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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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14/05/2016
to 15/05/2016
Summerday Valley Weekend Escape with Cheese and Wine - TRIP FULL
Location: Summerday Valley, Grampians and Mt Zero Log Cabins
Leader: Ollie Sherlock
Details: THIS TRIP IS NOWFULL. Contact Ollie to place your name on the waiting list. Summerday Valley is a popular climbing area of the Grampians providing a range of single pitch Beginner and Intermediate grade climbs which are protected using Trad gear. Most of the area is now open to the public after the fires, so we will have a range of areas to climb including Back Wall and Wall of Fools. Not only is the Grampians a world class climbing area, it is also home to one of Australias most historical and acclaimed wine regions. Since when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do, we have organised this trip to bring you the best of both worlds Climbing and Wine. Some experts even believe that the antioxidants in wine help you to live longer and climb harder! To enjoy the best of both the wine and the cheese, we will be staying at the Mt Zero Log Cabins. Leave some room after dinner, bring some cheese and wine and join us for a Saturday night social gathering. There is no better way to relax after a full day of climbing than to chill out by the campfire with some well earned cheese and wine. Accommodation: Mt Zero Lodge - $27 per person per night for a 6 person share cabin. The Trip Leaders for this climbing and social extravaganza are Ollie Sherlock and Helen McFadzean. Please contact Ollie prior to the trip to secure your place. Full payment for the accommodation will be required to secure your place on this trip. Places on this trip are limited. Beginner places may also be limited. [ More ]
21/05/2016-9:30amVCC Crackers 1 - Werribee Gorge
Location: Werribee Gorge
Leader: Nha Ngyuen
Details: This is a day trip to Werribee Gorge 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 ]
27/05/2016
to 29/05/2016
VCC Crackers 2 - Black Ians
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 ]
04/06/2016-10:00amVCC Crackers 3 - Dog Rocks - Mount Alexander
Location: Mount Alexander Nr Castlemaine
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: 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 ]


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