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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the passing away of John Ewbank on December 2, in New York as a result of tragic complications following emergency abdominal surgery earlier in the year.

John, the architect of the Australian Climbing Grading System, was instrumental in putting up many iconic climbs in this country that one contributor refers to as;
The Blue Mountains, and indeed the whole country, is so peppered with Ewbank routes ... [ 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 ]
4/11/2012 Wiz Fineron climbs a new hardest route at Arapiles
Wiz Fineron has capped off his Oz trip with the ... [ More ]
Upcoming Events [ Previous Events | Add ]
8/03/2015 17 Down Under Book Launch
Steve and John Morris from Rock Hardware (who kindly sponsor this site) are launching their book 17 Down Under this Sunday (8/3/15) in the Pines picnic area at 9:00am.

17 Down Under is a coffee table book that celebrates the best moderate grade routes in Victoria.

There will also be free scones and jam to help celebrate its release.

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14/03/2015Dog Rocks, Mt Alexander (Daytrip)
Location: Out the Calder to Mt Alexander, just south of Bendigo. About 125 km from Melbourne.
Leader: David Scarlett
Details: Good climbing on solid coarse granite. There is the usual mix of slabs and cracks with some very nice aretes also thrown in.
The climbs are short but there is a wide range of grades at Dog Rocks.
Very easy access from the carpark.
A mixture of trad and sport climbs. BYO bolt plates plus a trad rack if youre leading.
Please contact David, the trip leader, before the trip. [ More ]
to 22/03/2015
Summerday Valley VCC Club Trip #3 Trial Reopening
Location: Summerday Valley, Mt Stapylton, Northern Grampians, VIC
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Following the success of our two trips last year, we are running a third VCC Trip to the closed Summerday Valley in the Mt Stapylton area. The VCC has been invited by Parks Victoria to participate in a restricted trial reopening of climbing in Summerday Valley.
This is a great opportunity to climb at this closed crag which is unlikely to be opened to the general pubic for quite a while.

Participants will be able to climb on two of the most popular cliffs: Back Wall & Wall of Fools.
This is an Intermediate Trip with a limited number of Beginner places.
As this is still a trial reopening, the total number of participants is limited to a total of 24 climbers.
Camping: The group will be camping at Plantation Campground on the Halls Gap-Mt Zero Rd. At present there are no camping fees applicable and there is no need to pre-book your campsite.

Trip Leaders: Michael OReilly and Ross Timms
Contact Michael for more details or to register your interest.
Prior booking is absolutely essential. It is not possible to turn up on the day. [ More ]
to 12/04/2015
EASTER: Point Perpendicular and Nowra Trip
Location: Nowra, NSW
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Point Perpendicular beckons a return with its chiselled white cliffs framed by its wild ocean below. Its a bona fide high sea drama settled amongst a military bomb testing reserve.
The trip will also present the opportunity to visit the sport cliffs at Nowra, particularly if Point Perpendicular is closed due to military activities.

The trip will look to hire a house which is comparable in cost to nearby camping, will do away with the need for camping equipment, ensure comfort in the case of wet weather conditions, and will provide an opportunity to have 3-4 persons per car sharing travel costs.
Accommodation at the house will be limited (8-10 persons), cost will be divided by occupants for the trip period (although the potential exists for time share) and places allocated on a first come first served basis on receipt of a deposit.

Suitable for experienced intermediates and advanced climbers.
Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place and accommodation. [ More ]

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