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General Climbing Discussion

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eddgiane
27/11/2010
12:30:30 PM
I am planning a trip to Victoria next year and was hoping to find out if the end of March/beginning of April would be a good time to go? Looks like we will be going for a couple of weeks primary to the Arapiles and Grampians areas. Seems to be thousands of multi-pitch there and hard sport!!! Psyched!!!

Side note; this site is killer, but what guide books should I buy before I head down?

ajfclark
27/11/2010
12:44:05 PM
Guidebooks:

http://www.osp.com.au/shop/arapiles-selected-climbs-p-4.html
http://www.osp.com.au/shop/grampians-selected-climbs-p-14.html

Online:

http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&state=VIC

I don't know how much pure sport climbing there is at Arapiles, almost everything has some trad gear... To give you an idea, a quick search in the ACA's database for Arapiles pulls up maybe 50 routes marked as sport among the thousands of routes there... The Grampians would have more, someone else could give more direction on that front.

nmonteith
27/11/2010
12:44:50 PM
March/April is pretty good - although can still be hot! In early March you can still have the occasional day in the mid 30s (centigrade) but by April its in the 20s. Not a great deal of rain - probably one of the best times to visit!

The best guidebooks are
http://www.osp.com.au/shop/arapiles-selected-climbs-p-4.html
http://www.osp.com.au/shop/grampians-selected-climbs-p-14.html

and if you enjoy bouldering
http://www.osp.com.au/shop/grampians-bouldering-p-70.html

They might be pricey but they are excellent guides.

nmonteith
27/11/2010
1:01:53 PM
The print guide for the Grampians is 10 years old and doesn't include many recently developed sport crags. You can find most of the Grampians sport routes listed on the climb.org.au website

Go here
http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=search

and choose

Region - type Grampians
Style - choose sport
eddgiane
27/11/2010
1:12:06 PM
Thanks guys. I am primarily looking for long trad lines. With some sport sprinkled in for variety.

ajfclark
27/11/2010
1:15:48 PM
You'll have no worries then. Maybe something like Mt Rosea?

http://www.climb.org.au/index.php?page_id=10&action=crag&crag_id=401

nmonteith
27/11/2010
2:39:22 PM
On 27/11/2010 eddgiane wrote:
>Thanks guys. I am primarily looking for long trad lines. With some sport
>sprinkled in for variety.

Those two print guides will be all you need then! Enjoy.

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