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Araps or the Gramps?? Please.......
3:28:17 PM

I've just arrived in sunny Melbourne and am extremely keen to get to Araps to make some sort of base camp. I am a trad climber at heart but enjoy bouldering and sport and just about any type of climbing. I would really appreciate a lift up that direction. I stayed in Araps for a number of months four year ago and remember that late Friday night, keen climbers from Melbourne would start to arrive. I'm hoping the same thing still happens, and if so someone might have room for me and my gear (rack, ropes, pad, tent etc). Of course I'll be happy to chip in for fuel and keep the driver entertained with banter and hopefully amuzing climbing tales. Happy to climb anything with anyone also - basically very keen to get on the rock.
I'm heading to the climbing wall in Nunawading tonight (Tuesday) in a hope to find someone. If by chance you read this beforehand and are heading there yourself and could possibly help me, then you can't miss me - skinny, slighty pale (UK!) and long dredds with glasses.
Please give me a shout on my mates Steve's mobile if you can help at any other time before the weekend - 0419 512 567 - my name's Squib. Cheers

4:24:24 PM
Sorry mate, Arapiles and the Grampians got closed last year to all visitors. We all climb at the You Yangs now.

4:30:18 PM
All true.

4:32:42 PM
Yep, everyone goes to the Burnley bouldering wall now - it's closer to the pub and the publican is nicer...

4:39:19 PM
Sorry Squid, those other guys are all liars. I highly recommend the Nati pub now though. The Pines camping area is full of infectious dirtbags who will pass on their puss infections to you. The pub is much better. Ask for the lady who is the publican - she gives half price for climbers. You can also take your own food in to the bar area, buy take-away (off-licence) beer and drink it out the back in the beer garden, and plug your laptop and mobile into any power point to recharge the batteries. The place is a hoot these days!!!

5:10:07 PM
On 18/11/2008 Squib wrote:
>you can't miss me - skinny,
>slighty pale (UK!) and long dredds with glasses.

Wot, like about 20 other climbers who are regularly at Nuna?

There was a crusty dredd thread a couple of years back. Someone more computer literate than me might dredge it up for you.

8:47:52 PM
Excellent more people at the Youies mmmmmmm granite goodness
Dave C
9:04:24 PM
On 18/11/2008 cruxmag wrote:
>Sorry mate, Arapiles and the Grampians got closed last year to all visitors.
>We all climb at the You Yangs now.

Is that why I keep having to chase all those dirtbags out of my garden!!!??
11:06:13 PM
Well thanks for all the help guys - will certainly look out for you if you ever head to Pompey.
3:59:55 PM
Hey dude are you still stuck in melbourne? We might be heading up to the gramps tomorrow for two days of climbing goodness, call me on 0406 003 763. We could drop you in stawell, you can either catch the bus or hitch to horsham/araps from there.

Our trip is contigent on finding people to help pay for our petrol.


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