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Bouldering in the Grampians

3:11:22 AM

I will be in Melbourne from mid September to mid October and was wondering if there are any boulderers out there who would hook up a brother from Canada with the info for some cranking in the Gramps?

I have downloaded the topos from Boulderlounge but would like to meet some folks and maybe tag along on a session somewhere.

Are there any gyms in the Melbourne area which have particularly good bouldering?


3:01:54 AM
Check out vic ranges climbing gym. Great bouldering and heaps of people to hook up with.

Id be happy to head up to the gramps for a bit in septemebr if your keen. Can show you around if you like.


5:33:48 AM

Thanks for the reply. My trip will be from around Sept 17 to Oct 20. If you are keen to go for a tour I would be psyched! I will buy the first flat of beer mate!

My next decision is wether to bring a crash pad or just buy another one down there. What is the average price for Cordless Large mats or any other brand?


2:08:29 PM
I dont know if you can even get cordless mats here. But for a large mat your looking at about $350-450 australian dollars. The large 'tools of the adventure' mat is really good.

Sounds like a plan. The weather is pretty good around that time so should be good.


4:04:51 PM
oh yeah! school holidays and soon to be aquired P's should all come together for some quality time at gramps around that period time.

ditto bout TOTA mats, i don't go anywhere without mine ; )
7:43:19 PM
On 20/07/2003 takeit4granite wrote:

>My next decision is whether to bring a crash pad or just buy another one
>down there.

Best to bring your own Brian, as they will cost far more than if you buy it in Canada. As they are more bulky than heavy, it won't impact too much on your luggage weight limit.

4:20:50 AM
Thanks Guys,

I will bring my own mat.
Next question I have is about a current guidebook. In 99 when I was there I picked up a thin little Grampians Bouldering guidebook, it is obviuosly outdated by now. Is there any update besides the Boulderlounge topos?

Has "Rock" published anything on the bouldering scene recently? I plan to shoot some film and write an article for "Gripped" (Canada's Climbing Mag) and I just want to make sure I get the history and info right!!

The Elk
9:55:32 AM
Hi there Brian,
Given that I frequent the pages of Chockstone most often, let me state again, that if you're trekkin' to the Gramps, there's a group of us that are always keen to show you around, given that there's new areas that have opened up. And being the friendly bunch we are, bouldering seems to lend itself wonderfully to social gatherings of climbers worldwide.

Feel free to look us up. You're heading here at the perfect time for some good weather.

And as Phil said, Vic Ranges is a great place to meet fellow climbers, and it's super easy to get to as well!

Cheers Em

1:52:01 AM
Wow its a small world after all.
Em you are everywhere!
Thanks again. I look forward to getting worked on that funky red rock soon!


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