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Multi Pitch for Beginners
11:51:10 AM
I am heading to 'Summer Day Valley - Grampians' this weekend. Myself and a few mates are going to have a go at a couple of low grade (12-14) multi pitch climbs. I haven't climbed a multi before so does anyone have any suggestions of a good begginer Multi with Good belay ledges in this area...As I will be the 2nder I'd like to be able to plant my feet on a reasonable ledge so that I am not merely suspended by rope whilst I belay the leader up the next pitch. (basically so I don't start 'wiggin out').

12:54:50 PM
Summer Day isn't real tall. You'll have to look elsewhere for any serious multi-pitching. Still if you're just practicing, you could break up a short route into pitches just for the experience.

4:42:19 PM
I agree with Mike that Summerday Valley doesnt really offer anything suitable for multipitch climbing (although the single pitch stuff there is great, in particular I recon the *** grade 11 (cant recall the name), Overkill 17, and Soweto 21 are all good stuff). The Mt Stapylton ampithertre (a km away from Summerday) has plenty on multi-pitch stuff. I would definitly recommend **Trident 14. It has two ot three pitches, nice views of Taipan Wall, and good belay stances (cant recall what the pro was like). I seem to recall if felt pretty solid at the grade though. Have Fun!

11:02:26 PM
Irrespective of the 'suitable belay ledges' you may find, don't forget to set solid belays for both downward AND upward forces. (Ideal is minimum of 3 points for downward and 1 for upward, provided they are solid. If they are not then place more and equalise them).

5:27:25 PM
If want some long classy and nice multi pitches, i sugest you try bundaleer.
Scarab (12)
The Frog (16)
The Minch (12)
Basilisk (16)

Or you could head to araps theres some awesome multi pitches there.
12:31:13 PM
Thanks for the pointers guys...Didn't end up doing any multis at the weekend but perhaps going again in a couple of weeks...Had a go at Soweto on (Top Rope) no worries...ah well I lied, I suffered from major fore-arm pump but got to the top in the end, had another go an hour later and got up it a lot more cleanly, perhaps next time I'll do it cleanly.

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