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Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 26, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Hi Folks,

Sorry about the Cerro Torre yes/no question.

I realize now, it was just plain dumb! As there was virtually nothing positive on the thread, I did the right thing and dumped it

Still, you live and learn.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
Were you bullied?
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
Avery, you flopped then chopped.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
No worries mate,
water under the bridge.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:23pm PT
No biggy.
Tough crowd though eh?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
you live and learn

Yes and no!
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
Just don't flip and chip.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 06:55pm PT
If, as the pundits claim, the whole yes/no thing was a non starter. Deleting the thread was the common sense thing to do.

Please, don't tell me the same people who were rubbishing the concept are now bagging me for removing it.

You can't have it both ways!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
You can't have it both ways!
Uh? New ST rule?
Susan
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 26, 2014 - 06:58pm PT
I didn't see the thread, but sounds like you started a climbing thread and an ethical thread. Those quickly turn into a religious and political thread. I enjoy your posts Avery, no need to apologize.
John M

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
who is bagging on you for chopping it?

maybe realize that people have different senses of humor.

they also have their own hang ups and weirdnesses.

the internet seems to bring out the contrariness in people.. But it can also just be people going for a joke that falls flat..
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
Avery...lighten up. Your thread was far from the worst to populate this forum. Jeez, it was even about climbing...fancy that!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
I just hope the compressor stays up there, it looks really cool in photos.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:28pm PT
The Rotten Log of Patagonia.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
I still remember, in the early 80's. Bill Denz, wild eyed, tightly clutching a cigarette, raving with amazement and awe about the infamous compressor. It's amazing how attitudes change.
Bill spent months in the early 80's trying to solo the compressor route, coming within 300ft a couple of times.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
I tell you John M,

Kiwis and North Americans operate on different wavelengths.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Thanks Avery. It was the right thing to do. Plus I know you've got better in you.
More New Zealand pcis please.

Arne
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:36pm PT
Ah....the compressor. A number of years ago I was on the headwall in a ferocious storm. I was leading the bolted pitch to the compressor in furious winds and near total whiteout. I only saw the compressor when I was a few meters away. Much to my chagrin the compressor had created a micro climate and the last three meters to it the bolts were completely covered by a gently overhanging veil of ice. I went from aiders to ice climbing mode and hooked the compressor for my last tool placement.
Greg Crouch forged ahead on the next pitch but the intensifying storm turned us around forty meters from the summit. The ensuing descent at night in hurricane conditions with malfunctioning headlamps assumed epic status.....but that is a whole other story.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:42pm PT
Donini, that's just plain old rad.
crankster

Trad climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 07:44pm PT
That's the real deal, donini.
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