50 somethings

50th Anniversary Celebration

50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:35 pm

After chatting to Ken, I'm posting this to kick off a few ideas for the celebrating "50 years by doing 50 somethings" he outlined at the AGM. In no particular order, and all up for debate and shaping to how you want to them...

A 50 peaks (in the lakes, wales or scotland, at once or total for an individual in the year)
B 50 routes (in a day at a crag, for one climber or more)
C 50 climbers climbing at once
D 50 stars (day for the club, weekend for a team)
E 50 crags (climbing at 50 different crags during the year)
F 50 grades SPORT: f3, f4, f5, f5+, f6a, f6a+, f6b, f6b+, f6c, f6c+, f7a, f7a+...
UK TRAD mod, diff, vdiff, hvdiff, ms, s, mvs, vs, hvs, e1, e2, e3...
HUECO: v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5...
FONT: font3, font4, font5, font6a, font6b, font6c...
ALPINE: fac, pd, pd+, d, d+, ad...
SCRAMBLING: 1,2,3
DWS: s0, s1, s2...
AID (CLEAN): c1...
ICE: WI2, WI3, WI4, WI5...
SCOTTISH: I, II, III, IV... I reckon that's doable for us as a group?
G 50 miles walk, run, bike
H GPS trace making the shape "50". Or "L" for roman numerals...
I 50 sausages (BBQ theme) 8)

Edit: other suggestions added below

J 50 km elevation gain walk, run, bike
K 50 indoor routes or boulder problems in a day
L 50 pitches full traverse of stanage
M 50 year old routes i.e. routes with a first ascent in 1965
N 50 outdoor/adventures films/lectures
O 50 mountains climbed


Or even 50 challenges!?*!

What do people think?
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:46 pm

Ps. "50 years by doing 50 somethings". That's not a euphamism :oops:
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby stuartcoupe » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:55 pm

I like the 50 grades idea. And would certainly like to be part of 50 climbers climbing at once.

I was going to challenge myself to try get 50,000m Elev Gain on my bike on stava this year.

I also was toying with the idea of 50 indoor routes in a day, maybe?

Anyone else?
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:08 am

Does anyone know a route with 50 pitches?
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby WelshNeil » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:18 pm

Happy to take part in any of those except the GPS trace and the sausages! :)
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Those all sound good. We can add veggie sausages to the list Neil?
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby Kev » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:58 pm

mike wrote:
stuartcoupe wrote:I also was toying with the idea of 50 indoor routes in a day, maybe?

Anyone else?



I think the most I've done in a day is 30 leading.

50 indoor boulder problems might be easier (especially with my current level of climbing fitness)


We managed 42 (I think) F5's or above when training for El Cap, 50 is definitely possible. I'd be up for doing this :D I'm also toying with a go at the 50 grades idea.

The '50' GPS map is a fantastic idea Steve.
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby Kev » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:01 pm

SteveM wrote:Does anyone know a route with 50 pitches?


Full traverse of Stanage?!
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:23 pm

This one Kev? http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=201431

Going to need to get training...

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Re: 50 somethings

Postby Kev » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:09 pm

That's the one! Best done on a sunny bank holiday :shock:
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:12 pm

Just remember Kev: you suggested it :wink:
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby Kat » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:41 pm

How about climbing some 50-year old routes!?
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby CathS » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:52 pm

Kat wrote:How about climbing some 50-year old routes!?


With 50-year old gear?

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Re: 50 somethings

Postby Kat » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:41 am

50-year old guidebooks maybe! :P
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Re: 50 somethings

Postby SteveM » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:20 pm

What routes were put in 1965? Google says first british ascent of Troll Wall, Norway (I just got the book!) and doug scott did first expedition to Tibesti Mountains, Chad (too far!). I've asked UKC for some inspiration...
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