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Lysterfield bouldering - Ive heard it exists
ironmike
12/07/2006
3:24:05 PM
Howdy all

I heard in a recent post that there is apparently some bouldering in the Lysterfield area. I canoe there quite frequently, but have never gone looking for any bouldering.

Can someone please tell me how to find it ... I've heard it's nothing to get excited about, but in my current situation ... anything is something to get excited about. Yes Jac ... I will be getting in to Burnley, I'm very keen to get down there, but I figure I can throw in some climbing while I do some canoeing!

Please someone tell me how to get there ... without involving mountain bikes!

dalai
12/07/2006
3:29:31 PM
Lies, all lies! Next you will believe rumors of a cliff rising out of the wheat fields past Horsham.

ironmike
12/07/2006
3:33:07 PM
On 12/07/2006 dalai wrote:
>Lies, all lies! Next you will believe rumors of a cliff rising out of
>the wheat fields past Horsham.
>
>

Dammit!!! I love living down by the bay, but dammit if there is any bouldering / climbing anywhere down here!!! Looks like either way I need to plan a day trip (either for climbing or bouldering). Not much of a choice there really, I'll take climbing over bouldering any day! Thanks Dalai ... I think ...
ironmike
12/07/2006
3:42:46 PM
Okay, in that case ... is there any "real rock" bouldering etc. anywhere near the South East ... I live in Carrum Downs ... for those who don't know ... that's down towards Frankston not far from the beach.

I'm just looking for somewhere I can nick off to go and play on an arvo when the sun's out. I'm cool to get in to Burnley, but wouldn't mind playing on some real rock for a while as well.
Rob
12/07/2006
4:54:38 PM
HI Mike
it does exist and isnt too bad for real rock bouldering I have been there have a look at the vcc trip http://www.vicclimb.org.au/pages/news.html
Enjoy Rob

phil_nev
12/07/2006
4:57:21 PM
Your mean Dalai, keeping lysterfield super crag all to yourself....
dalai
12/07/2006
4:58:44 PM
No thruth in that Phil. Note that the VCC trip is going to Listerfield - different place...

Every few years (do a search on Lysterfield in this forum) this mythical bouldering venue crops up like a bad case of chinese whispers of steep walls offering magical bouldering.
ironmike
13/07/2006
9:31:16 AM
On 12/07/2006 Rob wrote:
>HI Mike
> it does exist and isnt too bad for real rock bouldering I have been there
>have a look at the vcc trip http://www.vicclimb.org.au/pages/news.html
>Enjoy Rob

Thanks Rob.

Unfortunately I had my mountain bike stolen about 6 months ago ... is there any other way that I can get to this mythical piece of rock without requiring a 2 hour mountain bike ride ... otherwise, I'm assuming it would require about a 3 hour walk!

nmonteith
13/07/2006
10:01:10 AM
You would have to be walking in a lot of circles to manage a 3 hour bushwalk in the suburbs of
Melbourne!!!!! (Take a look at a map and you'll see what i mean!)
ironmike
13/07/2006
10:42:07 AM
On 13/07/2006 nmonteith wrote:
>You would have to be walking in a lot of circles to manage a 3 hour bushwalk
>in the suburbs of
>Melbourne!!!!! (Take a look at a map and you'll see what i mean!)

I was concerned because on the VCC site it mentions a 2 hour mountain bike ride to get there. I couldn't work out how that would be the case either. Nonetheless, you're all not very forthcoming in giving me directions! :o) Guess I'll just have to jump in the canoe, get over the other side and see what I can find ... hmmmmmm

nmonteith
13/07/2006
10:57:46 AM
The good stuff is on private land - thus the reluctance to give out information. It is actually pretty
worthless apart from a handfull of problems. Unfortuatly you are living in an area that legitimatly does not
have any real rock. There is some ok stuff (undeveloped) along the coast around Flinders etc if you can
get down that far. Basalt cololumns and poxy limestine (really really poxy limestone!)
MichaelOR
13/07/2006
11:33:39 AM
The plan for the VCC Trip is to have a bike ride in/around the park (not to it), and then have a boulder in the afternoon after the ride. The park was the site of the Commonwealth Games mountain biking events. ie excellent trails. The bouldering really gets you concentrating on your footwork. A bit of a contrast to the training at Burnley. Come along on the VCC trip.
Michael

latheboy
13/07/2006
12:33:54 PM
dont waste your time .. its all crap .. i lived in the area and been to look a few times but boulders that almost top out higher than my waist dont do it for me ... stay home and stick pins in your eye its a much better use of your time

nmonteith
13/07/2006
12:41:49 PM
On 13/07/2006 latheboy wrote:
>>but boulders that almost top out higher than my waist
>dont do it for me

It's not that bad!
ironmike
13/07/2006
12:46:06 PM
On 13/07/2006 nmonteith wrote:
>The good stuff is on private land - thus the reluctance to give out information.
>It is actually pretty
>worthless apart from a handfull of problems. Unfortuatly you are living
>in an area that legitimatly does not
>have any real rock. There is some ok stuff (undeveloped) along the coast
>around Flinders etc if you can
>get down that far. Basalt cololumns and poxy limestine (really really
>poxy limestone!)

Flinders wouldn't be bad, the pub there's pretty good, didn't even think about there! I gather you mean around the coastline from the jetty there?

latheboy
13/07/2006
12:51:07 PM
if thats is lysterfield someone has been doing alot of digging .... doesnt look like the bush that i grew up
in ... lived there for 20 years
ironmike
13/07/2006
12:55:42 PM
Oh god ... I JUST WANT TO CLIMB!!!!!!!!

It's enough to drive me to drink! Well actually ... that would imply that I only drink when frustrated ... generally I only drink while I've got a pulse!

Anyway ... I JUST WANT TO CLIMB ... ARGH!!!!!!!
dalai
13/07/2006
1:02:41 PM
On 13/07/2006 ironmike wrote:
>Oh god ... I JUST WANT TO CLIMB!!!!!!!!

Step One - gather as much timber from around the place (building sites and second hand lumber yards)

Step Two - Build an overhanging wall with said lumber (30 degrees is pretty good)

Step Three - make holds out of mdf (wear industrial dust mask...) from offcuts obtained from local kitchen furniture manufacturers either free or nearly so.

Step Four - screw these onto the wall covering as much of the structure as possible.

Step Five - get a couple of mattresses.

Right there is a best place to climb. Dry (if undercover - recommended), well lit and at your home!

Easy to do and can be done really cheap.
ironmike
13/07/2006
1:07:23 PM
On 13/07/2006 dalai wrote:
>On 13/07/2006 ironmike wrote:
>>Oh god ... I JUST WANT TO CLIMB!!!!!!!!
>
>Step One - gather as much timber from around the place (building sites
>and second hand lumber yards)
>
>Step Two - Build an overhanging wall with said lumber (30 degrees is pretty
>good)
>

Sounds like the best plan I've heard. I've got a good area in the back yard against the house, a couple of sheets of lead lighting will take care of putting it under cover ... maybe I should just bolt holds into the brickwork!
>Step Three - make holds out of mdf (wear industrial dust mask...) from
>offcuts obtained from local kitchen furniture manufacturers either free
>or nearly so.
>
>Step Four - screw these onto the wall covering as much of the structure
>as possible.
>
>Step Five - get a couple of mattresses.
>
>Right there is a best place to climb. Dry (if undercover - recommended),
>well lit and at your home!
>
>Easy to do and can be done really cheap.
dalai
13/07/2006
1:13:26 PM
Don't go the brickwork direction - you will quickly get bored and find little value in a vertical wall after a very short while. Also would then need to buy plastic holds which will quickly get expensive...

MDF (aka craft wood) is a great medium to train on, easy to shape, glue and screw together to make larger holds. Just important to round edges and keep dry. And recommend wearing a mask when sanding as the dust when working with it is mean't to be pretty bad (wish I knew that when I was making holds with it)


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