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Beginners Bouldering + Nice camping spot
slonty
4/02/2013
10:27:25 PM
So my lady friend and I have our 4 year anniversary coming up (thanks for the applause) and we have both agreed that a lil ol camping trip would be most lovely.

Can anyone suggest a camp ground that is:
a)within 3 hrs drive of Melb
b)has some good beginners bouldering to tackle
c)is very niiice with waelks and niece scienery and sooch?

Spanks youie very much

Snacks
5/02/2013
6:27:36 AM
There's an area called the Grampians that has one or two good boulders.

But it's a 4 hour drive...

Might not be worth it. ;)
mikllaw
5/02/2013
6:35:07 AM
2.5 hrs driving slowly to gramps I remember
Mt Bawbaw?
slonty
5/02/2013
8:43:53 PM
Bit of a drive true but the gramps are the gramps.

Can you suggest any specific camping spots?
Will be bouldering only~
dalai
5/02/2013
9:10:26 PM
On 5/02/2013 slonty wrote:
>Bit of a drive true but the gramps are the gramps.
>
>Can you suggest any specific camping spots?
>Will be bouldering only~

Stapylton campground...
jpo
5/02/2013
10:58:38 PM
Slonty, Mt Kooyoora ticks all your boxes. It's covered under Chockstone's Guide tab, but that focuses on climbing routes. Opposite the camp ground (free and spacious) there are loads of boulders.

nmonteith
6/02/2013
8:43:26 AM
On 5/02/2013 slonty wrote:
>Bit of a drive true but the gramps are the gramps.
>
>Can you suggest any specific camping spots?
>Will be bouldering only~

As Dalai said - Stapylton Campground. The best bouldering spot for what you need is probably Andersens. Drive to Hollow Mtn Carpark (about5km from Stapylton Campground) then walk up tourist track towards Hollow Mtn. When you get to the big overhung cliff with bolts (Sandinista Wall), walk right and follow the clifline along for a few hundred metres to find the boulders. There are squillions of fun bits of rock in that area to play on.

http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=area&area_id=201
slonty
6/02/2013
11:53:29 PM
Thanks a bunch for the advice - grampian wins out
Trip booked in and will be camping at Stapylton.
Very excite! First bouldering on some real rock.

ps. spent a bit of time looking at the link nmonteith posted
>http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=area&area_id=201

was disappointed not being able to get a download of the pdf map on the site. Looks super handy.Link was to an asian website. All gibberjabber to me.

Miguel75
7/02/2013
1:11:36 AM
On 6/02/2013 slonty wrote:
...SNIP...
>ps. spent a bit of time looking at the link nmonteith posted
>>http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=area&area_id=201
>
>was disappointed not being able to get a download of the pdf map on the
>site. Looks super handy.Link was to an asian website. All gibberjabber
>to me.

The link's working for me here...

ajfclark
7/02/2013
7:42:28 AM
There's a link to a pdf on climb.org.au that goes to some Asian website.

There is a guidebook to the area available. It's called Grampian Bouldering: http://grampiansbouldering.com/

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