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Climbing over the Christmas Break - Melb area
10:25:57 AM
HI all, I'm looking to do some climbing probably around new year's since I have some time off work over xmas. I was thinking Arap's but am wondering if it gets really busy there over the Xmas / New years break?

I also read somewhere that there was a bit of climbing around the yarra/dandenong area... does anyone have any info on climbing around there or perhaps suggestions of other climbing spots around Melb that would be good for a couple of days (I know about Grampians of course). Thanks heaps!!

10:57:41 AM
Check out the guide pages for climbing are details.
1:49:24 PM
thanks Dalai.

Does Araps get really busy over the xmas to new year break? (I've never been there before, I have recently moved down here from QLD)
1:53:39 PM
Mt. Arapiles

Even when its busy you will never have to queue for a climb or have trouble finding a
secluded gully full of routes. Even when it is quite you will never have trouble finding
someone to climb with. Mecca but better: Just as many beards, more boobs and beer.
1:53:48 PM
Yes. Only been once over that period, never again!

1:53:53 PM
>Does Araps get really busy over the xmas to new year break?

Is the pope a catholic?
Heh, heh, heh.

Busy is a relative term. It is a big enough location that I would expect that you should be able to find climbs without having to queue up, unless you have your heart set on the absolute classics closest to camp. Even then, timing can get you onto choice routes unmolested, though it may be hard to beat the heat while on some.

3:24:19 PM
With 2500 climbs at Arapiles and 5000+ climbs in the Grampians there is plenty of room to climb for everyone. Unlike QLD where most of the popular crags are quite condensed into one small area, the Victorian crags are very spread out - covering kilometers of terrain. The Grampians stretches for literally 70km long and 50km wide.

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