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by Flynny
06 Jan 2019, 11:19
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What to look at when buying a canyoning rope
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: What to look at when buying a canyoning rope

Craig did an initial review when he bought his Imlay ropes in 2016 (https://sleepwhenwearedead.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/imlay-canyonfire-rope-first-impressions/). Given how much use they have had in the last couple years, perhaps it's time for him to publish an updated review. Thanks for the nudge....
by Flynny
14 Dec 2018, 15:12
Forum: Videos
Topic: Butterbox Canyon and climb out
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Butterbox Canyon and climb out

Firstly, it is recommended that you don't handle yabbies / freshwater crayfish. This is because the females carry their fertilised eggs around for a month or more before they hatch, and the stress of being picked up (to them we are seen as predators) can result in them dropping their eggs. Tim, I'v...
by Flynny
26 Nov 2018, 15:58
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Figure 8 descenders and larks foots

I filmed the frying pan skit but decided against including it in the video as the clip and flip method reduces the risk of dropping the 8 when nerves are shakey at the top of your first canyon abseil or the adrenaline is twitchy at the bottom as you unclip in a deep pool :-)
by Flynny
05 Nov 2018, 19:04
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Australian Adventure Activity Standards - Canyoning
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Australian Adventure Activity Standards - Canyoning

So while the rest of us get tangled up in red tape and best practice guidelines, potentially making it harder to run trips or increasing the legal risk (or fear of legal risk) for trip leaders, the numpties that get into trouble will carry on oblivious to these guide even existing. While I'm not su...
by Flynny
02 Nov 2018, 15:14
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Australian Adventure Activity Standards - Canyoning
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Australian Adventure Activity Standards - Canyoning

I've put submissions from myself and Gabby on my site if anyone wants a bit of a guide or a review of our concerns


https://sleepwhenwearedead.wordpress.co ... ice-guide/
by Flynny
06 Oct 2018, 14:11
Forum: Photos
Topic: Exploration
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Exploration

Some times you end up with just a scrub bash other times you stumble across gems not that far off the beaten trail

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by Flynny
16 Sep 2018, 22:30
Forum: Photos
Topic: Windows and nearby stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Windows and nearby stuff

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by Flynny
11 Sep 2018, 14:39
Forum: Photos
Topic: Ethereal Canyon pics
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Ethereal Canyon pics

Great shots.
Lots of different names for this one, including D-Day Canyon, Mossy Bottom Canyon or Towers Canyon
I always just called it the little canyon but the earlist name is probably Waratah canyon.

PS this post is now longer than the canyon itself :lol:
by Flynny
11 Sep 2018, 14:32
Forum: Photos
Topic: Glow worm tunnel canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Glow worm tunnel canyon

The "side" passage that bypasses the first abseil is possibly even more impressive
by Flynny
14 Aug 2018, 16:39
Forum: Trip reports
Topic: When men were Men
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: When men were Men

More for the coke ovens and heating or possibly infrastructure (bridges and poppet heads) than props. The immediate valley was logged out.
by Flynny
10 Aug 2018, 19:14
Forum: Trip reports
Topic: When men were Men
Replies: 2
Views: 330

When men were Men

And women were even more so. Or sumfink A long time ago dad told me about this timber chute up a slot that gave easy access to the cliff tops above the Wolgan. They use to slide logs down it, said he. It’s somewhere around here, it’s an easy road up to the base of it and you can sit on the cliff edg...
by Flynny
02 Aug 2018, 17:01
Forum: Photos
Topic: David Crevasse
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: David Crevasse

It's still a 16km walk for 4 or 5 abseils in a pretty gully.
If I were to do it again I'd take bikes and combine it with something else
by Flynny
30 Jul 2018, 17:39
Forum: Photos
Topic: David Crevasse
Replies: 4
Views: 481

David Crevasse

Longish walk, shortish canyon-like gully, trickyish exit.

Prettyish but
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by Flynny
23 Jul 2018, 16:00
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Publishing details of wilderness / remote canyons
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Publishing details of wilderness / remote canyons

marilyn_scott1950 wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 10:07
(unless I'm at my wits end and decide to play the "little old lady" and "I only have 2 years of exploration left in me" cards).
Damn it! I don't have a little old lady card and my bumbling middle aged git card doesn't seem to work.
by Flynny
21 Jul 2018, 19:20
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Publishing details of wilderness / remote canyons
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Publishing details of wilderness / remote canyons

I'm going to be all wishy washy and end up sitting on the fence... As someone who does publish a bit of information I feel a bit hypocritical at times when I discourage others from doing so When you look at the 9 Gardens of Stone and beyond books now published there's not too much Keats and co find ...
by Flynny
21 Jul 2018, 19:01
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get into canyoning?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: How to get into canyoning?

Personally my little brother once took us through Rocky Creek and got me hooked. Started exploring, bought some gear and did a basic abseil course..... Looking back we were pretty naive and I have no idea how we found our way in to some of the spots let alone got ourselves back without major inciden...
by Flynny
12 Jul 2018, 11:54
Forum: Trip reports
Topic: No pack, no rope, no worries: A shambolic canyon exploration
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: No pack, no rope, no worries: A shambolic canyon exploration

Nice write up Tim.
Sounds like a Mummy of a trip
I haven't done that one yet but found a sling at the top of where I assumed it was on a bush walk.
Will have to get back for a better look
by Flynny
05 Jul 2018, 20:41
Forum: Wollemi NP (NSW)
Topic: Coinslot Canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Coinslot Canyon

There is a basic description in the jamieson guide though good route finding navigation and scrambling climbing skills are required
by Flynny
25 Jun 2018, 19:03
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Abseiling riddle
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Abseiling riddle

Macrame knott, extra long shoe laces and a lack of fear
by Flynny
23 Jun 2018, 08:28
Forum: Gear questions, suggestions and reviews
Topic: What belay/rappel device do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 1661

Re: What belay/rappel device do you use?

One other question -- -- but I'd love to hear more about why you think the Robot is better than the Hydrobot. I haven't used a Robot, so I don't have any first-hand experience of how they differ. For one they are symetrical so you can rope up right or left handed without needing to unscrew the gate...
by Flynny
20 Jun 2018, 13:33
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Prusiking sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Prusiking sucks

Thanks John
I had some one ask about using rak style descenders for this. I'm not familiar with them. Can you (or anyone) give an explanation on how to use them in ascent?
by Flynny
19 Jun 2018, 23:25
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Prusiking sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Prusiking sucks

Slava pointed out a grigri would work well on the waist too
by Flynny
19 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: Technique, ropework and skill development
Topic: Prusiking sucks
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Prusiking sucks

We all know prusiking sucks. I've been a bit lax in practicing it the last few years but I did a training day with UBMBWC where Guy Wittig showed us a slightly different set up that made things much easier and quicker. Lo and behold last weekend on a trip, https://sleepwhenwearedead.wordpress.com/20...