say, Five?)
Beinn Bhan is home to to the classic Bonnington & Patey grade IV route March Hare's Gully plus the more recent Mad Hatter's Gully.
The East Face of Gearr Aonach (middle of the 3 sisters) in Glencoe is home to the classic VDiff The Wade plus Jabberwock VS & Mome Rath Route VDiff
Harmers Wood in Cheshire has numerous Alice in Wonderland themed routes.
Probably an easy one, but which author links Dinas Mot, Clogwyn y Ddysgl & Chee Dale?
I'm going to try Tolkein - Gollum and the Black Gates, though I'm not there yet with Chee Dale.
Sorry, but no.
I was thinking Henry Miller.
Doh.... Henry of course
Sexus, Plexus & Nexus on Dinas Mot, which are the 3 books in the trilogy making up The Rosy Crucifixion (Clogwyn y Ddiysgl) and then there is Tropic of Cancer in Chee Dale.
OK last one before it's time for slippers and Oveltine.
And this should be a doddle for all of those who were climbing before the internet.
What connects the ex Editors of Mountain & Crags Magazine, and John Allen?
Bugger off, it's my turn.
What connects St Govan's, Trowbarrow and Robin Hood Quarries?
Good lord, have they opened this quiz to oiks? I was looking for a literary connection.
I expect Al's written some stuff in the past... or was it Dostoyevsky
You would probably find the answer in the Radcliffe Camera.
Ah, that's off limits to oiks.
Sorry, I missed the Dostoyevsky bit. Quite correct - Brothers Karamazov or Crime and Punishment at St Govan's , The Idiot at Trowbarrow, Crime and Punishment at Robin Hood Quarries. Over to you.
Haven't got the time right now so here's Mr Engineer's (Ex) last question again:
Actually I thought it was my turn :)
Back from the pub so best I can come up with is -
Which Scottish extremes name is derived from a hebrew word?
But I guess Shibboleth is the answer to Mike's question as to which Scottish Extreme comes from Hebrew...
Take the number of degrees North, multiply it by how many fingers exercise, subtract the total number of pebbles on the slab and finally subtract the steps in the clouds.
With that answer as a clue, which classic English Font7A+/V7 boulder problem are you climbing?
Are we allowing for magnetic north? (Still trying to think of a worthy question).
I got the number, but I don't know any classic English Font 7A+/V7 boulder problems.
The boulder problem is named after a well-known novel, which is the first in a series.
Hint, the clues refer to the names of various routes with numbers in them...
10 Degrees North, Five Finger Exercise, 3PS, One Step - I get 46, but struggling for the route.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy at Kyloe?
However I'm struggling to get 42 - which I presume is the number?
When John Allen freed Great Wall on Cloggy, Wilson reported it in Mountain under the headline - "Great Wall goes free to chalk men".
In the next edition of Crags, Birtles reported it with the riposte - "Great Wall does not go free to talk men"
I think it was about this time Birtles (or possibly Tim Lewis) turned Wilson's name into the acronym - Ken = Knows Every Name :-)
Knock off Four Pebble Slab as well?
Not me, guv; I've never heard of Hitchhiker's Guide - apart from the book, obviously. And while fully acquainted with the significance of the number 42, my brain wasn't in a sufficiently lateral mode to have made the connection.
Over to Goucho, I think!
Just had a long car journey so have come up with another few questions in the meantime the people can ponder over....
1) Who links E5s at Scafell Crag, Mother Carey's Kitchen, Sea Walls at Avon and Gull Rock (Marsland) in Cornwall. They are also more obviously linked with a well-known Arthur Dolphin route.
2) What links Hard Rock routes in Cornwall and on Creag an Dubh Loch, a popular route on Clogwyn y Ddysgyl, a Classic Rock route on Tryfan and an E5 on the North Yorks Moors?
3) Who links a Cloggy E6, a Neil Gresham modern mixed line in Glencoe and the direct finish to a route on Dovestone Tor
4) Who links a classic E2 at Trowbarrow, a Roaches Lower Tier E3 and a Scottish Island route in Classic Rock.
5) Who links a South West Hard Rock tick, a Boulder Ruckle HVS and impressive f8a DWS route in Pembrokeshire. As an additional clue, they also have an eponymous buttress at one of Scotland's largest sport climbing destinations.
I think the answer is Kipling. Original Sin on Scafell and the Dolphin route is Kipling Groove. Not sure of the other routes though. Bare Necessitates is the route at Gull Rock so it is definitely Kipling.
A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tempest are both Shakespeare plays. Not sure what the Dovestone tor direct finish is.
Cracked Actor, Labyrinth and Hunk Dory. David Bowie.
The Shylock Finish to Route 1,
FWIW 'Shere Khan' was the one I was thinking of on Scafell. 'Tiger Tiger' at Mother Carey's and and 'Just So' at Avon.
Ha! Shere Khan isn't on Scafell Crag. It's on the East Buttress.
Any luck with the other two?
Tiger Tiger is more Blake than Kipling, I'd have thought?!
Damn, I got number four but I don't post at night.
John you are definitely right.
Tiger Tiger. burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye.
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?"
Kipling took Blake's poem as inspiration for the third short story in the original Jungle Book - 'Tiger, Tiger'
That particular route name may well have come from a sci-fi book, Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bastow, which Pat recommended to me sometime in the 70s. If so I'm not sure what happened to the exclamation marks - could have been bad editing the first time it appeared in a guidebook! Pat's route Blue Jaunt on Lundy also came from one of his books. I agree that Bastow probably got the title from Blake.
Number two has really confused me. Look forward to seeing the answer.
The only thing I could think of was the clergy? But you'd have to be meaning three screaming popes, which is E6?
What about question 5? It is probably more straight-forward.
>#2 Chess? (Grooved Arete with KNIGHT's move, KING rat,BISHOP's rib, GAMBIT climb - i dont know the E5 on NYM but do i get to ask a question now?
The name's Bond ......... James Bond.
SW Hard Rock route - Moonraker.
Boulder Ruckle hvs - Thunderball.
Pembroke DWS - ?
Eponymous buttress - Bond Buttress, Glen Ogle.
Okay, a test of arithmetic this time.
What number do you end up with if you start with:-
the number of 8000m peaks,
add a banned welsh VS route (FA Patrick & Bertlett 1963),
take away the no. of first winter ascents done by Andy Nisbet last winter,
add the Nevis gully climbed by Smith and Marshall on 7 Feb 1960,
add the no. of Munros on Skye, and
take away the number of fingers exercising at Cratcliffe?
No calculators allowed.
> What number do you end up with if you start with:-
14 - the number of 8000m peaks,
66 (Route 66, Craig y Forwyn) add a banned welsh VS route (FA Patrick & Bertlett 1963),
-74 (5min in on http://davemacleod.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/andy-nisbet-film.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium... ) take away the no. of first winter ascents done by Andy Nisbet last winter ,
-3 (Minus Three Gully) add the Nevis gully climbed by Smith and Marshall on 7 Feb 1960,
12 - add the no. of Munros on Skye, and
-5 - take away the number of fingers exercising at Cratcliffe?
TEN is the correct answer. Glad we both got the same result, my arithmetic is not to good.
Your turn again.
Who was the first brition to climb the Eiger north wall in a day?
What is unique about the Extreme Rock essay on Left Wall?
There are two routes on Peak Limestone called John Peel. Why are they so named?
The seconds of both John Peel routes fell off. They were both named John.
Was Left Wall the only one written by a woman? Gill Price?
By area (might also be the longest), what is the largest French glacier?
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