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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
  
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27/05/2016
to 29/05/2016
VCC Crackers 2 - Black Ians - TRIP FULL - WAITLIST OPEN
Location: Black Ians
Leader: Ben Wright
Details: This is atrip to Black Ians with a focus on crack climbing. Learning to crack climb can open up a whole new world of inspiring climbing linesthat will take you up some of the best rock in the world. Not only that, a nice hand jam on a climb can give you a well-earned rest whilst others flounder and get pumped. The VCC has brought you a crack climbing series where you can learn to crack climb, fine tune your skills or jam like a pro and share some tips with others. Our proposed events are as follows: - VCC Crackers Movie Night - Wide Boyz -14 April- Helen McFadzean - VCC Crackers 1 - Werribee Gorge - 21 May - Nha Ngyuen - VCC Crackers 2 - Black Ians - 27-29 May - Ben Wright - VCC Crackers 3 -Dog Rocks- 4 June - Hywel Rowlands - VCC Crackers 4 - Arapiles - 11-13 June - Josh Bassett - VCC Crackers 5 - Frog Buttress (Queensland) - 1-10 July - Hywel Rowlands All trips will focus on climbing crack lines, however advanced climbers are welcome to join any trip and climb what they please. All levels of crack climbing experience welcome from novice to the well-versed. It is recommended that crack climbing novices are able to climb grade 17 outdoors or greater although you may not necessarily lead at this grade. [ More ]
04/06/2016-10:00amFULL - VCC Crackers 3 - Dog Rocks - Mount Alexander
Location: Mount Alexander Nr Castlemaine
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: TRIP FULL - WAITING LIST This is a Saturday trip to Mount Alexander. Dog Rocks has a good selection of crack climbs.For those who may be interested in staying the night and exploring the area the next day, Parks Victoria permit dispersed walk in camping throughout the park. Learning to crack climb can open up a whole new world of inspiring climbing linesthat will take you up some of the best rock in the world.The VCC has brought you a crack climbing series where you can learn to crack climb, fine tune your skills or jam like a pro and share some tips with others. Our proposed events are as follows: - VCC Crackers Movie Night - Wide Boyz - 14 April @ Loop - Helen McFadzean - VCC Crackers 1 - Werribee Gorge - 21 May - Nha Ngyuen - VCC Crackers 2 - Black Ians - 27-29 May - Ben Wright - VCC Crackers 3 - Dog Rocks- 4 June - Hywel Rowlands - VCC Crackers 4 - Arapiles - 11-13 June - Josh Bassett - VCC Crackers 5 - Frog Buttress (Queensland) - 1-10 July - Hywel Rowlands All trips will focus on climbing crack lines, however advanced climbers are welcome to join any trip and climb what they please. All levels of crack climbing experience welcome from novice to the well-versed. [ More ]
11/06/2016
to 13/06/2016
VCC Crackers 4 - Arapiles
Location: Arapiles
Leader: Josh Bassett
Details: This is a long weekend at Arapiles with a focus on crack climbing. The trip is suitable for those who can crack climb or have learnt to crack climb on one of the VCC Crackers trips. Learning to crack climb can open up a whole new world of inspiring climbing lines including some outstanding lines at Arapiles. Our crack climbingevents are as follows: - VCC Crackers Movie Night - Wide Boyz - 14 April - Helen McFadzean - VCC Crackers 1 - Werribee Gorge - 21 May - Nha Ngyuen - VCC Crackers 2 - Black Ians - 27-29 May - Ben Wright - VCC Crackers 3 - Dog Rocks - 4 June - Hywel Rowlands - VCC Crackers 4 - Arapiles - 11-13 June - Josh Bassett - VCC Crackers 5 - Frog Buttress (Queensland) - 1-10 July - Hywel Rowlands All trips will focus on crack climbinglines, however advanced climbers are welcome to join any trip and climb what they please.This trip will not be suitable for beginners. [ More ]
18/06/2016
to 23/06/2016
Learn2Lead Course #2 COURSE FULL
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details:   The second Learn2Lead Course is now FULL. A third Learn2Lead Course will be advertised as soon as the dates are finalised. Please contact Michael O'Reilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, if you are interested. The second Learn2Lead Course for 2016 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles in June. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely. - Exclusive to VCC members - 6 days qualified instruction - All equipment provided - A max 4 students per instructor. What you will learn: - Lead climbing using natural protection - Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff - Multi-pitch considerations - Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: - You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors - You must be a VCC member. Total cost: $625 per person, including GST. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael O'Reilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. Photo: Dave Singleton 'racking up' at Werribee Gorge on a Club Trip. [ More ]
25/06/2016-2:00pmWinter at Bayside Gym!
Location: Bayside Gym, Carrum Downs
Leader: Ollie Sherlock
Details:     The VCC are having an afternoon trip to Bayside Gym in Carrum Downs. Come along and join us climbing on the expansive walls or develop your power with some great bouldering upstairs. The plan is to climb at Bayside from 2pm until it closes at 5pm. Contact the Trip Leaders Ollie Sherlock and Ross Timms to register your interest. Climbers who have not been to Bayside yet will need to compete some paperwork (can be downloaded from their website to speed up the process) as well as a belaying instruction/test. If you need to compete the topropebelay test, please arrive at the gym early enough to complete your paperwork and be ready for the belay instruction/test at 1:30pm. Itll even feel like a daytrip if you live in the Northern or Western suburbs! If you havent climbed at this fantastic gym, then now is your chance. Climbing at a new gym can be quite inspiring. If youre a regular at Bayside, come along and meet up with other VCC members. Lead climbing at Bayside requires a mini-course and test with particular instructors. Lead climbers must use the Eddy belay device. James Kassay has organised for climbers who dont already have a Lead Pass at Bayside to be able to do their course and belay/lead test on the club trip. Members already with a lead pass can of course pump themselves silly immediately on the roof! BYO rope as usual. The cost is $15 for VCC members (and even non-members on this trip). You need to bring your own gear and your VCC Card. Gear can be hired for an extra $12 if needed. This trip is suitable for Beginners. A car-pooling spreadsheet will be used to facilitate travelling to Carrum Downs for those further away. Non-Members must contact Ollie and register for this trip in order to receive the VCC discount entry. Photos: Ollie slacklining at Bayside and Ross walking into the cliff in The Grampians. See you on the walls at Bayside! [ More ]


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