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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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08/12/2016-5:30p:00pm - Pre-Opening VCC Trip to Gravity Worx Gym
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Gravity Worx is a new indoor rockclimbing gym opening in mid December in Coburg. The VCC have been kindly given the opportunity to run a pre-opening, members-only VCC Club trip to the gym. Come along and check out Melbourne's newish gym. Where: 182-184 SUSSEX STREET COBURG Phone:03 9350 1789 This trip is only available to current VCC members. Please bring your currentVCC Membership Card along on the night. If you've yet to receive your new membership card, please print off your membership receipt. Non-members will need to join the VCC prior to this night. The cost of the night is a token$5:00 (Cash only at this stage). So, just turn up on the night, pay your money, read and sign the waiver form* and do a belay check. Then get climbing!The full gym will not yet be available for climbing, but there will be walls aplenty for everyone to enjoy. *It is recommended that you go to their webpage prior to the nightto complete the waiver online. Itwill save time on entry and paper on the night. You can even sign the waiver digitally. NOTE: As this trip is at a commercial business, there will be no need to signthe officialVCC Trip Register on the night.   [ More ]
10/12/2016Sports Climbing at Mt Macedon
Location: Back Wall, Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Leader: Tara Laursen
Details: This trip is now FULL for Novice/Beginnerand Intermediate Climbers. Advanced climbers are welcome to come along, but please contact Tara prior to the trip. Ever wanted to try Sports Climbing but the grades are a little out of your reach? Then this is the trip for you. We will be venturing into the Tall Wet forests of Mt Macedon to have a play on a hidden little gem of a crag called Back Wall. With 20 or so listed climbs on a 20 metre high cliff, the Back Wall has something for everyone, with Sports Climbs ranging in grade from 9 through to 22. You can choose to lead these climbs, or simply top-rope them. Please contact Tara, the Trip Leader, for details and to secure a spot on this trip. Places are VERY LIMITED. This trip is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers, but beginner numbers are strictly limited. This crag is ideal for those beginning to lead sports climbs.   Photos are from the VCC Club Trip to Back Wall, Mt Macedon, earlier this year. [ More ]
to 27/12/2016
Xmass @ The Pines
Location: Arapiles
Leader: Hywel
Details: Avoid those awkward Christmas gatherings and use your passion as an excuse, why not head for Arapiles. It has become an annual event and a favourite amongst non-natives whose families live overseas. Come and cruise your favourite climbs on Christmas Day and settle down for thde most tranquil day at The Pines you will see all year. This trip is suitable for climbers who have regularly climbed outdoors. Please email with your experience and whether you have a rope or trad rack. [ More ]
19/01/2017Twilight @ Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Location: Camels Hump, Mount Macedon
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Why not take advantage of the long summer days, daylight saving and climb in the evening and the coolness of Camels Hump? The plan is to start in the late afternoon and climb until dark at Melbournes premier summer crag. Some might even start climbing earlier. We will be climbing routes on both the Lower Cliff, and up on the Omega Block, at Camels Hump. It 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. If you intend to lead, bring along a few bolt plates as a few of the routes still have some carrot boltsfor protection. While the Omega Block is home to plenty of harder sport routes, grades 21 and above, the Lower Cliff has a range of intermediate climbs.   Michael O'Reilly and Ross Timms are the trip leaders. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Michael OReilly, to secure your place. Beginner numbers will be limited. Photos are from the 2016 Twilight VCC Trip to Camels Hump: Jayden leading Grey Arte. [ More ]
to 29/01/2017
Learn2Lead 2017 - Course #1
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The first Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from 24th 29th January. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely: - Exclusive to VCC members - 6 days qualified instruction - All equipment, including trad gear, provided - Only 4 participants 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 currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 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 $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement. [ More ]

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