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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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14/02/2016Girls Trip Camels Hump
Location: Camels Hump
Leader: Nha Nguyen
Details: Yep! Quite simply this is a trip for us girls, sorry boys. We are heading to Camels Hump to smash some climbs together and share some climbing thoughts and ideas. We will take advantage of the altitude at Camels Hump during the warmer months and enjoy that breeze that seems to prevail through the tree tops. Sport, trad, whatever takes your fancy. All abilities are welcome but there will be limited places for beginners. [ More ]
27/02/2016-4:30pmFree Outdoor Concert by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
Location: Sydney Myer Music Bowl
Leader: Wei Chen
Details: Its MSO and its free, what more do I need to say?! Bring a picnic blanket (or a camping mat if thats more of your style), wine, cheese, ham, BBQ chicken and/or whatever you fancy, and enjoy The Tang of the Tango a Spanish-South American program brought to you by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra that includes tangos by Astor Piazzolla, a Concerto for two guitars by Joaquin Rodrigo, and works by Ginastera, Falla and Gershwin (I dont know whom they are either, but I am sure they are good). If you are new to town, this is the BEST outdoor event in Melbourne (apart from other wonderful events)! If you have been here for a while or your whole life but always missed out, this is your chance to enjoy it with fellow climbers and discuss what climbing and music have in common - I am sure there are some, just havent quite figured out what they are yet. Gates open at 4:30pm and concert starts at 7:30pm. It runs for about 2 hours and includes a 20 minute interval. Entry is on a first in, best dressed basis, and it does get full so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bring as many friends/climbing buddies/housemates/family/relatives/in laws as you like. And dont worry, I will not ask you for your emergency contact details or sign for a helmet. Bear in mind that the following items are not permitted in the venue: Chair or table more than 20cm off the ground, glass drinking glasses, long bladed kitchen knives, Eskys see website for full details. http://www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2016-season/2016-sidney-myer-free-concerts/   [ More ]
28/02/2016You Yangs Classics - North West Outcrop
Location: You Yangs
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: TRIP FULL The North Western Outcrop is host to a number of the You Yangs classics that will require a range of technical abilities. The easier grades are old school off widths, the mid grades are intimidating crack lines and the higher grades are intense face climbs. Does this sound exciting? then you are clearly mad and this will bea great trip for you. The trip is not suitable for beginners and it is advised that you can climb at around grade 18-20 or harder. For the harder lines (21+) that may have poor protection we may place a few top ropes. The trip is capped at 8 people given that this is a relatively small crag. [ More ]
12/03/2016
to 14/03/2016
Return to 'Dreamtime' (aka Sport Climbing 303)
Location: Dreamtime, Serra Range, Grampians
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Dreamtime provides a really different climbing experience to that found in other parts of the Grampians and Mt Arapiles. ?There are numerous easy and mid-grade sport routes, as well as some harder ones. Dreamtime also has some of the longest sport routes in Victoria. The climbing itself is varied, from blocky walls to stunning artes. Dreamtime holds are often facing the "wrong way", leading to engaging climbing and quite thoughtful cruxes. As with the Sports 101 and 202 trips last year, the focus will be on leading, not seconding. This trip is about taking the next step and pushing your leading on sport routes.?In the terms of VCC Club Trips, you need to be an Advanced Climber. This long weekend trip will provide ample time for you to "work" a more challenging route and then hopefully "tick it" on the trip. We will be "bush camping" near the crag. BYO water and shovel. The Trip Leaders, Michael O'Reilly and Ross Timms, will be joined by Josef Goding, the main developer of the crag. Josef will act as our personal guide to Dreamtime. Numbers on this trip will be limited, so contact Michael O'Reilly early to secure your place. [ More ]
18/03/2016
to 27/03/2016
Wolgan Valley and Booroomba Rocks
Location: Wolgan Valley
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: The spectacular Wolgan Valley is set within?the rugged Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The cliff lined valley is full of rock climbing adventure and has a mix of classic shear faces and crack climbs. It is the intention of the trip to spend the week before Easter at the Wolgan Valley. Booroomba Rocks is Canberra's equivalent to Arapiles and is home to the tallest traditional climbing routes in the area. Booroomba Rocks is a granite climbing area in Namadgi National Park known for its long slabs. It is the intention of the trip to spend the Easter weekend at Booroomba Rocks. Both the Wolgan Valley and Booroomba Rocks are considered adventure climbing areas. The Wolgan Valley has intermittent rock quality within a wilderness environment. Booroomba Rocks requires a strong lead head. The?trip is suitable for experienced?and competent climbers. Places for less experienced climbers will be limited. [ More ]


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