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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 ]
Upcoming Events [ Previous Events | Add ]

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10/07/2015VCC Movie Night - SOLD OUT
Location: Loop, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Leader: Helen McFadzean
Details: Get your mates together and join us at our special winter movie series this year with Reel Rock Tour and Loop Project Space & Bar Melbourne CBD.

Tickets from
$15 each

REEL ROCK 1: First Ascent
Dosage IV

Date and Time:Friday 10 July 2015
5:30pm - 9pm (film starts at 7pm)

Loop Bar specials on the night:
$5 Beer
Discounted cocktails ;)
$8 pizzas [ More ]
19/07/2015Bayside Gym - Winter Trip!
Location: Bayside Rock
9 Network Drive, Carrum Downs, VIC
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: We are having an afternoon 'trip' to Bayside Rock. Come along and join us climbing on the expansive walls or develop your power with some great bouldering upstairs. It'll even feel like a daytrip if you live in the Northern or Western suburbs! If you haven't climbed at this fantastic gym, then now is your chance.
Come along and meet up with other VCC members.
The plan is to climb at Bayside from 2pm until it closes at 5pm.
The cost is $15 for VCC members (and even non-members on this 'trip'). You need to bring your own gear and your VCC Card. Gear can be hired for an extra $12 if needed.
A car-pooling spreadsheet will be used to facilitate travelling to Carrum Downs for those further away. Non-Members must contact Michael and register for this trip in order to receive the VCC discount entry.

If you haven't been to Bayside before, it is best that you arrive before 1:30pm so that you can complete the paperwork in time for the belay instruction/test at 1:30pm.
See you on the walls at Bayside!

Please contact Michael, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, to register your interest. We need to let the gym know numbers to facilitate belay instruction/test for climbers new to Bayside. [ More ]
to 26/07/2015
Mulled Wine and Mittens - Arapiles
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: A trip strategically conceived to keep you climbing and stay warm.
Bring an offering to the Mulled Wine pot once the sun goes down and spin a yarn or two in the comfort of your woollies. Let's have a cheer to the fact that summer is coming.
To make the most of the short day and to keep everyone moving, this trip is is open to intermediates and experienced climbers only.
Please contact Hywel, the Trip leader, if you are interested in joining in this winter fun. [ More ]
to 2/08/2015
Winter Camp - Federation Hut
Location: Mt Feathertop, Alpine National Park
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: Get the dust of your snow-shoes and pray for snow! We are hiking up Bungalow Spur or cross the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy) and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp.
If that's not enough for you, we can have a play with some mountaineering gear, build a Swiss pulley system, break through the cornice, cook some snow or light a fire in the pot-belly.

Winter is coming! DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaadada)

Contact Philipp, the Trip Leader, to secure your place. [ More ]
to 16/08/2015
Sport Climbing 101
Location: Sport Crags, Victoria Range, Grampians National Park
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: AKA - An Introduction to Sport Climbing

This Club Trip is designed as an introduction to Sport Climbing for Trad Climbers! Yes, you can place wigglies and lead the Organ Pipes classics at Arapiles, but why not come along and learn some of the dark secrets of sport climbing. Learn to lead to the melodic sounds of grunts instead of hexes! This trip will be an introduction to the basic skills of sport climbing including falling.
Well be teaching and demonstrating clipping bolts with quickdraws, ways of stick-clipping, threading anchors, pulling on gear, falling, soft catches and sports belaying, stripping a route, avoiding back-clipping, using a draw to pull through a crux and working a route. We might even manage to demonstrate some clean, free climbing too!
Come along and learn the many techniques of sport climbing with The Yerba Crew.

Are you ready for the transition? Prerequisites:
1. If you can lead outdoors already, and can climb the steeper walls in gyms, then this trip is for you. The minimum is that you need to be able to climb in the grade range 18 20 on the steeper walls at Nunawading Hardrock Gym or the AME Wall at Altona Cliffhanger Gym.
2. You will also need to be leading, not seconding. And be prepared to have a go!
3. In the terms of VCC Club Trips, you need to be an Advanced Climber.
Please contact Michael to register your interest in this trip. Trip numbers may be limited. [ More ]

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