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new dude coming down under / best climbing spots
10:30:29 PM
yo folks i'm from holland. yes we heve no mountains the and we live under the sea level.
Wel from september 2009 i am planing to go climbing in Australia. And i hope to get some iformation by talking to people op this forum. My first quistion is what are the best spots in australia to go to. For sport climbing and meeting people on a camp ground to go climbing with
a lot af climbing fun

10:34:40 PM
For the best sport climbing Google 'climbing' and:
Blue Mountains
Star Factory
Bungonia Gorge

By far the best climbing campground is at Arapiles, which is mostly a trad climbing area but only a short drive to the Grampians. There is some sport climbing at Arapiles in the harder grades (F7b or harder)

4:16:22 AM
thanx well than i go to als these area's
8:19:41 PM
if your down around the nowra area you can message me on here or 0424244810

10:50:02 PM
i wouldn't trust ropedonkey- he'll make you climb really hard by promising it's "easy" and then demonstrating how easy it is and how you should be able to do it just like that!

plus he'll describe almost every climb move by move if you ask, even if he's done it 10 years ago. and climb all hours of the day or night.
preposterous, really.
7:31:03 AM
Arapiles is where it's at for great climbing, easy access and meeting lots of groovy people. Hope you enjoy your trip.

PS Point Perpendicular is also very good (NSW) but is mainly a mix of mixed climbing (some bolts and some trad) and all trad. The place has a lovely camping area and sensational sea cliff climbing (not the usual type being super close to the sea - you're up generally at least 50-100m above the ocean! Lovely!).

9:53:56 AM
Don't leave Australia without climbing at Mt Buffalo, perhaps the best destination of them all :)
11:11:38 AM
There's a bit of a theme there .. the best spots are in Victoria!
(flame war starts here ..)

But seriously - Mt Buffalo is great for nice camping and granite in an alpine setting (1500m). Arapiles is the "must see" but you need a trad rack. The Grampians is expansive, diverse and wonderful. Each of these spots is relatively easy to get to with a car, and you can find lifts here on Chockstone.

The Blue Mountains is very easy to get to and offers a lot more accessible sports climbing than anywhere in Victoria, but the real fun is out on the bigger walls. Rock quality varies.

If you want some more adventure and are happy to invest some time and effort to get to remote places, spend a week in the Warrumbungles, or trek out to Moonarie.
11:21:35 AM
How long is your trip? It would be better if you started it mid-November

The best spots to go first are Arnhem Land then Ullaru, Frog Buttress, Moonarie, Arapiles and then Nowra in February.

12:06:22 PM
He wants sport climbing folks. Stop suggesting places like the Warrumbungles!
12:09:13 PM
Exactly, thats why I never mentioned the 'Bungles, even though I think its a great place.
8:19:27 PM
gee thanks olga!... but really you did enjoy the night climbing, i cant help it if it gets dark at 6pm winter and the moves were easy!!

10:27:44 PM
mate, you have no idea how much i miss the shoalhaven!!
and the last time I climbed on rock (last weekend) was at night =))
hope there's enough people your way these days to keep you out of trouble and they are not as transient as yours truly.

4:38:01 AM
On 15/12/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>He wants sport climbing folks. Stop suggesting places like the Warrumbungles!
Just go to the Warrumbungles and forget about the sports climbing. Carting a full rack up one of those hills will make a man out of you!!! (Sorry gals).

7:41:51 PM
On 15/12/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>He wants sport climbing folks. Stop suggesting places like the Warrumbungles!

I find it quite sporting to watch people on some of the routes at Buffalo :-D
3:51:33 AM
how cool i get all the reply's of y all. I climb 26 max if i gif the route 5 six tries, 18 or 19 in high multipich route's. I think when it's al trad need to grow some extra balls. but how ever the most importend thing of the trip is no meet lots of folks to climb with and how is the temprature in the area's in september oktober november.

9:01:18 AM
On 17/12/2008 Andreas wrote:
>how is the temprature
>in the area's in september oktober november.

Perfect low 20'C for Grampians, Arapiles and the Blue Mountains. A little hot at Nowra and really hot around Brisbane/Cairns.

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