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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 ]
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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