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new bouldering crag..

shunt
23/03/2008
9:00:29 PM
new bouldering site near cbd,to view pic's and video's
go to www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11470294151

cheers

Hardware
24/03/2008
10:30:37 AM
very good, very good indeed! How many established problems so far? Can you give us a suburb at least! N.S.E.W. of melb! Grades so far? Walk in?

devlin66
24/03/2008
1:01:36 PM
Can you put the info somewhere else of cut and paste it here. Please pretty please. No Facebook here at work.
dalai
24/03/2008
1:38:20 PM
Sorry to spoil the party lads, but that location has been bouldered in for the last 20 plus years (was initially mentioned in Argus back in the early 80's even when it was still being used for landfill prior to being the pleasant park it is now) and every conceivable line has been done...

So FA's I'm sorry to say definitely not. The minimal amount of cleaning you would have had to do didn't give you the idea that others had been previously? Also if you have been brushing, definitely only use a soft bristled brush as wire brushes do too much damage. The soft bristled brushes are useful to clean some of the grit that washes down some of the faces and help clean some of the topouts.

Guide to that location is already 60% complete - I still need to go on an overcast day to get better topo photos of the west facing half . I can send you a small section of the draft if you need confirmation rebelay...

From the look of the photos you have so far spent most of your time on the South facing walls which offer some really pleasant shaded afternoon bouldering, even reasonable after work with daylight savings during summer.

@Hardware -

I think at last count there was around 100 problems. Walk in a couple of minutes at most, pretty location, grades up to V5 with unfortunately not really any scope for harder. Quite good problems though due to the blocky nature some eliminate of shelves etc helps.

We have always kept a low profile as I am not sure if the park caretakers would agree with climbing as a valid and allowed activity there.

rokmonkee
24/03/2008
2:04:17 PM
looks like newport lakes.. old quarry site..
dalai
24/03/2008
2:43:18 PM
Just email me a photo first when you find a spot and I'll give you a history of any or your local bouldering 'discoveries'... Will save you any disappointments later.

dalai
26/03/2008
4:14:42 PM
@rebelay

Any particular reason my comments and membership of the Urban Bouldering group has been removed today?

All I've done is provided more details about the know existance of this 'new' area and that it has already been fully developed. Initially it was just the comments on a couple of the videos as to suggested grades and what the lines go. And now a more detailed history I added to the Urban Bouldering wall as I posted above has been deleted and my membership to the group revoked?

Is this to continue the illusion that all the problems are FA's? Please elaborate...
stuart
26/03/2008
4:35:04 PM
An inconvenient truthiness?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
26/03/2008
4:35:18 PM
You are obviously a bad man dalai.
Next thing you will have your Chockstone passport revoked by the CIA as well !

... ~> could always take up bolting new stuff to make the point more permanent then I suppose.

Heh, heh, heh.

;-)

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