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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 23 12:44 AM

Oct 23, 2010: Excalibur

For some reason that's alien to my very fiber, some people enjoy climbing mountains.
I'm not talking about a long steep walk, I've done that, I'm talking about ropes, pick-axe thingys, and crampons.
There's also a sub-set that climb the artificial walls they're building everywhere, even in malls and corporate campuses.

Some people in the Netherlands, being nortoriously devoid of things to climb, decided to build a climbing wall.
They also decided to make it the tallest in the world, at 121 feet (37 meters), and name it Excalibur.



I could be wrong, but it looks to me like you could get seriously hurt on that thing.
Well, no actually. You could get seriously hurt off that thing.

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Trilby  Saturday Oct 23 03:46 AM

Huh.

I thought I was gonna see a sword.



casimendocina  Saturday Oct 23 05:39 AM

I don't climb, but that wall makes me want to take it up. It looks much more manageable that an actual mountain. You'd get to practice in a controlled environment before deciding if you wanted to be exposed to the real thing.



newtimer  Saturday Oct 23 06:35 AM

Forget the wall. What's the story on those 2 buildings back there? Are they sinking into the swamp?



SPUCK  Saturday Oct 23 07:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Forget the wall. What's the story on those 2 buildings back there? Are they sinking into the swamp?
No the Dutch just tried soooOOOo hard to make them nice and straight. But they failed..


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 23 07:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Huh.

I thought I was gonna see a sword.
See an s word? Do I look like a snail?


Adak  Saturday Oct 23 10:22 AM

I'll take the lift, thank you kindly.

How many mountains will you find with engineered hand and foot grips epoxied onto a suitably stable surface, at just the right intervals for you?

An expression from a student I tutored, comes to mind:

When I confidently told him that his test would be quite passable, because it was only basic chemistry; the bewildered football player despairingly sang out:

"You're outta your fuckin' mind"


I was useless for a good 10 minutes, from laughing.


footfootfoot  Saturday Oct 23 01:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
See an s word? Do I look like a snail?
Look at that S car go!


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 23 02:08 PM

I knew you would get it.



casimendocina  Saturday Oct 23 07:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
How many mountains will you find with engineered hand and foot grips epoxied onto a suitably stable surface, at just the right intervals for you?
Exactly.


SPUCK  Sunday Oct 24 05:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
How many mountains will you find with engineered hand and foot grips epoxied onto a suitably stable surface, at just the right intervals for you?
Bolted man. B o l t e d.


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