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Chockstone Forum - Find Climbers

Find Climbers In Your Area

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Syd flatmates
Yonnie
20/04/2007
12:51:02 PM
I'm moving to Sydney in the next 4 weeks. I'll be working in Lidcombe near Homebush (but don't want to live there!). I'd like to live close(ish) to one of the climbing gyms, and not have to drive for hours to work each day to and from work - this may be impossible?

If anyone knows of someone reasonably sane looking for a flatmate would you please let me know?

Any tips on suburbs, finding climbing partners, finding accom, living in Syd etc etc would be appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

Jen Stone

BigMike
20/04/2007
1:11:59 PM

Surf beaches on your doorstep, myriad bolt-riddled cliffs just 90 minutes' drive to the west ... friendly locals ... that fun-lovin' rugby league culture ... you're doing the right thing, Yonnster!


rodw
20/04/2007
1:36:52 PM
Move to near Parramatta, close to your work on train line, gyms within 30mins, Wetheril park, Backtown, Penrith, Castle Hill, St Leonards...Balkans 5 minutes up the road for afternoon bouldering, plus other stuff (closer than any of the gyms)....Nowra and blueys both 1.5hrs away.

anthonyk
20/04/2007
1:42:02 PM
inner west is probably your best bet, you've got the gym at st peters close by and also the ledge at sydney uni. its not that close to lidcombe but not too far, and i'm pretty sure you'd be on the train line that runs out that way too.

i'll forward a couple of emails i've received about climbers looking for housemates to your email address (the one on your profile)
Stuey
20/04/2007
2:58:47 PM
I'd agree that the Inner West would be your best bet. Whilst Parramatta way may be handy for fast access to places, at the end of the day you've still gotta live there!!
I'd plump for the Newtown/Erskineville/St Peters/Enmore/Stanmore or slighty further out to Ashfield. Very close to the gyms (Ledge/St Peters - the best gym in Sydney by far), easy access to nearly all of the main bouldering areas in 40mins max, 2.5hours to the Blueys, a short drive to Lidcombe/Homebush (once you get your shortcuts sorted out!) and 10mins to the City. King Street which is very close to all is buzzing for nightlife and any of theres always plently going on.Lots of big terrace houses around so always loads of ads for folk looking for housemates.

Hawkman
20/04/2007
3:19:29 PM
2.5hrs to the blueys! whoah you must drive slowely. blackheath is 1.5 from the ashfield area.

i agree the inner west will probably suit your purpose best.
Yonnie
20/04/2007
3:22:13 PM
Thanks everyone, these tips have helped a lot already. Keep it coming if you have anything else that you think might be useful.

JS

AlanD
20/04/2007
3:22:51 PM
I wouldn't discount areas like Ryde, or sounding areas (Lane Cove, Gladesville, Marsfield etc) and getting to Lidcombe from there is a bit quicker and has less traffic. As for near by gyms, access now to St Leonard's is pretty easy from these areas, particularly with the new tunnel.

I suppose it depends whether you intend to drive to work or if the train is convenient, which would make the inner west more logical.
Stuey
20/04/2007
3:37:56 PM
On 20/04/2007 shawkshaw wrote:
>2.5hrs to the blueys! whoah you must drive slowely. blackheath is 1.5 from
>the ashfield area.
>


In the Hand-Models car its like driving Miss Daisy!


adski
20/04/2007
4:42:01 PM
If you believe the papers there's apparently a 1.7% vacancy rate at the moment here in the Inner West, the lowest for ages. It's taken some friends quite some time to find a nice place, but they're picky!

And arrange a 9 day working fortnight with your new employer as soon as possible, and take every second wednesday off. Sneaky Mid-Weeky to the Mtns!!!!
Stuey
20/04/2007
4:44:26 PM
On 20/04/2007 adski wrote:
>If you believe the papers there's apparently a 1.7% vacancy rate at the
>moment here in the Inner West, the lowest for ages. It's taken some friends
>quite some time to find a nice place, but they're picky!
>

They must be picky - I reckon I pass 20 or so adverts pinned to lamposts etc looking for housemates on my way to the station everyday!
Ronny
20/04/2007
5:01:49 PM
I've just moved to Stanmore and its seeming pretty convenient to me. Gym is 5mins away, easy to head south or west for climbing. Its a bit far to the bouldering areas, but most of the time I wouldn't have time to go there after work anyway.

I found finding a place pretty easy - but i think I might have been pretty lucky.

Can't comment on other Sydney areas though because I haven't lived anywhere else.

James

anthonyk
20/04/2007
5:15:33 PM
well i read something somewhere that the insane rental shortfall was really limited to the inner city area, so no further than say darlinghurst. i've seen a few places available so don't think its that dry in the inner west area.

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