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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 ]
4/11/2012 Wiz Fineron climbs a new hardest route at Arapiles
Wiz Fineron has capped off his Oz trip with the ... [ More ]
28/10/2012 Mayan Gobat-Smith does 1st female ascent of Punks.
Congratulations to Mayan Gobat-Smith from New Z ... [ More ]
18/10/2012 Youngest ascent of Punks In The Gym
Wiz Fineron, 17, of New Zealand, recently sent the historic ro ... [ More ]
10/08/2012 Mt Thor first ascent by Aussies
(from CCA) Chris Warner, Chris Fitzgerald and Nathan Kuthakas, all ... [ More ]
2/08/2012 Aussies climb new route on Mt Thor.
Australians Chris Warner, Chris Fitzgerald and Nathan Kuthakas ... [ More ]
24/10/2011 Monique Forestier climbs 32 in Verdon Gorge
Monique Forestier had climbed the classic Tom et je Ri ... [ More ]
19/10/2011 Mayan Smith-Gobat: Fastest Female Ascent of El Cap
Find out more at this link ... [ More ]
15/09/2011 Walter Bonatti passes.
Vale to a legend of climbing.
More information in this linked thread. ... [ More ]
24/12/2009 Rick White Memorial Medal 2009
The Rick White Memorial Medal 2009, for outstanding achievement and ... [ More ]
3/11/2009 James Kassay sends Sleepy Rave V15
James has sent Sleepy Rave, V15, on his third attempt today (03 ... [ More ]
24/01/2008 Everest pioneer Edmund Hillary dies
SIR Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mou ... [ More ]
27/11/2007 Jarmila Tyrril heads for Antarctica
One of Australia´s best female rockclimbers, Jarmila Tyrril, i ... [ More ]
7/10/2007 Cossey & Lawry cut it up Yosemite style...
Australian Lee Cossey made a ground-up free ascent of E ... [ More ]
8/08/2007 Whistling Kite (32) gets 3rd Oz ascent
FROM PHIL BOX

Duncan Steel, a 46 year old Queenslander, ... [ More ]
19/04/2007 Black Diamond La Sportiva Escalade Champs 07
Australia saw the return of the Escalade Championship ... [ More ]
7/09/2006 Winter attempt on Fitz Roy's Supercanaleta
Tim Billington and Mat Farrell recently returned from a ... [ More ]
8/05/2006 All walls now open at Burnley
All walls are now open at Burnley. Vertical wall has 5 routes, 30 w ... [ More ]
1/05/2006 30 degree wall now OPEN at Burnley
Three routes went up on the 30 degree wall at Burnley over the ... [ More ]
5/04/2006 Monique cranks another 31
Monique Forestier today made the third ascent of the amazing 40 metre sp ... [ More ]
3/04/2006 Chris Webb climbs Mechanical Animals (33)
On Sunday Chris Webb made the forth ascent of Mechanical ... [ More ]
31/03/2006 The new Buffalo guide is here!
VCC members can purchase a copy of the guide here ... [ More ]
22/03/2006 Jarmila cranks 30!
Jarmila Tyrril has climbed Mr Meaner (30) at Diamond Falls in the Blue Mounta ... [ More ]
17/03/2006 Garth Miller establishes new 33/34
Garth Miller yesterday established a new route in the Blue Moun ... [ More ]
13/02/2006 Buffalo Aiding Revival!
A very strong team from Canberra has blitzed the North Wall over the past ... [ More ]
6/02/2006 Burnley Bouldering Walls
The new community bouldering walls at Burnley, Vic are now under construc ... [ More ]
5/01/2006 Young Madeleine Melder sends her first 26
News has just arrived from the Grampians that Victorian ... [ More ]
2/11/2005 Gary Phillips climbs new 29 at Sandinista Wall
In late October Tassie local Gary Phillips establis ... [ More ]
19/10/2005 HB Climbs New Grampians Super Crack
One of the last great cracklines of the Grampians has been fre ... [ More ]
20/09/2005 Spurt hardy gets repeated by Vic local
Phil Blunson has ticked the powerful Dave Jones creation 'A ... [ More ]
8/08/2005 Stefan Glowacz onsights hard Grampians classics
In a very brief three day trip to the Grampians, G ... [ More ]
5/07/2005 Hardest Route At You Yangs Repeated
It took him seven days over the last 12months, but finally Dou ... [ More ]
15/06/2005 Queenslander climbs grade 31 at Frog
Over the long weekend local Queensland recluse Grant Edser ha ... [ More ]
3/06/2005 chick ticks another thirty-something
Yesterday Monique Forestier sent Don’t Believe the Hype (31) ... [ More ]
25/05/2005 VCC news from Mt Everest!!
VCC member, Vince Waters, is attempting to climb Mt Everest from Tibet ... [ More ]
17/05/2005 Thomas Farrell redpoints two Nowra 31's in a month
Sixteen year old NSW climber Thomas Farrell ha ... [ More ]
16/05/2005 Monique’s Big tickage…
On the weekend Monique Forestier sent Big Wednesday (31), a massively over ... [ More ]
2/05/2005 Local 12yo ticks Grampians 25
On April 25th, Victorian junior climber Madeleine "maddog" Melder m ... [ More ]
26/04/2005 Jacqui Middleton ticks grade 30
On sunday 24th April she managed a clean ascent of 'Red Vinyl' -  ... [ More ]
31/03/2005 Sam Berry 11th at Bouldering World Cup in Birmingham
Australia's own Sam Berry cranking hard yet ... [ More ]
28/02/2005 HB climbs new 28 at The Tower
Malcolm Matheson has linked the superb Super Mario Bros (27) into t ... [ More ]
9/02/2005 Jacqui Middleton redpoints "Like a Koala in his Eucalyptus" (29).
After nine days, seventeen atte ... [ More ]
12/01/2005 Totem Pole gets second onsight ascent by visiting American
American Mark Anderson has claimed the ... [ More ]
7/01/2005 Nathan Hoette establishes two of Victoria's hardest - again
From 8a.nu - Nathan Hoette has comple ... [ More ]
5/01/2005 Lee Cossey does second free ascent of Ozy Direct
Lee freed Ozymandias Direct (29) on Mt Buffalo's ... [ More ]
27/12/2004 Tidal wave hits major climbing destinations
Caused by one of the largest earthquakes ever, a tsun ... [ More ]
9/12/2004 Chris Webb flashes Some Kind Of Bliss grade 31
Some Kind of Bliss in the Blue Mountains, is the 1 ... [ More ]
27/11/2004 Rick White
Pioneering Australian climber Rick White died peacefully on 26 November 2004 in Winche ... [ More ]
15/11/2004 Fire at Victoria Ranges Climbing Gym
Tragedy Strikes! The much loved Victoria Ranges Climbing gym ... [ More ]
11/10/2004 Monique sends another 32
Yesterday, 10th October, Monique Forestier climbed the route Staring at ... [ More ]
8/10/2004 Hardest Onsight by Hirayama
On the 5th of October, Hirayama (Japan) onsighted White Zombi, 8c (gr ... [ More ]
5/10/2004 More Chris Ellis News
Last weekend Chris Ellis went to Marsstrand. and flashed both Den vita lejo ... [ More ]
29/09/2004 Australian Chris Ellis sends 8B FA
Chris Ellis has put up an 8B at Långholmen, near the center of ... [ More ]
6/09/2004 Aussie Team Takes On Europe
A modest crew of six Australians (many of them regulars on Chockstone ... [ More ]
18/08/2004 Joey O breaks the slump
Portland boy made good, Joe O'Connel, has finally broken his spell of b ... [ More ]
9/08/2004 Vic Teen wonder does Attack Mode
Young climbing gun James Kassey has repeated Attack Mode (32) ... [ More ]
3/08/2004 Jono Schimdt solos two new Bogong ice routes onsight
On the weekend of the 31st August Melbourn ... [ More ]
26/07/2004 Alpine ice conditions deteriorate from warm weather
Craig Dolby reports... Been up Buller this ... [ More ]
20/07/2004 Mt Buller ice conditions shaping up
JohnK reports... Lots of snow on the decent gully. As the o ... [ More ]
15/07/2004 Glen Foley redpoints 30 at Frog
Queensland lad Glen Foley has ticked several hard routes over t ... [ More ]
12/07/2004 AUC Rockclimbing Comp results 10.7.2004
Advance Male
1 - Anthony Prieto (LATROBE) 2 - Garick B ... [ More ]
9/07/2004 Natimuk wins Triple J comp
Menno Took reports...I'm not sure if you heard on Triple J radio but ... [ More ]
9/07/2004 Victorians take on Americas best
Phil Nev reports that Joe O and Toby Pola have been involved i ... [ More ]
8/07/2004 Nathan Hoette continues his Muline, Grampians dominace with an impressive flash of HB's latest creat ... [ More ]
8/07/2004 Cameron Fairbairn reports his rare redpoint of one of Frog Buttress (QLD) most difficult climbs - th ... [ More ]
8/07/2004 Local action-man Joe O'Connell has been in hiding since 'that photo' was published. He reports an ab ... [ More ]
8/07/2004 Nathan Hoette's extensive aid skills and glue-manship have been put to work on a recent hardy at Mul ... [ More ]
8/07/2004 Welcome to the Chockstone News Section. This will be the future home of all things newsworthy in Vic ... [ More ]

 

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