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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 ]
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to 3/05/2015
Autumn at Araps!
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: David Scarlett
Details: Wonderful friction and no more heat what better reason is there to visit The Mount in late autumn?
Take advantage of the walls, buttresses and gullies that face in all directions to find perfect climbing conditions. Ooze your way up the Watchtower slabs or bask in the warmth of the sun while climbing in the Northern Group.
Arapiles offers well over 2700 routes - theres something for you! Come along and venture away from the nearby classics and climb something new. Or climb the well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes.
There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact David to register your interest.
Beginner places may be limited. [ More ]
17/05/2015Treehugging 2.0
Location: Little River Picnic Ground, Taggerty, VIC
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: Recreational tree climbing is a fairly new thing in Australia. It has been around for a while in the US and German speaking countries. However just in our backyard are some of the biggest trees in the world. The mountain ashes in the Yarra Ranges have recorded heights of over 90m, and those still alive are continuing to grow.

We will be taking it easy and getting up a little tree. This is about learning basic SRT and avoiding hurting yourself or the tree. Please bring your normal climbing gear except the rack.

Trip pre-requisites:
- You should be able to safely belay and abseil outdoors.
- You must be a VCC member.

Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers. Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place. Beginner numbers may be limited and the trip has a limit of 10 climbers. [ More ]
23/05/2015Werribee Gorge
Location: Falcons Lookout, Werribee Gorge State Park
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Its that perfect time of year to visit the sun soaked cliffs at Falcons Lookout. Engage your fancy footwork, core and talons to scale 500 million years of geological history and then, if you feel so inclined, yell "yipeeee Im the king of the world!".
Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers.
Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place. [ More ]
to 10/06/2015
Learn to Lead Course
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely.
Exclusive to VCC members
6 days qualified instruction
All equipment provided
A max 4 students 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 VCC member.

The cost:$625 per person including GST

Contact Michael, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. [ More ]

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