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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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Learn 2 Lead Course #3 VACANCY AVAILABLE
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: There is still a vacancy for this last Learn2Lead Course. Contact Michael ASAP if you are interested.

This is the last opportunity for you to take the next step before the warmer weather and summer holidays.
Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely.
- Exclusive to VCC members
- 6 days qualified instruction
- All equipment provided
- Max 4 students per instructor.

Course pre-requisites:
- You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors
- You must be a VCC member.

What you will learn:
- Lead climbing using natural protection
- Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff
- Multi-pitch considerations
- Protecting the second.

The cost: $625 per person, including GST.

Note: Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5 per night per person) are additional costs that you need to pay. You also need to provide your own food whilst on the course.
Note that the course needs four paid up participants to run.
Contact Michael, the VCC trip Coordinator, if you are interested in attending. [ More ]
5/12/2015VCC Christmas BBQ
Location: Wilsons Ave, Brunswick
Leader: Helen McFadzean
Details: Sat 5 Dec 2015 1pm - 5pm

Come along and join us for an afternoon of bouldering fun, delicious BBQ and awesome prizes at the Brunswick bouldering facility on Wilsons Avenue. Show your support for CliffCare by bringing along some gold coin donations for the BBQ. Cliffcare Raffle tickets will also be on sale. Lots of cool prizes up for grabs so don't miss out! Additional door prizes available. [ More ]
to 27/12/2015
Christmas at The Pines
Location: Mt Arapiles, Victoria
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
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 the most tranquil day at The Pines you will see all year.
Please email Hywel, the Trip leader, for the trip details.

The trip is suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced climbers. [ More ]
to 26/01/2016
Mt Buffalo Australia Day Weekend Extravaganza
Location: Mt Buffalo, Mt Buffalo National Park, VIC
Leader: David Scarlett
Details: Mt Buffalo is the same distance from Melbourne as Mt Arapiles, but sees far less traffic due to the camping being much more restricted, and the plateau being covered in snow for 4 months of the year. Fortunately, we've got the camping covered with sites having been pre-booked and paid for, and we're pretty confident that it won't be snowing at this time of year.
The granite of Mt Buffalo's Gorge and its multiple peaks offer a variety of slab, crack and face climbing, in both sport and trad routes. For those who are particularly keen, there are even multi-pitch routes more than twice the height of anything to be found at Arapiles!
This is an intermediate to advanced level trip.

Limited places are available, and prepayment for camping will be required to guarantee a space.

Camping spaces are available Friday to Tuesday for a four-night long weekend, however participants are also welcome to come for shorter periods if they prefer.

It is essential that interested climbers contact David, the Trip Leader, as soon as possible, to join in this camping and climbing extravaganza. [ More ]

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