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Margaret river and WA

dimpet
28/10/2010
10:55:37 PM
Is there much climbing in Margaret River or anywhere else near Perth (within 4 hours drive).
Thinking of planning a trip up there on the 5 day long weekend at easter next year.
Is that a good time to go over there?
Can't seem to find to much info online. What kind of grades are there? Is it sport or Trad?

southcol
28/10/2010
11:15:24 PM
Plenty of climbing 4 hours from Perth for a 5 day trip. Easter is a great time to go. Check out the WA site :http://guide.climberswa.asn.au/

Margs has excellent mixed/trad single pitch routes at Willyabrup, with some classics in the 19 - 24 range. (just watch for strong onshore winds that can deposit salt on the cliff)
Bobs hollow is a steep limestone crag nearby with some fun single pitch sport routes. A beautiful walk in from Contos along the cape to cape track or 4wd (quite serious due to sharp boulders)
4 hours almost gets you to West Cape Howe near Albany, fantastic sea cliff climbing in a setting that makes Point Perp seem tame by comparison. One of the most dramatic climbing areas in Oz.
Kalbarri would be good that time of year, buts its a long way about 7 hours from memory ?
Don't under estimate the quality of climbing in WA, have fun.
rod
29/10/2010
4:47:54 AM
Add an hour for West Cape Howe. MR region will involve the usual first trip time wasting but thereafter some of it is OK. I may be living there by then, PM me about a month prior to remind me.

cruze
29/10/2010
9:11:18 AM
Went to MR recently. Fantastic holiday destination. If you couldn't be arsed climbing then go walking, wine tasting, food tasting. Can recommend pitching a tent at Gracetown caravan park - the most lush, affordable CP ever! Climbed Willy (compact granite, mainly trad but completely topropable if you wanted) and Bobs (funky featured limestone that can be a little sharp in places). Both beautiful coastal settings. Definitely worthwhile.
Seth
29/10/2010
12:06:26 PM
There's also Wallcliffe and Golgotha down at Margs, both limestone sport crags.

There is ALOT of bouldering down at Margs! Run a google search of smug mug sites for bouldering and you'll see whats around, There is massive potential for more too.

dimpet
29/10/2010
1:43:37 PM
Ok i had a slight change of plan. Am flying to perth tonight. Have stuff to do sat, sun but am free
monday-tuesday if anyone wants to climb.
bradc
6/12/2010
4:36:25 PM
I'm going to be travelling from Perth to Albany via Margaret River in early January. Will probably just get the south coast guide - does anyone know where in Sydney it's available or best to buy from CAWA site? Also, if anyone is going to be in the area and up for a climb I'm particularly keen on the Albany sea cliff stuff.

cruze
6/12/2010
5:01:17 PM
Shane Richardson is your man:
www.guidebooks.srichardson.com.au

In the end I bought the guide (WA Rock which seems pretty conprehensive) off Simon Carter because Shane was out of town.

Availability is a bit stretched in the stores apparently. Also, I believe updated guides are due for release soon.
Seth
6/12/2010
7:27:38 PM
There's an updated guide (released by CAWA) out already, I haven't seen it yet. I'm unsure if it covers Margaret River climbing...

Shane is working on updating his guide/s.

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