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nath1996
29/01/2011
4:49:59 PM
hello. My name is Jodie and my son Nathan is interested in beginning rock-climbing. We live in shepparton Victoria. He is 15 and has done a couple of paid climbs and abseils in the grampians and is keen to learn more about the sport. I am just wondering if anyone would like to or has the time to work with him to teach him more about the sport. We are happy to travel. Thank-you. Regards, Jodie.

markq
29/01/2011
6:40:30 PM
Best to get in touch with the Victorian Climbing club mate. They run begginer weekend and would the the best and safest way for bhim to learn. Just google them and get in touch. We are up in Albury and climb Mt Buffalo mostly. When he s a bit more savvy, get in touch with me through this website and im sure we can sort out a weekend up here.

Cheers!

Mark
nath1996
30/01/2011
3:11:33 PM
Thanks for that Mark. We will do that.
We will also contact you later if thats okay.
Jodie
singersmith
31/01/2011
12:02:41 PM
What gear does Nathan have? What about books? Are you going to be climbing with him? The bear minimum would be shoes, harness and Freedom of the Hills or some other comprehensive guide. After that you'll need a rope, belay device, about ten draws, 6 free biners and some long slings (maybe even 10-20 meters of static line or webbing) to be able to set up top ropes and do sport climbs. I'm Shepp-based and would be willing to bring him up to speed on knots, hitches, systems, and the basic "don't ever do this" stuff next time I'm up there; brick walls and trees are suitable for this. I'd also take him up a route or two at Buffalo sometime if the timing works out and you guys are up there.

Superstu
31/01/2011
1:01:38 PM
Does he like slabs?
nath1996
31/01/2011
5:08:23 PM
At this stage he has no gear but is very keen to learn so prepared to get the gear needed. He has a book, Rockclimbing - getting started, by Glenn Tempest, which he has read and practised some of the knots with rope. We would appreciate any help for him to learn. Would be great to meet you and would love to visit Buffalo too. I think we are heading up there on the long weekend in March.
nath1996
31/01/2011
5:13:33 PM
Sorry, I don't know much about climbing. What are slabs?
gfdonc
31/01/2011
5:39:55 PM
Probably needs explanation.

Slabs are low-angled rock faces, generally less than 70 degrees.

Superstu is alluding to the fact that he (and others) have just put up some new very long climbs on slabs at Mt Buffalo, involving full day excursions, with hiking, bushbashing and sunburn involved. I suspect Superstu is always on the lookout for new volunteers. ;-)
rolsen1
31/01/2011
8:04:18 PM
On 29/01/2011 nath1996 wrote:
>hello. My name is Jodie and my son Nathan is interested in beginning rock-climbing.
>We live in shepparton Victoria. He is 15 and has done a couple of paid
>climbs and abseils in the grampians and is keen to learn more about the
>sport. I am just wondering if anyone would like to or has the time to work
>with him to teach him more about the sport. We are happy to travel. Thank-you.
>Regards, Jodie.

One of my first trips to Freycinet, there was a mum with her son and his mates, all teenagers camping and climbing there. They had all done a learn to climb course a few weeks prior and now were knocking off all the climbs on whitewater wall. We were very impressed and inspired by their group.

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