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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
Yes 3
30% 
No 7
70% 

Author
Bouldering Victoria
oliviergallien
26/01/2010
3:22:19 AM
Hi,
I'm from France and I will spend one year in Australia mainly for climbing. I'll arrive around june or july in Melbourne.
What are the best places for bouldering in Victoria?
What is the weather in Arapiles or Grampians at this period?
Many thanks in advance for your advice!
Hope to meet some of you on the rocks!

Olivier

pmonks
26/01/2010
3:41:04 AM
I have no idea why there's a poll, but I voted no because you had the word "Victoria" in the subject. Nothing but choss south of the border...

<dons asbestos underwear>
oliviergallien
26/01/2010
3:59:07 AM
I've used the wrong button... new poll instead of new topic.

nmonteith
26/01/2010
5:14:25 AM
On 26/01/2010 oliviergallien wrote:
>I'll arrive around june or july in Melbourne.
>What are the best places for bouldering in Victoria?

The Grampians and Arapiles!

>What is the weather in Arapiles or Grampians at this period?

Cold and possibly wet. Much of the bouldering in the Grampians is in caves so bad weather isn't really a problem. Friction is good.

There is lots of info about Grampians bouldering here:
http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=crag&crag_id=45
http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=crag&crag_id=79
simey
26/01/2010
8:00:41 AM
I voted 'no' because it had the word bouldering in the subject.
oliviergallien
26/01/2010
6:41:04 PM
thank you for your answer nmonteith.
Is there possibility for bouldering at Mt Buffalo too?

Hey simey! you are bouldering allergic?
simey
26/01/2010
8:21:24 PM
On 26/01/2010 oliviergallien wrote:
>Hey simey! you are bouldering allergic?

Yes, I break out in a rash whenever I am exposed to bouldering, unless...

1. I have got the problems wired
2. Alcohol is available
3. Girls are there

gfdonc
26/01/2010
9:07:42 PM
Was that 'any one of the above' or are all three required?

nmonteith
27/01/2010
9:22:57 AM
On 26/01/2010 oliviergallien wrote:
>thank you for your answer nmonteith.
>Is there possibility for bouldering at Mt Buffalo too?

There is some bouldering supposedly - but it's few and far between and not popular at all. The rock is generally quite rough and featureless.

gordoste
27/01/2010
12:14:26 PM
On 27/01/2010 nmonteith wrote:
>On 26/01/2010 oliviergallien wrote:
>>thank you for your answer nmonteith.
>>Is there possibility for bouldering at Mt Buffalo too?
>
>There is some bouldering supposedly - but it's few and far between and
>not popular at all. The rock is generally quite rough and featureless.

I agree, there's only a few established boulder problems on the whole mountain.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27/01/2010
12:31:59 PM
... but potential for heaps to be done!

Paulie
27/01/2010
1:05:17 PM
On 26/01/2010 oliviergallien wrote:
>thank you for your answer nmonteith.
>Is there possibility for bouldering at Mt Buffalo too?

At that time of year (June/July) you will be bouldering with ice tools and crampons. Mt Buffalo is in the Victorian Alps (which are nothing like the French Alps btw) and is under a blanket of snow between June - August. Certainly it'll be too cold and wet there to even consider bouldering (on rock).

Both Araps and the Grampians will be perfect in terms of temperatures for bouldering, tho the Gramps (as Neil said) can get wet at that time of year...which isn't an issue in a cave...good friction, good temps and less people...winter is a perfect time of year to visit IMHO

Eduardo Slabofvic
27/01/2010
1:20:15 PM
On 26/01/2010 pmonks wrote:
>I have no idea why there's a poll, but I voted no because you had the word
>"Victoria" in the subject. Nothing but choss south of the border...
>
>

Thus demonstrating that there are only queers who wear funny underpants, north of the boarder.

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