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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
13-Jan-2018 Logan Barber does Aussie new hardest trad crack.
Australian climber Logan Barber has established the hardest pure crack climb in Australia, Japanese Deep Freeze (31/5.13d), at Mt. Buffalo, Victoria.

The short, power-endurance line, which has remained an open project since the 1990s, involves a shallow, flaring 0.75 granite crack on overhanging terrain and challenging gear placements.

After their successful ascents of Shark Hunt, Barber and Vertrees shifted their attention to Japanese ... [ More ]
26-Oct-2017 New Nose record 2:19:44 ... [ More ]
3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
Information from
NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs ... [ More ]
28-Aug-2017 Logan Barber -12th ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14
Logan Barber has successfully climbed Cobra crack 5. ... [ More ]
16-Sep-2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, ... [ More ]
Upcoming Events [ Previous Events | Add ]
18-Mar-2018 Victorian State Speed Titles 18/03/2018
Have you ever asked yourself..........

"How fast can I run up a wall"?

Well now is the time to find out at the Victorian Speed Titles!!

Head to to sign up.

Event: Victorian Speed Titles 2018

Where: Gravity Worx, 182-184 Sussex St, Pascoe Vale

Sunday 18th March 2018

Competitor registration opens at 3pm

Volunteers are needed so if you're willing to help out please head to the link below or contac ... [ More ]
23/3 To 25-Mar-2018 Clif Bar Open Lead and Speed Championships
Registrations are open for the Clif Bar Open Lead and Speed Championships at Hardrock Climbing and Gravity Worx on the 23rd to the 25th March.

Head to for more details on the selection policy for Open A Lead or register now for Speed, Open B and Masters.

It promises to be a fantastic show watching Australia's best fight it out for a place on the podium.

As always these events can't be held w ... [ More ]

Upcoming VCC Events [ More | Subscribe ]
22/03/2018-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (March)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. For 2018 these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. In March we will be climbing on Thursday the 8th and 22nd March. These Club Nights will be relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Gravity Worx sets new routes very regularly, so it is an excellent venue for training your onsighting skills too. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these VCC Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on a Green 25 at Gravity Worx last year. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 [ More ]
22/03/2018-6:30p:30pm - Trip Leaders Skill Share Night
Location: Private Dining Room, Great Northern Hotel, Carlton.
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Prospective and current trip leaders are invited to come along to our first Trip Leaders Skill Share Night. At this night we will share and discuss how to be an effective VCC Trip Leader and share ideas around trip leading. We would like to encourage all past trip leaders to come along, as well as any members who are thinking about becoming a trip leader. Michael will also share the draft VCC Trip Leaders Handbook with attendees and is keen to receive feedback. We will share and discuss ideas about trip organisation, how to manage groups, communication, safety issues, top-roping and even crags to visit. Well show you the new PLBs that weve purchased for Club trips and explain how to use them. All new trip leaders are mentored by existing trip leaders on their first trip(s), so why not come along and find out more. Our experienced trip leaders have a wealth of knowledge and skills that they are keen to share. We will be having a meal at 6:30pm and the formal part of the evening will start around 7:00pm. Please contact the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, Michael O'Reilly, if you are coming along. If you cant make it, please contact Michael if youre interested in running a VCC Club trip. [ More ]
to 25/03/2018
End of the Month @ Araps/Djurite - March
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Autumnal weather and improving friction what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin late March? Come along andcruise upthe nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Or climb something new. Climb in the shade or in the sun depending on the temperature. Maybe try a 'crack theme' approach to the weekend? We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett,to register your interest. This trip is primarily intended for intermediate and advanced climbers, however some spaces for beginner climbers may be available dependent on other spaces filling first. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there.   Photos: Trip Leader Dave Scarlett and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
to 15/04/2018
Learn2Lead Course #2: April - COURSE FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles/Djurite
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: This course is now FULL. The fourth L2L Course has been advertised for 18th - 23rd MAY. Please contact Michael if you are interested. The second Learn2Lead Course for 2018 will be offered at Mt Arapiles/Djurite in April. It will run from 10th - 15th April, 2018. This course also falls within the Victorian School Holidays. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   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 currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:30 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's trad rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
21/04/2018Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Location: Camels Hump, Mount Macedon
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Why not take advantage of the last of the 'Camels Hump Season' and the stable weather and join us at Camels Hump for a Saturday day trip? Camels Hump is quite a user friendly crag in terms of the area at the base of the climbs and the ability to set up top-ropes on some of the climbs. The crag has a range of climbs suitable for most abilities and experience. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Peter Upton, to secure your place and to find out more details. Beginner numbers will be limited.   Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton and Jayden's trad rack in action on Grey Arte. [ More ]

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