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jbmoz


Mar 17, 2005, 8:27 PM
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Hot Henry Barber's Australian Tick List
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Hi All-

I am an American living in Australia at the moment. After recently climbing one of Barber's FFA's at Arapiles, I was inspired to construct a tick list consisting of all the climbs he did in his whirlwind tour of OZ (Many of which were FFA's). Many of his climbs are considered to be inspiring, bold and solid at the grade. Really motivational!

Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of these climbs which exists out there or know how to get in touch with Mr. Barber?

Also, I am keen to track down a copy of his Autobiography and the film "Uncommon Ground". Any hints or ideas where I might be able to find these would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks heaps in advance!

JBM

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The book:
http://www.amazon.com/...dos/ASIN/0910146357/

I'd doubt such list exists. You'll have to construct it yourself.


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I left Australia in January 1975 just a couple of months before Mr. Barber's visit. During a 6-week spree he climbed on 29 cliffs in 21 different areas of six States doing approximately 100 routes.

His visit was most significant in the quality and style of ascents and the requested list is below. Most "free" ascents involved the elimination of one resting piece.

It should be noted a man is more than the sum of difficult ascents and although Henry's ability really impressed the locals, his abrasive and obsessive ego at the time was not universally appreciated. More of this can be glimpsed in Rob's book "The Breach".

1. QUEENSLAND
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(a) Frog Buttress
Insomnia 23 FA
Short Order 19 FA
Yankee go Home 22 FA
A Dream of Purple Peach Popsicles 20 FA
Conquistador 21 FFA
Child in Time 22 FFA
Sorcerer's Apprentice 19 FFA
Cock Corner 23 FFA
Satanic Majesty 21 FFA
Devil's Dihedral 20 FFA
Deliverance 23 FFA
Thor 18 FFA
The Great Big Green Pleasure Machine 20 FFA
Badfinger 21 FFA
Venom 21 FFA

(b) Mt.Maroon
Beau Brummel 20 FFA

(c) Wyberba (Girraween)
Late Afternoon Flake 18 FFA
Half Magic 21 FA

NEW SOUTH WALES
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(a) Mt.Piddington
The Janicepts 21 2nd FA
Graveyard Wall 22 FFA

(b) Wolgan
Flashpoint 22 FFA
The Wierding Wall 22 FFA

A.C.T.
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(a) Trojan Wall
Soolaimon 21 FFA

VICTORIA
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(a) Mt. Arapiles
Reaper 20 FA
Kama Sutra 23 FFA
Red Baron 22 FFA
Kachoong 21 FFA
The Good, Bad and Ugly 20 FFA

Scorpion Super Direct Start 21 FFA
A Taste of Honey Direct Finish 23 FFA
Dramp 22 FFA
Squeek Easy 22 FFA
Pebbles 23 FFA
Thunder Crack 20 FFA

(b) Mt. Buffalo
Monarch 22 2nd FA
Cacophonic Crack 21 FFA
Black Road 22 FFA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
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(a) Morialta
Bauat Dan 21 FFA
Bung 20 FFA
Cioch 20 FFA

(b) Moonarie
Pagoda 20 FFA
Mystery Elephant Ride 18 FFA
Outside Chance 16 FA

TASMANIA
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(a) Organ Pipes
Daedalus 20 FA
Icarus 19 FFA
Tartarus 21 FFA

(b) Lost World
Savage Journey 22 FA

(c) Devil's Gullet
Gullible Travels 20 FA

(d) Cole's Bay
Dog Style 18 FA
Incipience 22 FFA

(e) Lowdina
Albatross 23 FFA


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