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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

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climbing weather
travelguy
7/08/2013
9:24:26 AM
hi all

I am from the USA and I plan to return to Oz in early September and stay until early December. I want to spend most of my time at Arapiles. Could I get several opinions as to when is there likely to be the best weather-not too cold, not too hot, after the rainy season-within that range of dates? I've climbed at Araps on two trips before but can't remember when it was best. For me, 15 degrees is about the coldest and 30 or so is the hottest for me to still enjoy climbing (yes, I know about chasing sun and shade! :-))

Also, I never climbed at the Blueies. Will the weather be good there in September?

thanks for any help and advice

Richard

shiltz
7/08/2013
9:54:58 AM
Araps and the Grampians will both suit you in that time frame. You'll get the odd rest day due to rain.
Will let someone else comment on the Bluies.

Duang Daunk
7/08/2013
10:20:46 AM
On 7/08/2013 travelguy wrote:
>hi all
>
>I am from the USA and I plan to return to Oz in early September and stay
>until early December. I want to spend most of my time at Arapiles. Could
>I get several opinions as to when is there likely to be the best weather-not
>too cold, not too hot, after the rainy season-within that range of dates?
>I've climbed at Araps on two trips before but can't remember when it was
>best. For me, 15 degrees is about the coldest and 30 or so is the hottest
>for me to still enjoy climbing (yes, I know about chasing sun and shade!
>:-))
>
>Also, I never climbed at the Blueies. Will the weather be good there in
>September?
>
>thanks for any help and advice
>
>Richard

You have not worked out that Sept-Nov is our spring season?
Equate it with the USA spring for low altitude inland climbing destinations.
In short it is prime time for climbing almost anywhere then.

Warning: This advice was given freely and without malice, any resemblance to our meterological bureau is coincidental and unintentional. Further questions may require me to consult my crystal ball, but even with the current dollar exchange rate, you wouldn't be able to afford it.

Eduardo Slabofvic
7/08/2013
10:55:15 AM
It will all be good, unless you suffer from hey fever, in which case it will be hateful.

The Bluies are over rated, don't bother.
One Day Hero
7/08/2013
12:20:41 PM
In my experience, early September at araps is likely to be quite cold with many days of intermittent showers (like 15minutes of rain every 1 to 2 hours all day long). Early December is likely to be made of heat and flies, but could be ok. Sometime in October to November the rainy fronts stop coming through and the heat cranks up, if you're lucky you'll get a long window of perfect weather between those two events. At a guess, I'd suggest that mid Oct. to mid Nov. is the most likely time for prime weather, but on separate occasions I've been both rained out and cooked at that time of year.

It's worth remembering that Araps dodges a lot of the rain which hits the Gramps. Also, although 90% of the rock at Araps is wet 15 mins after the rain starts, 90% is dry half an hour after the rain stops.......but I'm sure you worked that out last time.

The Blueys can also be a bit miserable in September. However if you have wheels, Nowra and Point Perp are close by and much warmer (Go to the Point! September = whale watching whilst belaying)
travelguy
8/08/2013
1:22:22 AM
thanks all for the info

does anyone have suggestions as to where to try to find partners for Nowra or Point Perp?

Richard
Reluctant
8/08/2013
9:37:52 AM
I'm planning a week at araps last week of sept. I expect rain but also some mid to high 20's temps. But then I'm an optimist on getting away.

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